SXSW As It Happens: Riot Grrrl Royalty, Bloody Drums, SXSW Parable, Portajohns And Quasi Kicks Ass
5:10 p.m.: "Quasi. Straight up rock and roll that smells like tacos and brisket and spilled Lone Star on kicked-up indie dirt."
Brandon K. Hernsberger
Brittanie Shey, 5:03 p.m.: "I'm at Kill Rock Stars, and if she weren't too cool for school my inner 15-year-old would be freaking out. Riot grrrl royalty everywhere." Brandon K. Hernsberger, 5:03 p.m.: "At Ms. Bea's, Todd P's party. Quasi playing, drummer from Sleater-Kinney, guitarist from the Jicks, used to date Elliot Smith. Dope. Hugest crowd I've seen here." Dan Oko, 5:09 p.m.: "A SXSW story in five words: 'Are you waiting, man? Sorry.'" Hernsberger, 5:12 p.m.: "Portajohns are festival revelations at day shows with free beer. And surprisingly, they're cleaner than outside." Hernsberger, 5:13 p.m.: "This just in: Drummer from Sleater-Kinney better than Meg White." Hernsberger, 5:17 p.m.: "Every venue I've been to has as no smoking sign outside. People are smoking. Austin's a dummy." Hernsberger, 5:18 p.m.: "New hipster trend - super-skinny people with a small to medium belly protrusion. You heard it here."
5:20 p.m.: This band, Trash Talk, hadn't even played yet. Note bloody drums.
Craig Hlavaty, 5:20 p.m.: "Trash Talk's drum set is already covered in blood. Just setting up. I feel at home." Hernsberger, 5:21 p.m.: "Another hipster trend - dogs that look as apathetic as their white owners. It's so goddamn amazing." Oko, 5:21 p.m.: "If you missed Motorhead, you could do worse than Pierced Arrows, a hard-rocking three-piece with the monster drummer banging rockabilly beats. These lumberjacks are from Portland, Ore. (too bad can't stay for Dengue Fever)." Oko, 5:21 p.m.: "Playing at Sidecar Thursday." Hernsberger, 5:22 p.m.: "V-neck T-shirts look like Back to the Future 2." Hernsberger, 5:24 p.m.: "Question - why would a place sell Lone Star for $4 when there's a liquor store across the street that sells six-packs for $5. Capitalism makes funny sense." Hernsberger, 5:33 p.m.: "Portajohn mirrors bring out the best in faces." Hernsberger, 5:45 p.m.: "Just saw Todd P. I wanna make out with him." Hernsberger, 6:00 p.m.: "Horse Feathers looks like Ron Howard had a grown-up baby with Bonnie Prince Billy." Shey, 6:00 p.m.: "OMG. Narduar the Human Serviette and Andrew WK at Headhunters. The shrunken heads of the Rat Pack frown on in disgust." Hernsberger, 6:01 p.m.: "White people fuckin' LOVE swaying."
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene each week with music news, trends, artist interviews and concert listings. We'll also send you special ticket offers and music deals.