Manic Pop Thrills
well i didn't expect to see That Petrol Emotion at sxsw, or ever really! but i was a huge fan of their first two albums and couldn't pass up the chance when i saw they were playing late last night at something called Elysium....they were less...manic? than they used to be but the O'Neill brothers and Steve Mack seemed pretty ageless and sounded really good (though i only recognized two songs -- "Good Thing" and "Big Decision").
also saw a killer set by Dinosaur Jr including a guest appearance from Kevin Drew on "The Wagon"...Dino sounded great.
today i decided to see some bands that weren't around when i was in college 20 years ago, beginning with new merge artist Telekinesis, who sounded great at the pizza joint on S. Congress...