Sweetest Drip didn’t make it to SXSW;
maybe it’s because we’re too bbfresh to mingle with the big daddy music elites. It’s okay though,
~the sun is high and I’m feelin’ fly~
Ay it’s your bru Reuel and I’ll be your guide for SXSW (even though I’m not physically in Austin, TX). Since I’m always lookin’ for some cool cats to chill hard with us, I’ll share some hotttt prospects with all u lil Driplets out there — while reclining in my compyooter chair. It’s almost the end of day 2 of the musical spread at SXSW, so there’s quite a lot of buzz to sift through.
I’ll do this throughout the week, so stay tuned for Part II!
Friends @ SXSW
14th March | The Fader Fort (1101 E 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701)
14th March | Hype Hotel (504 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78701)
15th March | Mohawk (912 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701)
15th March | The Parish (214 E 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701)
16th March | Mohawk (912 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701)
16th March | Clive Bar (609 Davis Street, Austin, TX 78701)
17th March | Baby Blue Studio (1522 E 12th Street, Austin, TX 78702)
Friends – Friend Crush
So it took me a while to get over it. I just got over it. Now I got some Friends 🙂
Samantha Urbani and her four Brooklynite (Lesley Hann, Nikki Shapiro, Matthew Molnar, Oliver Duncan) bandfriends got the blogosphere ablaze with their super hottt music-making. It took me a while to get into Friends, mostly because I’ve been feeling let down by once-reputable sources of indie music news and have been trying pure, filterless musical enjoyment. With a spark from my BIC and a head full of I’m just tryna chill son, I cleared my mind of negative press and Carles-isms, pressed play and instantly had my e-motions flustered.
Friends – I’m His Girl
Needless to say, I’ve got a lil friend crush on bb Samantha too; her voice and personality are so spot on, so fresh. I watched an interview with the band and they all seem like they’d be down 2 chill xxxtra hard. Friends’ dancey, funky, and smooth-styled music is totally relatable to our generation of post-you-it’s-all-about-me and should continue to win over/break hearts beyond SXSW!
Reuel’s thoughts: c l e a n
PORTALS SXSW 2012
So I’ve been getting a bit more hip to PORTALS lately, mostly because they seem like a crew of chill bros/broettes that know how to do it together right. If you’re in Austin this week, you should definitely hit up this 20+ indie artist BBQ fun-time fiestaaaaaa! I’m putting in a personal shoutout to young CAVES, whose tracks I’ve been fancying pretty hard lately.
CAVES – When You Were Partying, I Was Dying EP
Reuel’s thoughts: indie music comin’ thru sounding fresh
Ghostly International @ SXSW
Ghostly International has provided you that bounce with an intellect for a good minute now, and after a two-year hiatus at SXSW, they’ve got an all-star lineup tonight with the likes of Mux Mool, Com Truise, Tycho, and Shigeto! Ghostly artists are sure to make ur mind explode should ur pretty lil selves attend 😉
Aaliyah – Rock the Boat (Shigeto Remix)
Reuel’s thoughts: I feel it. I feel the Cosmos.
Don’t miss some of the Sweetest indie artists playing throughout SXSW tonight!
- Anoraak, Housse de Racket, YELLE DJs, and more
presented by The Agency Group/French Bureau Export
Location: MOHAWK PATIO (912 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701)
8:30PM – 1:30AM
Nguzunguzu, d’Eon, Korallreven, and more
presented by Dummy XOLocation: BARBARELLA (611 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701)7:30PM -1:55AM
- Kindness, Purity Ring, and more
presented by Chevrolet Sound Garage
Location: CHEVROLET SOUND GARAGE (614 E 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701)