Officially the South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) began yesterday, but March 10 (often called overlap day) featured day parties stocked with bands and booze. Monday was also the first Jimmy Kimmel Live taping at the Long Center with Austin's own White Denim.
Yesterday we hung at the Spotify House for Jungle and Future Islands then beat it over to the Fader Fort preview with Charli XCX and Chromeo. Tuesday evening ended at the Sailor Jerry House where surprise guest Kurt Vile entertained folks who managed to find their second wind as the set began late (around 12:45 p.m.) Despite illogical brand activations, a crush of people in town for overlap day and a hectic schedule, the first two days at SXSW Music revealed a couple gems.
We will get to all the above after you click through to the list items which include some cool images like Snoop Dogg getting some brownie love from a fan, a birdseye view of the Fader Fort layout, White Denim showing the Kimmel production crew how to finish a show, Austin's Not in the Face tearing it up and your new favorite band, Future Islands.
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