SXSW Tuesday Review

Tuesday, March 11, 12mid, Dirty Dog Bar

SXSW Tuesday Review

Not in the Face

Though begun as something of a tongue-in-cheek bash by Jonathan Terrell and Wes Cargal in 2009, Not in the Face's aggressive throw-back rock & roll struck an immediate chord with audiences, debut 2011 LP Bikini rising behind driving streetwise anthems like "Downtown Girl." Now a quartet, the locals' new EP follows 2012 extended-play Walk in proving that Bikini's infectious swagger was no fluke. Opening remake of its biting "Brass Tacks" and a howling "Always Tonight" unload more power, while "Life Behind the Pine Curtain" reels roots-tinged melodies to the jagged riffs of "Say That You Love Me" and golden shimmy of "Single for the Summer." Cover your eyes if you don't want them blackened. (12mid, Dirty Dog Bar)

***

Keep up with all our SXSW coverage at austinchronicle.com/sxsw. Sign up for our South By-specific newsletter at austinchronicle.com/newsletters for news, reviews, and previews delivered to your inbox every day of the Fest. And for the latest tweets, follow @ChronSXSW.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
Angel Olsen Entrances Mohawk
Angel Olsen Entrances Mohawk
Her other shoe drops tonight at the Red River favorite

Abby Johnston, Feb. 7, 2017

Out of the Gutter
Out of the Gutter
The Bulemics grow up

Tim Stegall, April 1, 2016

More by Doug Freeman
Texas Platters
George Ensle
Home (Record Review)

April 19, 2019

Texas Platters
D.C. Bloom
Pack Up the Moon (Record Review)

April 19, 2019

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

SXSW Music 2014

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle