For the next two weeks, Song of the Day exclusively brings you artists playing SXSW 2018 (official and unofficial)
Photo by Kate Blaising
Dropping on you like a new-wave charm bomb and exploding with as much color, attitude, and energy as your younger sister who threw-up rainbow-colored cake at your 9th birthday party comes Go Fever, a pop-rock-meets-new-wave outfit who, in just 2 years, has gone from obscurity to ubiquity– making the ascension from hopping on bills where they can to becoming a go-to headliner for almost any booker and venue in this city.
Equal parts charm and attitude is the magic formula here, brilliantly executed by their force of a frontwoman, Austinite-by-way-of-Australia Acey Monaro, who splices her charming melodies with razor-tongued, tell-off lyrics before letting it organically flow from her aura to yours and heimliching whatever pedestrian funk you’ve been choking on. All of Acey’s infectious songwriting is consistently delivered at the funkiest of standards thanks to her band, bulked-up with Sweet Spirit drummer Josh Merry and Star Parks’s Benjamin Burdick and Keith Lough. Go Fever have a new record coming out later this year (that we’ll be keeping our finger on), but today we kick it with one of their setlist standards, one you’re guaranteed to hear at at least one of their many, many shows this SXSW. A meditation on the emotional journey, for better or worse, from romantically being somebody’s everything to being nobody’s anything.
Check out Acey’s recent My KUTX guest DJ session and Go Fever’s Studio 1A debut.
Go Fever SXSW Dates
Saturday, 3/10 || NLand Surf
Monday, 3/12 || Do512 Strange Brew- Hotel Vegas
Tuesday, 3/13 || Spiderhouse
Wednesday, 3/14 || MGM Showcase- Lucille’s**
Friday, 3/16 || Nine Mile Records Showcase- Hotel Vegas **
Friday, 3/16 || OVRLD Party- Fine Southern Gentlemen
Saturday, 3/17 || Project ATX6 Showcase- Maggie Mae’s**
** indicates official SXSW showcase
-Taylor Wallace// Host, Thursdays 8p-11p & Saturdays 2p-6p; Producer, Eklektikos with John Aielli