The official IHeartComix SXSW showcase happened Wednesday night (3/15) at Clearport with performances including Frankie Rose, Sadie Dupuis' Sad13 solo project, and a midnight set from New Jersey rap/hardcore act Ho99o9 whose intense set instantly sparked a mosh pit. Too intense, apparently: their set was cut short -- just two songs into it -- and they shut down the club. There's video from the show (the footage doesn't look that wild to us) below and pictures from their set, including the two previous acts (Sad13 and Pomo) in the gallery above.

NPR caught Ho99o9 on Thursday night at SXSW which was just as intense but went off without a hitch:

With a live drummer, grinding electronics and the intense screamo co-vocals of Eaddy and theOGM, the trio conjured Bad Brains, Big Black, Rob Zombie and Black Flag. Ho99o9's set was revelatory. Flailing across the stage and into the pit, the singers exuded complete control of their noise and vision. Just when you thought they couldn't expend any more energy, Eaddy ended the set with a back flip — an expression of the musical liberation they'd achieved.

If you're in Austin, you can still catch Ho99o9 tonight at the official Warp Magazine showcase at Blackheart (1 AM) and then Saturday (3/18) at the SXSW Discovery Stage (2 PM, badges only).

Ho99o9 will be on tour later this spring. All tour dates are listed below.

Ho99o9 - 2017 Tour Dates

Mar 17 WARP Magazine Official Showcase Austin, TX
Mar 18 SXSW Discovery Stage Austin, TX
May 17 Constellation Room Santa Ana, CA
May 18 The Independent San Francisco, CA
May 19 Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
May 22 Holocene Portland, OR
May 23 Chop Suey Seattle, WA
May 24 The Cobalt Vancouver, Canada
May 26 Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
May 27 Beat Kitchen Chicago, IL
May 28 The Pike Room Pontiac, MI
May 30 Velvet Underground Toronto, Canada
May 31 Turbo Haus Montréal, Canada
Jun 02 Brooklyn Night Bazaar Brooklyn, NY
Jun 03 Sonia's Cambridge, MA
Jun 04 Windup Space Baltimore, MD
Jun 05 The Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC
Jun 06 The Foundry At The Fillmore Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
Jun 08 Masquerade - Hell Stage Atlanta, GA
Jun 09 Secret Show Orlando, FL
Jun 10 The Local 662 St Petersburg, FL
Jun 11 Gramps Miami, FL
Jun 16 Bergen Fest Bergen, Norway
Jun 23 Hurricane Festival Scheessel, Germany
Jun 24 Southside Festival Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany
Jun 25 Down The Rabbit Hole Ewijk, The Netherlands
Jul 01 Garorock Festival Marmande, France
Jul 07 Pohoda Festival Trencin, Slovakia
Jul 15 Afropunk Paris, France
Aug 16 Paredes de Coura Paredes, Portugal


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