This seven-piece band of twentysomethings is a total throwback. Fun is the name of the game here, as you'll see in this laid-back, stripped-down, and air-drummed version of "Chevrolet Van" from the Hotel San José courtyard during SXSW.
The Nude Party at Hotel San José/SXSW (photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)
The Brooklyn-based Barrie has been together for a relatively short period of time, but the band has created a good amount of buzz with their dream-pop sound. With their debut album out in May, this performance at Hotel San José (wine bottle percussion and all) during SXSW offered a preview.
Barrie at Hotel San José/SXSW (photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)
Kevin Patrick has been making music for a few years under the moniker Field Medic. Ahead of the release of his new album, Fade Into the Dawn, he performed for FUV in the Hotel San José courtyard during SXSW with a boombox and cassettes as a backing band.
Field Medic at Hotel San José/SXSW (photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)
Black Pumas won "Best New Band" honors at the 2019 Austin Music Awards, so FUV wanted to make sure you got to hear these hometown faves while we were in Austin too. At the core is the collaboration of producer/guitarist Adrian Quesada and singer-songwriter Eric Burton. Add horns, back-up singers, and moves, and this is a modern soul sound from a band to watch.
Black Pumas at South x San José (photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)