Iggy Pop isn't the only music legend at SXSW this year. 83 year old country singer Loretta Lynn had the first slot on the BBC Music showcase at Stubb's in Austin yesterday (3/17), technically opening for the much younger Sunflower Bean (and then Lapsley, Stormzy and Jake Bugg). It was obvious that most of the huge crowd was there for her though...
The first of three free BrooklynVegan SXSW day parties at Cheer Up Charlies in Austin went down yesterday (3/17). 15 bands took over the venue's indoor and outdoor stages from noon to 6 pm, with a punk show outside and a more eclectic bill inside. Here's pictures and a recap of the whole day.
No question the true highlights were times like when Iggy and this ace band took "Nightclubbing" into "The Passenger" into "China Girl" to end the pre-encore set, but then when they came back out to "Break Into Your Heart," it was just about as satisfying. As anyone who's seen Iggy recently knows, he is still unstoppable live in ways that almost seem physically impossible.
SXSW is a great opportunity for small artists to open up for bigger ones and play to rooms of industry professionals ready to find the Next Big Thing. So Loretta Lynn is pretty lucky that she gets to open for one of this year's buzziest bands, Sunflower Bean, at...
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