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BAMM.tv exclusive: ‘Hey Big Bang’, The Superhumanoids

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Seeing as the multiplexes have been clogged up with infinite numbers of superhero movies these past few years, you’d be forgiven for thinking that The Superhumanoids was a brand new film full of mindless explosions and headache-inducing 3D effects. Well: not only would you be wrong, but you’d be denying yourself the opportunity to check out a great band. The Superhumanoids are a Los-Angeles-based quartet whose mission statement is to create music which ‘kisses the doldrums away’. It’s a mission they’re evidently succeeding in, as you can see in the video above: an exclusive performance of ‘Hey Big Bang’, taken from our SXSW showcase archives.

And if you want more of these guys (who wouldn’t?), SF locals can swing by Cafe Du Nord on Sep 3 – next Monday – to experience ‘em in the flesh.

BAMM.tv exclusive: ‘In And Out’, A B & The Sea

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Despite hailing from Wisconsin,
there’s a definite streak of Sunshine State joy running through this rocking five-piece – something which only intensified following their move to California in 2009, and has been building ever since, leading up to the release of this year’s debut LP ‘Constant Vacation’ (available to buy September 5, and available to stream for free right here).

Before you check out those links, however, you really should take a look at this great – and exclusive – performance of ‘In And Out’, taken from the epic SXSW showcases we wheeled out last year. And if that still hasn’t satiated your live fix, lucky SF locals can catch them at Popscene at The Rickshaw Stop this Thursday!

OTHER BAMM.TV STORIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

BAMM.tv exclusive: Vandella, ‘Leaves’

BAMM.tv exclusive: ‘Knock It Loose’, Episode One

BAMM.tv exclusive – Bartel, ‘Snow On Black’

Previously at SXSW – Part Three

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Well, it’s been a crazy week for the BAMM.TV crew at Austin’s very own SXSW Festival – we’ve rocked it on our cruising boat showcase and dived headfirst into the multifarious reams of exciting music and tech madness the whole place has to offer.

Of course, this isn’t the first time that we’ve ventured to SXSW – we’ve thrilled those Austin crowds with jam-packed gigs in previous years. And … we figured … what better time to take a look back at some of those classic performances from our overflowing archives? That’s what we’ve been doing right here on the BAMM blog this week, and as Friday hits – bringing with it the wonderfully welcome weekend – let’s have one last memory-blast. Here’s a final assortment of BAMM.TV’s SXSW Greatest Hits.

‘A Good Day At The Races’ – Hollerado

Few up-and-coming guitar acts carry the same way with a melody as Hollerado: think of the finer moments of bands like R.E.M and Talking Heads, and you’ll be along the right lines (nope, that isn’t hyperbole). Check out this awesome performance of ‘A Good Day At The Races’ for proof.

‘My Love’ – The Ferocious Few


Having made a name for themselves with their habit of guerrilla gigging – they’ve treated the unsuspecting public to many a street-corner gig across the USA – San Francisco’s Ferocious Few took on a more pre-planned (but just as exciting) vibe for their BAMM performance of ‘My Love.’

‘Virtuous Cassette’ – The Flashbulb

Otherwise known as Benn Jordan, The Flashbulb grabbed our SXSW crowd by their collective lapels and dragged them on an one-man electro-pop odyssey. Seriously impressive stuff.

‘Better Way’ – The Soft White Sixties

Effortlessly cool purveyors of old-school R&B-tinged rock, the Soft White Sixties are equally in thrall to guitar-rock heritage as they are skilled at crafting their own sound. Take a look at this performance of ‘Better Way’.

Previously at SXSW – Part Two …

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Yesterday – in order to celebrate our presence at this year’s SXSW Festival in the heart of Austin, Texas – we took a look back at some of the most memorable performances from BAMM.TV’s previous visits to this ultra-exciting get-together. Today? Well, today we’re going to take a look at even more. You should know us by now: we’ve got way too much good stuff to ever pack into one post.

