SLUG SXSW 2014 Stats – Day Three 03.13

Posted March 14, 2014 in
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SLUGger: Joshua Joye, Lead Designer
Number of shows: 9
Number of FREE alcoholic beverages: 1
Food item of the day: Beet Fries @ East Side Kings (Food Truck)
Number of parties attended: 1
Number of Doc Martens seen: 1
Amount of swag: 5

-8:00 p.m. Holy Wave/Rock Showcase @ Hotel Vegas Volstead = Thumbs Up
-8:30 p.m. Nightmare Air/Rock Showcase @ Hotel Vegas Volstead = Horizontal Thumbs
-9:00 p.m. Raw Geronimo/Rock Showcase @ Hotel Vegas Volstead = Thumbs Up
-10:00 p.m. Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin’/Blues Showcase @ Hilton Creekside = Thumbs Down
-11:00 p.m. Kayo Dot/Invisible Oranges Showcase @ Quantum Lounge = Thumbs Up
-11:50 p.m. Steve Gunn/Ground Control Touring Showcase @ Red 7 (Indoor) = Horizontal Thumbs
-12:00 a.m. Merchandise/4AD Presented by Howl Showcase @ Cheer Up Charlie’s = Horizontal Thumbs
-12:50 a.m. Kurt Vile/Ground Control Touring Showcase @ Red 7 (Indoor) = Thumbs Up

Best show of the day:
-Kayo Dot /Invisible Oranges Showcase @ Quantum Lounge

Seeing Kayo Dot live brings light to their sound in the basic form “metal.” Although, the dynamic range of “experimental” and “avant-goth” sides shines through by speeding up and slowing down the bands timing and vocals. The band goes from fast death metal vocals and drumming with added saxophone, to slow, melodic psychedelic vocals dripping with reverb and swaying guitar riffs.