There's no festival quite like South By Southwest. For four days a year, anyone with even the slightest feigned work-ties to Planet Pop descends upon the Live Music Capital Of The World.
Every March, Austin, Texas is transformed into a carnage-ridden view of all that's to come. Enjoy our pick of the best...
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East NYC's realest hardcore saviours
Driving 872 miles across the States to play in the freezing cold outside a tattoo parlour to their manager, three idle inkers, and an NME representative is nothing for East NYC’s realest hardcore saviours.
Last month they played a ‘Canadian tour’ which consisted of one date to a seven-strong crowd in someone’s basement, a total of 23 hours’ driving, and the loss of $200 trying to sneak singer Honor through border control without proper ID and a criminal record. It’s this kind of incident, paired with an onslaught of the most belligerent, buoyant, spirited home-styled hardcore punk that are quickly making a name for Cerebal Ballzy as the freshest breath of air the scene has had since Fucked Up.
Today, wincing through the perplexing sub-zero temperature, CB may as well be within a steaming circle pit of ferocious proportions for the welly given during closer ‘Sk8 All Day’. The set is cut short as Honor is forced into staggering behind the drumkit to projectile vomit against the parlour wall. Well, if you will start necking Sparks at 11am...
The band's second album 'Jaded & Faded' will be released on June 17 via Julian Casablancas' label
The film will see Honor Titus fighting off residents of a condemned squat with vintage bass guitars
- Mar 28, 2014
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- Nov 18, 2013
The US punks' second album may have taken three years to arrive, but it's worth the wait
- Jun 15, 2014
A smutty, speedy, fuck’n’roll approximation
- Nov 7, 2011
They turn DC-style sonic assaults into brutal party anthems
- Jul 26, 2011