Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ten Pitchfork Approved LA Based Artists To See at SXSW

Flying Lotus (aka Steven Ellison)

10 Pitchfork Approved Bands From LA to See at SXSW (official showcases only)

1) No Age on 3/19/10 at 12:15 AM @ Red 7 Patio or on 3/20/10 at 1:00AM @ Barbarella – Their two albums have gotten an 8.0 a 9.2 and their EP got an 8.3. They sort of paved the way for Pitchfork to start paying a lot closer attention to the LA music scene.
2) Flying Lotus at 1:00 AM on 3/17/10 at The Phoenix – The album Los Angeles was #28 on Pitchfork’s best of 2008 and scored a best new music nod.
3) Best Coast on 3/20/10 at 11:00 PM @ Barbarella – They’re one of four LA bands playing Pitchfork’s daytime party on Friday. Their single “When I’m with You” got a best new music designation.
4) Dam-Funk on 3/17/10 at 10:00 PM @ Speakeasy Cabaret or on 3/20/10 at 12:00 AM @ Mohawk Patio – One of the other LA bands playing Pitchfork’s daytime party. Recently got an 8.2 for Toeachizown.
5) Local Natives on 3/18/10 at 11:00 @ Emo’s Main Room or on 3/19/10 at 9:00 PM @ Galaxy Room Backyard – The third LA band playing Pitchfork’s daytime party. Their debut album recently got the best new music designation and an 8.4 rating.
6) Warpaint on 3/17/10 at midnight @ Emo’s Jr. – They have written a ton about them (here’s a 7.0 review of “Billie Holiday”), but they’re the last of the LA bands playing Pitchfork’s day party.
7) Liars at 1:00 AM on 3/19/10 at Antone’s – Their last three records have gotten best new music from Pitchfork.
8) Fool’s Gold on 3/19/10 at 11:15 PM @ Emo’s Main Room – Their debut album got a solid 7.6 and was in the honorable mentions of best of 2009. Their track “Surprise Hotel” got an 8.
9) Abe Vigoda on 3/17/10 at 2:00 PM @ Austin Convention Center or on 3/20/10 at 12:00 AM @ Barbarella – Their EP got a 7.7 and their full length got an 8.3.
10) Active Child on 3/19/10 at @ Latitude 30 – He was the focus of a “rising” profile and his first single got an 8 out of 10.