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SuperGlu // DIY + TicketWeb Presents @ Latitude 30 // SXSW 3/13/2017. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.
SuperGlu // DIY + TicketWeb Presents @ Latitude 30 // 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 from, 5) Why did we decide to catch them play and 6), How was their performance.


WHO: SuperGlu is a four piece band consisting of Ben Brown (Vocals & Guitar), Krista Lynch (Vocals & Bass), Alex Brown (Vocals & Guitar) and Ben Ward (Vocals & Drums).

WHAT: British punk pop that kicks some fucking ass.

WHEN: DIY + TicketWeb Presents at Latitude 30 3/13/2017 and 3/18/17 (Editor’s Note: This was my favorite SXSW venue)

WHERE: Manningtree, which is a town and civil parish in the Tendring district of Essex, England.

WHY: When I was researching this band, I noticed that a UK music blog named GIGSLUTZ awarded SuperGlu the prize of “Best Live Act of 2016”. Now, I wouldn’t normally take the word of a publication that had the word “sluts” (with a z) in it, but then I heard this song:

HOW: Of the over 40 bands I was able to check out at SXSW, there was only one band that I decided to see twice. That band was SuperGlu.

Not only do they have extremely catchy songs in their repertoire, but the energy and life that they feed to the audience during their performances is the stuff that will make you want to see them over and over again. Their front man, Ben Brown, oozes so much charm and charisma that he could be all up in your face, shredding his guitar as his sweat sprays all over you and you’ll still want to give him a bear hug as you jump up and down to the beat of their music.

I mentioned that I decided to see them twice, but I want to qualify that tidbit by saying that the second time I decided to see them, they were the last band I decided to see perform the Saturday night before I had to leave back to Los Angeles. I had planned to shoot another artist, but as fate would have it, I was already at their final SXSW performance venue when they were scheduled to perform. I packed up my camera gear, and simply let myself get engulfed in the relentless and rocking fun that GIGSLUTZ deemed the UK’s “Best Live Act of 2016”, and it was one of the best decision I made all week.

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