SXSW Wednesday Night Highlights: Gary Clark Jr, Miguel, We Were Promised JetpacksTweet
WWPJ closed out Terrorbird’s Wednesday afternoon showcase, turning in a blistering 30 minute set that caused at least partial hearing damage for a good portion of the house.
Miguel, rocking his newly styled “Tesfaye fade”, put on for all the R&B stans at the SOBs’ Belmont showcase. Mixing in refashioned live versions of hits “Quickie” and “All I Want Is You” with newer less-commercial material like “Adorn”, Miguel seemed to satisfy the mostly packed Belmont. If for nothing else, (the set did come off a bit weird), Mr. Jontel certainly left a full measure of effort out there.
Gary Clark Jr, who closed the Warner Brothers set at La Zona Rosa gave nothing short of a starmaking performance. This is Clark’s time. So versatile (both stylistically, vocally, and perfomance-wise), Clark is still no doubt doing what others before him have done or are currently doing but what separates the 28-year old is his feel and his believability which was on full display during his set. Gary Clark Jr. is the real deal.