SXSW: The Random Picture Post

These snaps were just too hot not to post.

photo by Jaime Lees PHOTO: Dead Confederate WHEN: Wednesday, March 12, 11p.m. WHERE: Stubb's BBQ, big outside stage NOTE: This band opened for R.E.M. (Athens represent) and might have been the best surprise of the festival. Read our coverage here.

photo by Jaime Lees PHOTO: AA Bondy WHEN: Thursday, March 13, about 9:30p.m. WHERE: The gorgeous poolside rooftop stage of a heavily sponsored free party. NOTE: This was one of 12 AA Bondy shows in a 3 day time span in Austin.

photo by Jaime Lees PHOTO: downtown Austin, TX, view from the AA Bondy rooftop show WHEN: Thursday, March 13, late night WHERE: at 3rd Street and Guadalupe looking East NOTE: There should be more rooftop shows. Always.

photo by Jaime Lees PHOTO: Autolux's Eugene Goreshter WHEN: Friday, March 14, afternoon WHERE: Red Eyed Fly backyard venue NOTE: Goreshter's amazing vocals on Autolux albums? Not studio magic. Dude actually sings like that.

photo by Jaime Lees PHOTO: J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr, solo show WHEN: Saturday, March 15, mid-afternoon WHERE: Garden Party (read: gorgeous yard), the French Legation Museum NOTE: J Mascis is a God among men (who just happens to use a baby pink Razr as his preferred cellular device.)

photo by Jaime Lees PHOTO: Thurston Moore and the New Wave Bandits WHEN: Saturday, March 15, afternoon, slot after J Mascis WHERE: East Austin, French Legation Museum NOTE: Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore stole the show with his expansive talent and boyish charm. Read our coverage here.

PHOTO: The Breeders WHEN: Saturday, March 15, about 9p.m. WHERE: Waterloo Park, north of downtown, 2nd stage NOTE: Two Deals are always better than one. Read our coverage here.

photo by Jaime Lees PHOTO: Kid Sister at the Fool's Gold Showcase WHEN: Saturday, March 15, 1a.m. (after Flosstradamus, before Chromeo) WHERE: Volume nightclub, next to the Emo's on 6th Street NOTE: Kid Sister claimed she was crunk but she still held down her raps with a little help from brother Josh "J2K" Young (of super-fly duo Flosstradamus) as back up.

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