SXSW is going full blast in Austin right now; Spring has sprung. The best new thing I’ve seen is Alabama Shakes, and this woman is a Force of Nature…the last time I’ve seen a woman singer this powerful is when I first saw Aretha Franklin. Brittany Howard. Remember that name… Oh, and Alabama Shakes is a very tight and tasty band.
Thom Yorke is brilliant. Radiohead is about the best there is, to my ear. They’re totally different and on their own path. I don’t know enough about them to say anything revealing or deep, but I have learned to recognize brilliance when it’s right in front of me. Yow!
Here’s a wonderful duo of performers you should know about. It’s hard to believe they can fill the room like they do with just two voices and one guitar. Amazing.