Mikey B Trippin: SXSW Days 3 & 4

Mikey partied too hard on the 3rd day at SXSW, but that didn’t prevent him from appreciating a couple of dozen bands, 2 of which were his best-of-the-fest. Photos by Ellie Pritts.

Mikey B Trippin, CMW round one

M for Mikey reports from the 416 on the scenesters, Montreal rising stars and holy men, ubiquitous Stills alumni, Sacto buds and awkward saliva-swapping and urinal spying at Canadian Music Week.

Mikey B Trippin, SXSW round 4

M for Mikey, en route to CMW in Toronto, fills us in on his last day at SXSW, feat. Death Grips, G. Green and Liz Liles, Austra, Feathers, a familiar face from the good old days of MTV, twins that make you pee your pants and some bona fide Mexican food, for once.

Mikey B Trippin, SXSW round 3

Follow Mikey’s full-throttle third day of the Austin music festival, when he co-hosted M for Montreal showcases and parties with Brooklyn Vegan, Arbutus Records and Invisible Oranges and met up with some Stockton, CA legends (not Pavement, but close). And as a bonus for all festival-going dudes, Mikey shares his secret to staying drunk and avoiding bathroom queues.

Mikey B Trippin, SXSW round two

M for Mikey survives another day to tell tales of the Austin festival’s Oakland freaks, douche bars, sketchy hardcore bands, music-label fights, a quasi-mystical Pop Montreal showcase and drinking Lone Star and eating Mexican (hold the beans) 24/7.

Mikey B Trippin: SXSW round one

M for Montreal’s M for Mikey arrives in Austin, where he’s greeted by a bounty of tanned skin and butt cheeks, Dick Linklater vibes, Thurston “Thursty” Moore, bands galore and more molestation from the friendly 5-0.