unfortunately, i wasn’t able to make it down to austin last week for sxsw. however, all was not lost. dallas reaps some of the benefits of south-by simply due to proximity. so, when andrew bird came to town sunday night, i got a little taste of what makes the annual music showcase so special.
haley bonar opened for andrew, and brought a fresh, poppy, singer-songwriter sound.
andrew bird just might be the most talented musician i have ever seen live. it seems as though he thinks in terms of rhythm and sound textures.
and his lyrics are so technical and scientific, i sometimes feel that i’m in a trippy, high school biology class. it’s great.
i tried to shoot some video, but handheld proved to be less than ideal. regardless, here are a few short clips i strung together…