SXSW Music Picks from 2009

The song above won my “Secret Track on a CD Award”)

Looking back on[ SXSW 2009](, I wanted to see how I did with music picks! After all, I’m not in the “industry” just a super fan and so rawking and rolling through 44 bands in 4 days last year was INTENSE to say the least. I wanted to highlight those artists and then once music this year is complete, I’ll be able to show you and highlight all new bands!

Here we are, highlights from SXSW Music 2009:

Clothes Falling Off, Oozing Sex, Performances Left Me Physically Unable To Speak: Sam Roberts Band – El Sol Y Luna Delta Spirit – Radio Room extra points for best use of playing a trash can lid (Reference YouTube videos above)

Best International Comparison (And bonus for “See Them Now and Say You Saw Them When”): Glasvegas – Vice (Scottish Bruce Springstein) Asteroid Galaxy Tour – Emo’s Annex (Dannish Stevie Nicks)

Dancing Face-Melting Madness: Totally Michael – Beauty Bar Freeland – Maggie Mae’s Rooftop

Stumbled Into Surprise: Sleepy Sun – Emo’s Jr.

Hype Hype Hype, But Worth It: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Buffalo Billiards

Best Acoustics: Department of Eagles – Central Presbyterian Church

Best Job Of Keeping It The Family: Flosstradamus – Filter Magazine Showcase at Cedar Street Courtyard Kid Sister – Steve Aoki After Party

Runner Up Best Cover: Manchester Orchestra covering “Prince of Bel-Air” – Radio Room Patio

Bands On My List That I Missed: Harlem Shakes King Khan & the Shrines Janelle Monae Matt & Kim The Avett Brothers

Venues I Swear I Want To Go To Next Year: Continental Club Scoot Inn The Ranch

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