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Guide to SXSW 2011 (C-E)

March 8th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, R&B, Rock |

SXSW torrent 2011 best of artists C through E. Yesterday I posted best artists from A to B and got some good responses. Unlike yesterday’s post, I think I will save you from another long intro.

The Chevelles are an Australian pop/rock band that has been around since 1989 and have toured all over the world. Below is a catchy song and trust me if this band has been around for over 20 years, probably good to keep an eye on.
The Chevelles – Stacey Loves Cocaine
Collie Buddz is reggae/R&B and “Playback” is a relaxing song with a fairly catchy chorus, pause playback rewind.
Collie Buddz – Playback
This is one of several artists who I knew about in the torrent but hadn’t heard the song before. Once I heard Dame Fifty5‘s “Savor The Moment”, I knew this artist was for real. 5-star!
Dame Fifty5 – Savor The Moment
DZ is a hard rock band whose song “Gebbie Street” takes a bit of time to pick up (about 1:40 when things start rocking out), but overall a good song. The instrumentals are good upbeat fun.
DZ – Gebbie Street
El Da Sensei reminds me of Jurassic 5 with interesting beats, clever rapping. May never be mainstream but always should be respected even if he’s from New Jersey.
El Da Sensei – Crowd Pleasa
Googled Electra and found out they are a Greek-American rock/pop group, but I would consider them more alternative with a side of punk in “Coming To Get You”.
Electra – Coming To Get You!
Electric Touch is one of the many local Texas bands taking the stage at SXSW. They could be one of the best local rock bands coming to SXSW this year especially with “Dominos”, I can see this getting rock radio attention.
Electric Touch – Dominos
Elephant Stone is an interesting Canadian indie rock band that incorporates a sitar! If you don’t know what that is, I suggest you listen to this Beatles song. “Strangers” is fairly catchy, sounds a little retro rock & roll.
Elephant Stone – Strangers
Eli “Paperboy” Reed and The True Loves are funk, rock, soul awesome-ness. I love artists that can sound retro while incorporating their own contemporary originality. 5-star!
Eli “Paperboy” Reed and The True Loves – Come and Get It
Empress Hotel is alternative with this odd, interesting song. At first I wasn’t sure if I liked it, but it picks up pretty well and those interesting instrumentals throughout are dope.
Empress Hotel – Here Comes the New Challenger
If Estados Alterados (Spanish for “altered states”) was in English, this song would most likely be a 5-star. Even though I don’t understand the lyrics, this Colombian electronic rock/pop band has great instrumentals and if I knew Spanish I would probably be singing along.
Estados Alterados – Contenme

Tomorrow I will bring you SXSW 2011 torrent best of artists from F-K.

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