Last Night: A Tale of Two Haims

There's something great about seeing a band that sounds better live than on record. It's reassuring to know that there's more to an act than what could be contained on a disc or vinyl record. But after California sister trio Haim's sold-out set at One Eyed Jacks Sunday night, I sat on that fine line between being impressed and harboring some resentment.

So Much, So Little

[Updated] It's easy to grouse about South by Southwest. Too many people. Too many bands. Too corporate. Too much everything, all of which is true. No matter how diligently you plan and stay at it, you'll miss bands you wanted to see. Then there are friends who you only see once a year, cool tips you hear about, and a sound you hear coming out of a bar that you have to pursue with no idea what it is. As such, your SXSW never turns out like you planned.