The Copenhagen-based indie disco/funk group, WhoMadeWho, is one of those bands I’ll be seeking out when I need to get my groove on. Having opened for bands like Daft Punk, Soulwax, Hot Chip, Justice and LCD Soundsystem, the band seems primed to, well, pop.
If these girls are going crazy, then sign me up. The stripped down Vancouver duo, calling themselves The Pack A.D., packs a real rock and roll punch with their ferocious brand of bluesy garage rock. Their new album, “We Kill Computers”, comes out April 27. They’ll be hitting SF en route to Austin. So catch them March 10 at Thee Parkside or at one of the SXSW showcases. All aboard the crazy train.
SXSW Schedule Mar 18, 2010: AFM Canada/ACTRA RACS Party @ Canada House – on at 12:30pm Mar 18, 2010: Mint/Six Shooter Hootenanny @ Headhunters – on at 3:55pm Mar 18, 2010: The Best Damn Day of Duo’s ever @ Pie Guys Pizza – on at 6pm Mar 19, 2010: Showcase show @ Jaime’s Spanish Villa w/ Grand Analog – on at 12am
Lawrence Arabia is the alter ego of New Zealander James Milne – a former member of bands like The Ruby Suns, The Brunettes and The Reduction Agents as well as a touring member of Okkervil River. James is stepping into the limelight with his debut album, Chant Darling, and is currently touring Europe in support of Beach House. He’s expected to unleash his pop magic to the US masses starting in Austin next month at SXSW. One to watch for sure.