While waiting for some technical problems to be resolved in what I must admit might be the worst musical venue I have ever attended, The Hideout, members of Japan’s Asakusa Jinta decided to wing it…in English. “I eat Texas beef, Texas bread, Texas pork….(I get) little fat in Texas.” Heh!
I LOVE this band!
Click here to see my final uploads of pix from SXSW, including indieWIRE’s Eug and Brian, Mike Tully and me, another from Oreskaband and more from Asakusa Jinta as well as Eugene McGuinness, Wax Planet and the Wombats from the Liverpool: Sound City showcase at club Latitude 30.
The Wombats were my own personal SXSW discovery and I’ve listened to their latest signal “Backfire at the Disco” 30 times since I saw them. Do yourselves a favor and check out their myspace page. Punk pop at its best, trust me! The Liverpool showcase was one of the best ones of the fest, even if they let a Mancunian band (Wax Planet) into the group.
McGuinness is a singer-songwriter who entertained the crowd with his troubadour stylings and Wax Planet wre a really fun band. However, the Wombats…well, I am still addicted. They have the potential of making a big splash, stateside. Until recently, they were unsigned in the UK, despite selling out 1,200-seat venues regularly!
A couple of pix, after the jump….