I really think it’ll be hard for any act at South By this year to top today’s set by legendary L.A. punk band X, headlining the SPIN party at Stubb’s.
Perhaps worth noting: Exene Cervenka from X made her way past us and walked through the crowd — seemingly unnoticed — during the Vampire Weekend set, and after Vampire Weekend finished playing the crowd thinned out considerable. A group of us wondered whether “the kids” didn’t know X. But, after Perry Farrell gave X a rousing intro, and the band fired into their first song, folks began to push towards the stage. By the end, the band expressed their gratitude to the crowd for their warm response.
[photo © eugene hernandez]