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Festival photos: KDHX and Twangfest SXSW day parties at the Broken Spoke, Thursday, March 14 and Saturday, March 16

David Wax Museum at the Broken Spoke David Wax Museum at the Broken Spoke Nate Burrell
Written by Nate Burrell
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The Twangfest day parties at South By Southwest, presented by KDHX, moved locations to the legendary Broken Spoke for the 2013 festivities, and although the stages were different, the good times rolled on.

The two-day event held nothing back, and it seemed that everyone in the Spoke chipped in to make this quite a memorable year. Young ones, not-so-young ones and hundreds of folks in between shook the dance floor, as bands from all over provided a sonic backdrop that was as stellar as any party Austin had to offer.

A few highlights included:

Dale Watson rolling up to the front door on his motorcycle, and being greeted like he was Texas' long-lost son.

Whitehorse singing through old rotary telephone receivers, while hammering out beautifully gritty rock and roll.

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound putting on a soul review that had everyone in the room swaying in all different directions.

Laura Cantrell singing some of the most beautiful numbers the weekend had to offer.

David Wax Museum being joined by Ben Sollee on the cello for a rowdy good time.

Pokey Lafarge and his band unplugging their instruments and taking their final few songs to the middle of the dance floor with the entire establishment crowded around to take part in the hootin' and hollerin'.

All photos by Nate Burrell.

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