I finally got to attend SXSW in Austin for the first time this year. It was an exhausting whirlwind but still a total blast! I definitely want to go again. I'll post more about my experience, but I wanted to start with the band I enjoyed seeing the most: Dávila 666. They're a garage punk group from Puerto Rico who I first heard of only a few weeks ago on one of my music blogs (Stereogum? KEXP?). I could tell from listening to only one song that they would be fun to see live, and boy was I right! They played the Vice showcase at Club Deville on Thursday night and totally blew everyone away. So much fun!
"La Pingorocha Y La Diva Rockera"
Cover of Blondie's "Hanging on the Telephone" (originally The Nerves)
[en espanol, song starts at 0:38]
- Download their song Esa Nena Nunca Regreso here.
- Download their song Obisidon here.
- Read Pitchfork review of their album Tan Bajo.