Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Day 2 - SXSW - Wednesday 14th - Part 1

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 had me up "bright and early" - well "early" SXSW time.  Which is just after midday.

I headed down to my first scheduled appointment - an interview with the lovely Katy Goodman and a performance by her band La Sera!  Much thanks to Sarah and everyone at ForceField PR for making the arrangements.

Nice mural on the outdoor stage wall of club Red 7 during the ForceField/Terrorbird day party.

Katy and I headed out front to do a photo shoot and then an interview.  That audio/video interview will appear in a later entry.

The boys of La Sera are a great bunch of guys who were easy to joke around with.  They also are top-notch musicians, so it's easy to see why Katy has them in her band.

Katy cuts an adorable figure as we snapped away.

Photo shoot done, we sat down and had a nice chat about the new La Sera album - "Sees The Light"

Taking a picture with people I like - it's kinda become a habit.

Back inside, the band Forest Fire was into their set.

They had an appealing alternative rock sound

An appropriately casual style


Time for the La Sera show, and the crowd packs in.

Katy and the boys showcased tracks from both of the band's albums.

The Austin crowd enjoys the quality sounds
Next up was Brooklyn dreampoppers Widowspeak
It's a classic sound that Molly and her band delivers
Guitar riffs and textures that drive the sound
It's a harsh realm out there, but Molly and her crew know how to navigate it
Full band after the show.
More of this day to follow in the next blog!


Anonymous said...

Cool photos. Seems like a lot of people enjoyed the show!

Ivanka said...

oh Dave seems like you had a great time! beautiful photos!

DaveCromwell said...

The shows were excellent. The day was sunny - everyone was "high" (lol)

I wish I could say more but I'm moving as fast as I can ;-)

Patricia Mena said...

You had a fabulous fun! Great pics, was a "Maximum guitar time" i think.

DaveCromwell said...

"Maximum guitar time" is going to be my new motto, Paty!

William said...

Day 2 was just as exciting as Day 1 - which is not the case very often - for example in court cases, relationships and more... I'm digging the new motto- it can replace "Lie Pitchfork but less douchey!"

Mr Smork said...

i'm not gonna mention again of all those cool musicians you met (it goes without saying)
but i like your snaps - bright and clean. really good.

DaveCromwell said...

Each following day had just as many highlights, Will. Right up until late Sunday night. 6 consecutive days of non-stop shows.

Yeah, I'm very pleased with how nearly all of my photos came out, Mr. Smork. Some with a dedicated camera and some with the HTC Sensation. You really can't tell the difference. Of course, I do edit them all with the same processing software, so that gives them all a more uniform quality.

Anonymous said...

Very nice photos, Dave. Keep them coming.

DaveCromwell said...

Yup - another round on the way, eagle.

Andy Von Pip said...

Love that La Sera album , in my top five of the year thus far ...Great pix too

DaveCromwell said...

Yeah, "Sees The Light" is wonderful new pop album, Andy. The whole thing is a great listen, first track to last.

Equally impressive is how the live show delivers these tunes with equal aplomb.