Saturday, March 15, 2008

SXSW Music Festival Austin, Texas

I had a chance to go to Austin, Texas for South by Southwest (SXSW). For those you don't know, SXSW is a week long music festival covering all types of genres. This years acts included Re Up Gang, NERD, Bun B, Vampire Weekend, A Trak, Cool Kids and more....

This was my first time attending SXSW and visiting Austin, Texas. The weather was HOT!!!! It was 95 degrees on Friday!

View from my hotel room Austin at night.

Artistic picture of Austin at night

One thing about SXSW is there is so many free things being given out! I got a crapload of chewing gum, and a host of other stuff. A lot of advertising on the streets.

Oscar Meyer Weiner car in the house!

The first show I went to for the night was the Duckdown Records Party and then off to the Bun B Show. First off this is Bun B's home turf, being from Houston. The club was tiny, there were about 100 people outside who wanted to get in but couldn't.

Bun B in the house!

Dizzee Rascal came out to perform with Bun B.

I was down there working with the Re Up Gang and Play Cloths.

Re Up Gang performed 2 events at SXSW this year. First off was the performance at the Rhapsody House.

Ab Liva getting ready to perform before a packed house!

Malice getting ready to perform

Sandman ready to go as well!

Re Up Gang backstage!

Clipse starting out the show!

Clipse goin hard in front of a packed house!

Malice enjoying the crowds energy!

Re Up Gang aka Fearsome Foursome on the stage!

Re Up Gang...All Day Everyday!

Sandman and Ab Liva rockin the stage!

Re Up Gang being interviewed after the show.

After the show, we ran and grabbed dinner and then headed to The Fader House to watch N*E*R*D perform.

I know there has been some chatter about Pharrell and the Clipse not being cool after hearing the Re Up Gang We Got it For Cheap Vol 3 tape, rest assured, they are all beef here!

N*E*R*D and RE Up Gang walking to the stage.

Pharrell and Pusha T talking biz as usual.

N*E*R*D going wild on stage at the Fader Fort!

The next day the Re Up Gang was scheduled to perform at Emo's. On the bill was Cool Kids, Flosstradamus, A Trak with Re Up Gang performing last. Shouts to Ice Cube, WC and Wale comin out to support the Re Up Gang. Congrats Wale on the deal!

Dressing room from hell!

Malice on stage

Pusha T on stage

Clipse on stage

Aziz from Human Giant loves the Re Up Gang!
Im beat from the past 4 days but had a great time!