So ends Raised by Wolves’ first time at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. We thought that we knew what to expect but we were wrong. In short, SXSW is crazy. Well, to be exact, crazy fun. Over the few days, we saw Ezra Furman, Hinds, the Parrots, Wall, the Mystery Lights, Dilly Dally, Sofi Tukker, Gilligan Moss, the Heavy, Skyes, Honne, Mitski, Miya Folick and Har Mar Superstar. See below for some photos and the likes.
(Right) Stormzy – AM Only, Rainey St.
We caught Stormzy at the AM Only showcase on Thursday and hung out a little afterwards.
(Below) Sophie of Sofi Tukker at
– Check out their track ‘Drinkee’ here.
Thursday evening saw a visit to Cheer Up Charlie’s to catch La Luz and Dilly Dally (see below) amongst others. On the way we stopped into the Main II and caught an artist called Miya Folick at the Buzzbands L.A. showcase. Her voice is amazing, check her out.
Panache put on an amazing day on Friday…
…highlights of the line-up at Hotel Vegas included Ezra Furman, the Parrots, the Mystery Lights and Wall. Hotel Vegas was followed by the Stereogum x Exploding in Sound evening at the Hole in the Wall for more amazing acts – including a pretty mesmerising performance by Mitski. Remember this track?
Then the night was wrapped up in some random college dorm, with a secret gig of Hinds.
Saturday started out at Stubb’s and got fairly drunken from there on. Bands seen along the way were the Heavy, Honne, Skyes and, possibly the best person to end a festival like SXSW on, Har Mar Superstar – complete with an appearance from Lizzo. Thank you Austin, you were awesome.
Favourite Gig – Hinds or Har Mar Superstar
Favourite Venue – Cheer Up Charlie’s
Favourite Line-up – Panache Booking @ Hotel Vegas