Tastykake is in dire financial straits. But here's the thing: Wu Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard immortalized Tastykake in his ice-cold stunner of a hit “Brooklyn Zoo.” Which means that shit needs to be saved.
The thousands of bands playing SXSW each year are nearly always instantly forgotten. So instead of telling you about the fabulous sets I caught, I’m going to flex my long-atrophied 1990s self-righteous indie purest muscle and tell you about the most in-your-face brands that made a substantial impact. These are the companies your most in-the-know friends will be crowing about.
The lineup at Bisco 9 is much better than the year prior, maybe its best ever. So let’s go. Wanna come with? I’ll supply the DMT.
Frankly, I was happy to see Run-D.M.C. cancel. Have you ever heard DMC speak? Why is his voice so high? Why does it crack like he’s going through puberty?
Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood Black Pudding (Ipecac) Sounds like: The nearly 50-year-old Screaming Trees founder teams with a master composer/producer for darkly beautiful and haunting Americana. Free association: His dusty sadness is a perfect match for Garwood’s ambient score. For fans of: Quiet Dinosaur Jr. x Nick Cave, Damien Jurado/Seattle grunge, Waits. Eve Lip Lock (From the Rib/Sony/RED) Sounds like: The Philly native’s [...]