Less than two years after a snowy night in Cleveland gave birth to a friendship, a band and a hit song all in the same night, SomeKindaWonderful already has the vibe and assuredness of a band in command of its sound and its direction.
SXSW’s official online radio stream, SXSWfm, is hosting a free concert in Austin as part of the HAAM Benefit Day.
SXSW is rich with brand-spanking new artists and established acts looking to relaunch or showcase a new facet of themselves. Some artists have been away from the scene for awhile and have new songs, while some artists barely even have enough songs for an EP. But half the fun is seeing these different types of acts in various stages of their career with different things to prove all side by side. Wednesday I saw the gamut: the well-known and highly buzzed Jay-Z and Kanye West to the newer Ski Lodge, and everything was a treat.
Radkey is a rock band from northern Missouri made up of three young brothers, but don’t let their age fool you. They perform like pros and have powerhouse vocals.
Thumpers is a UK pop rock band formed by childhood friends Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson Jr and backed by a rotating band of friends and family. They’re bubbly with rich guitars and big drums and their lyrics celebrate youth and romance.
Betty Who is an Australia artist that many are calling the ‘next pop obsession.’
Bleachers is an American indie pop band formed by Jack Antonoff while on the road playing guitar with fun. Bleachers is like the unrestrained, edgier version of fun. and it’s making a SXSW debut.