Tag Archives: 2011

SXSW 2011 Photos & Video with Black Joe Lewis, Royal Bangs, Human Eye & More – (SXSW Favorites)

After spending the first day of our SXSW experience on a red-eye bender of no sleep, we decided to actually bring the camera out on the second day and take some snaps and video of some of our favorite performances. We were useless the first day and pretty much just cruised around downtown getting to […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Guadalupe Plata from Spain

Photo: Pedro J. Marin at Lagarto Rock ’09 I gotta admit, out of all the many bands playing SXSW, Guadalupe Plata is at the top of my list for MUST-SEE bands. I had written about the grimy blues duo back in January and was totally pyched and enthralled by their hard hittin’ blue rock. These […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Those Darlins from Tennessee

Now these three Darlins from Tennessee have got to be the baddest and raddest gals making their way to Austin this year for some serious SXSW carnage. Aside from being total cuties, these wild ladies (and gent) will charm you with their raw country-garage rock. With honest and comical lyrics about eating a whole chicken […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with J. Irvin Dally from Los Angeles

Young Angelino, by way of numerous other geographical locations, J. Irvin Dally is one of Los Angeles’ best kept secrets. With his lovely and genuine voice, Dally’s music shines with well traveled melodies that toy with various elements of folk, psyche and even a little bit of pop love hear-and-there. His music can lull you […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with The Soft Moon from San Francisco

The Soft Moon at the Echoplex – Photo by Ivette Orenos for Grimy Goods Their dark, their mysterious and their one of those bands that just radiates “coolness.” If you’re headed to SXSW, be sure to add The Soft Moon to your showcase schedule. The brainchild of Luis Vasquez, The Soft Moon have that 80s […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Esben and the Witch from Brighton, England

Esben and the Witch @ El Rey Theatre – Photo by Wei Shi for Grimy Goods Back in October of 2010 we had caught an extraordinary performance by the British three-piece, Esben and the Witch. The band had opened up for fellow Brits, Foals, at the El Rey Theatre. Their dark and haunting sounds really […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Hanni El Khatib from Los Angeles

Hanni El Khatib oozes sheer coolness with a very sexy appeal. One of L.A.’s rising up-and-comers, his music has already been featured in the hit HBO series, Hung, he’s opened for Florence and The Machine and is playing numerous shows creating quite the hot buzz in L.A and beyond. His infectious tunes roll with a […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Superhumanoids from Los Angeles

The first time we caught L.A.’s, Superhumanoids live back in May of 2010 at the Smell, we were not only impressed but utterly surprised! Impressed because of their obvious talent and originality, but also surprised considering two of their band members, Cameron Parkins and Sarah Chernoff, are also part of another local L.A. band called […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Big Light from San Francisco

There’s nothing better than a band that can come together and feed off each others’ craftsmanship, delivering a smooth and cohesive sound: that’s exactly what Big Light does. Spawning some shredful tunes out of San Francisco, Big Light blends all the goodness of psychedelic, folk and even pop rock into a loud, textured bouquet of […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with OFF! from Los Angeles

They’re hard, fast and loud, and one of the coolest bands around: OFF! If you have yet to listen to or experience the riveting musical carnage that arises from these punk all-stars, you best get your ass in check and ride with the big boys for one of their wild sets. Led by original Black […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Eastern Conference Champions from Los Angeles

L.A. folk-indie rockers by way of Philly are making their return to SXSW with a slew of hot shows. The Eastern Conference Champions (ECC) are a huge indie favorite amogst Angelinos. With their hearty tunes boasting heavy bass lines with a lil guitar twang, the trio brings forth some endearing melodies aren’t afraid to mingle […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Beans (also of Anti-Pop Consortium) from Brooklyn

If you’re a true hip-hop head who misses the slick rhyme styles from the ’90s instead of this lame crap-rap, you need to add Beans to your SXSW schedule. The Brooklyn-based rap rebel delivers tight lyrics and flows over hard-hitting beats. Also a member of the dope-ass, Anti-Pop Consortium, Beans isn’t afraid to experiment outside […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Army Navy from Los Angeles

Army Navy are bringing their sweet indie pop to Austin for some serious SXSW fun! Hailing from the City of Angels, you won’t want to miss this hot act. Their charming tunes are full of bouncing guitar chords with a bit of fuzz and noise rock tendencies all sugar coated with the adorable vocals of […]

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Hot Band Alert: Gary Clark Jr. (Playing It’s A School Night at Bardot on Jan. 24)

A couple moths ago while surfing the Internets I came across a real gem: Gary Clark Jr. Native to Austin, he sounds a whole lot like the almighty Dan Auerbach, but with a lil more soul and flair. For fans of the early Black Keys, Clark exudes all that raw, foot-stompin’ rock and blues that […]

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