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Wednesday, March 23

CTD @ SXSW 2011 Day 1

Brook and I had the pleasure of representing CTD/saki at SXSW this year. Between the two of us, we've accumulated many, many pictures of bands, food, scenery and good times. Here is a photo montage of my favorite things from Day 1:

After a early as balls flight, we land in Austin in the afternoon and meet with Patrick, president of CTD and former resident of this fair city. This means: he knows ALL of the best places to eat. We started off with veggie tacos at Magnolia Cafe

Stopping in to the record store mecca that is Waterloo. They had major indie acts playing free concerts all week long including Telekinesis, Greenhornes, and Pains of Being Pure at Heart, to veterans like Meat Puppets and J Mascis.

Local garage favorites White Mystery @ the CHIRP Radio/Burger Records day party at the killer punk dive record shop Trailer Space.

Gold Panda closes out the Ioda party at Emo's outdoor tent. His dub-y glitchy tunes in the late afternoon were a needed change of pace from punk rock debauchery that we just came from.

I damned my pseudo-vegetarian ways for a few days and indulged into some BBQ. This was at the infamous Ironworks. The Brisket was delicious!

After catching a few acts on the official Kanine Records showcase, and sets by Olafur Arnalds and Ted Leo at Swan Dive, we found the perfect way to end the evening, Low performing at St. Davids Episcopal Church. Further proving that houses of worship is the only way to hear the delicately austere group from Duluth, MN.

We ate BBQ, saw bands, met with colleagues and managed not to end up hot messes on 6th street. All in all, not a bad first day of SXSW!

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