Monterrey’s Miami Miami was a four-piece that partied like there were 10 or 12 of them on stage.
Japan Nite act ANALOGIX mimed a nostalgic performance of ’80s corporate culture over synth tracks and live drums.
Aldous Harding continued the theme against the red velvet backdrop invoking the show’s surreal Black Lodge.
Hey Violet gave the 400 kids in attendance a night they will always remember.
Part desert cult, part girl gang, all pentagrams and reverb psych-garage guitar, Death Valley Girls are even more fun than they sound.
After honing their live show, I hope they’ll come back, this time on a bigger stage, and with a strong, memorable image.
One of my biggest pieces of SXSW advice for out-of-towners is to use it as a means to discover the rich talents Austin itself has to offer.
The great thing about these initial day parties is that the fest still feels fresh and shiny.
Will we frantically embrace nightlife to escape the headlines, or will someone say something, anything?
Front woman Dupree-Bemis is known for being a charming personality on stage, and this night was no exception.