AT SXSW: Michael Stipe of R.E.M. (All photos by Perry Julien.)
Music conference vs. music festival.
Badges vs. wristbands vs. free shows.
Official showcases vs. un-official showcases.
Regardless of your opinions, there is something about 1,700 bands getting together for 24 hours of music.
I was able to see and photograph 49 bands over five days. Fucking rock excess.
Below are photos from: REM, Dark Meat, Ocha La Rocha, Elf Power, Dead Confederate, The Whigs, Von Bondies, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Raveonettes, Vampire Weekend, and X.
OCHA LA ROCHA
BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW
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Well, this years Music Midtown sucks!
I'm pretty sure he was 19.
3 people apparently love handing over an extra 40% in fees for nothing in return…
Dang. I thought they would name some actual headliners.
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