SXSW Entry #8: Random Round-up!

Well, this is the end of the line for my SXSW 2011. Blanca still has an excellent interview with Gepe to bring y'all, but in the meantime, here's some short, ALL CAPSy, nuggets from this year's festival.
  • As pictured above, some muralists in Austin are a tad RAYCESS (really, this chale one is the most appropriate part of the building I could post).
  • He was perhaps the most anticipated act at SXSW, and for the most part, James Blake really showe--ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
  • Even though his live show was pretty much aural Nyquil, I will say that Mr. Blake's re -appropriation of Justin Bieber's former haircut was pretty awesome.
  • Owen Pallett was very very VERY good in concert--even when he's playing just by himself with a violin. And he also delivered the best line at SXSW when he reminded the crowd to "Never say 'faggot."
  • Ximena Sariñana's boyfriend is a vegan and eats gluten-free pancakes, but she eats meat like a barbarian and YOU WILL LIKE IT!
  • Next rap act I see live that overuses this fucking airhorn will be KICKED IN THEIR PANSA. Curren$y and Shabazz Palaces may thus continue to live. Das Racist can fucking die.
  • Gold star award goes to Tune-Yards, oh I'm sorry--tUnE-yArDs. Amazing in concert. "Bizness" is going to drive everyone who rides in my car crazy over the next 4-6 months.
  • Thao from Thao with the Get Down Stay Down #cangetit
  • Davila 666 is loud as all hell and I am so angry at myself that I never caught one of their sets in full. I promise I will make it up to them one day and post a concert review immediately, provided I don't spend the next day at an otolaryngologist.
  • For those disgusted by my initial posting of a half-eaten veggie torta, I present both an apology and a rebuttal:
  • Well, that's it for me. Thank you to all the artists, journalists, and industry folk who helped me with various Club Fonograma-related stuff all week, thanks to Carlos Reyes for diligently answering his e-mails and TALKING SHIT ON TWITTER BEHIND MY BACK. Just kidding, I still love you. But not as much as I love you people who indulged me over the past few days and read these posts. I couldn't have done it without you. As always, my standing offer to purchase food for you on the streets of Austin continues. But please, no pulled pork for a while...