Newswire: Hannibal Buress played drums with Speedy Ortiz at SXSW

SXSW is a grueling experience. Bands play multiple shows a day at different venues, routinely starting early in the day and running well into the next morning, with fans rushing all over Austin attempting to make the most of the festivities. But as much of a slog as it can be, it’s still a place where magical things can happen.

Take yesterday, when comedian Hannibal Buress joined Speedy Ortiz on drums for the last song of their set at Pitchfork’s day party. It all started when Buress, attempting to fill a five-hour gap in his schedule, tweeted about his desire to play drums with a band. Speedy Ortiz vocalist Sadie Dupuis responded quickly, offering Buress a place behind the kit during the band’s set:

hey @hannibalburess yr cordially invited to drum with speedy ortiz at the @pitchfork showcase at @mohawkaustin, 1 pm. or we could get pizza …

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