SXSW 2010 Quick Hits, Day 2: Red Cortez

After a quick lunch it was over to Cheers Shot Bar on 6th Street, where Jambase was presenting Kayceman’s Treehouse Day Party. This was a small stage, but out on a rooftop deck on a sunny day, very nice setting. Red Cortez out of Los Angeles rocked a two-guitar vintage sound, with vocalist Harley Prechtel-Cortez providing a gritty delivery that grabbed attention. One song sounded a bit like the Airborne Toxic Event, who Red Cortez are friends and former tour mates with. But Red Cortez has a darker and edgier overall sound.

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Photo by Sonia Onate