TALENTfilter SXSW RECAP: Seriously. You're gonna have to cut us a bit of slack this week -- it's gonna take a few days to recover from all that was SXSW 2007. We noticed that there was a lot less of an A&R presence this year (possibly having to do with the fact that there are a lot less A&R execs with gigs!). A good amount of publishers -- especially the smaller ones, plenty of Radio Promo peeps, but possibly the fewest amount of actual radio programmers that we've ever seen in our years of heading to Austin...
Here's a list of bands we were able to catch -- if you'd like detailed reviews on any of these acts, shoot over an E-mail and we'll get you one. But to save ourselves the trouble of writing a book, here's the big 'ol list (our favorites have hyperlinks to the artists' websites):
Wednesday, March 14: Meiko, Quincy Coleman, Simon Lynge, The Sunshine Underground, The Automatic, Jamie T., Firekills, Lily Allen, could be some others -- if we remember, we'll list 'em.
Thursday, March 15: Tunng, Circa Survive, Keating, Envy On The Coast, Joshua James, Buddy, Meiko, Rocco DeLuca, Jim Bianco, Brett Dennen, James Walsh of Starsailor, Badly Drawn Boy, Cary Brothers, Aqualung, The Nightwatchman (featuring guest performers including Slash, Perry Farrell, Les Claypool, Nuno Bettencourt, Wayne Kramer and actor Breckin [Travis Birkenstock in "Clueless"] Meyer, The Horrors
Friday, March 16: Kings Of Leon, Buzzcocks, KROX-sponsored party, Cold War Kids, Andrew Bird, Perry Farrell's Satellite Party, Razorlight, Mika
Saturday, March 17: Kate Walsh, The Silent Years, A Fine Frenzy, Paolo Nutini, Who's Your Favorite Son, God? Presidents of the U.S.A.