Thursday Night SXSW Showcases

Yonatan Gat


7pm, Hotel Vegas Patio

Outernationalist sonics. Tucson's Xixa arrives with a disparate patchwork of Latin and African root music, including chicha and West African desert vibes. Melodic Tel Aviv trio Vaadat Charigim blend dreamy shoegaze and Eighties Israeli underground. Fellow countryman known for his famed guitar work with Monotonix, Yonatan Gat bends genres with restless and disorienting full-length debut, Director. Montreal's indie rock outfit Elephant Stone unifies psychedelics with Indian sitars and tablas. Noura Mint Seymali of Mauritania melds Moorish-tuned guitars, funk bass, and her own booming voice. Known for his illuminating and percussive tone, Tuareg guitarist Bombino is fast becoming a living legend for his desert blues 'n' drone. Actual legends, mythical German krautrock outfit Faust push boundaries of every context, often with radicalized Dadaist approaches. Their first four albums (1971-73), especially the eponymous debut, were revolutionary needle-movers of the highest order.

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