This post is really just because I wanted to gush about the awesome bands I already love, the cool parties I got to attend AND THE FOOD. Also, it’s in list form because I love lists.
You guys know I love this band. A LOT. And I had to catch them as many times as possible because I love them. A LOT. Check out “I See it Coming” below and then head over to Daytrotter and watch their performance of “I See it Coming” at Codfish Hollow. It will change your life.
2. Hundred Visions
I saw these guys for the first time at a Daytrotter Barnstormer back in September and was completely blown away by them. I bought their EP, Last Cab From Tunis, and listened to it non-stop. I knew I had to see them again at SXSW. They were nothing short of incredible. They have a new album coming out soon. I can’t wait. Check out “The Light That Starts The Day” below.
3. Breakfast Tacos
Do I need to say more? Tacos for breakfast is kind of my thing.
The internet got together at a relevant bar in Austin, partied hard and danced the night away to DJ sets from Ghilibi, Chrome Sparks, and a live performance from Hooray For Earth.
5. Breakfast at Annie’s on South Congress
Don’t let the reviews on Foursquare fool you, their bacon is perfect.
6. Bear In Heaven
After sitting through two electronic sets that were putting me to sleep, it was refreshing to dance to some Bear In Heaven goodness. Check out “Sinful Failure” from I Love You, It’s Cool.
7. Youth Lagoon
I saw Youth Lagoon two days in a row and each time blew my mind just like the first time. If you haven’t jumped on this bandwagon yet, you might want to consider it. Check out “Cannons” below.
8. Hey! Cupcake
It took all of my self control not to visit this food truck twice a day. If you are in Austin, look for the pink cupcake sitting on top of an Airstream. I’d recommend the Michael Jackson or the Red Velvet. I’ve also heard the Jack Lemmon is to die for.
9. Doritos Locos Taco
It’s definitely not something I’d eat on a regular basis or probably ever again (unless they are sponsoring SXSW 2013), but it’s all sorts of delicious.
10. Young Magic
Their sound has the ability to impregnate even the men. Sexy beats, sexy jams. Listen to “Night in the Ocean” below.
Iron Works all day, everyday. It’s Texas, it’s kind of mandatory.
12. Catching up with my friends from all over the place
SO MUCH LOVE for all of my friends that I got to hang out with during the week of madness. I love you all.
Smell ya later ATX, it was real. REAL AWESOME.