SXSW Spotlight: J. Roddy Walston and The Business

My friend Nancy at TreeHugger / Planet Green just tipped me off to a down-and-dirty rock n’ roll gem coming down for SXSWJ. Roddy Walston and The Business.

For some reason, “The Business” totally cracks me up and I was immediately sold on the band name alone. THEN I went to the website and found this badass video:


Now I am partial to anything with synthesizers but sometimes you just need long hair and FEEDBACK. If Queen and the Black Crowes had a baby, it just might be The Business. They were highlighted in Spin’s list of 50 SXSW 2010 must-hear bands, and oh, I will be hearing.

Thursday March 18th
6:00pm Little Radio Austin at The Red Eyed Fly (with Jason Collet of Broken Social Scene)

Friday March 19th
8:00pm Vagrant Records Showcase at La Zona Rosa (with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Murder by Death)

Saturday March 20th
11:30am Mr. & Mrs. T and Rachael Ray’s Feedback Festival Party at Stubb’s BBQ
3:00pm 40 Watt Party at The Side Bar (with The Whigs, Dead Confederate and Camper van Beethoven)