Monday, March 08, 2010

SXSW 2010

SXSW - fun? yes but wow does it take a lot of organization.
First we listen to all British/irish bands, there are exceptions (First Aid Kit and Bang Bang Eche who we would still like to see despite them not being British)
We figure out who we really like, who might be good.
You then figure out the parties with biggest bang for the buck, arriving late at Filter won't get you much of a position/view etc. Also take into account if you can see them swing by your town AFTER SXSW.
Take into account the buzzability of a band, sorry but I will see Fanfarlo, Frightened Rabbit and The XX in Boston at their own shows. Calculate who is doing multiple shows allowing you to see them perhaps not when they are opposite another band, are they doing the day stage, the second chance stages (we saw Mumford and Sons at the Hilton at 6pm last year).
We also like to maximize our chances of seeing multiple new bands too.

First call we want to see
Alvarez Kings Autumn Owls Banjo Or Freakout Beans On Toast Broken Records CHEW LiPS Colin MacIntyre aka Mull Histroical Society Dark Room Notes Everybody Was In The French Resistance ... Now Everything Everything Fyfe Dangerfield General Fiasco Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly Gloria Cycles Goldheart Assembly Grammatics Johnny Flynn Kasms Laurel Collective Lo-Star Muchuu Munch Munch My Tiger My Timing Scanners Scars on 45 Slow Club Standard Fare Straight Lines Strait Laces Stricken City Ten Bears The Boxer Rebellion The Candle Thieves The Chapman Family The Coronas The Crookes The Golden Filter The Wave Pictures
and may see
Allo Darlin And So I Watch You From Afar Angry Vs The Bear Athlete Band of Skulls Blue Roses Butterfly Explosion Cate Le Bon Chris T-T Clock Opera Codeine Velvet Club Cosmo Jarvis Dirty Epics Doll and The Kicks erik hassle Exlovers Fenech-Soler Helen Boulding Katie V Let's Wrestle Lovvers Malachai Male Bonding Marina & The Diamonds Middleman One Night Only Smoke Fairies Smokey Angle Shades The Blue Aeroplanes The Gin Riots The Higher State The Invisible The Law The Lovely Eggs The Members The Mighty Stef The Walls Tommy Reilly Toy Horses Vadoinmessico Villagers Wave Machines We Were Promised Jetpacks

note we also have to watch for cancellations. Oh well no sleep until SXSW, where we are planning to see LOTS of music

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