|Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds at Waterloo Records|
Built to Spill at Cedar Street Courtyard
|Oberhofer at Cedar Street Courtyard|
|Shiny Toy Guns at Auditorium Shores (courtesy of Baylor Lariat)|
|The Cult featuring Matthew McConaughey at Auditorium Shores|
two highlights, "Starts With One" and "Le Disko" They also did "Ricochet," (one of the songs I liked off of SoP) which sounded great with Carah singing it, and their cover of Peter Schilling's "Major Tom (Coming Home)." Austin rock band The Bright Light Social Hour played after that, and like some local bands, are pretty overhyped. They played a diverse set of songs, but nothing really sunk in for me. The vocals didn't do anything for me either. The Cult headlined a much larger audience than the one at Waterloo, which was obviously a more scaled down version of what they're capable of. I was excited to see them again. Ian Astbury is a great frontman, and guitarist Billy Duffy has a great sound. The set was stronger than the day before, and new songs as well as old were played. As an added treat, the band brought Matthew McConaughey to play the bongos on "Spiritwalker" (which you can watch here) and new song "Lucifer." Towards the end of the set Astbury demanded that the crowd let loose, and they did for the last song "Love Removal Machine." It was a great way to bring an end to my SXSW.
Here is my last playlist. I hope you enjoyed my SXSW recap!