Late Night Dispatches From SXSW: Thursday

Bob Boilen, Robin Hilton, Carrie Brownstein and Stephen Thompson at The Parish in Austin, Tex.

Bob Boilen, Robin Hilton, Carrie Brownstein and Stephen Thompson find time amidst the frenetic pace of SXSW to strike a pose at The Parish in Austin, Tex. Shantel Mitchell/NPR hide caption

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Every night — or actually, very early morning — during South By Southwest, Bob Boilen, Carrie Brownstein, Robin Hilton and Stephen Thompson will meet up on some random street corner in Austin, Texas and break down the events of the day. And every morning after we'll post these lively and increasingly loopy recaps here on the blog and make them available in the All Songs Considered podcast.



In this second installment, the gang met up around 2:30 a.m. to rave about NPR Music's daytime party at The Parish, which included Brooklyn Rider, Smith Westerns, Local Natives, G-Side, Surfer Blood, and Sleigh Bells.

Then, with the showcase and day party officially behind them, Bob, Robin, Carrie and Stephen split up to go off in search of more music. Here they share some of their highlights:

Bob headed off to Stubb's to see The Besnard Lakes, and then heard music from Tanlines, Shout Out Out Out Out, The Very Best and Bob's personal favorite of the night, Timber Timbre.

Robin apparently wept throughout an emotional set by Sharon Van Etten, and later caught Phantogram, Lou Barlow and Peter Wolf Crier.

Carrie found herself seeing River City Tanlines and psych garage rock veterans, the Greg Ashley Band.

"[It was] one of those magical things at SXSW," Carrie says. "I hadn't heard of either band, I went into the only venues I could fit inside and have some room to move around, and I saw two great shows."

"I tried wandering around looking for epiphanies," Stephen says, "but wound up seeing a band I already love that I saw two weeks ago and I'm seeing next week: but I love Wye Oak."

Listen above to the full discussion.

Remember, you can find all of our full coverage on our main SXSW page, and download all of the concerts in the Live Concerts podcast.



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