SXSW 2011: pics and clips round 2

Ok so we suck at blogging, we know. SXSW has been over for a week, and we quit blogging on festival Thursday, which is the last day Abby was in Austin for SXSW 2011. She had a previously scheduled weekend with her friends in San Diego, so Jeremey rolled solo for the remainder of the festival.

These are photos and video from Abby’s last day at SXSW 2011. Expect a couple more SXSW updates! Jeremey actually brought the camera with him on a few outings and we’ve got lots more pics to share.

We started the day at our friend and host, Shannon’s house and then headed to the Alamo Theater on Lamar for the Documentary Shorts Program 1. The picture below is the line outside the theater at 11:00 am. Badges and wristbands got in first, and because we had neither, we had to wait for the theater to confirm that there was enough room. There almost always was.

This is a list of the shorts we saw from the link above with extra links and info (just in case the official page goes away):

100 Bands In 100 Days
Directors: Shout It Out Loud Music & Nick Sonderup
Come along as one music fan endures 100 consecutive nights of live music, beer and self-discovery. Let’s go binge gigging.

Director: Austin Wilson
Living proof that time travelers are among us.

Library of Dust
Directors: Ondi Timoner & Robert James
Death becomes art when a photographer captures images of deceased patients at a mental hospital.

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Love Lockdown (We like this one the best)
Director: Nadia Hallgren
This short is the story of Shoshanna, a young mother from NYC. Told through late-night phone calls on public radio, she awaits the fate of Felix, her children’s father, incarcerated and on trial.

My Big Red Purse
Director: Giancarlo Iannotta
A short story about the director’s mother reminiscing over her most prized childhood possession: a big red purse in the shape of a triangle.

Noc na Tanečku (Night at the Dance)
Director: Annie Silverstein
A profile of the last days of a Czech dance hall in rural Texas—and the old-timers who come there to polka.

Professional (beautifully shot)
Director: Skylar Nielsen
Metal-fabricator Neil Youngberg never planned on taking over his grandfather’s business and is now faced with passing on his legacy.

Director: Jessica Edwards
An ode to the hardest working boats on the waterways and the people who pilot them.

After the films the guys from 100 Bands in 100 Days, My Big Red Purse, and Love Lockdown answered questions from the crowd.

This is actually from the previous day when we saw FUBAR. FUBAR 2, Balls to the Wall premiered at the festival, but we missed that and caught the first one instead. (Just thought we’d throw that pic in here.)

After the documentaries, we had lunch with one of our local friends, Erin and we also ran into the Knolls, a couple of wonderful friends of ours who we know from SF, but are currently living in Vegas. Thomas Knoll was in town for the interactive festival and stayed because he has family nearby.

After lunch we headed to Cheer Up Charlies, which is a venue on the East Side that also has a lot of food trucks.

Magic Bullets was our first band of the day, and they just so happened to be from SF.

This is an NPR youtube clip of another SXSW 2011 performance of theirs (We figure NPR needs the love.):

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Next stop, sixth street madness.

After taking it all in, we lucked into a free show at BeerLand. The band we saw was called Chealsea Wolfe. They were haunting, gothish, and performed well.

See for yourself, here’s a clip we shot:

Since that doesn’t really sum it up, definitely check out their vimeo page for some full on weirdness.

After that show we stumbled around on sixth street a little more and then caught another band called Resplandor at 512.

We ended the day at Yellow Jacket Social Club (as we did every day).

Amy was handling the inside, while Shannon held court at the outside bar with the hot dogs.

Our homie Dave was in town from Brooklyn and hanging out there.

Our friend Loni was there too.

What a day.

One Response to “SXSW 2011: pics and clips round 2”

  1. david d says:

    Awesome post, great pics! I really want to see love lockdown, sounds cool.

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