In our first countdown to SXSW post, we celebrate the amazing pairing of Spoon and Charles Bradley, who will be playing back-to-back at Auditorium Shores on March 19th. The shows here are free to everyone, although anyone without a SXSW credential needs to pick up a guest pass in advance. Now, on to the music!
Charles Bradley & His Extaordinaires
Addicted since seeing him perform with The Menahan Street Band a few years back and bitten by the unending love at each one of his shows, Charles Bradley is one the acts I look forward to most this year in Austin. With a voice and a backstory to match, the gratitude and love Charles Bradley has for audience is not something to be missed. But if you, in fact, miss him in Austin this year, check out the documentary Charles Bradley: Soul of America.
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinares also play Tuesday night at Clive Bar.
After hearing “They Want My Soul” in 2014, I couldn’t wait to see Britt and team perform live. Following their break since “Transference”, Spoon has been on everyone’s most anticipated list. Only able to catch a glimpse of Spoon at Outside Lands 2014, I keep my fingers crossed that at SXSW, I will be catching a live performance of “I Just Don’t Understand” and “Rent I Pay.”
Spoon also play the Cedar Street Courtyard on Wednesday night.