Monthly Archives: March 2011
The 25th SXSW was a phenomenal experience and you can bet that The Hundreds will be back next year, along with the 50,000 other drunken college students wandering around aimlessly on the street at 4am every night for 5 days straight.
This is what you have to go through to get the job done.
I shouldn’t be complaining about having to walk miles everyday in 85 degree heat with Libya and Japan’s tsunami and everything going on.
That’s a big diamond.
I bet Harris can beat Aziz at foosball.
Speaking of funny Indian people, Troy and Abed from Community, aka Donald Glover and Daniel Pudi. And the only reason I know who they both are is because of how excited Benjie was to take a photo with them.
Wouldn’t be a hipster convention without tattoos, bicycles, plaid, boat shoes, constantly checking phones, weird backpacks..
Yelawolf tre flip.
Duhh I dunno..
Must be a comfortable bed.
Obligatory artsy scenic shots:
Thanks for a great week, Austin. In case you missed it, here’s the roundup of SXSW coverage:
Machine Gun Kelly
Lil B + Diddy + OFWGKTA
Green Lady Killers
The Hundreds’ SXSW experience has been brought to you by our crew of music-lovers – Clockwise from left: Anti-Orange Pat, DJ Benjie, Brick, Young Ash the Cilantro Killer, Scotty iLL, Vito, and Ben Hundreds in the jelly-filled center.
We all come from different musical backgrounds and tastes, and that’s what’s been reflected here on the blog over the past 7 days.
However, I must note that everyone concurred with one band as THE act of SXSW. And that’s Trash Talk. The destructive hardcore band exploded SXSW from the inside out, minus one of their black band members who was stabbed by a Nazi a few days prior in Bakersfield… culminating in a performance at the Fader Fort that left no one safe. With the entire arena cleared out by the 20 kids they snuck in to circle-pit, windmill, and chuck trash cans at security guards and all in the VIP, Trash Talk left a lasting impression.. especially on a few people’s faces. After playing friendly the first few rounds, Lee got fed up with the sissy hipster crowd, ordering everyone to charge the back of the tent where the awestruck attendees were cowering. Since they weren’t gonna participate in his show, he brought the show to them. The grand finale were state troopers who were brought in to boot the band out of their own show, but not before they surrounded Diddy’s car and accosted the rapper.
I can go on, but you’re best off watching it for yourself.
What happens when you ask a brutal hardcore band to follow James Blake? This:
This SXSW was the biggest ever, with 2,400 official performers playing to 36,000 attendees who paid admission or had an official badge. That doesn’t include everyone else who played outside of the official SXSW gigs or fanagled a way around tickets (like us and everyone we knew). Needless to say there were tens of thousands of shows throughout the 5-day period, and that leaves a lot of bands, rappers, singers, and artists to experience. We went to roughly 5 shows a day and barely scraped the surface. I’m still regretting not seeing Smith Westerns, OMD, Death from Above, Jackie Chain, Dom Kennedy, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the Strokes, Ariel Pink and every hardcore band I heard playing inside that tent on the corner but couldn’t get into.
Anyways, here are the remainder of the bands that I shot from the week, including some sidewalk performances:
and playing for the first time in 7 years, DeYarmond Edison.
I’m starting to wind down now with the SXSW coverage, but saving the best for last. This is our good friend Hanni El-Khatib, who many in our little world know as the longtime head designer for HUF. One of the most talented people I know, Hanni’s made the difficult – but necessary – decision to focus 100% of his efforts on his music now; after his career and notoriety have exploded over the past year.
Rock & Roll defined, this is Hanni El-Khatib:
Live footage of Saturday night’s closer at SXSW’s Fader Fort: Lil B + Diddy + OFWGKTA =