Earlier in the week I highlighted a showcase playing at SXSW this year, and tried to figure out how to catch bits of it while also glimpsing Duran Duran who would be playing at the same time. That’s the problem with SXSW, there’s always two things going on at the same time that you want to be at, but as problems go, it’s a good one to have.
Here’s another point of interest, this time on another night, straight outta Milwaukee (and Minneapolis). The super collective GAYNGS is headlining at night at Mohawk with their friends and smooth relations. The band came about when Ryan Olson hooked up with Zack Coulter and Adam Hurlburt of Solid Gold to bask in soft lighting and easy rock. Soon, they attracted others to their cause and the group swelled with the likes of Justin Vernon and Mike Noyce of Bon Iver, along with members of Megafaun, Doomtree, and others, to 23 members in all. They moved from Minneapolis to the Midwest’s epicenter of funk and soul, Milwaukee, and blew up.
Thursday March 17, Mohawk Patio
Here’s Solid Gold covering “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins/Giorgio Moroder from the “Top Gun” soundtrack: