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.
|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.|