SXSW ’08: Thursday’s Live Reviews

Our Thursday recap is up and bursting with raves about Vampire Weekend, MGMT and Clipse, but you can also check out more detailed accounts at the You R Here blog. What happened yesterday? Well…

· Serj Tankian, Ben Harper and Tom Morello raged against the war at Stubb’s

· Yo La Tengo took on a Velvet Underground cover right in front of Lou Reed at the Levi’s/Fader Fort

· My Morning Jacket sported the same old beards but played brand-new songs at the Austin Music Hall

· Islands combined calypso, prog and mime makeup at Cedar Street Courtyard

· The Duke Spirit inspired an entire audience to sing backup at Cedar Street Courtyard

· Jay Reatard delivered one blistering punk metal blast after another at Vice