SXSW 2010 Day Four Twitter Marathon: 23 Reports, From Scissor Sisters to Free Energy

March 21st, 2010 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

On the last major day of SXSW, the biggest story was the weather — a cold front moved in and badgeholders moved out. With only a few big shows to hold people’s attention (a Big Star tribute, Scissor Sisters, unofficial appearances by Andrew WK and Gwar), the streets that once held an impenetrable mass of people were now light trickles, with everyone moving to warmer places or heading home early. Still, there were no shortage of amazing young and emerging bands to check out, and we clearly caught our share.

Christopher R. Weingarten of @1000TimesYes wrapped up his Twitter odyssey yesterday — yes, he hit 100 tweets! — tweeting about 23 bands in 14 hours for @RollingStone. Relive his epic quest in our TwitterCam (clips range from the head-banging thrash of Voivoid to garagey punk of Titus Andronicus) and catch up on his 140-character reports here:

Check out our day one, day two and day three Twitter marathon recaps.

78) GAROTAS SUECAS: Tropicalia meets post-punk meets the comforting smell of free pancakes flipped by mom and dad!

79) JASON COLLETT: Broken Social Scenester provides throbbing, mildly rocking alt-country soundtrack to morning beer and vegan tacos.

80) KATIE STELMANIS: Pastoral indie songstress battles freezing cold, obnoxious audience creep, some asshole’s car alarm.

81) DÂM-FUNK: Stage banter is so much better through a vocoder.

82) DOMINIQUE YOUNG UNIQUE: Indescribable, unignorable mix of Miami bass, Neptunes, French house, dub-punk and a bratty 18-year-old MC.

83) MARIACHI EL BRONX: Maybe the world’s only punk mariachi band is completely slaying at 2:45, despite clearly having just woken up.

84) EXENE CERVENKA: The ex-X punk icon follows her country-folk muse on an out-of-the-way bar patio full of mellow vibes, playing kids.
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