The final day of SXSW came much too quickly. After three days filled with music, fun and BBQ, Austin really picked up for one last day. The afternoon was filled with parties and outdoor shows, despite the frigid weather. Rachael Ray threw her annual party at Stubb’s, complete with a fairly decent lineup.
The highlights of the party at Stubb’s were She & Him, Andrew WK, Justin Townes Earle and OurStage acts Shayna Zaid and The Catch, The Orion Experience and Lawrence Arabia. Larger acts played on the stages outside while Daytrotter recorded sessions inside. Some of the lucky Daytrotter recorded bands were She & Him, Fang Island, Freelance Whales and Lawrence Arabia. Singer-songwriter Arabia, formally of The Reduction Agents, the Brunettes and the Ruby Sun, was enchanting as he sang songs off his self titled debut and Chant Darling. Fresh off tours with Feist and Okkervil River, Arabia was quite charming and soulful.