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LAist Visits Morning Becomes Eclectic on Location at SXSW

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Sons and Daughters' entourage and others watch the band perform from the control room.

For the third consecutive year, KCRW's Nic Harcourt and crew set up shop in Austin's Tequila Mockingbird studios to produce Morning Becomes Eclectic during South by Southwest. We caught up with them for the first of three live in-studio sessions last week and witnessed the raw power of Glasgow's Sons and Daughters.

If our SXSW posts make it seem like it's easier to rendezvous with fellow Angelenos in Austin than here in the megalopolis, well, it is... especially during the one week each year that the entire music industry rubs shoulders in the cozy capital of big Texas. More photos and video of the performance below.

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left: Communication is kept live with Santa Monica via landline, cellphone, and IM. right: Nic Harcourt in the small vocal booth, utilizing iTunes, a chat interface, and a small clock set to SaMo time. Not as nice as KCRW's home studio but everything worked, A/C included.

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left: Harcourt interviews Sons and Daughters; right: MBE producer Ariana Morgenstern monitors from the control room.

Sons and Daughters live at Tequila Mockingbird studios on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, 3/12/08All photos by Andy Sternberg for LAist.