by Chris Conde
If you happen to be attending the festival this year and want to show your support to local 210 brethren, here are the bands and artists from San Antonio that have official showcases at SXSW this year:
Harvey McLaughlin shows off his songwriting skills blending a unique mix of surf, garage, blues and folk rock. Despite blending a bunch of genres together in an effort that easily could sound forced or contrived, McLaughlin delivers a something that’s well thought out, tasteful and so damn good.
House of Kenzo
Vogueing across the galaxy before making their home in San Antonio, local dance/vogue/art/punk collective House of Kenzo continue to entrance audiences with their club-kid-from-the-the-dystopian-future aesthetic and banging electronic production.
Self-described as a "collection of musicians, djs, rappers, artists, dudes and babes," Ghost Pizza clearly does a little bit of everything. And apparently apparently they’re doing it very well.
Definitely one of the better metal bands to emerge from San Antonio, the dudes in Darkness Divided, with their technical dynamic and songwriting, continually set themselves apart from their mundane counterparts. In short, these dudes can seriously shred.
Beginning his career as a secular rapper before moving into the light of gospel R&B, Keedren Boston slays audiences with his rich and soul vocals and powerful message of hope.
Taking a rustic approach to the singer-songwriter platform, Lisa Morales dishes up a folksy blend of americana, country and blues