T Bird and the Breaks To Play SXSW
T Bird and the Breaks, the 10-piece Austin soul band releasing monthly original songs on real vinyl, again plays South By Southwest Music Festival & Media Conference, with its showcase slated for March 20.
The band — described as “smooth soul cut by youthful grit” by The Austin Chronicle after its showcase last year — plays at midnight Saturday, March 20, at Opal Divine’s Freehouse, 700 W. Sixth St. Music Festival badges & information are available at www.sxsw.com. Also part of the showcase (a mix of jazz, funk, blues and more) are Corb Lund, Moreland & Arbuckle, The dB’s, Dexter Freebish and Big Sam’s Funky Nation. Impressed with the band’s “precision and infectious abandon,” The Chronicle also praised its “wicked” bassline, lead singer-frontman Tim “T Bird” Crane’s “suave shuffle and strut,” and its “jumping the funk” to bring the showcase crowd to its feet — to dance.