White Denim – Orpheum Theatre – February 5, 2012
Opening for Wilco, White Denim drew in the early crowd at the Orpheum in Vancouver. While many seats were still empty, those who took in the warm-up set were indeed warmed up by the Austin, Texas group. Making the most of their short 30 minute set, White Denim whipped up the audience with their country tinged, alt-rock / folk tracks.
Supporting their spring 2011 release, D, the band are on the road with Wilco for their West Coast tour and continue with live gigs through May.
Noxshi – Mercury Lounge – March 7, 2011
Part performance art, part grunge, part psychedelic band, Noxshi are a hard to define, five piece from London. Known for their innovative and a bit off the wall live performances the band did a showcase at the famed Mercury Lounge in New York recently.
Singer Yoriyos Adamos (son of Yusef Islam aka. Cat Stevens) leads the band with a commanding stage presence. Not to be outdone his bandmates do their damnedest to make their presence felt as they rip through the wall of sound they’re building.
If you’re in Austin at SXSW this week they are playing a showcase at The 512 on March 18th head over and check them out!