Beijing Bands at SXSW 2012: a mixed bag!!
Well folks, it’s that time of the year when we see the announcements about our beloved bands heading over state-side for SXSW. For the 2012 edition, looks like the Maybe Mars folks have decided to take in a mixed bag of acts:
Rustic, Carsick Cars, Novaheart & Deadly Cradle Death
It’s interesting to see the names on there with Carsick Cars being at their 3rd participation. Rustic is heading over there with a new (untested) lineup which is always scary in my book. I’m not sure why the band didn’t try a couple of warmup gigs before! They do get to play March 1st at Yugong Yishan and that might be the only chance to see them before hand. Deadly Cradle Death is basically noise on acid… Not sure how the hell they made that list but the locals in austin might piss themselves over this one. It’s their MO.
The surprise addition to the list is Novaheart! The band just finished touring Australia with a few Maybe Mars acts so there seems to be a positive cooperation brewing between them fake love media. Congrats and good luck to all the bands.. regardless of whether i like them or not, they deserve some good wishes!
Shanghai’s Duck Fight Goose is also one of the Chinese bands invited to the feast…
There will be a send off show at dugong yishan on March 1st: