Queens of the Stone Age (Photo by Kurt Wolff)

Queens of the Stone Age (Photo by Kurt Wolff)

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Queens of the Stone Age[/lastfm] played fast and furious to a room packed with diehard fans during their showcase gig Wednesday at Austin club La Zona Rosa. It was the second night of the 2011 South By Southwest music festival, and if there was any lingering doubt that this event was in full gear, it was quickly erased last night.

The line stretched around the block for what was the band’s first U.S. gig in three years, and the start of their North American tour. As promised for this new tour, last night’s set was all about the band’s 1998 debut album. The band filled the room with thunderous sound as they powered through this early material. Anyone who’s been looking forward is sure to be satisfied.

Read more about SXSW 2011.


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