My SXSW adventure is halfway done with day 3 falling nothing short of amazing.
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I started the day off with a performance and interview with Plaid Brixx (interview audio coming soon!). The pop/punk/rock band from Columbus, Ohio gave an energizing performance of songs off of their debut EP Chemistry. With a sound reminiscent of Green Day and Cobra Starship, their catchy songs and punk-like antics got the crowd pumped up for the rest of the day. Check out this video I took of them performing their single “Chemistry”:
After experiencing the high-energy pop punk music of Plaid Brixx, I headed over to the Nieman Marcus Women Who Rock showcase where Kansas City singer/songwriter Gracie Schram (http://www.facebook.com/gracieschram) performed as part of the “Make Some Noise” campaign. The philanthropist played songs off of her upcoming album, and inspired the audience with personal stories about what she has done to make a difference in the world. You can hear more of her story at Middle of the Map Fest next month in Kansas City. Check out my video of her performing “We are the Change” yesterday!
Later, I caught up with Night Riots (http://www.facebook.com/nightriots) who I interviewed when they were in Kansas City a few weeks ago! You can check out the interview and read more about them here: . Last time, I wasn’t able to capture any video of their show, so I took one yesterday while they performed their hit single “Contagious.” Check it out!
(Plain White Ts)
(Plain White Ts)
Day 3 came to a close with a fun and nostalgic performance by the Plain White T’s (http://www.facebook.com/plainwhitets). The group, known for their hits such as “Hey There Delilah” and “1,2,3,4,” are back with a new album American Nights, which will be released on March 31st. They played a plethera of their old hits, as well as several new songs. I had seen the Plain White Ts live before, but its been so many years that I had forgotten just how fun they are in concert! Singer Tom Higgenson created a special connection with the audience by make eye contact with and singing directly to each individual. Hearing their familiar happy-go-lucky indie pop tunes was a great way to end the day!