Live Review: SXSW 2019 16.03.19 – ft. Bathe, The Amazons, Goodbye Honolulu & Soft Streak

Monday, March 18, 2019

Photo by Kristy Smolcic

Yesterday was our last day in Texas for SXSW, and we were determined to finish off the festival by squeezing in a day packed with the best tunes from around town. Before we left Austin, check out what we got up to throughout the day.

Goodbye Honolulu at Hotel Vegas:
Our favourite Canadians brought their buoyant energy to Burger Records’ Burgermania showcase and they made sure everyone in the room was having a good time. Despite it being an intimate space, they sent fans into a frenzy, with moshing and crowd-surfing erupting amongst the crowd. Their live shows are a fun experience for anyone lucky enough to catch them live. 

Bathe at Swan Dive Patio 
I still remember the first time we stumbled across Bathe — we were three hours deep through our daily scroll sessions on Hype Machine and couldn’t believe how good ‘Sure Shot’ was. Last night, we were lucky enough to finally catch them live. The duo left everyone mesmerized with their enthralling and memorable showcase. We’re excited to see where Devin and Corey take Bathe next. 

Soft Streak at CU29 
This fab duo from Los Angeles brought the grooves to CU29 and their set was a magical experience from beginning to end. They gave the crowd a delightful taste of their latest EP Late Bloomer, as well as a cover of Gwen Stefani’s ‘Cool’. Soft Streak never leave us disappointed and we’re certain these talented humans have something special planned for 2019. 

The Amazons at the British Music Embassy 
With three hours until we were supposed to be at the airport, we skipped sleep and made our way to the British Music Embassy to see the always firey legends The Amazons close out the British Music Embassy. Oozing confidence, the band rocked their way through their new single ‘Mother’, which was their opener, as well ‘In My Mind’, ‘Little Something’ and ‘Junk Food Forever’. They ended their set with Matt leaving his guitar with someone in the crowd before the band briskly departed the stage in true rock 'n' roll style (P.S. we made our flight and it was worth every second).

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)
Photos by Kristy Smolcic (Folio)