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Summer Of Fear

Author: Christopher R. Weingarten
03/19/2010 | Rollingstone.com | www.rollingstone.com | Live Show Preview
On day two of SXSW, you could see the mechanisms of the hype machine in full effect. The current crop of buzz bands (the xx, Surfer Blood, Bear In Heaven) packed their rooms wall-to-wall. However, bands who had their moment but still release excellent albums (Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Vivian Girls) had more modest crowds. Maybe it's the economy of cool, maybe it's that bands were expected to play 10 day shows in four days and thus spread audiences thin. But however you watched them, there was still plenty to watch.

Christopher R. Weingarten of @1000TimesYes continued his Twitter odyssey yesterday, tweeting about 26 bands in 14 hours for @RollingStone. Relive his epic quest in our TwitterCam (clips range from the woozy indie drone of the Besnard Lakes to the heavy riffage of Howl) and catch up on his 140-character reports here:

MILES BENJAMIN ANTHONY ROBINSON: Indie troubador staring at hands and/or barely opening his eyes. Sad? Or just intense?
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