SXSW: Music Day 1: Twin Shadow, DOM, Yelawolf, Jack White…

Photos: Daniel Boczarski and Words: Josh Antonuccio

Lots of great shows, surprises, and first appearances at SXSW today.

This afternoon, Jack White hopped out of his custom made Ice Cream Truck-Record Store-Recording Studio and treated the crowd to a short acoustic set of songs, which included Buddy Holly and the White Stripes song “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground”.

James Blake and Smith Westerns drew huge crowds for their sets and Bad Brains debuted for the first time to a massively excited crowd at Emo’s. Showcasing bands like Queens of Stone Age and Duran Duran churned out sets to capacity crowds, while on the other side of town, Foo Fighters brought yet another performance at the festival for the Woody Awards show.

Favorite show of the night? Low’s unbelievable performance at St. David’s Episcopal Church, as part of the Sub Pop Showcase. Subtle, powerful, and utterly transcendent.

 

Deluka perform at Lipstick 24 during day two of SXSW 2011.

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DOM performs at The FADER FORT by FIAT during SXSW 2011.

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Peelander-Z perform at Elysium during SXSW 2011.

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Twin Shadow performs at The FADER FORT by FIAT during SXSW 2011.

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Yelawolf performs at The FADER FORT by FIAT during SXSW 2011.

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Gold Motel perform at the Billboard Bungalow at Buffalo Billiards during SXSW 2011.

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Gold Panda performs at Mohawk’s during SXSW 2011.

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Black Cards perform at Maggie Mae’s during SXSW 2011.

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