Top Five SXSW Performances
|Black Joe Lewis and a couple of Honeybears|
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women: L.A. roots-rocker and all-star band honored his late best friend Chris Gaffney with roadhouse fire, Cajun zeal and honky-tonk sensitivity.
Austin Music Awards: The Dicks, Alejandro Escovedo, the Fireants, Roky Erickson and the Black Angels bridged past and present at the Austin music scene's annual pat on the back.
Echo & the Bunnymen: Ageless Liverpudlians' shimmering post-punk psychedelia melted SXSW fatigue into the warm March air.
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears: Texas' new king of R&B broke out in a big way with gospel grunts, a Stax-steeped sound and a badass band.
See ya next year, SXSW...