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Sunday, April 17, 2011
My favorite SXSW 2011 discovery: Adebisi Shank
A lot of people have either asked me in person or emailed me about what I saw at South by Southwest this past March. I never got around to answering those emails because I just get really busy sometimes. My apologies to those who emailed, but I'll answer the question in this post for everyone.
Given that I have been to every South by Southwest every year (16 years now) since I've lived in Austin/Round Rock, and I'm "in the biz" so to to speak, very little impresses me anymore when it comes to music. Sure I like new bands in various genres here and there, but very few make me go absolutely "ape shit" anymore. Last year at South by I went crazy for an Irish band called The Minutes. This year the Irish impress me once again with a couple of bands, but Adebisi Shank blew me away.
Watch a live clip from Adebisi Shank's performance at the Sergeant House Showcase at Emo's Annex below:
Ian is a graduate of Round Rock High School and attended St Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. In 2008 he joined the team at Double Stereo (formerly CD Fuse) as their Blog editor where he reviewed concerts, albums, and did interviews for the popular music site.In January 2009, he became the Editor in Chief for Austin Vida. In 2010, with the help of some of his most talented friends, he launched Red River Noise. "Ian's Music Blog" is also one of the few blogs selected to be a Do512 All-Star.
On any given night of the week he can be found in downtown Austin on 6th Street and the Red River live music district.