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  1. Re: There are way to many fucking festivals now

    I will be going to ilosaarirock festival in 10 days in Finland.

    http://www.ilosaarirock.fi/2014/english/lineup/?m=l

    Portishead, Trentemoller, Haim, Alice in Chains, Ellie Goulding, Asap Ferg...
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    Re: SXSW 2014

    A couple videos.

    Damon Albarn Del Snoop and Dan The Automater - Clint Eastwood


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5BxR3QXpik

    Future Islands - Seasons (audio mostly sucks, video is good)
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    Re: SXSW 2014

    I only made it 2 days this year, but Friday I made it into the Spin Party for Future islands (amazing), Warpaint (3 song set, ran late), Schoolboy Q (hype), Cloud Nothings, Orwells, Temples, Future,...
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    Re: NEW FUTURE ISLANDS ALBUM. SO GOOD.

    Easily one of the best shows I saw at sxsw. Bought tickets for their Dallas show immediately on the way home. Front man is crazy awesome.
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    Re: SXSW 2014

    It doesn't look like I will be able to go this year now. Maybe Friday and Saturday if I get everything finished up at work.

    It sucks I have 14 vacation days, but can't take this week off.

    I do...
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    Re: SXSW 2014

    Sounds like nearly everyone has been denied fader access this year. They never closed it so everyone will get on their email list.
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    Re: SXSW 2014

    I may have to cancel my sxsw plans altogether or only go Friday and Saturday. I was specifically asked to shorten my vacation during a teleconference by our customer for our critical design review in...
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    Re: SXSW 2014

    Damon Albarn is closing Fader Fort Friday night it sounds like. Will play that by ear based on his Wednesday NPR show. Too much going on to pay much attention.
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    Re: SXSW 2014

    I won a free membership to atxshhh.com which does a good job of throwing together the free parties for easy viewing and schedule building. It contains links to most of the rsvp's and is normally $5...
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    Re: SXSW 2014

    Fader Fort Day one.

    I will probably kick it here all day.

    LIL BIBBY
    BIPOLAR SUNSHINE
    TEMPLES
    SAGE THE GEMINI + HBK GANG
    THE ORWELLS
    ISAIAH RASHAD + SZA
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    Re: SXSW 2014

    I am still hoping the KRS-One showcase shows up. Someone mentioned on twitter they were going to be playing the same showcase as him, and he has the brooklyn to the bronx documentary playing during...
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    Re: SXSW 2014

    Hype hotel, Fader and the Spin party are usually mandatory rsvp's that require waiting in line for a wristband. It is tough to say what other ones will be checking them, but I am pretty sure the spin...
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    Re: SXSW 2014

    For got to RSVP for spin and it closed. It wouldn't load on my phone. Warpaint, cloud nothings, Against Me and a few others. Was an rsvp needed to get in? I forgot.
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    Re: SXSW 2014

    Or possibly Big Boi and Phantogram.

    Hype Hotel usually snags the best line-ups. That's where I saw Disclosure, Chvrches, !!!, Flume, Fidlar, Polyphonic Spree, Mě, Austra and a few other bands last...
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    Re: SXSW 2014

    Regarding the Phantogram show at the mohawk, get there early. I made it into Alt-J, Toro Y Moi, and Austra last year with no issues, but had to get there early. There was a lot of distractions going...
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    Re: SXSW 2014

    MTV Woodies RSVP is up. Didn't last long last year.

    http://woodiesrsvp.com/
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    Re: SXSW 2014

    Here are few random videos I have recorded from sxsw over the years. The point of this post is the diversity of shows you can see at sxsw for free without a badge.

    Thee Oh Sees

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    Re: SXSW 2014

    I will be going as usual again this year . I have been going since 2008 and never had a badge or wristband. If possible, the best bet is to stay with friends in austin if you have them, otherwise the...
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    Re: SXSW 2013

    Here are my pictures from Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday: Fear Of Men, Braids, Maserati, Caitlin Rose, Polyphonic Spree, Disclosure. From Hype Hotel and Brooklyn vegan parties
    Thursday: Autre ne...
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    Re: SXSW 2013

    Agree on riff Raff, total crap. Didn't even include on my list. Blue Hawaii was so good. Glad I caught that. Flume, Blue Hawaii and Chvrches were my top 3 electronic acts. I got a great video of...
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    Re: SXSW 2013

    Definitely had a blast this year as usual. Probably spent most of my time at Hype Hotel, it had a/c which was useful and the best put together for sxsw venue with sounds and lighting. No clue yet how...
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    Re: SXSW 2013

    So far, I think I will skip fader altogether this year. It's almost all hip hop and the bands I would care to see are in the middle of the day against other things I want to see. I will definitely...
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    Re: SXSW 2013

    According to sxshhh, there are 4175 artists on their schedule. No other festival comes close, there is music everywhere you turn. It's also like walking around in a giant commercial, but we don't...
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    Re: SXSW 2013

    Instead of pedicabs, buy a cheap pawn shop or walmart bike and then sell it at a pawn shop or give it away. Just an idea. So much more freedom. It's easy for me since I am driving down though.

