There are always some big named bands that show up and do surprise shows at SXSW. Last year I was lucky enough to see Bruce Springsteen And The E St. Band at a place that held about 1500 people, this year, the secret big time show that snuck in to was Green Day. As usual, GD drove the crowd absolutely bananas; Billie Joe was at his best—one of the most fun live bands ever.
SXSW Tried To Kill Me!
Sector 9 and TransWorld SURF team up to tackle the SXSW Music Conference
Let’s put every good band on Earth in one small Texas town, supply this town with enough beer and music gear to last 27 years, start the party every day at 10:00 a.m. and end it at 3:00 a.m.—what’s the worst that could happen? Well, I’ll tell you one thing, my head and body may be slightly worse for the wear from my trip to SXSW, but my soul and music loving heart is still over the moon with stoke from three days and three nights of pure rock and roll living. This was my third year at SXSW and every year I learn a little bit more about how to do the festival right. One thing I haven’t learned is how to do is pace myself. Anyway, let’s talk about some music and let me take you on a little trip down memory lane of my three days at SXSW, I remember most of it, and here it is.—Chris Coté
Complete list of bands I Saw:
Chelsea Light Moving
The Black Angels
The Meat Puppets
Thee Oh Sees
The Blackout Party
All these photos were shot on an iPhone, sorry for partying.