SPIN – The 24 Best Bands We Saw at SXSW 2017

SPIN came to my live show at The She Shreds SXSW Showcase and put me at the top of their list for the best bands at SXSW. Read the full review below, and click the link to check out the other bands.

“There’s musicians, there’s performers, and then there’s renaissance tour de forces. Kiran Gandhi, better known as Madame Gandhi, does it all. The Los Angeles-based act first rose to fame drumming for M.I.A., but now she performs alone, casually moving from a laptop to her drum kit to the centerstage microphone without breaking a sweat. At once point, she walked to the stage’s edge to conduct the crowd. The left half sang backbeat vocals. The right sang melodic falsettos. “If there’s one thing you take away from the Madame Gandhi show,” she said with a grin, “it’s to own your voice.” That they did. The crowd doubled in size by the time her set ended and cheered for an encore, eventually convincing the showcase organizers to let her perform one more song. While everyone swayed in tandem to a number celebrating female empowerment, once again, the audience grinned ear to ear. Madame Gandhi was the leader they didn’t know they needed but, now, couldn’t wait to swear their loyalty to.”   – SPIN Staff


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