SLUG SXSW 2014 Stats – Day One 03.11
SLUGger: Cody Kirkland, Digital Content Coordinator
Number of shows: 10
Number of FREE alcoholic beverages: 1
Food item of the day: Chinese BBQ Tofu Taco from The Peached Tortilla. Still licking that sauce off my fingers.
Number of parties attended: 1
Number of girls wearing faded high-waisted denim cutoff shorts with lace tights beneath: ~500,000
Amount of swag: 1 SXSW bag I’ll never use except for maybe holding my dirty undies.
-5:00 p.m. Neil Young/SXSW Interview @ Ballroom D Austin Convention Center = Thumbs Up
-8:00 p.m. Teenburger/Nerdcore Showcase @ Flamingo Cantina = Both Thumbs Up [Pictured]
-8:25 p.m. Adam WarRock/Nerdcore Showcase @ Flamingo Cantina = Both Thumbs Up
-9:00 p.m. Polytype/ Electronic Showcase @ The Iron Bear = Both Thumbs Up
-10:00 p.m. Omotai @ Metal & Lace = Thumbs Up
-10:00 p.m. Via Audio @ Headhunters Patio = Thumbs Sideways
-10:20 p.m. Psalm Zero/Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy @ Mohawk Indoor = Thumbs Sideways
-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
-12:50 a.m. AFRIKAN BOY/International Hip Hop Showcase @ Red 7 = Thumbs Sideways
Best show of the day:
-8:00 p.m. Teenburger/Nerdcore Showcase @ Flamingo Cantina
This Canadian trio—two emcees and one DJ—rapped about poutine, among other things. Their style was like early Hieroglyphics with nods to Kurtis Blow and Sugarhill Gang and they rocked the stage confidently and nerdily. Highlights include one emcee pouring beer on his head and over his ’80s dad glasses all sultry-like during an interlude with “I Wanna Know What Love Is,” and the DJ’s skilled, Macbook-free mixing.