credit: Cory Fraiman-Lott

Gustaf

Inspired by the rhythmic grooves of ESG, the dopey drawl of Jonathan Richman, and manic energy of The Fall, Gustaf’s live set is quick on its feet, constantly in flux, and obsessively catered to the people in the room, resulting in a sound that is emotive, androgynous, and infectiously danceable.

Comprised of Tine Hill (bass), Vram Kherlopian (guitar), Melissa Lucciola (drums), Tarra Thiessen (vocals, percussion), and Lydia Gammill (lead vocals), Gustaf got its start in 2018 when Thiessen recruited Gammill to help drive her van down to SXSW. When Thiessen’s original tour fell through, Gammill suggested pulling a band together to play in their place. With little more than a name and a handful of t-shirts, they hit the ground running, playing hundreds of shows in their first two years and earning a reputation as one of New York’s “hardest working…and most reliably fun bands” (Brooklyn Vegan).

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Events featuring Gustaf

Mar 16, 2022
8:00pm — 8:40pm
Presented by
DIY Magazine
Mar 17, 2022
1:00am — 1:50am
Presented by
Athens in Austin
Mar 18, 2022
12:20am — 1:05am
Presented by
Royal Mountain Records

Details

From:

New York, NY

Genre:

Punk

Subgenre:

Post-Punk