I wanted to catch one showcase (Rainbow Quartz) and one band in particular (Youth Group) as part of the South by Southwest 2007 (SXSW).
I did catch Youth Group, but other than preceding band Gasoline Cowboy, I missed the other bands -- which sucks, because I really wanted to see them. Note to self: Find new music buddies.
But Gasoline Cowboy was good, and I liked them.
I liked Youth Group a lot, and their set was amazing. I dig passion and poetry in lyrics.
The venue was no-cover Latitude 30, which sounds good, until you realize at 1 a.m. most people at a no-cover venue are there to hang out and drink, and aren't there for the bands. So there were some seriously discourteous folks there. Which was too bad.
But the space is interesting, and the two bands I got to hear are great.
And I know the others, so you should check them out, too -- here's the full-showcase lineup: