Filed under: SXSW 2008
My two favorite acts of March 13th. I saw both of these bands at The Parish awhile back and like those shows, these were awesome as well. For my new friend from Liverpool that had not heard of either one- here you go, check ‘em out (and I still think your accent is cooler than mine.)
“We have a secret laaaanguage”. This was the Shout Out Loud lead singer, Adam Olenius’s, comment after instructing the sound guy in Swedish at the Under the Radar/JanSport show at Flamingo Cantina. All acts put on an awesome show and a front row spot prevented the obstruction from camera lenses/phones (seriously, can’t we start a concert photo base and nominate someone for picture taking so everyone can use the same pictures, since they’ll all look the same anyway?).
“Sorry it was a bit messy” Adam said when we met after the show, regarding the sound checks. To which I replied, “No. It was perfect.” (Yeah, I’m a dork).
First song of the set…
Last song of the set…
And I wanna build, buildings high for you. But the cost, my god the cost I can’t afford you.
Shout Out Louds – Very Loud
from Howl Howl Gaff Gaff, (Scandinavian Release 2003, International Release 2005)
The sun beats down upon the brain of confusion, but houses seems much better if the roof is connected.
Rogue Wave – Publish My Love
from Descended Like Vultures, 2005
Heaven is a switchboard that you want to fight, she would even miss you if you taught her sight.
Rogue Wave – Lake Michigan
from Asleep at Heaven’s Gate, 2007
Other highlights of the day/night’s events:
Seeing Kimya Dawson‘s LAFF LOUD knuckle tattoos up close while she pushed her baby along in a stroller on Sixth Street.
Getting three compliments on my retro sleeveless He-Man t-shirt. (While out a few months back the girl I was with got at least 8 compliments on her beauty, I got one too “Hey, you, I like that He-Man shirt.”)
Watching Michael Stipe getting interviewed on Sixth (or at least a bald interview-worthy guy that looked exactly like Michael Stipe).
Being handed a free Rachel Ray cd and thinking I’d rather have a cookie.
Seeing that an organic apple bong made its appearance at SXSW.
Getting my cards read at 3am compliments of AFOM, and not remembering a single thing the card reader said (see above).
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