Forgive me, but I'm currently mentally and physically unable to write anything longer than a photo caption. So today I headed south of the river to a couple of parties far from the SXSW madding crowd...
Welcome to South Austin, y'all.
Your entertainment for this afternoon. And entertaining it was.
Austin's Secret Weapons, fronted by party organizer Ashleigh Daniel, rip the best song ever about front-yard commerce, "Yard Sale."
Secret Weapons drummer Don Clark keeps it tight.
Former Ignorance Park frontman Johnny Walker revisited Elvis Costello's early days with his new band Poor People.
L.A. AC/DC acolytes Barrio Tiger were hard as a rock.
Just three dudes trying not to bro down too hard...
Dallas duo the Vibes brutalized the blues. Over your shoulder, Black Keys.
This kid had the best seat in the house all day long.
The keg line around 4 p.m., when the Lone Star ran out.
Rooster-like Austin rockers A Few Nice Things brought some Faces swagger to the party.
Ashleigh Daniel chillaxes with South Austin's No. 1 perpetrator and Underwood frontman Bill Davis.
Austin singer-songwriter Jane Bond and Saturday's birthday girl Lori, who in lieu of presents had a donation box for her "Sewing Machine Fund."
Houston/Austin fraternal trio Amplified Heat brought some fearsome Texas boogie to Austin underground zine Whoopsy's Trophy's party.
Second-generation Texas rocker Shandon Sahm shows off his super-secret "detoxifier." Can I have some of that? - Chris Gray