SXSW — Pictures: Andrew Bird, The Mooney Suzuki, Matt & Kim, Kaki King, The Walkmen, Albert Hammond Jr., The Pipettes, and some old geezer called Pete Townsend

’Andrew
Andrew Bird. Could show Peter Bjorn and/or John a thing or six about how to whistle live.

’Mooney
The Mooney Suzuki. This is the guitarist for The Mooney Suzuki, Graham Tyler. That is the bar he is standing on. Any questions?

’Matt
Matt and Kim. I can’t think of a better pop duo to watch while eating complementary quesadillas.

’Kaki
Kaki King. Kaki + slide guitar + digital loop pedal = brilliance.

’The
The Walkmen. There are many things in this world I do not understand. One of them is the reason why The Walkmen are not massive.

’Albert
Albert Hammond Jr. It is amazing how much the dude from The Strokes can exactly like a dude from The Strokes.

’The
The Pipettes. These are The Pipettes. Helpfully, they have a song entitled “We are The Pipettes.” (Note: They pronounce their name so it rhymes with “regrets.”)

’Pete
Pete Fucking Townsend. Enough said.