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SXSW 07 Music: Pix Complete, Finally!

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….

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SXSW 07 Music: More Pix Uploaded….

More pix from SXSW 2007 have been uploaded to my Flickr.com page, including The Dears, Bob Mould, Asakusa Jinta and Oreskaband.
Oreskaband is an especially fun band and they’re playing dates on the upcoming Warped Tour, so check themn out, if you get the chance! There will be more pix and videos from Oreskaband and Asakusa Jinta posted soon from their show that was later on in the fest (I am Flickr’ing chronologically…I’m anal like ‘dat).

SXSW 07 Music: Oreskaband Skanks Into My Heart

Oreskabrass.jpgDon’t worry, there will be much more posted about SXSW film, but I need to take a moment to clue everyone in on one of the more fun and interesting bands I saw on this trip. They’re called Oreskaband and they’re a teenage, all-female ska band from Osaka, Japan. Don’t snicker! They’re a real band, not some fake “girl band” put together by some canny producer, a la Malcolm McLaren. They got together in 2003 as middle school students and are now all 18 or 19. Their energy is infectious and they’re fun as all hell to see in a club.

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