Wudaokou band plays South by Southwest

March 04, 2010 | Posted by Chris

The band Carsick Cars, one of the best known acts in Beijing's up and coming rock & roll scene, will perform at this year's South by Southwest music festival in Austin, TX, the event's website reports. Formed in March 2005, Carsick Cars regularly performs at local venue D-22 -- which is located in Wudaokou and is one of Beijing's hotspots for live music. One of Beijing's most popular rock acts, the band is known for innovative "roar and hard open chords" that are reported to be inspired by Chinese folk music and artists like Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth. The band has been featured in Chinese, English, German, Swedish and American press, and in 2007 its lead guitarist was named by Rolling Stone China as one of the country's four most innovative guitarists. The music festival South by Southwest -- which showcases hundreds of musical acts from around the globe on over eighty stages and is one of the largest music events in the US -- this year will take place March 17-21.

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