Waiting for August is a fun, unique band that wanted some fun, unique photos. None of us had spent much time in a laundromat in awhile, certainly not for a photo shoot, but we agreed to give it a whirl (ha). What a blast! And who knew you could find all those instruments in the machines?! Except poor Ben, he didn't find anything (but he figured he'd leave a little something in the dryer for the next person.) :p
Thanks to Waiting for August for the opportunity to hang out and do something fun and creative. And thanks to Tony Johnson for second shooting. Couldn't have done it without you!
I'm sure I've mentioned The Men From Nantucket here before. Oh yes! Here, here, here and here! They are a great Austin band that broke up right as Jef and I moved to town. We got here just in time to see their final show (and the rehearsal for the final show since I was roommates w/ the lead singer and drummer at the time). For a band that hasn't officially existed as long as we've lived here, I've become quite a fan thanks to their many reunion shows.
A few weeks ago they had their 5th Final Show at Elysium. Loved seeing the boys back together again and anytime I see Waiting for August is a good day.
Another year, another SXSW. I didn't participate much this year, but it would be tragic for something this epic to be in our town and not bear a little witness. I was only downtown one afternoon, but it's easy to get swept up with all that energy and passion in a span of few downtown blocks.
A few of my favorites photos are below, full set is on Flickr.
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings:
Courtney Love / Hole:
The media frenzy that is Courtney Love / Hole:
The inevitable "LA'ing" of Austin:
These guys are called Battlehooch and are from San Francisco. Hands down the most fun I had all day.
Just hangin' out in their Super suits. Like ya do.
Simple and classic. A great way to end SXSW.
Pictures from the She Craves show at Stubb's last weekend. Great job, guys!
The girls in the front row LOVED the show. They rocked out the whole time, dancing and jumping around. At the end of the last song they gave Christine some bracelets they'd been wearing.
One Eyed Doll A quirky two-piece band that followed She Craves. They remind me a bit of Dresden Dolls.