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South by Southwest 2009: Keep Austin Loud


Kylesa, Red7
Kylesa takes their name from “kilesa mara,” a term ancient Buddhists used to refer to demons of defilement and delusion. Appropriately, the concept is a fitting description of the band’s sound—scary and demonic, with machine-gunning dual guitars and thundering dual drum sets. Both duos complemented each other well in front of a raucous Red7 crowd. Co-lead guitarist Laura Pleasants’ gear included an ‘89 Pre-Historic Gold Top, ‘90s Laney GH50L and Krank Rev Series One heads and 4x12 cabs made by Krank and Mesa Boogie. Cope played a Guild S-100 Polara, Rev Series One and Laney GH100L heads and Krank 4x12 cabs.