I always feel a bit guilty watching a high profile rock group at SXSW, since my conscience tells me I should be watching a struggling up-and-coming indie band. But every now and then I need a little sugar–a little pick me up if you well. It’s not like the President’s of The United States of America are smoking hundred bills in a hot tub filled with supermodels, but they’ve tasted the fruits of rock success. After poking my head into a bunch of SXSW day parties, seeing various younger indie-acts, I almost forgot how much fun a polished rock band can be. The Presidents don’t seem like they’ve lost a step. Lead singer Chris Ballew sounds as good as ever–his scissor kicks haven’t lost any air either, and newest member, Andrew McKeag, looks like he’s having a good time out there (lots of bouncin’ around). The Presidents broke out most of their hits including 90’s staples, “Dune Buggy,” “Lump” and “Peaches”, and ended their set with a quick one-chorus cover of “Let the Good Times Roll.” Amen to that!