Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Titus Andronicus & A SXSW Wishlist

Titus Andronicus is a great young band gaining confidence. While I could not see the performance (best shot of my vantage point below), they were properly raucous and energetic for a free show. It is not difficult to imagine them blowing Ted Leo + The Pharmacists off the stage later that night.

Now, onto my own horrible mis-step. I did not, originally, think it was going to be feasible to get the time off of my day job to get down to South By Southwest. Imagine my surprise when I found that my workload had dwindled to nothing. So, if you could, let me live through you and tell me about these performances. Here is what I would have attended if I would have been in Austin for all the festivities:

Friday, March 12:
  2:00 PM Game On: Funding Gaming Start-Ups In A Recession
  3:30 PM How to Rawk SXSW Film
  4:30 PM The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Screening
  7:00 PM Kick-Ass Screening
10:00 PM Predators First Look w/Robert Rodriguez
11:59 PM Tucker And Dale vs. Evil

Saturday, March 13:
11:00 AM How To Make A Living As A Blogger (needed big time)
12:30 PM Directing the Dead: Genre Directors Spill Their Guts
  2:00 PM Blow Something Up!: Live Action Special Effects
  4:10 PM Zombies, Vampires & Monsters: Fostering Loyal Genre Communities
  6:00 PM The People vs. George Lucas
  7:00 PM The Thorn In The Heart: Michel Gondry
  9:00 PM American Grindhouse

Sunday, March 14:
  1:30 PM The Cow Who Wanted To Be a Burger: George Plimpton
  3:30 PM Jeffrey Tambor's Acting Workshop
  9:30 PM Elektra Luxx Screening

Monday, March 15:
12:30 PM Visual FX for Indies: Big Impact, Small Budgets
  3:30 PM Creating a Graphic Novel Hollywood Will Buy
  4:00 PM American: The Bill Hicks Story
  6:45 PM Lemmy
  9:00 PM The Annual Austin Chronicle Film Bash

Tuesday, March 16:
  9:30 AM 14,000 Songs in 28 Days: A Case Study
11:00 AM Music Licensing for Emerging Media: Apps, Widgets, Viral Videos
  3:30 PM Devo, the Internet and You
  5:00 PM The State of Music Blogs In 2010
  8:00 PM SXSW Film Awards
  9:00 PM SXSW Film Closing/Music Opening Party hosted by VH1 and YouTube

Wednesday, March 17:
12:00 PM Indie Record Labels At The Indie Village
  2:30 PM Martin Atkins & Whitney Francis
  3:00 PM Canadian Blast BBQ
  5:00 PM SXSW Interview: Lemmy
  6:00 PM One Night Only
  8:00 PM Melissa Auf der Maur
  8:45 PM The Walkmen
  9:45 PM Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
10:30 PM Motörhead
12:05 AM Andrew W.K.
wouldn't be going quietly into that good night

Thursday, March 18:
12:30 PM How to Make Money with Vinyl
  2:00 PM Merge Makes Noise
  2:30 PM Mac McCaughan & Laura Ballance
  5:00 PM Why Hasn't the Record Industry Sued Girl Talk?
  7:00 PM Gordon Gano and The Ryan Brothers
  8:30 PM The Besnard Lakes
  9:30 PM The Soft Pack
10:30 PM Drive-By Truckers
11:30 Band Of Horses
12:45 Broken Social Scene

Friday, March 19th:
11:00 AM Chicago Beats by Chicago.com /Music
12:00 PM SXSW Music Stimulus Party
  5:10 PM Jakob Dylan and Three Legs (Featuring Neko Case and Kelly Hogan)
  8:00 PM Thurston Moore
11:00 PM Cymbals Eat Guitars
  1:00 AM The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

Saturday, March 20th:
  1:00 PM Stereogum Range Life
  2:00 PM SXSW Interview: Death
  3:00 PM Death
  8:00 PM This Will Destroy You
10:15 PM Titus Andronicus
  1:15 AM Fucked Up

Bands like Surfer Blood and Les Savy Fav were victims of inconvenient timing. Luckily, I don't have to worry about missing them for something else because I will be missing all of it. [sigh]

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