SXSW 2017 THURSDAY HIGHLIGHTS
Photography by Christopher Chan
From full blown out protests, to full blown out bellies from too much beer and BBQ, our SXSW 2017 show hoping continues in Austin, TX. Today we had a chance to snap pictures of some of our personal favorite indie acts as well as some unexpected surprises. So for those who aren’t here with us, this post is for you. With the photographs below you can tell everyone that you were there. Ha! If you use any of the images though just make sure you credit our photographer, Christopher Chan.
We started our day at the Austin Convention Center Radio Day Stage - KCSN where we caught the performance of THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS. Simi Stone sang in place of Neko Case here because Neko was playing with his other band Brill Bruisers.
Our good deed for the day was skipping over to the Quantum Collective Southwest Invasion hosted by Whole Foods Market, benefiting Whole Planet Foundation to see FROTH and DEAP VALLY who were certainly the best dressed of the day.
CHASTITY BELT at Waterloo Records was the most unexpected performance of the day. Mega bummed that their outfits were not in sync with their band name.
THE SORE LOSERS at Sidewinder satisfied our need for rock sounds. Super explosive, good ol’ classic rock!
TKAY MAIDZA at Mazda Studio at the Gatsby...one word for you...HOLY SHIT. Ok, so I can count, but wow. Maidza was amazing!
CHRISTOPHER PAUL STELLING at Elysium
COLONY HOUSE at the Gatsby
DELICATE STEVE at Elysium
BILLIE EILISH at Presbyterian Church. Highlight: closed with her popular single “Ocean Eyes”
Best performance of the night hands down was KATE NASH !!! People were dancing in the aisles. Songs performed: “We Get On,” “Foundations,” and her new single “My Little Alien” (a song to her dog [Stella] she rescued in LA for $20).
Last on the list for today was super cool band THE HIDEOUT, playing at Square Peg Round Hole. Sounded postrock, tycho-ish.
More indie show highlights to come in the next couple of posts. Patience please...this festival reporting thing is tough.
About Beca Arredondo
Beca Arredondo is easily unamused with all things not related to her interests. On her good days you can catch her avoiding the California sun and glued to her Mac plotting the next big thing. If you happen to run into her on the street and notice her wearing headphones do NOT disturb her. She is not responsible for any possible damage. Aside from the above she's very sweet and perky and responds well to good music and food.