Going to SXSW? Find Mean Creek
Mean Creek is one of those bands from Boston that are going to take off before you know it and once again you'll be left holding the bag filled with a Craigslist worthy pile of missed opportunities. Do you really want Mean Creek to be that girl who you were afraid to talk to on the #96 bus?
Before you get all Nick and Norah on me this isn't a "Where's Fluffy" moment. Unless Kat Dennings or Michael Cera is involved it's not worth running around Austin. Pedicab? Maybe. My "Like" of the band started one random Friday night when I was invited to a private gig at P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville, MA. Now, fresh off of the release of their EP "Hemophiliac" momentum is on their side.
The special sauce about this band is they're phenomenal live. Go listen to their studio recordings on MySpace and then multiply it times 50. That's Mean Creek. This is why you have to see them now and if you're at SXSW you are being granted five opportunities to catch them in-person.
Do yourself a favor and ditch the CNN Grill and enjoy the show.