Flashes of lightning to the west foreshadowing the threat of coming storms didn’t dampen spirits on Rainey Street Friday at an at-capacity Container Bar.
Brooklyn quartet and five-year SXSW veterans Small Black battled back the coming gray with their crowd-pleasing indie grooves. Disco drums, chill synths and summery guitar blared as fans danced in the dirt and on the patio. After becoming somewhat of a SXSW staple, the band has got the "get the crowd going" bit to a science. The band’s hard-to-resist grooves basically guarantee a good time.
When the band was told their time was up (SXSW soundchecks strike again) the crowd demanded one more, and the band delivered, closing with fan favorite "No Stranger."
Small Black plays again tonight at 10 p.m. across Rainey Street at Banger’s.