Una vez mas, we will flock to the most un-Texas part of Texas to cram as much live music as possible in 5 days. Feet sore, and late night bratwurst in hand, here are the bands we plan to definitely catch showcasing at SXSW this year!
Juventud Juché (Spain)
Currently one of my favorites from Spain, and their new album out soon… is f*$king awesome! Should be great energy live.
Showcasing: Wednesday, March 16 at BD Riley’s & Friday, March 18 at Lucille
Pedrina y Rio (Colombia)
Sound: Indie Pop
Colombia is quickly becoming a true force as the musical vanguard for new, exciting & groundbreaking bands. These guys should prove worthy.
Showcasing: Thursday, March 17 at Speakeasy & Friday, March 18 at Departure Lounge
Chicano Batman (Los Angeles, EEUU)
Sound: Neo Chicano Soul
Going on the road as support for the Alabama Shakes the past year ain’t too shabby. These guys always deliver a great show & I can’t wait to hear some of the new tracks live.
Showcasing: Wednesday, March 16 at Stubbs & Saturday, March 19 at Maggie Mae’s
Although not entirely in Spanish, this all-female indie-pop band out of Spain has gotten a lot of blog attention and ours as well. It’s exciting to have an opportunity to see what all the hype is about.
Showcasing: Thursday, March 17 at Mohawk Outdoor
Algodón Egipcio (Venezuela via Mexico)
Sound: Experimental Electro
A side project of sorts that completely deviates from Ezequiel Bertho’s sound with the band, Jovenes y Sexys. His new album is fire! See him live.
Showcasing: Wednesday, March 16 at The Townsend & Thursday, March 17 at Lucille
Miss Garrison (Chile)
Sound: Electro Pop
Well produced, melodic, & moody. Flirts with electro-rock but stands on its own in a very robust Chilean music scene.
Showcasing: Wednesday, March 16 at Sledgehammer & Saturday, March 19 at Maggie Mae’s
Vanessa Zamora (Mexico)
Sound: Indie Singer-Songwriter
She fits right in somewhere between Natalia Lafourcade, Carla Morrison & Julieta Venegas. Heartfelt & sincere music.
Showcasing: Friday, March 18 at Departure Lounge
Grenda (Baja California)
Sound: Minimal Electronica
This incredibly nuanced & somber project from a virtually unknown Baja artist is more than worth watching live. Seen him at NRML in TJ last year and was truly impressed. Worth mentioning: he’s the offspring of one of Mexico’s Electronica heavyweights.
Showcasing: Thursday, March 17 at The Townsend & Saturday, March 19 at Maggie Mae’s
Big Big Love (Mexico)
Sound: Indie Pop
One of those bands I came across researching for this post. And I ain’t too mad at that. I’m an instant fan despite my irreverence for bands out of Mexico that sing in English.
Showcasing: Thursday, March 17 at the Townsend