Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Piñata at SXSW: Epilogue

Trevor's on his way home. The road is hard.

Hey There Folks,
Day 1 Post SXSW(Day 8 on the Road)

We realized late last night (Saturday 3/16) that the Budget Rental Car
we were picking up was in a NW Suburb of Austin. Shit. Our hosts Jade,
Benji, and Rita Mae) all work early early Sunday morning, so a ride
wasn't an option. My crew,  JT (Jonathan Tolliver of Black Diet) and
Ginny Herman (Dangerous Man Brewing), must brave the Capitol
Metro-Austin Metro Transit all the way out there. It took us 2
freaking hours.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Piñata at SXSW: Part 5 (The End)

Trevor wraps up his big week, and finds a delicacy hidden even to locals. Thanks so much for checking in at our blog this week to follow our adventures. Watch for the spring's upcoming split 7" which Jonathan's Black Diet and Trevor's Southside Desire.

Hey There Folks,
Day 5 at SXSW(Day 7 on the Road)

Piñata at SXSW: Part 4

Fatigue begins to set in on Trevor, and we get Jonathan's perspective, Rashomon-style.


Hey there, folks!
Day 4 of SXSW (Day 6 on the road).

Friday, March 15, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Piñata at SXSW: Part 2

 Trevor E checks in again, with sound guy insight and Midwestern grace.


Hey there, folks!

Here is a rundown of Day 2 in Austin (Day 4 on the Road).

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Piñata at SXSW: Part 1

None of the bands affiliated with Piñata Records had the money, free time, or, I guess, the burning desire to get in the van and head to Austin to fight for attention at South By Southwest this year. However, Trevor E (bassist from Southside Desire) and Jonathan Tolliver (lead vocalist of Black Diet) hitched a ride with Minneapolis stompers The 4onthefloor. Here's Trevor's first dispatch from I-35.


Hey there folks! So here's a recap of the first 3 days of Jonathan and my first trip to SXSW...

Day 1: Departure delayed 3 hours due to a certain party member’s long goodbye in the bathroom at Muddy Waters. This led us to hit the worst blizzard I have ever been in ever. Icy roads, high winds, total white-out conditions, 20 mph on 35S. Terrifying. We set out to meet the 4onthefloor bus in Ames, IA. We made it to Williams, 30 miles north and got a hotel. Beers were had.
Musical Side Note. Listened to Spoon: Gimme Fiction and Haphduzn & Dimitry Killstorm: Whittier Alliance, both for the first time and they were both great albums.
Flavorful Side Note: Always get the salad bar as your side from the little diners. You need the roughage and if you don't get it as your side and you order it later, they'll charge you full salad bar prices.