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LAist @ SXSW: Day 3 - Dominique Young Unique, Spank Rock, La Sera, Dum Dum Girls, Boys Noize, Gary Wilson

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Having readjusted to the the shock of so many people and bands and free drink specials packed into a few square miles, we thought ourselves prepared for Thursday's festivities - finally in our SXSW stride. We totally forgot that Thursday was St. Patrick's Day. The sea of green that met us as we walked down Lavaca to 6th was a tip off, but it wasn't until we ran into some U of T kids (student population somewhere in the 50,000 range) who informed us it was also spring break, did we realize that we'd be lucky to make it out alive.

With a fairly late start, we decided to cut our losses and head directly to 6th and Red River to figure out our course for the day. No sooner did we alight on the madness when we heard the dirty beats of Dominique Young Unique coming out of a nearby tent. She was on our list of "must sees" and we weren't disappointed. Floating from what was the highlight of the festival thus far, we set up 6th to the Pitchfork event, catching the end of Times New Viking, all of a lovely J Mascis set (the highlight of which was an Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians cover), and an excellent Coke float and Philly Cheesesteak from our new friend Tim and his crew at theNumber 19 Bus (bonus points if you catch the reference!).

Later on, we caught a few songs from La Sera at a nearby venue, then back to Pitchfork for Dum Dum Girls who opened with a Rolling Stones cover.

After a nap and some food, we headed back into the night, catching Gary Wilson, The Kills, Spank Rock (amazing!), and Boys Noize.

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