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SXSW Photo Gallery: Aquarium Drunkard Party at The Hype Hotel

posted by Laura Baker-Finch on March 20, 2013

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    Aquarium Drunkard took over the Hype Hotel last Wednesday night for a curated party featuring sets by The Orwells, Phosphorescent, and Foxygen. Click through for some of our favorite shots of the party.

    Head to our Hype Hotel Facebook Album for more photos.

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    Mario Cuomo of The Orwells seemed surprisingly peaceful as pushed through the audience and climbed onto the stage to meet his fellow band members. This serenity, however, was short-lived.

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    Mario Cuomo of The Orwells didn't hold back on the showmanship or antics (their set ended with a microphone thrown into the audience) we have come to expect from last year's SXSW and from their shows during CMJ.

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    Dominic Corso of The Orwells.

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    Mario shared a few glances with my camera lens throughout their set.

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    Matt O'Keefe of The Orwells.

    Head to our Hype Hotel Facebook Album for more photos of The Orwells.

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    Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent, began his set with a shout out to the Hype Hotels' sound guy - a nice gesture after The Orwells' mic-smashing fit.

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    Phosphorescent.

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    Matthew Houck of Phosphorescent.

    Head to our Hype Hotel Facebook Album for more photos of Phosphorescent.

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    After a longer than usual delay between sets, Foxygen took the stage to perform for an audience expecting Jim James (it was already his scheduled set time, after all). But that didn't stop Sam France from working the stage like a seasoned pro.

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    Foxygen takes old-school rock and infuses a futuristic interpretation.

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    Sam France of Foxygen.

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    Foxygen.

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    Sam France of Foxygen.

    Head to our Hype Hotel Facebook Album for more photos of Foxygen.

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    See Also:

    SXSW Review: The Warner Sound Showcase
    SXSW Wednesday Photo Highlights
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