SXSW Day 1: Surprise! Its' Jack White (Again) also Daxx Riggs, Tahiti 80, Free Beer and More
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On the first (official) day of SXSW, hipsters awoke to news that Jack White had sprung from a moving truck around noon and played a solo set to a shocked crowd of onlookers, which coincidentally also included celebrities like Aziz Ansari and Alison Mosshart from the Kills:
Through out the day Jack's ThirdManRRS tweets kept coming, announcing where the "Third Man Truck" (a food truck-type pop-up shop conversion selling LPs and posters from White's Third Man label) might show up next. Jack would be popping out to play at every other stop or so.
Free beer and Toronto's John O'Regan drew a substantial afternoon crowd with his solo outfit Diamond Rings. O'Regan's D.I.Y. flare, rail thin statuesque-ness and doll make up make him a show-stopper even without the amp turned on.
San Fran's Ivy League-thugs Anticon presented their record label's showcase of artists to slaughtered ears for a good three and a half hours later in the day. Featuring loads of skinny dudes in baseball caps with glasses, standouts included the quaking roar of bass master low limit, and needling melodica of DJ Soda Pop. Next door on the patio, Freddie Gibbs and Co. threw down a heavy helping of gangsta soul.