For every band I saw in Austin at South By Southwest 2010, I missed 100, at least. That is a really depressing thought until I take a minute and think about who I did see, with whom, and under what circumstances.
The only real problem with the trip isn’t really a problem, but more of an embarrassment of riches. I know so many people in Austin, most of whom are really connected, so a trip there always involves me completely releasing the reigns, something i always find difficult to do.
Kaffeine Buzz SXSW Music 2010 Photo Gallery - March 18, 2010
Day 2 of SXSW Music 2010 started off with a walk down Congress during a Boycott-Israel protest, a bit of Hot Dog Skeleton at the Midwasteland takeover; the Sounds of Spain showcase featuring Nudozurdo, Tom Cary; Superchunk and Let's Wrestle at Cedar Street, A Classic Education from Italy, and back to Cedar for Lou Barlow. And then about 5 minutes of Riverboat Gamblers.
Kaffeine Buzz SXSW Interactive 2010 Photo Gallery - March 12, 2010
At the first day of SXSW Interactive 2010 interactive included mimosas at the Brian Solis Engage panel, cookies at Content Strategy panel, and the annual trek to the Pastries & Pasties party. And of course, a bit of dancing was involved.
Kaffeine Buzz SXSW Interactive 2010 Photo Gallery - March 13, 2010
Day 2 of SXSWi included a highly enjoyable session featuring a live broadcast of BBC Digital Planet, the Inbound Marketing panel from HubSpot, Mozilla's party, along with shots of a lovely Austin night.
Kaffeine Buzz SXSW Interactive 2010 Photo Gallery - March 14, 2010
Day 3 of SXSW Interactive included a very intriguing look at the 2009 Iran Election and discussing the impact of activism and Twitter, brothers Suneel Gupta and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, presented Story Next - Narrating the Crowd session, live drawing art pieces, and the streets of Austin.
Kaffeine Buzz SXSW Interactive 2010 Photo Gallery - March 15, 2010
Day 4, the last day of SXSW Interactive 2010, ended with the "Freelance Isn't Free" panel, hanging at the Sobe Tent, rain hits Austin during the Gowalla party, and taking cover at our new favorite restaurant, Maiko.
Kaffeine Buzz SXSW 2010 Photo Gallery - March 16, 2010
First of a number of visits to Latitude 30, home of the British Embassy music showcases for SXSW 2010. Featured acts include Unicorn Kid, One Night Only, and Feneche Soler, and a night out at El Camino with Band of Skulls member Russell and his crew, Kris and Pete.
Kaffeine Buzz SXSW 2010 Photo Gallery - March 17, 2010
A packed St. Patty's Day, complete with a visit to Levi's Fader Fort and We Were Promised Jetpacks (although we left empty handed), Everything Everything; Band of Skulls at British Embassy, Princeton at Wave Rooftop, and Miike Snow at Galaxy.
Kaffeine Buzz SXSW Interactive 2010 Photo Gallery - March 19, 2010
What day is it? Got our asses out of bed early to to get in line in the AM for the SXXpress pass...allowing us to cut in line for the Muse show. A very smooth process - kudos to the SXSW staff for handling things so smoothyly. Other acts we saw included Metric, along with massive performances from Dead Sexy and Mayer Hawthorne. Oh, and I met Martin Atkins in the elevator. It was a good day.
Kaffeine Buzz SXSW Interactive 2010 Photo Gallery - March 20, 2010
The last day of SXSW 2010 for me. Started with the British Embassy Brunch, featuring The Crookes and Broadcast 2000, but no coffee. Then over to see Of Verona, the Filter Party for Athlete and The Constellations, ending with Alvarez Kings, P.K. 14, and two other bands I wasn't into, at all. Finally time to detox and get some sleep. Can't wait for next year!