This past week in over 2000 bands converged in Austin, Texas perform as official and unofficial participants in the 2010 SXSW music conference. Among the thousands of bands included several dozen hot LA buzz bands including Shadow Shadow Shade (formerlly known as the Afternoons), Local Natives, Drake Bell, Henry Clay People, Dawes and Broken Bells (feat: James Mercer & LA’s Dangermouse).
Photographing the SXSW music festival is a challenge: dozens of bands are playing at any given time, and most of the bands are playing in venues without good (or any) lighting and cramped spaces.
Check out this first set of pictures, snapped between March 16th-20th at SXSW in Austin, Texas, and featuring some of Los Angeles’ top buzz bands. There is not a bad band in the batch, so be sure to catch them when they perform locally!
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