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March 22, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Austin-based writer Phil West has recognized the up-and-coming hard rock band, Whiskey Six, in his article on South by Southwest (SXSW) for the national news website, Huffington Post.
SXSW is the largest annual showcase for the music industry and features a week of independent and flourishing artists in all genres of music. Industry honchos from all over the world attend SXSW hoping to discover the latest trends in music and fresh talent.
The band was featured in the Texas Rockfest, a showcase specifically geared towards rock and heavy metal bands. In his review, Phil West notes,
"Rockfest actually featured one of my favorite, most unexpected moments of the week -- seeing teenage sensations Yayo charge through the final songs of a set that happily embraced decades of rock cliches with a youthful exuberance and the optimistic sincerity of a band that clearly aced its School of Rock final exams. As soon as Yayo finished its "I Want You to Hate Me" (which led one young woman in the audience to exult, "I love to hate you!") with a final, triumphant textbook rock ending -- and of course it was -- lights came up on the stage next door, and Whiskey Six, a clearly hard-living quartet from Phoenix, started its set, completing a tableau that might have been Portrait of Dorian Gray, might have been cautionary tale to Yayo, but was delicious all the same."
Whiskey Six was scheduled for 3 separate showcases for the Texas Rockfest, beginning St. Patrick's Day on the main stage on the corner of 5th and Colorado and ending with a finale show on the rooftop of the Roial nightclub. The band performed songs from their latest release, "Love, Sex, and American Excess" as well as new material not yet recorded.
In only its second year, Whiskey Six was voted 'Best Local Band' for 2010 by the Phoenix New Times Readers' Poll and recently won the 'Last Band Standing' contest, judged by heavy metal icon Tony Campos of Static X.
Direct link to the Huffington Post article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/phil-west/sxsw-music-2011-day-shows_b_838077.html
For more information on Whiskey Six, please see their website, www.whiskeysixmusic.com.
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