x-posted to the Agit Reader
Welcome to South by Southwest 2013! As we know SXSW is one of the most significant festivals taking place these days.
In no particular order, here are my most anticipated events for this year.
1. A Conversation with Nick Cave: 3/12 Austin Convention Center Room 18ABCD 11:30. Apparently Nick Cave has been seen wandering around 7th. His album Push the Sky Away was released last month.
2. Nick Cave, Alt-J, Yeah Yeah Yeahs: 3/13 Stubbs 7:45pm-1:30am.
Just look at that lineup. Apparently interest has been so high that SXSW is running a ticket contest. As they’ve also been doing with the Green Day show this year… but I suspect this show at Stubbs will trump Green Day.
3. Daft Punk. 3/13, The Capitol Building.
This is a rumor. Just a rumor. But I’ll be showing up Wednesday night to see what’s up.
4. Tegan and Sara: 3/12, Waterloo Records 2pm.
5. Nerdist & Cirque du Soleil: 3/12 ACL Moody Theater, 8pm.
Chris Hardwick (even though he said he wasn’t going to attend SX this year?) picks the brains of the Cirque organizers!
6. Nova Rockafeller: 3/14 The JR, 10pm.
This is the new project from Justin Warfield from She Wants Revenge. I’m excited to see what he’ll do next.
7. Shane Sweeney and Micah Schnabel from Two Cow Garage: 3/16 Midcoast Takeover at 101 E 6th, 6:30pm.
The guys from Two Cow Garage each have an acoustic set. The whole band will be doing a set Saturday night at Karma Lounge at 1am.
8. The Anatomy of Amanda Fucking Palmer: An Inside Look: 3/13 Austin Convention Center Room 16AB 12:30.
Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls! I love her. Enough said.
Also, word on the street is that she’ll play the Paste show at Stages on 6th on Friday!
9. Depeche Mode: 3/15 Brazos Hall 10pm.
Though I’m not sure how easy it’ll be to get into this one.
10. Anywhere Hurray for the Riff Raff will be this week.
There you go.
Even though the music section hasn’t officially started yet, I attended a great show by Surfer Blood and Chelsea Light Moving, Thurston Moore’s (Sonic Youth) new band at Sonos Studios. Though apparently I missed Kat Von D introducing her beau’s band, Deadmau5, before Surfer Blood. Ah well. Also, hello to my new Norwegian friend!
Have some pictures.