By Amanda DK

Photo Credit: Eric Weiner, The Wild Honey Pie

I’m not sure if it was jetlag or excitement, but despite a bedtime of 3:15am, I was up and unable to get back to sleep at around 9:00am.  Thankfully, almost all of my roommates seemed to be in the same boat.

Bands I Saw:

*Geographer (Mashpot & Thrillcall House Party @ Secret Location)

Geographer “Kites”

*Daughter (@ Red Eyed Fly)

Daughter “Candles”

Punch Brothers (Red Light Management Party @ Stubbs)

Punch Brothers “Rye Whiskey”

MyNameIsJohnMichael (Redlight Management Party @ Stubbs)

MyNameIsJohnMichael “Orphan”

*Alabama Shakes (Redlight Management Party @ Stubbs)

Alabama Shakes “Hold On”

Three Blind Wolves (Beauty Bar)

Three Blind Wolves “Echo On The Night Train”

Yellow Ostrich (Red Eyed Fly)

Yellow Ostrich “The Shakedown”

*Slow Club (The Parish)
Watch the video for “Two Cousins” here.

*Milo Greene (Chop Shop Music Showcase @ Maggie Mae’s)

Milo Greene “1957”

*The Gossip (Chop Shop Music Showcase @ Maggie Mae’s)

The Gossip “Perfect World”

Where I Dined:

Stubbs BBQ – I had Stubbs grub twice actually, free BBQ was provided at the Mashpot/Thrillcall Event, so my breakfast was chicken, ribs and sausage.  Then I tried a jalapeno brisket taco during the Red Light Management party at the venue.

Chi’lantro Food Truck – Mexican/Asian fusion. I loved the flavors in my tacos, but word on the street is that the Kimchi fries burrito (yes, seriously) is incredible.  The truck has actually been featured on the Cooking Channel and Food Network.

Companies, Websites or Other Organizations That Made My Day Brighter:

Secret Road Music Services
Cutting Edge Group
Glide Magazine
Nimbit
District Music
Selectracks
Casablanca Media Publishing
Sony Music

Everyone responsible for and/or who I caught up with at #MEGABLAAG: YVYNL, Wholly Roller, Dailybeatz, Cream Team, smokeDONTsmoke, Gluttony is the New Black, I Guess I’m Floating, Ears of the Beholder, Rawkblog, Beats Per Minute, Loudersoft, The Music Ninja, exfm, Jaxart Records, The SF Critic, Buzz Bands LA, Twenty Four Bit, Metrojolt.

SXSo Random:

One of my roommates was walking along the street and a bus full of dancing women threw him a large bag of cinnamon sugar kettle corn. This lasted in our room for another day and a half and became affectionately known as “crack popcorn.” Not sure if this was the brand, but I imagine any kind of cinnamon sugar kettle corn would be equally addictive.