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Still Alive at SXSW

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Japan Swag

Some of the swag I procured at yesterday's Japan Preview Day Show.

Sorry for the radio silence, ladies and gents. There is this thing going down in Austin, Texas called SXSW and it has swallowed me whole. Since arriving here on Wednesday, I’ve enjoyed a steady diet of caffeine and quick bites to eat swallowed almost whole so I can make it to another gig. It’s been hectic to say the least.

Tonight is Japan Nite and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Yesterday’s Japan Preview Day Show was incredible as well. Hystoic Vein in particular stands out for improving greatly over last year’s performance. I can see what they made the bill for tonight’s show at the Elysium.

Expect coverage from tonight as well as a thorough shake down of the Preview Show after my SXSW wounds have healed. For now, take a look at this piece I wrote for Phoenix New Times about how the preview show became a force of altruism for the Japan relief effort. You can also catch a few photos of the preview show bands in this slideshow.

Photo by Jonathan | Nihongaku!

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