Day two of SXSW has come and gone, and we’re feeling exhilarated, overwhelmed, full of Tex-Mex, and frankly a little out of breath. (People do a lot of walking in Austin.)
If you’ve been following along in your prayer books, then you’ll know that SiriusXMU has been
salivating over hanging out with a ton of bands at SiriusXM’s Austin City Limits studio and at the Fader Fort. Bands like: Cloud Nothings (who revealed plans to collab with Wavves’ Nathan Williams), Real Estate, Angel Olsen, Tokyo Police Club, Chromeo, So So Glos, Small Black, The Hold Steady, Steve Aoki, Speedy Ortiz, and more.
Now you understand why we’re out of breath, right?
Let’s review the day:
Dylan from Cloud Nothings a) revealed plans to collab with Nathan Williams of Wavves and b) flaunted his height next to Real Estate. Dude’s friends with everybody! (PS. We need these three to form a new band called Cloud Estate.)
Angel Olsen came by the ACL studio.
Small Black gave us come-hither eyes.
Drendge stopped by the Fader Fort. (PS. Isn’t it fun saying that name? DRENGE.)
Connan Mockasin told us that his belted kimono was meant to emulate Anakin Skywalker.
We took a break to watch Eagulls perform on the Fader Fort stage.
The Hold Steady grabbed a Peep, and guitarist Tad Kubler claimed to have a Peeps tattoo.
Hospitality huddled together for a #sxsselfie.
Ellis from San Fermin looked dapper as always.
Lizzo got cozy with SXMU’s Jenny Eliscu.
Steve Aoki showed up, prompting a sea of excited EDM fans to swarm the SiriusXMU booth.
Here’s Steve talking about how he’s an early ’00s indie-rock junkie.
Tokyo Police Club turned out to be the nicest people in the world.
Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz did Tyra’s smize proud.
The So So Glos threw a peace sign and talked about moving out of (but still playing in) Brooklyn’s Shea Stadium.
And last, but not least, Chromeo stopped by and posed like the would-be model he is.