Pete & The Pirates at Emo's Annex: 3.5 out of 5
Good, chilled music for a summery day. Enjoyable.
Blind Pilot at Emo's Annex: 3.3
Fanfarlo at Emo's Annex: 3.8
Good, cheery fun. Another great band for sunny days.
The Hold Steady at Club Deville: 4.1
Good, solid rock. Pretty anthemic, just a shame I couldn't get any pictures.
Future Of The Left at Aces Lounge: 4.4
Rocking hard, fast, and loud. Shame the crazy bar-stage thing made photography hard.
Cut Off Your Hands at Aces Lounge: 4.0
Fun, hard-edged pop-rock. Very bouncy.
Devo at Austin Music Hall: 4.3
Really impressive, even to someone who hadn't heard of them before SXSW. Went a bit surreal at the end.