Clem Snide

Clem Snide's warm and fuzzy afternoon show was a lovely complement to the first warm day of an unseasonably chilly SXSW. Baseball cap-clad singer Eef Barzelay's trademark laconic whine was in fine form, and multi-instrumentalist Jason Glasser showed off his prowess on both the euphonium and the banjo, even attacking the latter with his teeth. In honour of being in Austin, the New York group pulled out one of their earliest tracks, "Yip/Jump Music” from You Were A Diamond, which was written as an homage to Texas singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston.