SXSW Review: The Comet is Coming, Empire Garage (March 14) and Latitude 30 (March 15)

The Comet is Coming

My most anticipated band coming into SXSW, the trio known as The Comet is Coming did no wrong. In fact, they were so good I had to see them twice. I don’t even know what genre of music they belong to, but you can definitely detect elements of dance, jazz and even hip hop in their sound.

As you would expect with this type of music, the live set blew the album out of the water as the trio – Dan “Danalogue” Leavers, Max “Betamax” Hallett, and King Shabaka skillfully and artfully worked together to create a live sound that gets you moving. Even though they only used three instruments, their music had a range that went all over the place, as they carefully built layers upon layers within each song. And much like popular electronic music these days, they wound you up inside so tightly with their sounds before providing a satisfying payoff. It was good enough that random people passing by in the street stopped during their set to stay and dance – no small feat at SXSW. Catch them if you can.

I mean, listen to this:

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