I've had that "Deep in the Heart of Texas" song in my head for over a week now, and I think that means I'm ready to update this baby with some SXSW info! (clap, clap, clap, clap.)WEDNESDAY
Wednesday involved checking out of one hotel and into another, meeting up with a friend from LA for lunch and seeing this wondrous little creature at a piñata store:
Oh yeah, I also saw some bands. :)
I met up with some peeps over at the Levi's/Fader tent and actually caught Tapes n' Tapes. Ok, this time, I planted myself there and watched the WHOLE show to see if I were missing something, but nope. Just not my thing I guess, which is very weird b/c that IS my kind of music. And I actually do like their song "Just Drums." Oh well.
I did see this band Peachcake, that I was totally psyched about before even seeing the show. Like the Postal Service on crack, this spazzy 6-piece (though actually a 2-piece?) kept me seriously entertained (which is proving to be a difficult task these days-what? ADD?) Their most catchy song is called, "Did I Do That or Was it Jim Carrey?" and, like the rest of their tunes, it combines new wavy synths, glitchy programming, bongos, a full drum kit, a keytar player and super quirky vocals delivered by pajama-bottom wearing singer, Stefan Pruett.
After that, I headed over to the Dirty Dog for a bit of the ASCAP showcase. Caught OFFICE which seemed a bit over-hyped. Nothing special, but not bad. Then the Rinse from Brooklyn--think Brit pop, but actually featuring a British singer. Fun, bubbly, young.
Then my BlackBerry died and I had to start calling people from other phones.
I headed over to Nuno's for Monsters Are Waiting--they seemed good enough, kind of playful yet rockin' but the singer seemed a little too cutsey for her own good.
I'd catch 'em again if they come to NY.
More to come...
Goodnight for now, Robots.