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DISPATCHES FROM SXSW,
PART THREE

Bands Are Packing 'Em In, But Baby,
It's Cold Outside
FRIDAY, AUSTIN:
 
It's been a whirlwind of activity, from stalking Matt from Aqualung to Bravery gigs, with as much Blue Nile time in between as possible. Efforts to see a million bands in a million clubs were thwarted by long lines and a punishing schedule. Yesterday The Bravery did a packed-to-the-gills in-store at Waterloo Records. Then I ran over to the Hotel Cafe party to see Aqualung, only to be told they were running two hours behind. So, off to the KROX open house. Any opportunity to see Lynn Barstow is a priority—I don't say this about many programmers, but he rules. Back to the Hotel Cafe—two hours is now three hours.
 
Went to Manuel's for a multi-label clusterfuck radio dinner. Great people there, and I didn't even have to beat up WBRU PD Seth Resler about Interpol because KNRK MD Jaime Cooley was happy to do my bidding. After dinner I tried to see the Kaiser Chiefs but had no luck cutting the line (I pride myself on having never seen a line I couldn't cut, but apparently news of my disregard for the queue has spread to Austin).
 
Brought a carload of Q101-ers to the airplane hangar where The Bravery were opening for Queens of the Stone Age. Noticed it was 42 degrees. Once my hands thaw, I will finish this report.
 
Off to the Diesel event at a bowling alley where The Bravery are about to play. Jewish girls don't bowl (I won't share shoes with anybody), but they definitely love The Bravery.
 
I'm operating on fumes at this point.
 
Karen
REVENUE CHART:
MONEYBAGG’S DOUGH
His first stop at the top (5/6a)
TOP 20: SO NICE THEY NAMED IT TWICE
Khaled gets another party started. (5/6a)
TRILLER, SOUNDCLOUD LAUNCH PLATFORM INTEGRATION
A heartwarming virtual hook-up (5/6a)
A ZHU-PHORIC NIGHT
Vaxxed and masked, Nicole ventures out. (5/6a)
BROADWAY REOPENS THE BOX OFFICE
The Great White Way begins to repopulate. (5/6a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
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