After Foreign Born at The Red Eyed Fly I was on cloud nine. An official SXSW party, The Canada Blast, was my next stop. I happened to run in to the fellas from NQ Arbuckle. A Toronto band showcasing this year. They play country folk with some great guitar work by Peter Kesper. The reason I was so hot for the Canada Blast was City and Colour. Dallas Green (get it, city and colour) of hardcore/screamo giants Alexisonfire, this is his acoustic alter ego. Under the warm Texas sun Dallas easily pulled us into his melancholy world. After Dallas was Hot Springs. Slightly tipsy, curvaceous Giselle led us into her rock and roll world. Imagine Victoria Williams sitting in with Jucifer.......but in a good way.