SXSW Pick: WhoMadeWho

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.

Mar 18 2010 9:30P
Lose Control party sponsored by Hype Machine Austin, TX
Mar 19 2010 3:30P
Danish Dynamite Party Austin, TX
Mar 19 2010 10:00P
Emo´s Jr – SxSW Austin
Mar 20 2010 2:00P
Do512 Party – SxSW Austin, TX
Mar 20 2010 5:00P
Obscure Magpie Party Austin, TX

SXSW Preview: The Pack A.D. – “Crazy” [MP3]

The Pack A.D. – “Crazy

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

SXSW Preview: Lawrence Arabia

Lawrence Arabia – “Apple Pie Bed”

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.