So sad to see you go again SXSW. How we love you! Grand Abandon, 1/14 parts and counting of the curated roadshow Small Room Collective, kicked off our shoes at Charm School Vintage on March 16 with compadres CSV, Coco Coquette, Maison D’Etoile, and Riot Act Media.
Nathan of Riot Act put together a stellar line-up which included Social Studies(Natalia Rogovin’s Beach House-esque steel-mit butter chops over lanceted drums, tenderly-felt electric guitar pardonings and spare electronica), Brass Bed(delicious, never-stop-spooning folkily embellished garage potatoes), Jess Williamson and Callie Hernandez(every line feels like something–maybe a tiny knife turning in your heart?–with this beauty meets broodiness duo, and Williamson–this lady is a lyricist), Renny Wilson(this man can dance!), The Pharmacy(fuzzy melodies with garagey loveability + super cool dudes from Seattle), Dana Falconberry(With comparisons to Joanna Newsom, but somehow beyond them. She never ceases to amaze with her ability to connect AND transcend. What a gorgeous and honest talent), Matt Bauer, and Mirror Travel. Our friends from Topo Chico provided fountains of fresh bubbly mineral water and Dulce Vida Tequila and PBR provided happy-time libations. Could it get any better? Yes. Because tacos happened. Lovingly prepared tacos from the glorious big yellow food truck–the utterly huggable Fork In The Road from Palestine, Texas served ‘em up. Old-soul talent Ben Aleshire composed on-the-spot poetry from his typewriter. And we sat out front in the Small Room Collective silver bullet pop-up shop and fashion soldier and fellow nomad heart Meghan of AFIA hung out too! Plus sweetheart Devaki Knowles of Fun Loving Photos snapped the day, check out her photos here! And many many many too many so many **thanks** to ModCloth, Darling Magazine, and Beauchamping for super sweet gifts for the party. We heart you!
All photos by Devaki Knowles of Fun Loving Photos, funlovingphotos.com