iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014: Day 3 Master Post

iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014: Capital Cities

While Capital Cities is another name I’m not instantly familiar (I didn’t hear a song I instantly recognized until the end because I’m bad at keeping track of things I like hearing) with I entered tonight’s shows with a better frame of mind than i think I had last night. They’re opening graphics were simple, but were highly effective. As they started to play, i was struck with what a grooving vibe the sound had. There was almost a trace of a big band vibe in their music, and it was fantastic. 

All the musicians had a lot of energy, and a lot of talent to go with it. They were incredibly interactive, leading the crowd in small dance before starting the second song. The lighting was kept simple for the majority of the performance, but it didn’t matter because the band commanded most of the attention by having so much energy. Even when one of the members wasn’t actively playing their instrument they were moving about on the stage. 

They kept up their energy throughout their show, ending with just as much energy as they came out with. All in all it was a great discovery for me, and I’ll certainly be seeking out more music by them after the concerts for tonight end.


due to technological issues, I was unable to create a review for Band of Skulls in tonight’s performance. I will hopefully have it sorted out by the time Soundgarden comes on. 

iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014: Soundgarden

Soundgarden is a name i recognize vaguely, but I can’t put a single song to the name. I may not know any of their songs, or even actually recognize the name! There’s no telling. Hopefully though, I’ll be free from technological issues this run through. 

Their set was a complete play through of their album Superunknown, which they’d never done before. So it was interesting exposure to a band I could vaguely recognize the name of, but couldn’t quite place. Despite it being the first full play through of the album, they managed to get through it without too much trouble.

The light and graphics were interesting, though kept simple through a lot of the performance. I was already out of it from my struggle with technology earlier, so I ended up listening more than I was watching. It was enjoyable none the less. But since i’ve drifted almost as hard as last night, i’m signing of this review. 

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