SXSW 2k8 Preview: Johnny Foreigner
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If I were to compare Johnny Foreigner to an amusement park ride, it would be the Tilt-A-Whirl. Their songs begin in an orderly fashion, but as they start to ease into a quiet left turn, the entire band jerks in unison by taking the tune into a sharp right down a steep cliff.
This trio hails from Birmingham, which is more or less England's "second city." Their tunes are noisy and unbridled pop for the Ritalin and video game generation, a certain car without brakes on a wonderful joy ride through the hills. The band has a handful of singles out and they will be appearing at this year's SXSW, even playing the Stranded in Stereo (full disclosure: I write for the site) party on Saturday, March 15th at 2 pm! Here are the other dates...
12 Mar 2008 19:00 SXSW-ASCAP showcase@ Dirty Dog Bar
13 Mar 2008 14:00 XFM SXSW acoustic session Austin, Texas
"Sometimes in the Bullring"