Highlight of SXSW Day 2, and one of the highlights of the entire festival: Bob Geldof. A rock star like Mick Jagger is a rock star, exuding an unlikely combo of attitude and grace, Bob blew me away.
Toro Y Moi. All I have to say is: GONG.
John Grant with Midlake. Midlake = Good. John Grant = wanted to strangle. Midlake, please leave your buddy at home. JG should save his schtick for drunken karaoke parties.
The sublime Civil Wars. John Paul White is a bit Depp-ish, don’t you think?
Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3 at the KDHX Twangfest party at Jovita’s.
The Baseball Project, at the KDHX Twangfest party: Scott McCaughey (Minus Five), Steve Wynn & Peter Buck.
Bob Geldof and band.
Bob. Rock star.
Vandeveer. Sweet styling and songwriting.
Abigail Washburn, doing what she unfortunately did for a good part of her set: tune.
Dude band, the Romany Rye, at the site of the Adam Duritz (he’s a big fan) sighting. Heard only one song, but liked them.
The very cute, but somewhat annoying, latest Brit It Girl Ellie Goulding. The kids love her though!
The stunning Charles Bradley kept everyone on their feet, and brought our friend to tears.
Surfer Blood, who blew the roof off our Day 2, and almost the tent.