Oh me, oh my. SXSW is this week and I'm sad & envious of all those that get to bathe in the glory of great music. XMU is rubbing it in our faces by showcasing all the bands that will be there. Austin is only about 8 hours away! We can't afford a wristband or a hotel room. We would probably sleep in my CRV. Do you have to have a wristband? Can I volunteer to pick up trash and get a free one? I need answers and I can't find them. I'm bummed. The action starts Wednesday.
If I were able to go this is who I'd like to see:
Port O'Brien, M Ward, St. Vincent, Camera Obscura, Winter Gloves, Dosh, Human Highway, The Decemberists, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Castledoor, Tori Amos, Matt & Kim, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Handsome Furs, Blitzen Trapper, The Thermals, Horse Feathers, Beach House, The Bird and the Bee, Au Revoir Simone, Okkervil River, Marnie Stern, and Titus Andronicus. That's only who I would want to see for sure. There will be tons of new bands I haven't discovered!! Grr!
So since it's Monday and I usually do the song on repeat this week I will list a few that will be at SXSW.
If you are going to SXSW please check these 2 bands (our friends): Other Lives & Colourmusic.
Black Tables by Other Lives
motherfather by Colourmusic (you can catch Riley at the beginning of the video)
If Looks Could Kill by Camera Obscura
Daylight by Matt & Kim
The Rake's Song by The Decemberists
Gila by Beach House
Violet by Thao with the Get Down Stay Down
And today I am sporting my lovely hedgie brooch from paperlotus.etsy.com as well as one of my favorite rings from felixandjayne.etsy.com
I got to get out of my house now because it's Spring Break and the neighborhood kids are outside being kids. This is why I shouldn't have kids. They are driving me crazy.