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The Aces @ The Happiest of Hours (Nylon X Twitter) // Bar 96 // SXSW 3/13/2017. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.
The Aces @ The Happiest of Hours (Nylon X Twitter) // Bar 96 // SXSW 3/13/2017. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

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 based, 5) Why did we decide to catch the play and 6), How was their performance.

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WHO:  The Aces are a quartet consisting of sister Cristal (lead vocal, guitar) and Alisa Ramirez (drums), Kathie Henderson (lead guitar, back-up vocal) and Mckenna Petty (bass).

WHAT: Infectious pop/rock with extremely catchy hooks.

WHEN: 3/13/2017 at The Happiest of Hours (sponsored by Nylon and Twitter) at Bar 96.

WHERE: Orem, UT.

WHY: In the middle of last year, I was forwarded a link to the official video to their first single released by Red Bull Records, “Stuck”. This song was way to catchy for me to ignore, and with a new single, “Physical”, scheduled to be released April 7th and a full length album on the horizon, I wanted to make sure I caught this upstart band early in their career.

HOW: There was a reason there was a bidding war amongst major record labels to sign this group, and major kudos to Red Bull Records for snagging them. Young and talented, I definitely feel like the skies the limit for this group. Song writing will be key for their success, but as long as they keep on writing or co-writing melodies that you can’t shake out of your head like “Stuck”, they have the potential to tap into the markets that bands like HAIM and The 1975 have been able to capitalize on.

Each member performs with the kind of exuberance that only the youth can embody, and with the average age of the band being slightly above 21, I have a feeling that they’ll be the embodiment of that spirited vigor for a while.

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