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’.