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Scene report: Red River and 7th Street

Staff Writer
Austin 360

By Eric Pulsifer

Editor’s note: This article was originally published March 15, 2014

A little drizzle hasn’t put a damper on crowds for SXSW Saturday. There were light sporadic showers at Swan Dive on Red River, where a quick-moving line of five pushed into the bar for Gardens & Villa.

Around the corner on 7th Street, the line for Brooklyn Vegan’s party at Red 7 made its way to the end of the block. Ex Hex was performing, to be followed by Hundred Waters, and Speedy Ortiz at 3 p.m., Wye Oak at 4 p.m. and the Hold Steady at 5 p.m.

Across the street at Empire Garage and Empire Control Room, there was no wait to get in Dum Girls as of 2:30 p.m. The line-up between Empire’s two stages includes Cymbals at 3:15 p.m., Trash Talk at 3:45 p.m. and goth-pop act Trust at 5:30 p.m.