Thursday, April 21, 2011

Guantanamo Baywatch

Portland surf rock trio Guantanamo Baywatch kicked off the Covert Curiosity & Reverberation Appreciation Society showcase at Emo's during SXSW 2011. Frontman Jason Powell feverishly wailed away on the guitar like a modern-day Dick Dale, with bassist Chevelle Wiseman supplying plenty of low end and a sexed-up stage presence. Chris Scott managed to keep perfect time as the three-piece alternated between playful guitar doo-wop and chaotic punk-abilly. You can hear the full set at Austin Music Weekly.