Yea! We can finally give you all the dirty details of our SXSW shows. Make sure you RSVP to these free parties…great bands, free food and beer = going going gone! Can’t wait!
SpokesBUZZ Party—Friday March 16th @ 512 Club (408 East 6th St.) 4:45pm (downstairs), RVSP here! Reverb Party—Saturday March 17th @ Dirty Dog Bar (505 East 6th St.) 1:00pm, RVSP here or here! Starving Artist Party—Saturday March 17th @ Peckerhead’s (402 East 6th St.) 10:30pm, RSVP here!
A quick thanks to the Overcaster’s for a fun show Friday night, seems like Gathering of the Clouds was a great success! Land Lines on Thursday night was amazing. The best show I’ve seen them play yet, just love them! Another thank you to Tom Murphy of Westword’s Backbeat who wrote this nice review of our show:
Something must be in the water because everyone seemed to have reinvented their band in some subtle but profound and hard to pinpoint manner. Having seen Snake Rattle Rattle Snake from pretty close to the beginning I thought I knew what to expect. But this time around it’s obvious the group has spent some time working on its textures and separation of sounds. Sharp shimmers, icy atmospheres, layered rhythms and Hayley Helmericks has learned to harness her powerful and evocative voice in a way that has become finely expressive with that push still projecting her smart and poetic lyrics forward with emotional force. Wil Helmericks clearly occupied the higher frequencies but there was such an undertone of menace and brooding fire that it really caught your attention. And of course Doug Spencer has that totally unique style of playing that is deeply rhythmic and cutting while occupying sonic territory across a broad spectrum. James Yardley and Andrew Warner created a driving and sometimes seething bottom end that gave the music a lot of its power and presence. Warner has fully integrated his acoustic set with the electronic percussion in a way that shouldn’t remind one of Lol Tolhurst but does in a great way. Best moment of the set? The dark, beautifully edgy “Break the Same.” In general, it was like seeing a band reborn in a better form than ever.