SXSW 2013: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Spain, Ivan & Alyosha and More: Review and Photos

Spain, a band that isn't exactly known as a touring machine, closed out the night at 1 a.m. The sound disintegrated further but the songs -- drawn from across the whole of the band's rich, underrated catalog -- still had a lightness of jangle and an air of melancholy that seemed to matter in ways that just another showcase shouldn't. After all these years, SXSW can still be more than one might imagine.

Roy Kasten