Wild Flag, Wu-Tang, Erykah Badu and Yelawolf: What Went Down at the Village Voice/Frank 151 SXSW Party

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Wu-Tang Clan

Village Voice/Frank 151 SXSW Party
March 17, 2011
Austin Music Hall

Of course, you wish you were there. According to Houston Press, the all-night lineup for the 2011 Village Voice and Frank 151 Showdown at SXSW  was one of the festival's most anticipated showcases, featuring Times New Viking, Yelawolf and all of Wu-Tang Clan (well, all seven, not including Ol' Dirty Bastard, duh). If you weren't, well, we have highlights for you after the jump.

  • Wild Flag, the all-girl group featuring former members of Sleater-Kinney and Stephen Malkmus' band, was a huge hit.
  • Trouble Andrew, Santigold's fiance, came onstage wearing braces and a Fred Perry shirt, singing pop/punk/funk and was later joined  by a rapper/toaster with a nameplate necklace to rival a Houston Rodeo belt buckle.
  • Rocky Business' multigenre approach to political and cultural commentary was tech- and beat-heavy and got everyone dancing.
  • Singer/rapper Marz Lovejoy warmed up the crowd before Houston's Trae Tha Truth took to the stage with an entourage of dirty South Texas rappers.
  • Yelawolf is today's Kid Rock. Or Tommy Lee. Or both.
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    • Sound checks took forever.
    • Fishbone seemed a bit out of place on the hip-hop- heavy bill
    • Wu-Tang, as usual, didn't perform until 1 a.m.
    • DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown (a.k.a. Erykah Badu) was billed as a guest DJ but shared the stage with Wu-Tang for their last few songs.

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