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SXSW: Day 2

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SXSW: Day 2


M.I.S.S. Covers SXSW: Day 2

M.I.S.S. Covers SXSW: Deer Tick plays Day 2

Photo Credits: Sara Haile

We’re sitting in the Austin Convention Center on what is the aftermath of Day 2 of SXSW. Although there were some pretty awful public transportation/Twitter moments (think no taxis, buss rides with Austin junkies, and tweets gone mad) during the day, the M.I.S.S. x Revery Media family had our ears–and minds–blown by some of the amazing live performances coming out of SXSW 2010.

The Levis/Fader Fort blew it down with some amazing performances yesterday, including appearances from Neon IndianFucked Up, and Mad Decent darling Rye Rye. Apparently (we never end up making it in though!), there was free beer, a sloppy Misca Barton, and dance parties so epic that even your Mom would have no shame joining in. Later in the night, Revery Media hit up the Green Owl Records showcase at Beauty Bar. BK transplants Ninjasonik brought that NY crunk to the South, and buzz band Grandchildren played as well.

M.I.S.S. Covers SXSW: Day 2

M.I.S.S. Covers SXSW: Ninjasonik and Granchildren performed at the Green Owl Records Showcase at Beauty Bar.

At the other Beauty Bar (it took us a while to figure that out, too), the Rolling Stone Showcase was a night filled of amazing indie bands, including the much celebrated Deer Tick. The night, however, started with a robust performance from Dawes that had literally every single hipster in the crowd singing along and high-fiving. Titus Andronicus performed about 9, 9-minute songs that blended into one deliciously good jamfest after a while. And then, much like finally arriving to Mecca, Deer Tick took to the stage. With an upbeat, roots rock-and-roll live performance that was a nice departure from their sleepy folk-rock EP, Deer Tick covered Sam Cooke and Chuck Berry, as well as sang their own material. They even threw in a wink at Guns n Roses, opening and closing the show with riffs from “Sweet Child of Mine”. Our hearing was fried and our feet exhausted from dancing, but Day 2 was overall happiness in a nutshell. And, you can’t beat happiness in a nutshell. Ever.

Stay tuned for Day 3 Recap tomorrow– Green Label Sound showcase report on the way! YAW!

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M.I.S.S. at SXSW: Day 1

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M.I.S.S. at SXSW: Day 1


SXSW Day 1

SXSW Day 1

After the disastrous travel day that was St. Patty’s Day Parade traffic, and successive layovers in Ft. Lauderdale, Memphis AND Greenville, the entire M.I.S.S. x Revery Media fam finally made it out to the South by Southwest Film Festival on late Wednesday in one piece (sorta!). With our equipment and schedule of the showcases in hand, we made our way to our hotel, stashed our crapola in the luxury that only a Days Inn in Austin, TX can provide (*sarcasm, anyone?*), and decamped for East 6th St!

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The South by Southwest Music and Media Conference, now in its 24th year, is one of the major must-attend yearly musical festivals. With the focus on spotlighting new music, labels, and music-industry media trends, the Austin, Texas festival has grown from a small gathering to a nation-wide music frenzy. With thousands traveling from all over the country to attend the 5 day festival, the liberal college town in Central Texas becomes a mecca for hipster kids and those that love them for one week in March. Seriously– being at baggage claim at the Austin Airport was basically the same experience one has while riding down Bedford Ave in Williamsburg on a fixed gear. All we’re saying– beards were everywhere!

SXSW Day 1

SXSW Day 1

The first day of the festival rolled along rather nicely. The Brooklyn Vegan Showcase blew the speakers out at Club Deville, with bands The Middle East and Dawes kicking things off. Elsewhere, NPR brought a bit of class to the night with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and Broken Bells. Over at Aces Lounge, 2 AM Club, Mike Posner, and Bun B killed it. And, if you haven’t come across this tidbit yet in your morning blog troll, Nasty Nas straight ANNIHILATED the Levis/Fader Fort.

For us, though, the highlight of the day was definitely taking in all that the closed-down East 6th street had to offer. From hipster galore to drunk St. Paddy’s day … well, you know whats… the variety of people coming together to celebrate new music was a beautiful thing. We felt the love!!

Check in on M.I.S.S. for daily updates, including exclusive photos and video interviews with your favorite artists (trust us kiddies, we have some big ones coming) for the duration of SXSW… because it’s only Day 1! 4 more left and counting!

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