After my first day at SXSW 2015, the first thing I say to myself in the morning: "I need some tacos."
The Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience is not just any cover band; in fact they are not a cover band. One would think how could this band carry this name if Dizzy is not there? Well, for starters, John Lee, the bassist in the band, was also a bassist in Dizzy's band for a decade.
My partner and I shrugged off Thursday night's dew with the drag of seasoned Midwesterners. The drizzle that flecked our heads mattered little as Off Broadway's familiar vestibule came within sight sooner than we had hoped. As the day slinked toward darkness like a panther into the jungle's underbelly, we inhaled deep. We were feet from the day's completion as Santah's sounds pursued the night's attention.
As far as music festivals go, SXSW in Austin, Texas still reigns supreme. The entire event not only covers music but also film and interactive media, making it a hot-spot for startups, tech gurus and film buffs. But the music schedule is the bread and butter.
Though they're nearing 15 years as a band, the members of Kneebody are largely regarded as youngsters in the world of jazz for their wildly innovative approach to music.
Show-wise, it's not quite March Madness this weekend, but there should be a sufficient number of options to keep you happy.
When Sylvan Esso comes to town people are going to move.