March 11, 2011
Emo's, Austin TX
March 11th, I took part in my first South by South West (SXSW) experience. I have lived here in Texas for going on now 5 years, and I have not yet experienced SXSW. Until now, I thought it was a festival of unsigned bands where big name signed bands would make secret show appearances and the fans get uber pissed because we weren't in the know to get in to see them. SXSw is so much more than that! SXSW is an industry event covering not just music, but performance, and arts, and graphic arts and movies and anything you can think of that needs networking, you will find it here.
I made the trek to Austin to participate in one of the coolest shows I have had the privilege in which to perform. Big Bang Bordello claimed an evening of Sultry Texas Stempunk, with vendors and bands and bad ass burlesque. It was a show with many of my favorite performers, so I was definitley in for a treat.
Get an eyeful of the photos from the burlesque show at Zach Garner Photos.
Read along with Devin's account of the evening's shows at Clutter Magazine.