This year, DMX sponsored Paste Magazine’s annual SXSW party at The Stage on Sixth. From March 14-16th, we were treated to 3 days of amazing performances from emerging bands and incredible talents like Ben Kweller, Built to Spill, Glen Hansard, and so many more. Not only did we get to watch bands, we got to talk to them too! We interviewed 30+ bands throughout the party.

Here’s a look back at the first day of the party, March 14th, including interviews with Caveman, MyNameIsJohnMichael, Rich Aucoin, Chain Gang of 1974, River City Extension, and Ben Kweller. Stay tuned for footage from Day 2 and Day 3!

– Submitted by Jessica Reed, Social Media