Wu-Tang, Wild Flag, Fishbone, Yelawolf among highlights at the Village Voice SXSW party
Our parent company, Village Voice Media, went whole hog with their annual SXSW bash this year, moving it from its previous home at La Zona Rosa into the Austin Music Hall (which was also the site of last night's MTVu Woodie Awards), stretching out the event into the late-night hours, and doubling the number of bands on the bill.
The lineup for the evening was almost jarringly diverse at times, but it also gave the event a sense of momentum as the audience waited to see what would happen next. A clear highlight of the first part of the show was a set by Wild Flag, a relatively new act that features former Sleater-Kinney bandmates Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss, and the women leg-kicked their way through an amazing set of churning rock songs that hearkened back to their days as riot grrl pioneers.
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