SXSW 2023, Austin, Texas, March 10-19, 2023

Coco and Clair Clair

Coco and Clair Clair, Teethe, Peel Dream Journal, Indigo De Souza

SXSW 2023, Austin, Texas, March 10-19, 2023,

Jun 03, 2023
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Underneath the Radar’s Jennifer Irving went to this 12 months’s South-By-Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.

Listed below are her finest moments from the worlds of music and movie.


Coco and Clair Clair placed on most likely probably the most enjoyable present I noticed at South by. Their songs will not be very lengthy however are extremely punchy. They open by saying issues like, “This music is about having a crush on a man who’s somewhat ugly. It occurs to the perfect of us” after which carry out strains like “You kinda appear like a duck / However a bitch may begin quackin’” so severely you can’t assist however have a superb time. With a setlist filled with brief and catchy indie pop, Coco and Clair Clair deliver small items of web humour into snappy tunes which are simply enjoyable. Teethe is a band I discovered whereas at a present for one more band however instantly knew I favored. The Texas natives performed a slower and darker-sounding set than among the different daytime exhibits I noticed, but it surely was one which captivated the gang from the second they began taking part in. The five-piece is certainly one to look at.

Indigo De Souza was undoubtedly a should see for everybody at SXSW this 12 months. Her units combined a few of her older songs with early appears at her latest album that got here out a couple of month and half later on the finish of April. Her music is important pageant music; more often than not it’s even higher reside. Earnest, gritty, and filled with feeling, De Souza’s music was made to be performed in entrance of individuals and liked swaying alongside different folks at native venues.

Future Museums considerate ambient music was a stand out. Their laid again set was the type that pulls you in and spits you again out, making you neglect that you just’ve been standing shoulder to shoulder with strangers for a whole 45-minute set.

Peel Dream Journal was the final band I used to be in a position to catch at SXSW and was probably the greatest. They performed a stripped down set within the nook of a wine bar, which actually felt like a efficiency on the coronary heart of what makes the pageant so particular. Their music is ethereal and dreamy and feels very conceptual. Their newest album Pad is a seventies-inspired bedtime story come to life.

Indigo De Souza
Indigo De Souza


“Bottoms” is the most recent characteristic from writing-directing duo Emma Seligman and Rachel Sennott. It’s additionally one of many funniest films I’ve ever seen. Earlier than the movie’s premiere, the viewers was given solely a slight trace as to what we had been about to look at: That no matter we thought we had been going into, it was nothing like that.

Described by Sennott afterwards as “attractive, homosexual ‘Battle Membership’,” “Bottoms” is the high-school satire we deserve. Leads Sennott and The Bear’s Ayo Edebiri resolve to begin a battle membership to hook up with the women they’ve been pining over for many of highschool. It is smart to say that issues don’t go as deliberate, however then once more, what’s the correct deliberate final result for a highschool ladies battle membership? Wild, unpredictable, and hilarious at nearly each second, “Bottoms” shall be a standout of this 12 months on its launch in late August.

“I Was once Humorous” is the debut characteristic from author/director Ally Pankiw starring this 12 months’s SXSW favorite Rachel Sennott, who performs Sam Cowell, an aspiring comic recovering from PTSD. When the lady she used to nanny for goes lacking, Sam begins to confront the issues which have occurred to her and the place to go from there. “I Was once Humorous” is heartbreaking and darkly humorous, and examines how we take care of trauma in a nuanced and sincere method.

“Self Reliance” is not only the most recent Lonely Island manufacturing, but additionally Jake Johnson’s directing debut. It follows a person, Tommy, performed by Johnson, caught in a senseless routine after the breakup of a 20-year relationship. After being adopted, Tommy finds out he has been chosen to be a part of a recreation present on the darkish net the place he has to outlive 30 days with out being killed by a “hunter” to obtain 1,000,000 {dollars}. The rationale Johnson agrees is due to the only loophole: he can’t be killed if he’s with one other individual. The one situation is nobody in his life believes him.

Filled with an hour and a half of absurdly hilarious one liners, the film is much less predictable than it generally units itself as much as be. Johnson’s directing is extra gritty and artsier than to be anticipated and Anna Kendrick provides certainly one of her finest performances in years.

The cast of Bottoms
The solid of Bottoms

South-By-Southwest (SXSW) 2024 takes place from March 8-16, 2024. For extra info go to their Official Web site.


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