Thursday, April 1, 2010

One long, last farewell to SXSW 2010: Hole, WhoMadeWho, and Dominique Young Unique.

Reader, we are FINALLY FINISHED with our SXSW 2010 recap series!  Are you sad?  You're sad.  Stop crying.  Cowboy up.

Since assuming the role of in-house Austin Eavesdropper videographer, GARY! has dived* into his new duties with stunning aplomb. Here are the last four videos he shot during SXSW, of three very different acts.  First, the girl with the most cake.

Below is Courtney Love at the Perez Hilton party. I'm going to start with "Violet," because I love her commentary at the beginning. Girl's all class!

Also, "Celebrity Skin." God, doesn't this song take you back? In 7th grade I had this song on a mix(tape) right before "Seether" by Veruca Salt. Good times.

Moving on then, to WhoMadeWho.  Of the three bands included in this post, they are probably my favorite. GARY! describes them thusly:

"Really fun Danish band. They had an excellent sense of humor, and even did a weird impromptu song when one of their amps broke. Instead of just sit there waiting for it to be fixed (like most bands would), they continued to play while singing about their current equipment woes, 'My amp is broken....' on repeat. 'Can someone fix my javascript:void(0)amp? My amp is broken...' Everyone around us couldn’t decide if it was really one of their songs. Turns out they made it up on the spot. It was probably one of the cooler things I saw at SXSW this year."

Finally, 17-year-old Dominique Young Unique, who played at the Knuckle Rumbler Lounge (where we watched dreamy Casxio too). GARY! places her somewhere between the likes of Rye Rye and Lil' Mama, and said: "once her voice finishes maturing I think she's really gonna take off."

This is off-topic, but girl's got legs for days, non?

Anyway, that is it for our SXSW 2010 recap! We hope you enjoyed, and now, we're going to get back to our regular blogging schedule. Totes McGotes!

*This word is always extremely confusing, grammar-wise. Dived/doven/diven? Something is amiss.


Seasoned with Words said...

You just made my whole day with the Hole videos!

Austin Eavesdropper said...

@Seasoned with Words - Isn't Courtney Love too hilarious? Oh Courtney. Don't ever change!

Seasoned with Words said...

She absolutely is!