MG and V: Supergroup, SXSW Style

March 18th, 2010

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Sandwiched between a set by Dawes and one by Delta Spirit, three frontmen—John McCauley (Deer Tick), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes) and Matt Vasquez (Delta Spirit)—plus Dawes drummer Griffin Goldsmith and Delta Spirit keyboardist Kelly Winrich played live for the very first time under the name MG and V. The vocalists wrote a bunch of material earlier in the year while holed up in Nashville, and they debuted four songs here at the IFC Crossroads House. McCauley, who played bass, sang “Daydreaming” with its fantastic opening line, “Listening to the neighbors having sex.” Vasquez took the next tune. No one said the name of the upbeat song, but it might’ve been called “Some Day.” Taylor sang lead next on “Thanks for Nothing.” And then all three singers traded verses on “Million Dollar Bill.” Good shit. Delta Spirit up next. Stream it here! —R. Zizmor