And then there was BRO FEST.
For those who had SXSW hangovers that were too sharp, or got stuck in the biblical nightmare that was traffic on I-35 (where are you Third Man Records truck?), Parade of Flesh's 2011 BRO FEST boasted, as Daniel Hopkins mentioned in this week's print, its most exciting lineup yet.
Starting at 1 p.m. at Club Dada with Grooms and featuring range of bands such as DOM, Castanets, Fang Island, Funeral Pyre, JEFF the Brotherhood, The Greenhornes and others, BRO FEST was an important show.
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Last year, you'll remember, it was damn cold and jam-packed at the Double Wide. This year's open-space, post-supermoon-washed Dada venue was sounding good, and the bands brought an excited crowd close to the stage. A great night, no doubt.
And there was pit moshing. Wild, arm-flailing moshing.
Local music promoter Gorilla Groove was our special guest photographer of the night, capturing shots of the night's outdoor and indoor showcase (after the jump). Dive in.