Another March, another SXSW come and gone. The highlight was seeing Khruangbin close a busy week by performing to a packed house at South by San José. The band, which fuses 60’s Thai funk with surf and psych rock, would be equally at home on a Tarantino soundtrack as on a Glastonbury Music Festival stage.
Experiencing the performance was a special treat for this Houstonian, as I first watched this Houston-bred band perform in 2011 at Cactus Music, Houston’s oldest indie music store and my home away from home. That was shortly after the band had formed. It was great having them back in Texas, after touring in Europe and headlining in the US (including Houston’s new White Oak Music Hall).