San Diego Bands @ SxSW

San Diego shows off its finest at SxSW.

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The Creepy Creeps freaked out the crowd in Austin on Friday at the Requiemme MGMT SxSW showcase.
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The showcase hosted a handful of notable San Diego based groups at the Jackalope on Sixth Street for an all day blow-out.
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You won't catch the Creepy Creeps out of character. Expect mariachi zombies and dead presidents and much more at their shows.
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The Creepy Creeps consist of former members of memorable SD bands Locust, Struggle and Tarantula Hawk.
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The next Requiemme MGMT showcase is Saturday night at Maggie Mae's down the street, featuring many of the same local bands.
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Long Beach rockers the Tijuana Panthers also played alongside their So-Cal neighbors.
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94/9's Tim Pyles was spotted scouting out the San Diego talent.
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Bar Pink's Dang Nguyen held MC duties at the showcase.
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San Diego native and Elvis incarnation El Vez stormed the bar during his wild set.
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El Vez got his start playing in punk bands, then transformed into a self-proclaimed Mexican-American "Elvis translator" in the late 80's.
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El Vez and his backing bands Spiders from Memphis and the El Vettes have a repertoire of over 200 songs.
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El Vez is known for twisting Elvis covers into politically charged anthems.
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El Vez's compelling impersonation has landed him opening slots for greats such as David Bowie and Kiss.
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Hills Like Elephants is the brainchild of San Diego wunderkind Sean Davenport.
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Free beer fueled the fire for the ecstatic concertgoers @ the Jackelope on Friday.
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Hills Like Elephants debut album, <em>The Endless Charade</em>, was recorded at Escondido's Chaos Recorders.
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Davenport equates their sound to "Motown with drum machines".
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The event was also sponsored in part by Bar Pink and headphone company Munitio.
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Okapi Sun is the fresh and exciting collaboration between Maren Parusel and Gaby Sanchez.
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Okapi Sun packed the venue for their opening afternoon performance.
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Okapi Sun will also be performing at Requiemme MGMT's next showcase @ Maggie Mae's on Saturday.
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Okapi Sun's new self-entitled release was also recorded @ Chaos Recorders in Escondido.
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The head of Requiemme MGMT is Mario Escovedo, former member of the classic San Diego band the Dragons.
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