After posting about the most disappointing set I saw in SXSW (midlake), its time to list the best I saw.
Adem - truly beautiful songs. Great lyrics, really heartfelt. Plus had a really nice chat with him after his gig, what a great bloke!
Beirut - What a show! Talented doesn't even begin to describe Zach Condon. To start the set solo with just a ukelele for company and sing with such beauty, awe inspiring. And when the band arrived, it just got better and better
Andrew Bird - I'd never heard of this chap before, but caught a set of his after Tokyo Police Club. A truly gifted musican with some wonderfully quirky songs and musical set pieces. I was amazed to hear he has released 7 albums, I'll be getting a few of them no doubt