This Portland-based bunch of musical crusaders have previously been our Artist Of The Month, so that pretty much tells you all you need to know (if you’re a little slow on the uptake, we’re saying that they’re incredibly good). Their new album ‘White Lighter’ was released this week.
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 …
Our SXSW showcases back in March were a total blast, and you can check out a free downloadable playlist of all our acts right here. This includes the smouldering alt-country soulful rock of Nicki Bluhm And The Gramblers, who wowed the audience with a live performance of the laid-back ‘Toby’s Song’. What could fit into the SXSW spirit of Texas more than this?
If you want to see more of these guys, then mark your calendar for June 30th (this Thursday) – they’ll be appearing at the High Sierra Music Festival, alongside a host of other prominent acts. Don’t miss out.
A trip to Texas wouldn’t be complete without taking in some alt-country sounds (and if a bit of soulful rock can be thrown into the mix, then that’s all the better). Nicki Bluhm And The Gramblers were more than happy to step up to the plate at our recent SXSW showcase, wowing the audience with a live performance of the laid-back ‘Toby’s Song’. They’re just one of the acts on our totally free downloadable SXSW playlist, by the way.