One of the joys of "A Town South of Austin," the SXSW showcase of San Antonio bands at Jovitas, was the sense that the essence of the Alamo City had crashed the bash, for at least one night.
There was Sam's Burger Joint promoter Jerry Clayworth diligently taking photos of the action, and helping legendary sax man Spot Barnett off the stage, after Barnett sat in with Sexto Sol.
There were The Krayolas, explaining why they used to be called the Mexican Beatles, shortly before delivering a spot-on version of the Fabs' "I'll Be Back."
And there was Jenn Alva, bassist for Jovitas headliner Girl in a Coma, recalling the band's recent European trek with their hero, Morrissey. Alva revealed that on the last night of their tour, at Paris' Olympia Theatre, the group presented Moz with a Gucci tie and a card, as a token of their appreciation. Not to be outdone, Morrissey walked into their dressing room and gave them a bottle of champagne.
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