Day 2: Rocket From the Crypt, Banks, and More at SxSW

SoundDiego's crew in Austin, Texas, covering South by Southwest on Wednesday caught local heroes Rocket From the Crypt, as well as buzz bands Charly Bliss and Eisley -- and even had time to take in Orange County electro goddess Banks and alt-rock stalwarts Jimmy Eat World.

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Eisley is one of many bands playing South By headed San Diego's way -- they headline the House of Blues on March 28.
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SoundDiego's second day of coverage in Austin began at Lamberts, where the Shelters, recently featured in a pair of SoundDiego TV Sessions segments, tore through their set.
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The Shelters were a bonus -- the crew was actually at Lamberts to cover the first show of the day for the band Charly Bliss.
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The buzz on this band is very strong -- Rolling Stone magazine called them one of the 10 Artists Making a Splash at SxSW 2017.
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The Brooklyn-based band is fronted by the ferocious Eva Hendricks.
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San Diego music fans can catch Charly Bliss at Soda Bar on May 4.
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We caught a sidewalk piano performance while we strolled over to the Mohawk.
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Swami John Reis and his crew made it into town for the Mohawk afternoon show -- we were early enough for sound check.
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It wasn't long till he and the rest of San Diego's own Rocket From the Crypt changed into their matching stage clothes and took to the stage.
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The band played to a packed house before leaving for a show on Thursday in San Antonio -- sadly, no San Diego shows are scheduled at this time.
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The mighty Mario Rubalcaba on drums.
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Just love Swami's guitar -- don't you?
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We made our first spotting of SoundDiego's Tim Pyles at the Mohawk.
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SoundDiego's Sean Monzet never stops running the social media game for us -- follow us on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter this week for constant updates -- and be sure to subscribe to our new YouTube channel while you're at it.
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Pyles made another appearance later that day in an usual setting.
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The walk to the Fader Fort is always long but always worth it.
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The line to get a daily wristband, though, could be done without.
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Fader gets great acts to play in the intimate setting -- Wednesday's highlight as Lil Yachty.
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Dusk on Rainey Street -- Pyles pulled out the mic for some SoundDiego TV work between bands.
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As night fell, we went across town to Rainey Street, where Philly's Beach Slang kicked off the night at Lustre Pearl.
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The lineup was killer at the Doritos Feed the Beat showcase -- our fave band of SXSW 2016, Bleached, took the stage after Beach Slang.
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San Diegans can check out Beach Slang at the Casbah on 4/20 Day.
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We ran next door to the Bungalow to see the solo project of Delta Spirit's frontman, Matthew Logan Vasquez, but missed it by minutes. Luckily for us, we made up for it by seeing the next set: Jimmy Eat World playing for a couple hundred lucky fans.
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We ran into Pyles again during Jimmy Eat World, this time chatting up former San Diegan Matthew Logan Vasquez.
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Orange County goddess Banks did not disappoint -- playing an hour-long set at Bar 96.
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The cross-town shuffle continued at midnight, when we headed north to see Hideout at Tellers Upstairs on Trinity Street.
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Hideout are another New York-based band, but with a drummer from San Diego -- that's Cory Stier, who books Soda Bar, behind the kit.
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Hideout's Gabriel Rodriguez said the band was offered a Stereogum showcase on Friday and just booked the rest of the week at South By around it.
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Capping the night off was an amazing set by Eisley at 1 a.m. at, of all places, the Central Presbyterian Church
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The church was a dramatic setting with incredible acoustics.
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Incredibly, the very young band toured wtih Coldplay in 2003.
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Eisley is one of many bands playing South By headed San Diego's way -- they headline House of Blues on March 28.
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For our day one photo coverage of SxSW, go here: http://bit.ly/2n0K0RI
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