Burger Records Sells “Used Cars” With Gary With A Circle Around The A [PHOTOS+REVIEW] REVIEW+PHOTOS: GARY WITH A CIRCLE AROUND THE A @ SXSW 3/18/17
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For every artist we decided to catch at SXSW, we decided to review each performance with our own version of “Five Ws and One H” answering the questions: 1) Who are they, 2) What kind of music do they play, 3) When did they play, 4) Where are they from, 5) Why did we decide to catch them play and 6), How was their performance.
WHO: Gary With A Circle Around The A.
WHAT: Punk rock.
WHEN: 3/18/17 at Hotel Vegas for Burger Records Burgermania VI.
WHERE: Tampa, FL.
WHY: After walking what seemed like 100 miles at SXSW, I decided to walk the extra mile- literally- to check out a band at Burger Records’ SXSW showcase; Burermania VI. by the time I got there, I was fucking beat. I found a nook that had some air conditioning and closed my eyes to catch maybe a moment of the repreive fomr how much my feet and shoulders (carrying around 40 pounds of camera gears for 5 days get’s taxing after a while), when a dude named Apache struck up conversation with me. He suggested I check out a band that he would be banging the drums for. The band was “Gary with a circle around the A”.
HOW: If you dig the music that Burger Records puts out, you’ll probably dig Gary With A Circle Around The A. It’s lo-fi, bare bones, punk rock. Gary plays in several other bands (The Pizzas and Personal) and his solo release titled “Used Cars” was picked up for a limited release by Burger Records.
I enjoyed the set. Even though I was dead-tired, Gary’s groove had enough edge to get my blood moving again. He was more self-deprecating than I would have expected from a punk front-man, but I suppose that’s what happens when you sell “Used Cars”.
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Derrick K. Lee is a music attorney, blogger, concert photographer and co-owner of Blurred Culture. He goes to a lot of shows and sometimes he writes good. Music is his boo.
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