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Rwake & Weedeater @ Encore (SXSW pics)

In what is now an annual tradition, we’re playing catch up during this final week of the year. If this post seems outdated, that’s because it is. Happy Holidays!

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Rwake and Weedeater played the Tone Deaf SXSW Showcase at Encore in Austin on 3/20 as part of SXSW. It was Rwake’s only SXSW show, and one of two for Weedeater (they played a surprise show the next night). The bill included numerous favorites from the roster, including Black Tusk, Black Cobra, ASG, and US Christmas and the show was part of a larger tour for Weedeater/Black Tusk/The Gates of Slumber/Struck By Lightning (who played the Studio @ Webster Hall in NYC).

The capacity packed house at Encore was buzzing to hear the Arkansas five piece, and though the band’s shortened set featured zero older material (yes, no “Crooked Rivers”), new material on display was heavy, emotive, with tons of light and shade, and some serious riffs. The three as-of-yet unnamed songs showed serious promise for the follow-up to Voices of Omens, scheduled for 2011 on Relapse.

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