SXSW 2016: Saturday’s Box Score

Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones SXSW 2016

I spent Saturday afternoon listening to bands on the roof of Whole Foods, and found my favorite discovery of SXSW.  Then Saturday night I went to church (Central Presbyterian) to hear more music.  The day’s box score is below.

Band Comments
Night Beats Straight ahead 60s flavored rock from a power trio.
Quiet Company Five man rock band. Lead singer reminds me of a more overwrought Adam Duritz of The Counting Crows.
Green River Ordinance Their music is someplace between modern country and rock. Since most of the band is wearing cowboy hats, I’ll assume it’s country.
Great Caesar Young six piece band including keys and trumpet. The band featured longish songs which build to crescendo and male – female harmony vocals.
The Wild Feathers I finally got to catch a full set from this band.  The Wild Feathers are a  younger and much louder Jayhawks, with just a touch of jam band thrown in. Three vocalists sing together and trade off vocals. A shot of pure rock n roll.  A hit, and a home run at that!
Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones These two solo artists get together for this duo project.  Teddy and Kelly sing original ballads with a 50s country and early rock n roll flavor. Their voices work well together and their banter is very funny.  A hit.
[Alexandros] I have no idea why the name of this band from Japan is in brackets.  Most of their music is a strange amalgam of punk, metal and rock which was forgettable.  But they had two catchy mid tempo rock songs, both of which I liked.

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