We had an AWESOME time at SXSW! We played our show, had a blast, met and hung out with some incredible bands, and just generally did it up right. Big thanks to GoGirls Music for having us in their showcase, and a HUGE thanks to Laurel Dagger of San Antonio’s own Mrs. Howl for being our guest drummer – she rocks!
Click through for photos from the trip!
Stopping in Hamilton on the way.
This country be full of hills.
Arriving in Austin!
South Congress, again
Rehearsing with Laurel from Mrs. Howl!
More rehearsal in San Antonio
Rehearsing with our guest drummer Laurel Dagger from Mrs. Howl
One of the four cats we stayed with.
Another of the four cats we stayed with.
Lunch at Daily Juice
Requisite shot of the capitol.
Exploring downtown – taking photos of artificial jellyfish tanks, as you do.
The madness of East 6th, 1 of 3.
The madness of East 6th, 2 of 3.
The madness of East 6th, 3 of 3. Not pictured: the guy tripping his ass off while performing some kind of voodoo ritual on a trash can.
Street performances galore.
The Dollyrots at our showcase! So awesome to hear them and meet them.
Us, performing at our showcase!
We got to hang out with The Potential Lunatics, a sister & brother punk duo from California, after our respective sets in the showcase. They are so awesome!
Detour to Toy Joy
Relaxing at The Local after our set.
Lunch at Bouldin Creek the next morning.
Awesome Red Rabbit vegan donuts at Bouldin Creek – maple variety.
Harley and Steph downtown.
Steph and Harley at the capitol.
We couldn’t resist stopping at the old photo booth at Amy’s Ice Cream after hitting up Waterloo Records.
Fresh from our friend Melissa Claire Photography comes this batch of photos from our concert at Lola’s Saloon last week on the 6th. We had a ton of fun, and Melissa got some awesome shots of the action!
Huge, huge thanks to Melissa Claire Photography for taking these shots and giving us permission to share them here! Click on a thumbnail to embiggen:
This is a Stylophone. It’s a miniature analog synthesizer invented in 1967 by Brian Jarvis. It’s played with an attached stylus on the metal keyboard. It has a…let’s say “unique” sound.
Various musicians and bands have used the Stylophone over the years – David Bowie, Kraftwerk, and They Might Be Giants are just a few notable Stylophone players. And now, so are we. Our next song features a Stylophone solo. How could we not use this awesome little thing?