South by Southwest 2008

It’s been a rough week. The SXSW Music festival started on Wednesday and for four days in a row I endured the trip downtown and the concerts and the partying. I know, it’s a tough job but somebody has to do it. Nathan came over from Dallas for the whole thing. A bunch of the local usual suspects were here too. Moi and Beto joined us for a last day of all-Japanese rock.

If you’ve never been to SXSW, you should go. It’s by far the largest of the two big music festivals in town (the other being the Zilker park based ACL) with some 1,400 bands from the whole world spread over all of downtown Austin. Last year sadly I couldn’t attend.

We saw some cool bands, some known (to me) and some new: Fobia, Moby, Sussie4, Presidents of the United States of America, just to name a few.

Some photos and shaky digicam YouTube-quality videos I took embedded below (or go to The MKX® Photo Central). Enjoy!

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Sussie4


Fobia РRegr̩same a J̼piter


Fobia – No eres yo / El Diablo


The Presidents of the United States of America: Peaches


The Presidents of the United States of America: Ladybug


The Presidents of the USA: Truckstop Butterfly / Lump


Moby

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