The world lost a genius today. Rest in peace Gustavo Cerati.
Billboard article with videos of covers made by other bands. Includes one by his son Benito and one by Cafe Tacvba I had never heard before.
Last SXSW 2014 post. Argentinian duo Illya Kuryaki and The Valderramas was in town. Since they don’t sing in English, most locals have no clue who they are. I credit my coolo shaking skills more to them than I do to Miley.
The concert was at The North Door. Great venue: Excellent sound, good pizza, short lines for beer. The rest of the lineup for the night:
Enough, cellphone videos from my excellent vantage point:
Jaguar House (IKV):
Peggy Sue (Rebel Cats):
We went to ACL this past weekend. People were not excited about it because
But I’m very glad I went. I had a blast. The weather was perfect for it. And most importantly, it’s the first ACL in many that allergies aren’t killing me and/or I’m stoned out of my mind with allergy medication.
Also, the crowds felt lighter (but I heard it was the usual 75,000 souls). Lines for food, bathroom, beer were quick and painless. Getting in and out of the park was a breeze. It was relatively easy to get close to the stages as well. Maybe they’ve been improving the logistics, maybe it was something else, but it really helped enjoy the weekend.
Disclaimer: Lots of photos below. But this year I decided not to carry my excellent MFT camera, instead using my puny little iPhone 5. This means the photos suck.
Also, I assumed that others would bring good cameras, take some decent videos, and post them to YouTube. I was wrong, it turns out my incredibly steady hand is unique among concert-goers. Oh well…
Read more for lots of photos.
I’m not one to make excuses, but my SXSW 2013 posts have been delayed due to unforeseen hard drive issues. However, I was watching a video of Bajofondo’s concert at Auditorium Shores this year, and lo-and-behold, there’s the back of my big head wearing my Rayados hat.
Sadly that’s an older hat. The newer one (as seen at ACL 2012) was lost in Indonesia.