tuff-the-band

SXSW Part 3

Cedar Street Courtyard

We walked over to this place after spoon. I was intent on seeing Courtney at SXSW, and she was playing at midnight. It was good timing to get to the venue about 2 acts ahead of time. Walking in, we were greeted by a server, and when I hear they had Sculpin on tap, I knew it was going to be a good night.


Metz was playing when we got there, and they were tearing up the spot. Loud, fast, and aggressive. I had not heard the noise rock band from Toronto before, but it was fun to see them. Wet Blanket can give you a sense of their sound. Play it loud!


Next was King Tuff. Kaleb said they were good, and he’s pretty smart so I was excited. And he was right. A charismatic lead singer, Mr. King Tuff himself, with a band that plays well together. Their sound fits the sound these days, I can see them building popularity in the coming years.



I was looking forward to seeing Courtney Barnett, and she didn’t disappoint. It was a great time exactly the kind of experience that keeps you coming back to SXSW. She’s a real rock star and we all look forward to more from her. Go Courtney!