Monday, April 5, 2010

Video: Maps & Atlases at 21st St. Co-op

Without a doubt the craziest show I attended during SXSW this year was a Friday night (and deep into Saturday morning) party at 21st Street Co-op, near UT. When else in your life will you get to see Andrew WK play a college party at 5 (yes, 5!) in the morning. Chicago's Maps and Atlases couldn't have known what to expect playing a co-op. But after 45 sweaty epic minutes of playing for a crowd that was way over the fire-capacity limit, the band's lead singer declared, "This is the best show we've ever played in our entire lives." I doubt this band will ever see this much crowd surfing during one of their sets any time soon.