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SXSW. Day Five. Last Stand.

Posted by Sarah Rodman  March 17, 2008 12:16 AM

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6th St. has re-opened to traffic, a new convention has rolled into town (welcome Butler Animal Health Supply!), and we're packing up to head back to the Hub.

A quick Saturday recap from the whole Sound Effects gang:

-James checked in with a bunch of Boston acts and was particularly impressed by Ezra Furman & the Harpoons and the wildly enthusiastic reception of the audience.

-Joan thought Justin Townes Earle, son 'o Steve, was a tall, cool, drink of water, plus he channels Hank Williams, and plus the "man harmonies" were sweet and high.

-I checked out buzzed-about U.K. pop newcomer Duffy and was impressed by her poise, the tender ache in her voice, and the slinky Motown bass lines.

Check the Globe tomorrow and in the coming weeks for information about all three and many of the other bands we got to know in Austin.

Final round-up of celebrity sightings:

-Britt Daniel leader of Spoon in line for She & Him at the Parish being approached for autographs, denying preferential treatment and eventually giving up on waiting.

-Alejandro Escovedo having his picture taken in the middle of South Congress St. South Congress St. was not closed at the time.

-John Doe strolling in front of the Hilton.

-J. Mascis three more times: twice in the lobby, once in the elevator.

-Joseph Arthur outside of Mexican restaurant Sol Y Luna.

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