SXSW Blue Scholars Rock Fresh, South by South West
posted by March 16 at 0:43 AMon
Before I go babbling about any other SXSW stuff, I think it’s important that I make one thing clear—Blue Scholars killed it. Killed the mike, killed the floor, killed the room, killed a small percentage of Austin. A near-capacity crowd at a smallish dance club at 4th and Congress went absolutely wild over the duo’s set, and for good reason; Geologic was totally on point, keeping the crowd pumped without overdoing any “wave your hands” junk. To be fair, he gave credit where it was due—“Give it up for Sabzi! He sure makes my job easy.” A new song was debuted as well, a track that was mostly a capella because the guys hadn’t quite figured out a beat for it yet, let alone a title. Also, if you didn’t know, apparently a lot of people in Austin get their education on the Ave. Huh.
I’ll admit, I didn’t get to many Seattle acts this week—some because of annoying schedule conflicts, others because I could not get in to see the acts in overcrowded venues. Though I suppose the latter is a good sign, no?
I will regurgitate the rest soon, including a story about an Akron/Familiy concert that went more bonkers than anything I’d ever seen the band do—and for Akron/Family, that’s really saying something.