SXSW 08 Music: Vampire Weekend, Billy Bragg, We Are Standard & The Ravonettes

As I load up hundred of pix onto Flickr, I figure I should post some samples here, too. Below are some pix of the bands mentioned in the title, plus Liverpool’s The Rascals. Click on any one of them to get to my SXSW 08 Flickr set, which is still growing.
Soon to come: X, Nicole Atkins, White Rabbits, The Wombats, Tift Merritt, Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong and more We Are Standard!
First off, Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend at the Spin Magazine party at Stubb’s BBQEzra.jpg
My hero, Billy Bragg, performing at the concert for Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue’s Body of War at Stubb’s.DSC_0067.jpg

Deu Txakartegi, the overwhelmingly charismatic lead singer of my big “discovery” at the 2008 SXSW fest, Basque band We Are Standard. A smart US label will snatch these guys up, pronto.DSC_0031.jpg
Miles Kane of Liverpool-area band, The RascalsDSC_0004.jpg
Sharin Foo of The Raveonettes at the Spin Magazine party.DSC_0014.jpg

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