Sunday, March 06, 2005

Matzah's SXSW Artist of the Day (Part 1 - 400 Blows)

First, I know you all must be wondering, 'Is Matzah Going To SXSW?' Unfortunately, no, my friends. Instead, I will be hugging trees and making friends with squirrels in Ojai. Sounds fun doesn't it?

The bands playing the South By Southwest festival (in Austin, Texas) have really caught my eye this year. With so many interesting acts playing this year (not to mention some of the Record Collection bands as well), I would love to go. However, as previously mentioned before, I will be sucking on bark in Ojai. So until SXSW Music begins (on March 16), I have decided to profile bands playing SXSW this year. This section will be called...

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Matzah's SXSW Artist of the Day:

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400 Blows

From Los Angeles, 400 Blows have made a name for themselves, playing shithole venues all over the city. A three piece band, (Ferdinand-Drums, Skot-Vocals, and Christian-Guitar), the guys play songs that make you want to go fucking crazy. The band attributes this, in part, to, "the drummer and the guitarist lock[ing] themselves into taut, relentless, rhythm heavy grooves. The vocalist then skillfully bobs, weaves and jabs his way around these syncopated, complex compositions of noise with his caustic brand of story telling." Even if you're not into metal (which I completely understand), 400 Blows play a unique live show. So go for the experience, if not anything else. Here are their SXSW dates:

3/17/2005
Austin, TX (SXSW)
Emo's/GSL+31G Showcase
8pm


 3/17/2005
Austin, TX (SXSW)
Backroom/Skyscraper Magazine Party
11am


 3/18/2005
Austin, TX (SXSW)
Emo's/GSL+Ace Fu Party
4pm


 3/18/2005
Austin, TX (SXSW)
The Vibe/L.A. Rock Riots
1pm


 3/19/2005
Austin, TX (SXSW)
Narnack Showcase
afternoon party


 3/19/2005
Austin, TX (FXFW)
Lombardi Gallery/Fuck By Fuck You
starts 1pm, we play 8:30pm

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They will also be playing on March 10 at the Knitting Factory with Some Girls and Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower. I'll see you all there.

Click here to listen to 'The Root of our Nature,' 'The Ugly are so Beautiful,' and 'Mortar and Pestle' (all from 'Black Rainbow'):
http://www.400blows.net/music.asp


http://www.400blows.net/

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