SXSW 2013: California X @ Holy Mountain 03.13

Posted March 14, 2013 in
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California X delivered a solid set, despite technical difficulties. Photo: Angela H. Brown

How did you hear about the band?
I discovered California X through the SXSW schedule at a time when I needed to fill a hole during my day.  It was one of those “watch/listen to one thirty minute segment and throw caution to the wind” situations, and I hoped California X was something I could get into.

If you were in this band, what would you play?
A good addition to Claifornia X to help their sound open up would be any kind of heavy bass, but only during the one show they played last night at Holy Mountain. The only reason for the addition of bass is the fact that the Holy Mountain was having some problems with getting enough bass out of their sound system.

If you could trade hair styles with one member of the band, who?

Trading hairstyles with the bass guitarist Dan would be the best choice for a traditional metal type of look. His hair was long, blond, and extremely straw straight, with an in your face “I know how to use a ceramic flat iron, bitch!” type of look.

If this band were an animal, what and why?
If this band could morph into any kind of animal they would be a jungle cat, with a jaguar best matching their personality. California X is no Chester Cheetah or “They’re grrrrrrreat” type of show cat, but a sleek, powerful, jaguar that pounces at you from the depths of night and comes at you with all its might. 

If this band came to SLC, where would you want to see them play?
If California X came to SLC the best place to see the band play would have to be Club Sound for the soul reason that the venue is small enough to house the size of their audience that from last night.

California X delivered a solid set, despite technical difficulties. Photo: Angela H. Brown