Star-Telegram (17 March 2006) - Malcolm Mayhew:
Causing a human 5 o'clock traffic jam that wrapped around two blocks, rap-rockers the Beastie Boys played a secret show at Stubb's on Thursday night. Only it wasn't much of a secret, thanks to word-of-mouth, which spreads at South by Southwest like colds in kindergarten. The place was so jammed that hundreds were turned away. The New York trio, at SXSW to promote their new concert film, Awesome: I [expletive] Shot That, ran through a set that relied heavily on their last album, their 2004 love letter to New York, To the 5 Boroughs, but also included a few oldies, such as No Sleep Till Brooklyn.