Concerts Out of Town

D.C. Does Texas @ SXSW

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AUSTIN, TX - March 16th: These United States perform at the DC Does Texas showcase at Jovejoys as part of the 2011 South by Southwest Festival. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

On Wednesday in Austin I spent most of my day at Lovejoy’s, where a few friends organized an event that showcased some of D.C.’s best bands for everyone down in Austin for SXSW. On the bill: These United States, Deleted Scenes, The Caribbean, True Womanhood, Terue Terue and Carol Biu. Not too shabby.

AUSTIN, TX - March 16th: Terue Terue performs at the DC Does Texas showcase at Jovejoys as part of the 2011 South by Southwest Festival. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

AUSTIN, TX - March 16th: Typefighter performs at the DC Does Texas showcase at Jovejoys as part of the 2011 South by Southwest Festival. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

All the bands put on great sets, but These United States and Typefighter really stood out for me. I’m ashamed to say I haven’t seen These United States in about two years and it;s pretty incredible how much they’ve grown as performers. But then again, playing close to 200 gigs a year will do that for you. Typefighter were brand new to me (and a lot of people apparently) but they grabbed everyone’s attention with their set. Terue Terue also showed that they are a band to keep your eye on. They played a My Old Kentucky Blog showcase later in the week.

AUSTIN, TX - March 16th: Deleted Scenes perform at the DC Does Texas showcase at Jovejoys as part of the 2011 South by Southwest Festival. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

AUSTIN, TX - March 16th: True Womanhood performs at the DC Does Texas showcase at Jovejoys as part of the 2011 South by Southwest Festival. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

AUSTIN, TX - March 16th: Carol Biu performs at the DC Does Texas showcase at Jovejoys as part of the 2011 South by Southwest Festival. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

You might notice that there’s no photos of The Caribbean. Sorry guys, but everyone’s gotta eat at some point. Full photo set below.

DC Does Texas @ SXSW – Images by Kyle Gustafson

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