SXSW: Born Free
|Photos by Craig Hlavaty|
|Heartless Bastards' Erika Wennerstrom|
Heartless Bastards put on a barroom rockin' show over at Waterloo Records, with lead singer Erika Wennerstrom doing her southern-gothic PJ Harvey thing. "Sway" got people moving, coaxed along by the free Shiner Bock in the back of the joint. We spotted Echo & The Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch next door at Waterloo Ice House with a sullen blonde.
Chairlift could easily be this year's MGMT-like success story. They remind us of a My Bloody Valentine you can shadow dance to. Some in our group described it as a down-tuned Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark.