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Jack Black loves Austin, SXSW Style X begins

Music hit a high note Friday as surprise acts popped in at side parties and artists were discovered. Style X, the fashion component of South by Southwest, began Friday as well.


  1. Jack Black is in town promoting Richard Linklater's film 'Bernie,' in which he stars. He performed last night with Tenacious D.
  2. Ben Kweller, who has been living in Austin for a number of years now, performed an afternoon set at the Austin Convention Center. He has an unofficial show at South by San Jose on Congress Saturday.
  3. The Heavy had a heavy effect on one of our music writers, saying: "They crooned. They rocked." 
  4. In East Austin, Mess With Texas at the 1100 Warehouse ebbed and flowed with show-goers. Crowds became heavier with acts like Titus Andronicus and Built to Spill.
  5. Style X began this afternoon. The free event features a trade show with fashion designers, panels and fashion shows.
  6. Out on the street, people party-hopped and began waiting in line for showcases, particularly at The Mohawk, where Skrillex is headlining Friday. Skrillex performed earlier in the day at a free show at Roial.
  7. On the other side of the lake, the Statesman was hosting a MINI event where you can charge your phone and grab a bit to eat from a few food trailers. Stop by Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.