The Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Showcase at Casa Chapala was in high gear now.
Taking the stage was Austin's own UME. My third Ume show this week.
To say they killed it one more time would be something of an understatement. As you can see the crowd was pretty into it.
Lauren Langer Larson is a whirling, shredding, human dynamo.
Lauren and bandmates ripped through hellaciously paced set of all their best songs.
Eric Larson drives the rhythm section with a cool presence and understated leadership qualities.
Of the three shows I saw, this may have been the most impressive. Lauren took it to another level and blew everyone away with her brilliant guitar playing and high energy performance.
Ume proved once again they are the class of Austin and all the SXSW festival.
Another band I had been hoping to catch live came to fruition when the lovely Lilies On Mars took to the stage.
Lilies on Mars weave dreamy guitar and synth lines, hypnotic vocals and psychedelic sounds into gorgeous pop and abstract songs, with words of reality and dreams.
The band consists of Lisa Masia and Marina Cristofalo, who met over ten years ago in Sardinia, and now reside in London.
Another band I'd been waiting to see live again, were my friends The Sunshine Factory
Having been through some changes since I first got to know them a few years ago (and name me a band that hasn't been through "a few changes") - the current model now sound better than ever.
Now a full permanent member of the band, young bassist Sally Robertson adds important sonic and visual qualities to an already appealing musical presentation.
Their show on this afternoon was nothing less than spectacular.
In addition to their classic dreamgaze sound, they put on a magnificent light show.
Responsible for this great lighting - and the songs lyrics as well - its the bands silent member - Robert Taylor
Stars dapple off of Sally's frame
They have a wonderful album out now - "Sugar" - and I highly recommend it.
Find out more about it via these links:
But being as it was Saturday Night - the party must go on! Now in the late night terrain of beyond unofficial events, we found ourselves at a place called the 21st Co-Op.
To my eyes the whole place looked like a scene out that recent frat-party-gone-out-of-control movie Project X.
Still, there was some quality music to be heard.
One of the main reasons for being there was to catch local band Cool Serbia
Fronted by former Ringo Deathstarr guitarist Renan McFarland, they played a spirited set of raucus rock n' stomp that was most appropriate for this moment in time.
A power crunch three piece unit. Big sounds from this homegrown Austin trio.
Bassist Raz handles the vocal duties, with more than capable results.
Encouraging "crowd participation" - the mic was positions so anyone who wanted to come up and "sing along" (i.e. shout unintelligible nonsense) was afforded this opportunity.
At one point near the end of their set, Raz was laying backwards on the floor, throttling his bass in an ecstatic rock star pose, when one festively sodden individual tripped and fell right on his face.
Asking Raz about the effects of this afterwards, he seemed to brush it off as "no big deal."
Another reason to be at this particularly odd location so late on Saturday Night/Sunday Morning - was to see and hear the joyous sounds of Brooklyn's own Dive
Much like the parent band that spawned them - Beach Fossils - they make a joyous sound that just makes you want to move your feet.
Two intertwined guitars - steady bass and drums. It's happy music for people who just want to love the sounds.
Good vocals too. They are a band who's music I enjoy a lot.
But - since this was a "Project X" type -party - it too ended with a kerfuffle - and the declaration that "this is being shut down!"
Though I wanted to see the next band - and was disappointed not to have on this occasion - I would get one more opportunity the following day.