Here are some more highlights from days of yore at SXSW …

Wallpaper – ‘Stupidfaced’

SXSW, in recent years, has begun to look further afield in musical terms: away from the rock/guitar music which used to dominate the festival and to other genres – electronica, hip-hop etc. Wallpaper provided a blast of synth-backed sound fusion upon taking to the BAMM stage last year.

HOTTUB – ‘1 2 3 … Go!’

Think that performance by Wallpaper was bouncing with energy? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Oakland’s sassiest sisters HOTTUB stepped up their game for BAMM at SXSW, thrilling the crowd with a manic rendition of ‘1 2 3 … Go!’ Enjoy.

Nicki Bluhm And The Gramblers – ‘Toby’s Song’

Let’s chill things out slightly with this slide-guitar beauty from Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, who injected a bit of country back into the Texan heartland with the awesome ‘Toby’s Song.’

The Moondoggies – ‘Down The Well’

Aaaaand time to rock out again with a little help from Sub Pop’s The Moondoggies, who treated the BAMM SXSW crowd to a blast of their guitar magic with ‘Down The Well.’

More SXSW BAMM.TV highlights coming your way tomorrow …

Watch Mr Hangman by The Stone Foxes on BAMM TV

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Sometimes all you need is a bit of old-fashioned, straight-down-the-line blues rock to revive your mojo. Ideal candidates for the task, if you ask us, are San Francisco’s very own The Stone Foxes, whose above (exclusive) performance of the storming ‘Mr Hangman’ was a particular highlight of BAMM’s 2011 SXSW showcases. If this doesn’t put you in a struttin’ kind of mood, there’s probably no help for you.

Oh – and if you want to see more of these guys (and you’re in SF) head down to the Outside Lands festival this coming weekend.

Watch Typhoon on BAMM TV

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Everyone is talking about Typhoon right now, and with very good reason. The band (hailing from Portland, Oregon) were an integral part of our SXSW showcases and – despite their name – gathered anything but a stormy reception. It’s hard to piegonhole them in easy terms: Typhoon are unpredictable yet anthemic, diverse yet unified. Luckily BAMM grabbed an exclusive performance of both ‘Mouth Of The Cave’ and ‘White Liars’ so that you can experience their unique sound for yourselves.

Oh, and make sure to check these guys out on Letterman TONIGHT!

Watch Thank Ya by Con Brio on BAMM TV

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How do Con Brio manage to combine their expert grasp of funk, soul, jazz and blues into a simmering whole and make it all seem so effortless? We’re stumped. Hopefully you’ll be similarly amazed when you check out this killer impromptu performance of ‘Thank Ya’, shot while on the road to SXSW 2011. You can catch these SF locals – and long-time BAMM favourites – at one of their upcoming gigs, details of which can be found here.

On The Road With The Stone Foxes – Exclusive BAMM Trailer

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If you’re feeling all partied out after July 4th and need a healthy dose of rock and roll to liven things up, check out this trailer for ‘On The Road With The Stone Foxes’. These guys are already established as BAMM favourites, and pretty soon you’ll have the chance to follow their exploits on the road to SXSW 2011 in this upcoming documentary.

Seeing as the trailer alone features all sorts of great moments, it’s a pretty safe bet that the whole thing should be an absolute blast. In the meantime, you can find out more about the Stone Foxes over at their official site – right here.

Watch Better Way by The Soft White Sixties on BAMM TV

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We’ve already treated you to a previous track from these cool-as-hell retro enthusiasts, and now we’re giving you the chance to enjoy even more vintage-themed rock from the Soft White Sixties. ‘Better Way’ – taken from BAMM’s SXSW showcases back in March – is a perfect laid-back summer rocker. So crack open a beer (assuming you’re not at work, driving, underage, or simply violently allergic to alcohol), kick back and embrace the swinging sixties.

Want more? You can catch these guys live at the High Sierra Music Festival this Thursday (June 30th).

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