HearYa SxSW 2010 Day Party Pictures

by oz on March 23, 2010

We’re all still recovering from the best SxSW trip we’ve ever had. More posts will be coming about all the highlights, but here are a few pics from our party at Beauty Bar. The venue was at capacity nearly all day long and the party was surreal for me. The bands on our lineup weren’t selected for their popularity or “buzz” (although many are hugely popular and buzzworthy). We invited them because we’re huge fans of their work and words can’t express our gratitude to The Deep Dark Woods, The Mother Hips, Lissie, Joe Pug, The Low Anthem, Ben Nichols, Murder By Death, Gringo Star and The Love Language – and their management.

I’d also like to thank our co-host, Tim Sweetwood of Woods Entertainment for all his hard work in making the event a success. He’s a friend and supporter of HearYa and a great person.

Also a very special thank you to our amazing sponsors for their help in making the event happen. BEER NUTS has been a long time sponsor of our sessions and kept the crowd snacking. Manifest Digital was on site and will soon be releasing interviews from several bands at the party. The Masquerade will have my loyalty as a concert goer in Atlanta as long as I’m located here – especially with their upcoming dates featuring great indie bands like Local Natives.

If you were in attendance, thanks for stopping by. Many of you were there from start to finish which is a testament to your great taste in music.

My apologies go out to those that weren’t able to get in and to Gringo Star and Murder By Death.‚  My pictures of those two bands were horrible and not worth posting. If I can find images from other fans, I’ll be sure to post them.

The Deep Dark Woods

The Deep Dark Woods

The Deep Dark Woods

The Deep Dark Woods

The Mother Hips

The Mother Hips

The Mother Hips

The Mother Hips

Lissie

Lissie

Joe Pug

Joe Pug

The Low Anthem

The Low Anthem

The Low Anthem

The Low Anthem

The Low Anthem SxSW 2010

The Low Anthem

Ben Nichols (of Lucero)

Ben Nichols (of Lucero)

Ben Nichols at SxSW 2010

Ben Nichols

The Love Language

The Love Language

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

john March 23, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Hey, these are great pictures. I look forward to your notes. As a former long-time Atlanta resident, I’d be interested to hear what the Masquerade did to earn such loyalty. Now, the Beer Nuts and their fine poster in the back need no further explanation!

-John

oz March 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Hey John – I just moved to the area and saw Heartless Bastards and The Gaslight Anthem in the Hell Room at Masquerade. The room sounded great and there wasn’t a bad place to watch the stage – even behind the band.

Masquerade is putting a lot of effort into booking more indie bands at their venue and they were a sponsor for our party. They didn’t throw up signage, but they definitely have my support moving forward.

I also have visited the Earl for shows and it just didn’t have the sound or the unique ambiance of the hell room at Masq.

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