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Just when I was thinking that The Hood Internet fellows might be lost in the desert somewhere, they surface, and with loads of photos to share. Here's an update, and some photographic highlights. For more photos from The Hood Internet, and Geoff of The Debauchers, check our Transmission SXSW Tour Diary Flickr set.

Sunday, 1:48pm

the hood internet - fashion week 2008

OK, where did we leave off? The Hot Freaks party was awesome. We were set up at the Mohawk under a tent and did short sets in between bands all day. Got our second viewing of the mighty Blitzen Trapper, saw great sets from White Denim, the Dodos, and our pals Cadence Weapon and Weez-L. We met Matt from You Ain't No Picasso and Chris from Gorilla vs. Bear, two of the many music blogs that put together the two days of Hot Freaks. Sean from Daytrotter was there early on but skedaddled to go record bands. BLOG PARTY 2008!


the hood with cadence weapon and weez-l


The Hood Internet with Cadence Weapon and Weez-L

After Hot Freaks we went over to the iheartcomix/Mad Decent blowout which was in a parking garage, part of an apartment/condo complex that also featured a pool. We were on the side stage and did about an hour long set which was fun despite the PA cutting out numerous times. Played one of our new tracks from the forthcoming The Hood Internet vs Chicago album, a mix of Hollywood Holt's "Caked Up" and the Prairie Cartel's "Homicide." Dropped our equipment off and went back to the party where we caught Amanda Blank, Diplo, Drop The Line, and others. Really fun party, only bummer was our pal Bird Peterson's set (alongside Chicago's own Willy Joy) getting cut short.

MANNIE FRESH and stv slv

MANNIE FRESH and STV SLV

Saturday during the day we actually didn't have a show, so we headed over to the Fader Fort where we witnessed the greatest thing ever: DAVID BANNER with a live band and none other than MANNIE FRESH as his DJ. Banner was amazing. Ripped his shirt off by the second song, kept jumping into the crowd and starting mosh pits, hugging people, calling out Universal Records, at one point he was rapping and holding a girl up on his shoulders, chastising the government for continuing a war that we started with Bin Laden even though no one's talking about him anymore (Mannie Fresh: "I saw him in the club last night!"), paying tribute to his late father, and also to the Pimp C, complete with Mannie mixing in a verse from the late rapper. The set ended in chaos and Banner even played the drums for a brief moment. Hood Headlinaz did a set afterwards. They were good but Banner is pretty much an impossible act to follow. Later on that night we closed things out with our "official" showcase at Ninety Proof. It was pretty relaxed and we gave out the last of the CDs we had made for our southern excursion.

the hood internet vs lance armstrong

Previously mentioned meeting with Lance Armstrong

-STV SLV

 
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