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Wednesday, March 14 9:45 p.m.
Elysium (705 Red River St) (subject to change) Add this to your SXSW Calendar
Sounding like they come straight off the Breakfast Club soundtrack, New York City-based Blacklist takes the moodiness of Morrisey and combines it with Edge-like fuzzy guitar work to come up with a sound more akin to its roots than to any 21st century angst driven indie emo band.
Opening the showcase for Mark Burgess' new band, Bird, and for former Stranglers' frontman Hugh Cornwell at Austin's Elysium, they promise to fill the air with buzzy guitars and deep dark plaintive vocals. We spent some time talking to Blacklist's frontman and guitarist Josh Strawn about their upcoming SXSW gig. Click on the player underneath the fold to listen to the interview.