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Radio K at SXSW 2013 update: The Blind Shake, pt. 2

Posted on 3/13/2013

Yesterday was a huge party in what appeared to be an outdoor greenhouse in the middle of a residential neighborhood called Tillery Park. It was like a little forest where you can buy the plants and trees. The show was put on by Panache Booking to release this mixtape we were lucky enough to be a part of. Bands like Thee Oh Sees, Reigning Sound, Ty Segall, and Red Kross have tunes on it. But the cassette tape doesn't fit in the rental van's CD player, so who knows, maybe the whole thing is lame. Maybe it's just audiotape of all the biggest rejections in our lives and will cry when we hear it. One big set up to humiliate us.  Or maybe it's pretty good. We have no way of knowing. The cover art was well done, though.

The Mallard (SF), OBN III's (Austin), and Outer Minds (Chicago) played excellent sets. It's really sunny down here, so it's exciting to see everyone cook in the sun. After the show ended, it looked like a pink race of zombies stumbling out of the woods and into the neighborhood. Why aren't there more murders committed by Austin residents? Excellent self control, that's why. At the beginning of March, I'm guessing they have a town hall situation, sort of a Q and A, where they reckon it's within the towns best interest to tough out these couple weeks. But who knows how politics work?

- The Blind Shake

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