Hundred Visions @ SXSW | Review

Hundred Visions will be your next search on Spotify if you’re into jam bands.  Assuming you’re reading this on The Grateful Web, you are.  I saw them at my first official showcase of SXSW, at one of Austin’s best under-the-radar music venues, Hotel Vegas.  The band is local which makes the experience that much more personal—a reminder you never have to look very far to find the next great thing.

The guys playing in the backyard under a tent because every five minutes it decides to rain, then quickly reconsiders.  There’s been a line to get in since they started playing, and there’s a vibrating in my chest from the bassline (or is that because I’m standing directly in front of the speakers?)  Either way, they’re impossible to ignore.

Whether or not you can make out what Ben Maddox {vocals} is saying, you’re head banging in time with him—this is the music that you can’t not move to, or it’ll move through you.  The rolling drum solos are reminiscent of John Bonham and anyone who knows who that is without consulting google will love these guys.

Look them up, follow them on twitter.  Their web presence isn’t well known yet because they’re just about the music but that’s what this week is all about.  Enjoy.

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