Oh, hello. Yes, we've been gone a while but we're back with exciting news: we're helping put on the DC Does TX party during this year's SXSW Festival! Here are the main details:
DC DOES TEXAS
Wednesday, March 16th, 2001
Lovejoy’s, 604 Neches St., Austin TX
There will be seven great bands plus FREE Dogfish Head Beer!
Last year’s event was one of my highlights from SXSW 2010 and it wasn’t just because of the free booze (although that helped). I'll probably come back and mention the other bands on the bill before SXSW, but for now let’s take a quick look at who I'm most excited to see.
Carol Bui - Geisha Means Open Minded: Already with two critically acclaimed albums, Bui will releases her third full length Red Ship on March 8th. If you like the honesty and intensity of PJ Harvey and early Liz Phair then you’ll likely be a fan of Carol Bui as well. This fiery track has an amazing mix of percussions and a nice Middle Eastern influence to go with its provocative lyrics.
True Womanhood - Minajah: When you think of DC music you often think of hardcore and punk bands like Minor Threat, Fugazi, and other bands on the Dischord label. True Womanhood is not one of those bands. As much as I revere Dischord, I love when groups go against the grain and carve out their own niche and their own sound. This act veers more towards experimental music, but they have enough melodies to retain pop appeal. Minajah is a good example of how they strike that balance.
The Caribbean - Mr Let's Find Out: The Caribbean are the vets on the DC Does TX bill. They’ve been producing their brand of off-kilter art-pop for quite a while, and they’re only getting better with time. They just released their fifth full length, Discontinued Perfume, and the reviews have been very effusive. I can’t get enough of their smart but subtle approach to stuff.