If there’s one thing we love here at PSD, it’s festivals. If there’s two things we love here at PSD it’s #fancydranks. Put them together and you have the first annual Craft Cocktails Texas Festival. The four day fest includes exclusive tastings from some of the best mixologists in the state, and it’s all for a good cause.
Words by Kara Brock
So far DIFF is two for two as far as after-parties go. Not just hits, but home runs. If I knew anything about baseball I would give you that batting average stat, but I know enough to know that’s good. Hit the jump to find out why.
At this point, I’m pretty much running off of breakfast tacos and Tito’s vodka. And whatever free chips they’re handing out. Today on the agenda was the Rachel Ray day party, Filter Showdown at Cedar Street, Hype Hotel, Rachel Ray Greenhouse, etc. Protip: There’s no time to stop and eat at festival or you’ll lose precious minutes. Always keep moving. And drinking.
(Of Monsters and Men were the highlight of Friday. All photos courtesy of Kara Schectman Photography)
Friday I played host to the 2nd annual Local Edge at SXSW unoffish day party at Doc’s (more on that in a separate post). But that wasn’t the only event on my Friday agenda. I hit up the Spin day party, the Filter Showdown at Cedar Street party, and the Windish Agency showcase. Can’t stop. Won’t stop.
Miike Snow at Lustre Pearl (All photos courtesy of Kara Schectman Photography)
This truly is my favorite time of the year. It’s like Christmas for hipsters. Hopefully you followed my hijinx on Twitter (@themark23) throughout the fest for my ridiculous observations. My Thursday at SXSW consisted of:
We came. We saw. We fested.
35 Denton came and went way to fast. Year after year, those dudes program a great festival (conferette?) in one of my favorite cities ever. Check out some video highlights and pictures of all the action (including a little afterparty action). And if you didn’t make it out this year, that’s on you bro. Hit the jump for some exclusive pics and vids.
“The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.”
Jerry Jeff Walker, outlaw country troubadour, is the subject of director Patrick Tourville’s documentary, OK Buckaroos. Not only was a packed house treated to an in-depth look into the life of one of music’s most innovative artists, but we were also privileged to see the man perform live.
It is time once again for the eyes of America to focus in on a small town just north of Dallas. That town is Denton, America and the 2011 edition of 35 Conferette (formerly NX35). 35 Conferette is a walkable 4-day music conference programmed in the heart of Denton, Texas’ central business district, and is easily the most lovable music event in town.
If you haven’t done so yet, I’d suggest buying a wristband through Prekindle now, and support all of the local music that will be represented during 35C, not to mention all the big name national acts. Here are my picks for Thursday: