*UME photo from Beat Lawrence
So 80 kabillion people are about to descend upon our city. And I couldn’t be more excited. I’m already filling my calendar with interesting parties (watch out, this blog is going to be filled with party shots and details over the next few weeks) and music too.
Last year, I way over-extended myself…because, let’s face it, SXSW is eternal, and when you live here, people just keep coming in, and there are things to do, and the next thing you know, you have The Bird Flu. Oh yes you do.
But this year, I’m going to pace myself. Did you hear that? You can totally use that against me in two weeks when I have The Bird Flu. But until then, let’s preview some music.
UME. I’m exceptionally excited about seeing this group perform live. For real.
Quiet Company. I’ve been listening to Quiet Company’s 3rd album “We Are All Where We Belong” on a loop this week. I can’t wait to see them!
Wild Moccasins. I’ve never seen them live either, but it’s time. I love female lead singers….
Young Magic. These guys are new to me. But their sound is addictive.
Rosie and Me. You guys know I have a love for these bluegrassy sounds…
Say Hi. These Seattle guys seem pretty happy. I like them. Tell them I said hi.