The accolades should go to the bands/artists who took a chance on playing such an unproven showcase idea and the music fans who, with no information, showed up. They had no idea who was playing, had to wake up at 10am, and reminded me that people still care about taking chances when it comes to musical discovery. While I love the frantic and packed nature of SXSW, this showcase acted as a flip side to the whole festival and will go down as one of my favorite shows we've ever been part of. We will definitely make this an annual secret show at SXSW, so be on the look out next year for the RSVP details.
If you missed it, the guys at Backseat Sandbar were nice enough to shoot a bunch of video. Enjoy:
THE HENRY CLAY PEOPLE
MIRACLES OF MODERN SCIENCE
KEVIN BARNES (OF MONTREAL)