|Heartless Bastards and Harlem Shakes
||[Mar. 19th, 2009|10:38 am]
KCRW at South by Southwest
I'm big into bluesy rock from Ohio these days! Dan Auerbach/The Black Keys are proudly from OH as are the Heartless Bastards. Singer Erika Wennerstrom has an unbelievable voice and they played some of my favorite songs off their new album, The Mountain, at the Paste Magazine party.
Afterwards,I headed down 6th St (Austin's main drag of venues, bars and nightclubs) to check out Harlem Shakes. It was their first SXSW show this year and they said they were psyched to be there - and I could tell. They had, by far, the most energy of any band I've seen. I'm a big fan of their album Technicolor Health and it came alive in their live show. The singer had a pair of drumsticks in his hand the whole time and pounded on whatever was around. It was a blast.
On my way to Buffalo Billiards for our showcase...