Monday, March 20 2006
Sovvie comes ashore and the whole damn thing finally ends.
We bid a fond farewell to the cultured madness of SXSW Film 2006, as the barbarian hordes of the music festival descend to have their way with Austin.
Musings on men in stockings, acoustic tribulations, and ecclesiastic showcases punctuate the last day of the festival.
Sunday, March 19 2006
West Coast rappers bring the noise and Japan brings out the devil-horned rawk.
Further adventures in Austin's bustling nightlife yields run-ins with Dap Kings, Zutons, and singing dogs.
Saturday, March 18 2006
When the overwhelming hype of the festival begins turning up underwhelming leads, it's important to get a little perspective from some of the city's fringe events.
The second day of music madness is marked by mushrooming crowds, humidity, and an eclectic array of performers big and small.
Friday, March 17 2006
Annie put in an enervating performance while relative old-timers, Irving, briefly bring the rock.
Amos Lee sets new records in underwhelming while the Flaming Lips bring a cell phone surprise.
Thursday, March 16 2006
A film that smells badly like teen spirit followed by another investigation of the wondrous mysteries of the vagina.
Attending these events makes me feel a lot like one of those nature documentarians, tracking some bizarre annual urban migration.
Wednesday, March 15 2006
It's time to cut up your Visa and play 'Barracuda' on a guitar built by the engineers of Wonder Woman's jet.
This year's festival is a scene Fellini would have been proud to shoot. And I haven't even gotten into the theater.
Tuesday, March 14 2006
A flawed film about Bible Belt gays and lesbians will melt your heart, while a film about the people who brought us PG-13 will blow your mind.
The festival, you see, is both an indivisible whole and a Trinity, comprised of the line, the film, and the schmooze.