Amazing music at SXSW – Polica and Ghostland Observatory
Saw two tight bands sponsored by HP Cloud Sevices the night befor SXSW music started.
The opener was Polica (Minneapolis, MN) with a woman on vocals, a bass guitar, and two drummers. Lead guitar is notably missing visibly, but from the band’s sound I could not care leas that they omitted this traditional keystone of rock and roll. A good indie sound that transported me while the band was onstage.
The headliner, local artists Ghostland Observatory (Austin, TX) tore up the joint. I’ve only occasinally felt a band generate so much energy within the crowd. This is a two man crew – one Man’s vocals and the other synthesizers and whatnot. Get there music, throw a party, and hit play for a good time.