    My...
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    Re: SXSW 2013

    I was lucky to get into fader after it crashed. I basically missed the RSVP when it opened then crashed, but got in when they reopened it later for 9 minutes before it hit capacity. Still not sure...
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    Re: SXSW 2013

    Spotify House RSVP. I think it was taking the MWTX location.

    http://sxspotify.com/
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    Re: SXSW 2013

    Mess With Texas is a no go this year. Confirmed by cameraonatsxsw from funfunfunfest on twitter.

    Disappointing. But that's how it goes. I wish they did something at waterloo park again. MWTX was...
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    Re: SXSW 2013

    The Flaming Lips, Jim James and Divine Fits will be playing Friday at Auditorium Shores. This will be a guaranteed cluster fuck of people, but I want to go see Jim James if possible. I think Thursday...
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    Re: SXSW 2013

    Fader and Pure Volume are the 2 most important RSVP's. You have to be ready for the Fader RSVP. It opened and closed quickly last year. I think the RSVP opened on MArch 7th and lasted an hour or two....
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    Re: SXSW 2013

    3 days on a bike at sxsw will leave one completely exhausted on Saturday. You can always check pawn shops for cheap bikes or even a walmart crap bike. I got a $35 bmx bike at a pawn shop for sxsw...
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    Re: SXSW 2013

    do512.com Is one of the best resources for finding out bands playing sxsw.

    They have a whole section for sxsw and will post the rsvp's, line-ups, parties and bands schedules playing sxsw and will...
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    Re: SXSW 2013

    Here is a list of current parties.

    http://i.do512.com/c/sx2013/events/all-parties/2013/03/08/?time

    Do512 is one of the best resources for figuring out what to do and see.

    Other bands...
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    Re: SXSW 2012

    I only paid $20 for the Sarah Jaffe showcase, other than that everything was free and I spent less than $200 total for 5 days in austin staying at a friends house.

    It is like a living commercial,...
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    Re: SXSW 2012

    They were amazing. Almost missed out after losing my drivers license tonight. One more day to go. Been awesome and crowded.
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    Re: SXSW 2012

    Schedule is up at http://mwtxparty.com/

    Just saw built to spill at 35 denton last night and it was good.

    The Hype hotel RSVP closes in an hour.

    http://hypem.com/hotel/rsvp

    Wednesday all...
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    Re: SXSW 2012

    Fader fort schedule is up. Since I am arriving and getting my wristband Wednesday, Santigold is the plan if it's not already stupid packed.

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    Re: SXSW 2012

    Read this entire thread. You will have so much fun without a wristband. You did miss out on fader fort rsvp today, best bet is to see if anyone in the wristband line has an extra plus one like I...
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    Re: SXSW 2012

    Jack White is playing a third man show. gonna try and catch that.

    Nas is playing Illmatic for vevo with sleigh Bells opening at the power plant.

    I saw Sleigh Bells twice at sxsw in 2010 before...
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    Re: King of Limbs...

    A couple videos from the show last night.

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    Re: SXSW 2012

    I definitely want to catch Miike Snow somewhere this year. Not arriving until Wednesday so I can't catch the Tuesday show. Hype-M is supposed to take over Pure volume House and if thats the case it...
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    Re: SXSW 2012

    Mess With Texas is 3 days this year. No line-up yet. It was stupid packed last year and I just went to Fader.
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    Re: SXSW 2012

    No usually badges never get cut off, it is for non wristband badge people as they have their own line and get priority over non wb/badge people. It's in/out for wristband badge people mostly, but i...
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    Re: SXSW 2012

    A lot of the times you may have to commit to a venue if you want to see a band later. This is especially the case for fader fort, get there early or you won't make it in later. Sometimes they cut off...
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    Re: SXSW 2012

    I was posting sxsw stuff on inforoo, but it feels like I am talking to an empty room most of the time.

    Really hoping I can catch Miike Snow there without a badge this year. I didn't have issues...
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    Re: SXSW 2012

    The biggest thing being supported with this thread is thay wristbands and badges aren't needed. It does seem to get more and more crowded every year, since it is also during spring break in Austin....
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    SXSW 2012

    Already can't wait, always one of the funnest weekends of the year.

    The music portion runs from March 13-18 2012

    So far here is the first round of bands:

    http://sxsw.com/music/shows/bands
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  47. Thread: SXSW2011

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    Re: SXSW2011

    As far as the other questions go, staying around downtown Austin is the best idea if you can. The epicenter of sxsw is Red River near 6th street downtown encompassing many blocks in all directions. I...
  48. Thread: SXSW2011

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    Re: SXSW2011

    I go every year and have never had a badge or a wristband. It's ungodly how many bands play. Will it be crowded? yes. Will you miss a few shows? yes. Can any person on the planet see all 2000 bands...
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    Re: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 Austin, TX

    True, I have seen him 3 times this year including twice that weekend. Which is overkill.

    Here are my Sunday pics consolidated.
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    Re: St. Vincent

    I wish this had better audio, since she played She is Beyond Good and Evil in Dallas and it slays in a small venue. You didn't get to see the lightshow with this song on Fallon.

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