Magna Carda SXSW 2016
As it always is, South by South West was insane. Between power walking the length of Downtown Austin, 9am band load ins, 2am band load outs, vast amounts of drunk people, and even gunshots, it was tough to make it out to see the bands and artists that you wanted to see. Fortunately for me, I got the chance to hang out and promote some of the best bands you could possibly get to see. One of those bands was Magna Carda (yes with a “d” not a “t”). This is a hip hop group that fuses rap with funk, r&b, rock, and chilled out trap. A good portion of you that read this have heard of them, and if you didn’t get to see them at South by this year, you really missed out.
They absolutely killed every..single..show. Led by the smooth rhymes of Megz Kelli, Magna Carda has made the number 2 spot for top Austin, TX hip-hop acts. The other members include Dougie Do on keys, Eric Nickolaides on guitar, Derek Van Wagner on bass, and Michael Gonzales on drums. I couldn’t help but rock (with the scrunched up “that was dirty” face) to their music. Magna Carda goes on tour around the U.S. very soon, so if they are in your area, they will be worth what ever trouble you have to go through to get to their show! One of my favorite songs of theirs is called “Juice.” Check it out here!