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SXSW: From Smoosh to Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

by Ami Kealoha
on 17 March 2006

Yesterday was day two of the music portion of SXSW and Cool Hunting hit seven different venues to see eight different bands in just over seven hours, which was just about the standard pace necessary to keep up with the 1,300 bands scheduled to play—not to mention all the non-SXSW events. First on the list was Eliot Lipp (pictured above), a 25-year old rising electronic artist out of Los Angeles who mixes cinematic swells with funk-influenced beats. Watching Lipp bent over his laptop, filling the typically all-black interior of the rock venue the Elysium with soaring down-tempo sounds felt a little out of place, but was welcomed by a blissed out-looking audience nonetheless.

Still on a quest for bands less stereotypically SXSW, we headed to The Parish to catch the last half of Smoosh (pictured after the jump).

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