by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: 18th Dye - Soft the Hard Way (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Powersolo - Pirates of the Oblivion (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Snake and Jet's Amazing Bullit Band - Ten Cities Beyond (Mp3)
South by Southwest is kind of like other people's dreams. If you're not apart of it, you may not want to hear about it. But at least for those in NYC, we do get some of SXSW's runoff, with many bands from Not America making pit stops here before or after the Austin onslaught. We did a rundown of Australia's offers last week, so in this few-part series I'll highlight some of the more notable bands from the UK and elsewhere in Europe who'll be visiting us over the next three weeks.
We started with Mumford & Sons, Peggy Sue and Jay Jay Pistolet. Let's continue with three bands, who if nothing else, have at least two things in common. They are all signed to Copenhagen indie label Crunchy Frog, and they're all playing that label's showcase at Santos Party House in NYC on March 16th (Jon Spencer is DJing). More info on that show and 18th Dye, Powersolo, and Snake and Jet's Amazing Bullit Band, below...
18th Dye @ Santos Party House in November (more by Tim Griffin)
1. 18th Dye
Hometown: Berlin via Copenhagen
Their deal: One of the better Matador bands of the '90s, 18th Dye returned after a near 10-year break with a really strong new album, Amorine Queen. They toured here last year and are back with a few more chances to catch them.
NYC Shows: March 16 at Santos (with Powersolo and Snake and Jet's Amazing Bullit Band...get tix). They're also DJing Cake Shop on March 17.
Snake and Jet's Amazing Bullit Band
Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark
Their deal: Drums and keyboards/guitar duo make shouty swinging '60s detective show theme music and were a lot of fun when I saw them at Music Hall of Williamsburg last summer.
NYC Shows: March 16 at Santos (with Powersolo and 18th Dye...tix)
Hometown: Aarhus, Denmark
Their deal: The band refers to their particular mashup of blues, rockabilly, funk, and what-have-you as Donkey Punk. Powersolo have played NYC a few times over the years and are always fun. Jon Spencer is a fan.
NYC Shows: March 15 at Mercury Lounge (with Jon Spencer's band Heavy Trash...get tix), March 16 at Santos Party House (with fellow Danes 18th Dye and Snake, Jet's Amazing Bullit Band and DJ Jon Spencer...get tix)
all tour dates and videos below...
18th Dye 2009 North American Tour Dates
Mar 16 Santos New York City, New York
Mar 17 Cake Shop New York City, New York (DJ set)
Mar 19 Submerged Austin, Texas
Mar 20 Inhouse Galleri Austin, Te
Powersolo - "Oak tree Girl"
Powersolo 2009 North American Tour Dates
Mar 15 Mercury Lounge with Heavy Trash and Legendary Tigerman New York, New York
Mar 16 Santos Party House New York, New York
Mar 18 Sonny's Vintage Party 5.20pm @ 2928 Guadalupe st. Austin, Texas
Mar 19 Submerged - Crunchy Frog Showcase Austin, Texas
Mar 20 SXSW International Day @ AGAVE ROOM 2.30pm Austin, Texas
Mar 20 Danish Dynamite Dayparty Inhouse Gallery at 5.05 pm (in backyard, 2514 E 17th St) Austin, Texas
Snake and Jet's Amazing Bullit Band - "X-Ray"
Snake and Jet's Amazing Bullit Band - 2009 Tour Dates
Mar 16 Crunchy Frog label night @ Santos New York City
Mar 18 The Rumbler - The Music Slut // The Hype Machine/BlogFresh Radio SXSW Party Austin, Texas
Mar 18 Sonny's Vintage Austin, Texas
Mar 19 Music by The Slice: Home Slice Pizza's dayparty Austin, Texas
Mar 19 Crunchy label showcase @ Submerged Austin, Texas
Mar 20 Danish Dynamite Dayparty @ Inhouse Gallery (in the garden) Austin, Texas