SXSW 2017: WEDNESDAY HIGHLIGHTS

3/17/17

Our photographer Christopher Chan and  We Are: The Guard’s joyful bunch roamed the crowds of SXSW to pick out some of the best sounds of the day. We conclude that there was too much music to hear and too little time to catch it all, but the indie bands we saw did not disappoint. From pop to rock and everything in between plus a beer in our hand here are the top shows in no particular order.

 

LEGGY @ B.D. Riley’s

Leggy

We celebrated an early St. Particks Day at B.D. Riley's, an Irish pub on 6th, with the garage rock band from Cinncinati, OH.  Veronique Allaer sings lead vocals backed by her best friend Kirstin Bladh on the bass guitar. If you liked Metric before they turned pop (so their first two albums) you'll enjoy Leggy. - C.Chan

 

VAGABON @ The Sidewinder at Ground Control Touring

Vagabon

We next headed down Red River to The Sidewinder to check out this band from New York.  And who knew, sometimes Bitchfork gets it right (a broken clock is right twice a day, :P).  And in this case we'll double down with them as Laetitia Tamko of Vagabon is one to watch.  Tamko shined in this intimate at capacity venue when she sang "Fear & Force."

 

TEI SHEI  @ Empire Control Room - Neon Gold

Tei Shei 

MATT MAESON @ Empire Control Room - Neon Gold

Matt Maeson 

 

HIPPO CAMPUS @ Empire Control Garage - SPIN

Hippo Campus

 

SAN FERMIN @ Bar 96

San Fermin

San Fermin

 

BANKS @ Bar 96

Banks 

 

CHERRY GLAZERR @ Elysium - KCRW

Cherry Glazerr 

Cherry Glazerr

GIRLPOOL @ The Sidewinder - Ground Control Touring

Girlpool 

Girlpool

SAD13

SAD13

SAD13

 

EISLY @ Central Presbyterian Church

Eisly

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About Beca Arredondo

Beca Arredondo is easily unamused with all things not related to her interests. On her good days you can catch her avoiding the California sun and glued to her Mac plotting the next big thing. If you happen to run into her on the street and notice her wearing headphones do NOT disturb her. She is not responsible for any possible damage. Aside from the above she's very sweet and perky and responds well to good music and food.