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The Austin 100: Vundabar

Vundabar.

Hometown:Boston, Massachusetts

Genre:Rock

Why We're Excited:Vundabar's spiky, caustic, fundamentally good-natured rock and roll bears the weight of grim experience: Singer Brandon Hagen wrote the band's third album, Smell Smoke, while tending to a gravely ill loved one. But songs like "Acetone" — whose sound recalls a less rigidly streamlined Strokes — are too vibrant and highly caffeinated to bum anyone out.

SXSW Schedule:

  • March 15: The Sidewinder Outside (715 Red River St.)
  • March 16: Cheer Up Charlie's (900 Red River St.)
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