Columbus does SXSW

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Columbus seemed to have its biggest delegation ever in Austin. Here's a rundown.

Blueprint: Bustown's leading emcee obliterated two showcases with help from DJ Rare Groove and bassist Bobby Silver.

Times New Viking: The world-famous indie rockers did Columbus proud at Merge Records' showcase, Pitchfork's #offline festival and more.

The Main Street Gospel: Boasting a new drummer but the same bluesy psych swagger, MSG played two showcases and several other gigs.

Lo-Pan: The stoner rock behemoth played four times, including the showcase for their label, Small Stone.

Lydia Loveless: The underage but old-at-heart country rocker unveiled impressive new material at the Bloodshot Records showcase and two afternoon events.

Fly.Union: FlyDotU played parties by Vibe, Chicago promoter Hustle Simmons and Atlanta rap festival A3C.

The Unholy Two: The hate-rock kings headlined a show for sports and culture blog Can't Stop the Bleeding.

Chelsea Automatic: The pop-minded garage rockers surged into Austin for several day shows.

We Are Columbus , Ohio: At a daylong party, 10 local acts plus expat Tim Easton introduced Austin to a cross-section of Columbus.