SXSW Recap: Tuesday, March 17

The first day of South By Southwest tends to be my favorite: my feet don’t hurt, the douchebags haven’t yet descended en masse, and I can actually see most bands I try to see. I met up with friends at the airport, took a cab to our Airbnb, and caught an express bus (Austin has bus rapid transit and it’s awesome!) to Cheer Up Charlie’s for the No Play Music day party, where I hung out for most of the day before eventually heading over to Hotel Vegas for their St. Patrick’s Day kickoff.

Tuesday’s Best Bands:

Susan, a 3-piece from LA who play tight, poppy, infectious garage rock and seem to have a blast doing it.

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Listen to Susan’s 7″ “Just Call It” at Bandcamp

Sealion, utterly charming surf punk from Dallas.

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Listen to Sealion’s LP “Heavy Fizz” at Bandcamp

Sheer Mag, intense, captivating punk rock from Philly.

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Listen to Sheer Mag’s 7″ at Bandcamp

The Parrots, snotty punk from Spain.

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Listen to The Parrots’ 7″ “Loving You Is Hard” at Bandcamp

Other excellent bands you should totally check out:
Adult Books
Death Valley Girls
Gal Pals

Other highlights:

  • My friend John scoring a wristband for unlimited free drinks at the HFA Showcase at Side Bar, getting us all drunk between 2:00-4:00
  • A dude jumping on the stage during Sheer Mag, attempting to take his dick out, getting told to put his dick away, and stage diving into the dirt (in general, a stage dive where no one catches you is about the most karmically excellent thing that can happen to an asshole at a show)

Biggest bummer:

  • Overhearing some dude telling a story about the time he took his dick out in public right after the stage dive incident. Put your dicks away, dudes.

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