SXSW – Friday

March 19th, 2010
Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

Only one more day left at the IFC Crossroads House, and today will be tough to beat. The interesting Aussie music collective the Middle East led off the day. M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel—She & Him—played with a backing band in the early afternoon. The sun was shining all day. People spilled out of work early, plus there are so many people in from out of town. So the IFC Crossroads House was packed all day. And everyone was pretty excited for Broken Social Scene. As always, they were great live, but they also proved to be hilariously entertaining. We headed back out to see other bands around town, and then we returned for the Whigs. I’d seen them play after Dawes at Lambert’s a couple of days ago. Just like then, the power trio killed it. Definitely check them out the next time you can. And you can check them out—plus all of the other action—tonight on IFC at 10 p.m. —R. Zizmor

Photo courtesy of Chris Reddish