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(F-K) Guide to SXSW

March 10th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, R&B, Rock |

Another edition of my guide to SXSW 2011 continues with artists starting from F through K. Monday I did A-B and Tuesday I did C-E artists.

Just a reminder that almost all the artists I blog about on these guides I have never blogged about and many I haven’t heard before until I downloaded this SXSW 2011 torrent.

Fake Problems has a chill indie rock feel, “Soulless” is a catchy song, that I could easily hear on a film soundtrack. However this Florida-based rock band is influenced by a variety of rock music and is a band that you will probably hear more of on here.
Fake Problems – Soulless
Canadien band The Flatliners remind me a big of Less Than Jake with their punk rock sound but with a bit less ska. “Monumental” is a catchy rock song, I like the instrumentals, the lyrics ain’t band and the chorus is super catchy.
The Flatliners – Monumental
Indie Electro band Gemini Club has an interesting sound. Not the biggest fan of the vocals except for the chorus. Mostly a huge fan of their electronic rock/pop instrumentals.
Gemini Club – Mirrors
God-Does and She is an interesting hip-pop/soul duo from the Midwest that has music I can see a lot of people dancing to at SXSW.
God-Does & She – Love Machine
Guitar Shorty is a 71-year old blues aritst with a rocking sound. If you can’t jam with Guitar Shorty, you need to dig down and find yourself some soul.
Guitar Shorty – We The People
Hadag Nahash is my favorite artist from Israel, which isn’t saying much since I know of probably 4-5 other artists in Israel. Even though the song is in Hebrew, not English, the instrumentals are great, you can tell Hadag has some good rap skills much like Tony Parker in French.
Hadag Nahash – Not Enough
Hector Ward & The Big Time has a chill jam band kind of vibe. You might stumble upon them if you were going to SXSW and be surprised how much you like them.
Hector Ward & the Big Time – Dirty Soul Shaker
Jesse Malin & The St Marks Social have an alternative punk  feel. “Burning The Bowery” takes a little time to pick up but once you get to the chorus you will be singing along at the irish pub. Remind of of Dropkick Murphys, which remind me of getting drunk at an irish pub or partying in Boston.
Jesse Malin & The St Marks Social – Burning The Bowery
JIM-E-O is an R&B/Rap artist. More a fan of his R&B vocals and the chill lounge beat than the rapping.
Lastly Kid Carnaveral gives us a fun alternative song with what sounds like children singing in the simple chorus. I love the title of this song and the instrumentals are cool and you can along to the chorus.
Kid Canaveral – You Only Went Out To Get Drunk Last Night
Tomorrow I will do L-N artists.

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