Man! It hits me every freakin' year. Just a couple weeks after SXSW ends, the Texas Relays start. That's way too much partying in two weeks time for even the most fervent college age spring breaker, let alone my old ass. But I'ma try and see what I can see. Rest assured these flyers only represent a small percentage of what's gonna be on and poppin' in the city this weekend.
I heard Bizzy Bone and Hurricane Chris has a show at the Expo Center and Bavu Blakes will be live in concert at The Highball. Need to find those flyers.
Also Happy Easter. Click all the flyers to see them full size!
First up a benefit for the big homey J. Kapone. As some of you may know, he was picked up on federal charges as part of a bit of a sting in Austin recently. Well J. was picked up in Memphis, but it was part of a bigger thing. Help the man out, he, like everyone else in this world, deserves a fair trial.
Been trolling the internet the past few days looking for footage of shows that I missed, or may have seen and wanted to remember again, and well here's a gang of good stuff from SXSW 2010! Word to Davey D and The Southern Shift for all their tight work especially!
Detroit Rapper Invincible Freestyles about Palestine & Texas Border wall (SXSW 2010 Panelist)
Finale at SXSW
Truthlive at SXSW
More Finale at SXSW
Killer Mike at SXSW with Davey D!
Anita Tijoux at SXSW
Adam Tensta at SXSW
Rodstarz of Rebel Diaz-How to Organize Your Hood & not be a 'Fake' studio Revolutionary
Mayer Hawthorne opening for Smokey Robinson at SXSW
Raphael Saadiq opening for Smokey Robinson at SXSW
Smokey Robinson Live at SXSW
Smokey Robinson Speaks at SXSW - Keynote!
Ya gotta love Dallas born Erykah Badu as she pushes the envelope to the extreme with her latest video. Aside from her stripping down naked which she admitted was very scary and has resulted in everyone talking, Badu leaves us with a surprise somewhat disturbing ending which many think mean character assasination and for us not to 'group think'.
Austin rap group Broken Links swung through a community event at Monkey Wrench Bookstore during SXSW to share there talents. This mixed group of Black and latinos let everyone know they got skillz and will a group to check for in the future..
The Clipse RETURNS TO AUSTIN, TX!
Yeah man it's really fuckin' goin' down. After an insane week of SXSW Hip-Hop we jump right back into it and go see Clipse. Why not? It's Austin.
10 p.m. at Ace's Lounge, on 6th Street.
Also performing Kevin Jack, Drastik, Vonnegutt, League of Extraordinary G'z.
Get tickets in advance here: http://theclipseatx.eventbrite.com
Made possible by: Complete Clothing, Keep It Local, Scoremore, Polaris Presents, ATXHIPHOP.com and YOU!
Well yeah man, it's true, it really went down.
Looking back, I really wish I could have taken more photos, but in fine Austin Surreal form I set out to the streets with a half full camera battery and dead ass flash batteries, and a flip cam I never took out of my back pack, and well, this is what we've got.
But oh what a year. I'ma holler at my bro OG over at Luxury Mindz and get some more photos for y'all, cuz, man, shit, it really went down. Apologies to anyone I didn't catch...
The week started out pre-SXSW Music with a gang of Interactive and film events, but I broke out the camera at the Gaslamp Killer joint at Beauty Bar last Monday, cuz that's where we were assembling the troops, getting our bearings for the week, so to speak.
Man every year since I started working full time for SXSW I say "Here's some photos/videos and I'll write a bit more later." Well honestly, I don't know if I am going to write anymore, but I have a handful of photos to post and here's some videos my favorite DJ in the world, DJ Stef done gave me from her flip cam. Peep em out, there's so much to tell, but whatever, this is a good start. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen man, it was MAGICAL! Hip-Hop at SXSW is not going to stop...
And check these clips out that my girl DJ Stef done gave me! Click em and watch em on YouTube full screen and such, they all out of wack on the blog.
Chalie Boy Live at the Best In Texas Hip-Hop Show!
Peter Rosenberg's Noisemakers with Bun B
And well, suffice it to say, the New Orleans Bounce show WENT DOWN!
Spoken word artist Dahlak reminds us what it's like trying to be a Black man getting into a Hip Hop club... He does the piece about the 'dress code'.
With SxSW in full swing, be sure to come hang with The Southern Shift crew as we party and get our poli-game on. We'll be at number of places throughout the weekend. many of y'all have already ran into us during the week..
Here's a brief run down...
Thursday-March 18th Davey D will be spinning at Firehouse 3-6pm for
Friday March 19th 3-5pm We have our SxSw Community Panel which is Free for everyone..