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Said the Whale, The Sheep Dogs, Rich Aucoin, and more at the SXSW Canadian Blast Showcase

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Vancouver's Said The Whale at Canadian Blast.

We couldn’t help but feel proud of our Canadian musicians who were showcasing their sound at SXSW this year. Here’s a photo recap of some acts we managed to catch at the Canadian Blast BBQ presented by CIMA.


Said the Whale performed songs from their new album "Little Mountain".

Spencer Schoening of Said The Whale behind the kit.

The hands of Jaycelyn Brown, keyboardist of Said The Whale.

Halifax native Rich Aucoin performs "Undead" amongst the crowd under the parachute - a signature of his participatory live shows. Download "Undead".

Rich Aucoin delivers a high energy show with his various techno toys.

Retro-rocking Rolling Stone cover boys - The Sheepdogs from Saskatoon.

Ewan Currie of The Sheepdogs performing selections from their 2011 album "Learn & Burn".

Luke Doucet of the band Whitehorse sings "Killing Time is Murder".

Melissa McClelland of Whitehorse works the bigsby bar on her guitar.

The crowd mingles in the VIP section while eating Texas style BBQ.

The extra large Canadian flag was quite visible from inside the Austin Convention Centre.