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 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 photo slideshows:
SXSW Music blog highlights:
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.”
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.”