Day Party Crawl

Bowerbirds (Photo by Aubrey Edwards)

Red River Crawl

Red River, Wednesday, March 12

The sun went all bully right after lunchtime, and Chicago's Catfish Haven met its match, searing through tracks from 2006's Tell Me (Secretly Canadian) at Creekside Lounge. George Hunter's got tons of Southern soul underneath all that hair. At Emo's Jr., Beth Tacular's accordion pierced the air sewn thick by Mark Paulson's violin, but Phil Moore's French cafe busker croon distinguished Raleigh, N.C., trio Bowerbirds. As the three switched instruments prior to "My Oldest Memory," the sweltering den went all sepia-toned and dusty. The Raveonettes lived up to their previous hype outside. Matthew Houck's Phosphorescent packed sardines into Mohawk's inside room at the Austinist party, and when the new Brooklynite hit desperation halfway through "Wolves," from last year's exquisite Pride (Dead Oceans), the room went dead silent. His cover of Dire Straits' "So Far Away" only sweetened the pot. All you folks lined up around the block to see White Denim and the Octopus Project at Red Eyed Fly's Little Radio day party missed out on Canada's Shout Out Out Out Out. With two drummers, a bass player, three keyboards, and a blasting vocoder, they didn't even care that there were only 15 people watching at the Beauty Bar.

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