I imposed a Facebook moratorium on myself today, but right before I did so, I saw that both Cousins and Duzheknew had posted on their fanpages that they got into SXSW. WOW that is fun. You can see the list of the bands playing so far here. (Note that Cuz/Duz aren't on it yet, presumably because they're in the last round of showcasing bands.) But just look at it. J Mascis, Erykah Badu, Micachu and the Shapes, Thee Oh Sees, tons of bands that I have never heard of like Asobi Seksu, who sound like Florence and the Machine if she was a broken My Bloody Valentine tape. And blah blah blah, lots of other good things there. Great job bands! Represent and eat tons of tacos!
If you want to see what the whole big deal is, go see Cousins open for Monotonix this Sunday at the Seahorse.