SXSW SPOTLIGHT: Are You Afraid of the Dark? Not When Tim Harrington’s Around!

Photos by Andrew Parks

The Artist & Their Latest Release: Les Savy Fav, Let’s Stay Friends (Frenchkiss, 2007)

The Showcase: Frenchkiss @ Galaxy Room, 3.19.10

The Set In a Few Sentences: As You Ain’t No Picasso‘s Matt Jordan wrote on his Twitter feed late Friday night, “Les Savy Fav ended their set by playing ‘Sweat Descends’ in near total darkness. Best concert moment in a long time.” Indeed, although we preferred the part where singer Tim Harrington kept switching the lights off and on while smearing slightly toxic glow-in-the-dark paint all over his chest. As always, Les Savy Fav = Pure Entertainment (see also: this show).

And a Letter Grade: A-