Idgy Dean live at the The Main II, SXSW 2015



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 – Elke Nominikat and Oliver Bouchard ==