Friday, September 11, 2009

Watch : "Todd P Goes to Austin"

Pitchfork has the film "Todd P Goes to Austin" up for one week and not only is it relevant because most of it takes place right here in our fair city, but the ideas in place behind Todd P's whole vision with SXSW are ones that we agree with whole heartedly. Todd Patrick is the man behind a lot of awesome stuff going on in New York and he brings his DIY ideas down to Austin for the glorious week we know as SXSW and sets up shop at a little patio in back of Ms. Bea's on the east side of 6th Street. The shows he sets up feature some of the best bands at SXSW and the best part about it is that they are all always free to anyone who wants to stop by. The festival has become so influenced by corporate entities that someone had to turn that whole notion on its ass and Todd P was the guy to do it. We have covered many shows there over the past two years at the festival and we will continue to go back as long as he makes the trek down from New York. We love everything Todd stands for and want to see this happening on a greater scale. I cannot heap enough praise on everyone behind what is going on in the movie.

The movie features performances by Matt & Kim, High Places, The Death Set, Dan Deacon, Mika Miko, and a bunch more.

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