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SXSW Food Reviews: Uchi, Franklin, and more

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Here we go: Franklin First of all, did you know you can pre-order from Franklin? This will save you time. You will need to order a few weeks before SXSW and you will need to order a minimum of 5 pounds of meat so plan accordingly. Franklin is the holy grail for BBQ. It’s considered the best and the lineups reflect this. Luckily we pre-ordered and we got the following: 2 pounds of brisket 2 pounds of ribs 1 pound …

SXSW Review: Say Sue Me, Drinking Boys and Girls Choir, March 13, Valhalla

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Every year for #sxsw, I typically get hyped for the Korean music showcase. It’s a typically glossy affair that in the past had the appeal of bringing some of Korea’s biggest pop acts into these tiny venues. However, the last year or two have seen K-pop explode in popularity which led SXSW to book the Korean pop night at the Moody Theater. For whatever reason, this became less appealing to me. Luckily, off in the little corner of Vahalla, another …

SXSW Review: The Comet is Coming, Empire Garage (March 14) and Latitude 30 (March 15)

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My most anticipated band coming into SXSW, the trio known as The Comet is Coming did no wrong. In fact, they were so good I had to see them twice. I don’t even know what genre of music they belong to, but you can definitely detect elements of dance, jazz and even hip hop in their sound. As you would expect with this type of music, the live set blew the album out of the water as the trio – …

SXSW Review: Otoboke Beaver, March 13, Valhalla

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What can you even say? This was an insane show that will be in my memory bank for years. Otoboke Beaver is a Kyoto-based all girl quartet that plays aggressive punk rock music. I had expected a crazy show as I headed into Valhalla on Wednesday night but their show just blew my expectations out of the water. Dressed in bright colored dresses and taking the stage with polite smiles, I thought, okay, maybe this will be a good, polite …