Drive-By Reviews

I’ll save the really boring, long-winded stuff for our rocksquawk forum. (Joke!)

Pictures up tomorrow. Promise.

Choice words on every act we saw at SXSW, plus links for you pioneering listeners:

Monotonix: dangerous * stinky * airborne

Tokyo Police Club: minimalist * hip * polished

Tapes N Tapes: plain * conventional * shrug

Screamin’ Cyn Cyn & the Pons: theatrical * squatting * divas

Del tha Funkyhomosapien: wack * disappointing * lazy

El-P: coarse * sharp * angry

Holy Fuck: tight * driving * leg-shakers

Joan of Arc (ex- Cap’N Jazz): bitter * sweet * invisible

Cordero: gorgeous * elegante * tough

X: genuine * old * well-rehearsed

DeVotchKa: sousaphone * string quartet * bouzouki

Lyrics Born: good * once * drunk * (not otherwise)

Full Stride: pro * beefy * affirming

Health: spasm * pounding * screeeeeeech

Islands: muddy * dull * excessive instruments

The Breeders: don’t * call * it * a * comeback

Bud Melvin (local!): GameBoy * vs. * banjo * everyone wins

Foot Village: drums * megaphone * burning

MSTRKRFT: eardrum * blowing * bass