Over the Weekend: SXSW Music, Metallica's "Not So Secret" Show, Mad Tea Party, Puppet Up! Uncensored For Adults Only

After 10 long days (and nights) we can finally say South by Southwest 2009 is a wrap. Though we still haven't unpacked, we've dragged our road weary and hungover bodies out of Austin, Texas and back into the office to bring you a play-by-play of this year's SXSW Music and Interactive. But just because the festival was raging out of state didn't mean there was a lack of things to do here in Los Angeles. Read on for what we did and who we saw...

Metallica Live at Stubb's

James Hetfield of Metallica on stage at Stubb's
James Hetfield of Metallica on stage at Stubb's
Laurie Scavo

Metallica played a thrashing, hour-plus set at Stubb's Bar-B-Q on March 20 at SXSW. View the entire slideshow here and read more in Patrick Range McDonald's "A Bizarro Night of Metallica and Devo" and "Metallica Sets Up Shop at Four Seasons."

SXSW Festival and Conferences

The packed streets of Austin, Texas at SXSW
The packed streets of Austin, Texas at SXSW
Patrick Michels

SXSW photo slideshows:

-Street Scenes from SXSW

-SXSW Fashion WINs and FAILs

-Metallica at Stubb's

-Games and Girls: ScreenBurn Arcade, Facebook Party, RVIP Lounge

-Bigg Digg Shindigg + Driskill Flashmob

SXSW Music blog highlights:

-Yak Ballz and Kosha Dillz survive root canal, find boa constrictor on 6th Street

-Kid Congo Powers covers Cramps and Gun Club, thrills Emo's

-Keynote speaker Quincy Jones on music, inspiration and succeeding as black artist

-Rap's "Little Emperor" phase

-An interview with Bjorn (of Peter, Bjorn and John) from Tequila Mockingbird Recording Studio

-Devo debut new songs

-Inside the studio with Silversun Pickups as the band records Daytrotter Session

-Southern Lord showcase

-Mess With Texas party at Waterloo Park

-Fannius at Rusty Spurs

Read more of our SXSW Music coverage here, our Interactive coverage here, and check out Village Voice Media's collective coverage here.

Valley of the Dolls' Alice in Wonderland Mad Tea Party at Royal/T

Alice in Wonderland-themed Mad Tea Party at Royal/T Cafe
Alice in Wonderland-themed Mad Tea Party at Royal/T Cafe
Shannon Cottrell

Valley of the Dolls hosted an Alice in Wonderland-themed Mad Tea Party at Royal/T Cafe on March 21. View the entire slideshow for photos of Lolitas, intricately designed dolls and young adults in elaborate Lewis Carroll-themed costumes. Read more in Liz Ohanesian's "Remember What the Dormouse Said."

Puppet Up! Uncensored at the Avalon
Puppet Up! Uncensored
Puppet Up! Uncensored
Shannon Cottrell

The Jim Henson Company brought its naughty, adults only comedy and puppetry show, "Puppet Up! Uncensored," to the Avalon on March 21. View more photos in the slideshow and read Steven Leigh Morris'

"Puppet Up! Uncensored: The Monthly TV-Stage Hybrid From Brian Henson."


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