Idgy Dean live at the The Main II, SXSW 2015
Even though Lindsay Sanwald, the woman behind Idgy Dean, lives in Brooklyn, I haven’t had heard of her until the last evening before taking of to Austin. Fortunately, time and location of her show on the 17th fit into our schedule – otherwise we would have missed one of the best shows of the festival.
Idgy brands herself as a one-woman rock band: she uses a stripped-down drum kit, a guitar and a loop pedal to record her music as well as play it live. You could also compare her to Grimes minus synthesizers and drum machines: on stage she radiates the same intensity and her music combines DIY vibe with professionalism.
She is working on her debut album Ominous Harminus, which you can preorder on Pledgemusic. I did so and, if I could play the guitar, I would also go for her loop pedal lesson.
== All concert photos by glamglare.com – Elke Nominikat and Oliver Bouchard ==