Friday SXSW Pics

Freeze Out

 DSC09037Austin woke up this morning to cloudy skies and 40 degree weather, which has put a significant damper on all the outdoor day shows on the east side. Crowds are thin, and hands are cold. Fortunately, the Iron Gate on 6th is hosting a day party (indoors!) with free Lone Star and a lineup that includes These Are Powers and DD/MM/YYYY (playing one of their 6 shows today, 19 this weekend.)

Montreal's Duchess Says, who are up next across the street at Cheer Up Charlie's, have a rep as one of the most mind-blowing stage acts from that already high-standard musical city. And, one would assume they're used to playing in this sort of weather.