SLUG SXSW 2014 Stats – Day One 03.11

Posted March 12, 2014 in
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SLUGger: Angela H. Brown, Editor
Number of shows: 13
Number of FREE alcoholic beverages: 1
Food item of the day:
Tofu Bowl from Kimchi Burrito truck
Number of parties attended: 1
Number of women wearing cut-off shorts: 200
Amount of swag: Offered twice, declined twice

-5 p.m. Neil Young/SXSW Interview @ Ballroom D Austin Convention Center = Thumbs Up
-7:30 p.m. Hari Kondabolu/SXSW Comedy @ The Hideout = Thumbs Down
-7:45 p.m. Todd Berry/SXSW Comedy @ The Hideout = Thumbs Up
-8:00 p.m. Andy Haynes/SXSW Comedy @ The Hideout = Both Thumbs Up
-8:15 p.m. Alex Cameron/Avant/Experimental Showcase @ The Iron Bear = Both Thumbs Up [Pictured]
-9:00 p.m. Polytype/ Electronic Showcase @ The Iron Bear = Both Thumbs Up
-9:30 p.m. Glass Animals/Harvest Records @ Haven = Thumbs Down
-10 p.m. Psalm Zero/Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy @ Mohawk Indoor = Thumbs Up
-11 p.m. Power Trip/Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy @ Mohawk Outdoor = Thumbs Up
-11:20 p.m. Primitive Man/Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy @ Mohawk Indoor = Thumbs Down
-12:00 a.m. Kylesa/Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy @ Mohawk Outdoor = Thumbs Up
-12:20 a.m. Gnaw/Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy @ Mohawk Indoor = Double Thumbs Up
-1:05 a.m. Indian/Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy @ Mohawk Outdoor = Thumbs Up

Best show of the day:
-12:20 a.m. Gnaw/Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy @ Mohawk Indoor

Gnaw is a noise band from NYC featuring four members that make and play their own instruments. They create dark, hypnotic ear-piercing experimental music that seems to have an improvisational component. I had never heard of Gnaw before entering Pitchfork’s Showcase. Finding new bands like Gnaw is one of the reasons why SXSW remains to be a unique and exciting experience for hundreds of thousands of music lovers.