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Dashboard Confessional: SXSW Bands and Their Rides

Name: Colour Revolt Hometown: Oxford, MS Latest Release: Colour Revolt EP, out on Tiny Evil Website: Colour Revolt at

One of SXSW’s most promising acts was dealt the heaviest of blows this past week. Oxford, MS quartet and former Artist of the Day Colour Revolt could have easily given up after the band’s van, containing the entirety of their equipment, was stolen after playing a gig in at Ellum’s in Dallas. About fifteen minutes after fully loading up, the trailer, van, and band members’ personal belongings disappeared, subsequently causing a gig cancellation in Houston. In a bout of incredible perseverance, the band remains full of promise and still made their four SXSW appearances. Information on the van theft and suggested ways to help out can be found on the band’s Myspace page. SAMI PROMISLOFF