Day 3: Third Eye Blind, Crocodiles Rock SxSW

SoundDiego's crew in Austin, Texas, covering South by Southwest on Thursday packed its day -- and night -- with artists headed San Diego's way, as well as acts with local connections making a play for the big time.

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"Welcome music fans" -- the sign says it all.
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The Hotel Vegas boasts four stages (technically three; one has setups on the left and right sides to keep bands rotating FAST), and was the kickoff of Day 3 at SxSW for the SoundDiego crew.
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The Tijuana trio Mint Field played a ripping set of slow burners at the Volsted Inside stage at about 5.
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The line outside the Hotel Vegas seems insurmountable but actually keeps rolling.
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The Hotel Vegas had some great merch for sale, and some great visuals on the walls.
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Mint Field stuck around after their set to catch other acts, including Crocodiles.
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Crocodiles frontman Brandon Welchez and the rest of the band owned the Patio Stage (right, if you're keeping track at home) as night began to fall.
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The band formed in San Diego nearly 10 years ago.
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The SoundDiego crew trekked back into downtown next to the ScratcHouse, a venue known for programming hip-hop and rap acts.
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Video photographer Albert Rascon logged another 8 miles walking on Thursday.
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We made the trip to take in Trishes, a solo electronic artist who knows her way around a loop.
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The San Diego native now calls LA home.
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She cites Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple, Florence & the Machine, St. Vincent and Kimbra as influences
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What can you say about the trippy, guitar-driven rock of Delicate Steve, who was next up, right around the corner at Elysium on Red River Street.
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San Diegans can get a taste when Delicate Steve plays Soda Bar on April 2.
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The highlight of Thursday night needs no other introduction.
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The Third Eye Blind show was at the John Lennon Education Tour Bus Showcase -- and the emcees hyped the crowd beforehand with a call for peace signs.
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Alt-rockers Third Eye Blind are best known for their hits "Jumper," "Semi-Charmed Life," and "How's It Going to Be."
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The band played to a packed house of loyal fans who screamed along with the band through their set.
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Want to see Third Eye Blind in San Diego? You're in luck -- they headline the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre on July 21.
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Want to check out some of our other SxSW coverage? Go here (http://bit.ly/2n0K0RI) for Day 1's photos, and here (http://bit.ly/2m6JYZ0) for Day 2!
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