SXSW Day 2: San Diego’s Frights on the Side

San Diego artists were playing all over Austin on Wednesday, as were artists headed toward America's Finest City in the next few weeks.

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SoundDiego's second day on the ground at South by Southwest kicked off with a set by the Frights.
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Their performance at the Side Bar was their first appearance ever at the annual music festival in Austin, Texas.
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The Frights brand of surf punk drew the band to the attention of Epitaph Records, who recently signed them.
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Some members of the San Diego band the Lulls came out to support the Frights.
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Is this the band's biggest fan? Maybe -- he was earning it in the pit from the start of the show.
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Not everybody at the Side Bar was feeling it -- this may be the most jaded security staffer we've seen in a while.
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Just as we exited the Side Bar, a second line over a couple hundred strong was packing the sidewalk, police escort in tow.
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Next up: Chula Vista's Jackie Mendoza, who brought her brand of Latin electro pop to Sidewinder on the might Red River Street.
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SoundDiego video photographer pulled a Clark Kent on us as night fell.
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Keeping with the border artist theme, a trip to Hotel Vegas offered up a show by Tijuana's shoegaze powerhouse, Mint Field.
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The trio graduated this year to an official nighttime outdoor showcase; they played an afternoon set indoors last year at the same venue.
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Whatever you're doing at South By, Sixth Street is somewhere in your future. We hit up the Dirty Dog late night -- South Bay's P.O.D. headlined here last year.
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This stop was for an official showcase by Yamantaka/Sonic Titan Research Laboratories!
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The avant/experimental didn't hold back, keeping Austin weird for their set.
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San Diego has a way of connecting to wherever you are -- we spotted this Stone Brewing banner hung up in the back room of a random bar. That's how we knew it was time to call it a night.
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