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SXSW: Pretty Black Chains

Guitar and vocal heroics abound

It's been a long few years for the guys in The Pretty Black Chains. After The Stock Market Crash broke up (TSMC is still emblazoned on at least one guitar case that I noticed), the guys formed TPBC. After finding some success with their new band, they decided to drastically retool their sound from pop-rock oriented tunes to Led Zep-era hard rock. They finally make it down to Austin to spread their new sound on the world, and their van breaks down. In Texas. 

But if all this chaos had them down, they didn't show it. Their riff-heavy, old-school hard rock set had people excited. Lead singer Kellen McGugan was enthusiastic as always, stalking around the stage before breaking into wild dance moves. The only time he shared vocal duties was when Jabee came to the stage, making his second cameo appearance in the day. The rapper threw down an electrifying rap on top of the rock'n'roll, and people responded to his cry of "Put your hands up!" The atmosphere was triumphant. 

From the vocal heroics to the guitar heroics, The Pretty Black Chains threw it down. 
by Stephen Carradini 03.17.2011 3 years ago
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Music

Charles Martin

The Pretty Black Chains with The Non, The Burning Hotels, Chrome Pony, Moon and Gum
5-11:30 p.m. Saturday
Warpaint Clothing, 1710 N.W. 16th
warpaintstore.com, 602-1581
$10

 
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