SXSW As It Happens: Riot Grrrl Royalty, Bloody Drums, SXSW Parable, Portajohns And Quasi Kicks Ass

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."

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."

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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