SXSW SPOTLIGHT: The Dillinger Escape Plan Swing From the Rafters, Bleed All Over Emo’s Stage


Photos by Andrew Parks

The Artist & Their Latest Release: The Dillinger Escape Plan, Option Paralysis (out 3/23 on Party Smasher/Season of Mist)

The Showcase: Vans @ Emo’s, 3.17.10

The Set in a Few Sentences: One song. That’s all it took for guitarist Ben Weinman to bust his lip as the Dillinger Escape Plan absolutely demolished the main stage of Emo’s on Wednesday night. While that won’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s seen them before–this is the best button-pushing live band in metal, after all–we enjoyed watching the wide-eyed, slack-jawed reactions of a crowd that was split between pockets of mosh pits, curious X’d-up kids, and people who were simply here early to grab a center stage spot for the next act, Nas. The following photos and video clip pretty much capture the rest…

And a Letter Grade: A