No Play Music Official SXSW Showcase at Cheer Up Charlies

Written by on March 19, 2015

I finally made it to Austin late last night and headed over to Cheer Up Charlies, a great venue that had two stages set up and the added perk of two food trucks on site. Unfortunately, I entered as The Sour Notes were ending their set, but I plan to catch them Thursday during a day show.


Following them was a band by the name of Population Unknown. Lead singer, Tim, was not only crazy talented, but also the nicest man! We chatted for a bit after the set. He made an effort to carry conversations with fans, new found ones as well as longtime supporters.




After Population Unknown was the incredible Houston native group, New York City Queens. Not only did they rock the set, they were all so easy on the eyes. As a community of Houston, that group made us look good! The closing set of this Tuesday night included many personal favorites off of the latest album, “Burn Out Like Roman Candles” and “Waited For You”, which opened up the set on a strong note. The entire performance had the crowd dancing; you couldn’t help it.





I took a small break from the outdoor stage to check out the one inside. Austin based band, Shivery Shakes, had the room on fire. Their music had a nostalgic aura about it that had everyone swaying in unison.




One of the sound engineers told me that members from TV on the Radio had just walked in. I panicked and went on a crowd search. Bear in mind all I know about their appearance is that one of them has crazy large hair. I have never been good with faces. I swear the man I awkwardly stood next to was Kyp Malone. I didn’t say anything because my phone had died and I couldn’t run to the bathroom to verify faces. They were there somewhere, however I fear the man I was fangirling over was a younger doppelganger.

Props to me for resisting the urge to whisper to him, “Ignorance is bliss, I’m a happy idiot.”


By Corina Carrizales

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