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The Deli at SXSW: Part 3 - GRANDCHILDREN and MAN MAN!

The Deli at SXSW: Part 3 - GRANDCHILDREN and MAN MAN!

Well, another day another awkward sunburn - yesterday was an extremely eventful day that had me rushing all over town to get my show on. The day began like any other since I’ve been here shoving pulled pork into our mouths while trying to get into the popular (and rightfully so) NPR day show. The lineup included The Smith Westerns, LA’s Local Natives, Alabama conscious rap group G-side, feel good rockin’ Surfer Blood, and spastic, electro-rock duo Sleigh Bells whose closing set was wrought with technical difficulties, but epic nonetheless. Quite frankly, I was happy for the difficulties because it allowed me to hear their ever too short set multiple times. And as if the show needed to be better it was hosted by PBR so I felt right at home drinking the free beers. I was feeling pretty un-American so far with all those Modelos. But again I digress. After checking out the IHEARTCOMIX + JELLY + MAD DECENT CARNIVILLE where I watched The Walkmen kill it while riding on an anti-gravity machine. From there my night full of Philly bands just got better when I headed front and center for Grandchildren’s showcase set at The Beauty Bar. They played behind some hallucinogen-inspired projections that only enhanced their driving, layered soundscapes. Grandchildren opened with pulsating “Cold Warrior” that brought in many curious listeners who, by the end of the set, were total fanboys. They blasted through the rest of the set breaking only to sip on their beers, and went out with a bang with trippy, soaring electro-folk tune “Toss and Turn”. 

Grandchildren’s Roman Salcic was kind enough to answer a few questions for us after the show. 
The Deli: When you become a grandfather, what do you want your grandchildren to call you?
Roman Salcic: Deda
TD: Chicken BBQ or Pork BBQ?
RS: Definitely Pork
TD: Favorite Philly Venue?
RS: Johnny Brenda’s
TD: What is your favorite deli in Philly (besides us, of course)?
RS: Italian Market
TD: What do you miss most about Philly?
RS: West Philly
TD: Who is your Indie rock dream girl?
RS: Kim Gordon
The night ended with an unsurprisingly raucous Man Man show at the Billboard Bungalow. I forgot how good Honus Honus looks in a dress, but I think his crotch will forever be burned into my retinas. Somehow I ended up at a Steve Aoki show and for every high five I wanted to give Steve, I wanted to give two ball taps to the lame ass crowd. I am super excited for the rest of the week, and can’t wait to catch back up with you darlings - until next time.
(Photo by Joey F.)
- Adam G.


Published: March 20, 2010 |

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