Playland Skate Center
"...Agave: The Spirit of a Nation shows the plant to be much more than raw material. World premiering at SXSW, the documentary highlights family producers in Jalisco and Oaxaca whose lives revolve around the plant..."
"...Chi-Town D: Nick Budabin An underdog basketball player from Chicago goes on a meteoric rise to become one of the best college point guards in the nation. But while he pursues dreams of the NBA, his success contrasts with the effects of gun violence on his friends back home..."
"...8pm, Emo's Main Chicago's Diverse speaks for a nation of millions when he cites that, "We simmer pots of malcontent with no way to let off steam." Last year's One A.M. presents his hip-hop credo with guest appearances by fellow SXSW'ers Vast Aire and Jean Grae bolstered by the production efforts of Rjd2, Madlib, and Prefuse 73..."
"...Subset kicks the daylights out of Death Cab for Cutie with a tart power pop mix found on last year's Dueling Devotions that resonates with the suburban kids as well as the club junkies. Everybody in this scene gushes about the well-oiled rock engine of Fivehead, whose new Guests of the Nation drops next month, bringing back the mid-Nineties fun of Superchunk and Sebadoh..."