Some Nights I Stay Up – SXSW 2014 – March 14th

Exhaustion is setting in. Some of us are having trouble stringing words together. Yet we still trudge out in search of music because that is what we do. This is what we love. This is why we’re here. And despite a frustrating evening, today was possibly the most magical day yet for me.

High Voltage’s SXSW 2014 Video Recap – Pt. 4

Band Photo Of The Day:

Yoshiki @ Qui Restaurant

Best Party:
The BMI Brunch, hands down. If the entire festival could be summarized into one incredible event, this would be it. Amazing food, a lineup I would’ve loved to stay for and a chance to randomly bump into some of the best in the business. We found old friends like The Silent Comedy and The Kin in line and made new friends like Zac from American Authors who ended up sitting at our brunch table. And speaking of the food…

Best Thing You Ate:
At this point in the festival, my body was craving fruit. BMI provided us with plates of watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe and an array of berries. And that was before we got to the bacon, eggs and potatoes which are the highlight of any breakfast really.

Best Swag:
At Palladia Cafe we snagged some incredible pieces from Johnny Was, along with an incredibly warm hoodie from New Era Cap. Runner up would be the Dr. Martens swag on Rainey St who had some cool towels, koozies and bags strewn about on various tables.

Best Musical Discovery:
Wild Party. Since the Palm Door was at capacity I headed to Rusty’s where Wild Party happened to be playing. Loved loved loved them! Hard to go wrong with easy, casual, happy, catchy rock.

Worth Waiting in Line For:
I’ve said it before and will say it again: The BMI Brunch. So worth it. So so so worth it.

Best Moment:
Multiple meetings (and subsequent hugs) with Silent Comedy, the Kin, and Night Riots.

Thing We’re Bummed We Missed:
Night Terrors of 1927. The Kooks. American Authors (for the 3rd time). Dear Boy.

Longest Walk:
From Qui Restaurant, 1600 E. 6th St. back to the Hilton on 4th and Red River.

Preview for Following Day:
Looking forward to the Red Bull Media Lunch (with Salt Lick BBQ), Perez Hilton’s giant shindig at Austin Music Hall, and anything else I can get my ears on.

Strangest Thing We Saw Today:
Yoshiki’s performance at a private party which found him battling a hologram of himself on piano.

~ Joy Jarme