Time Says ‘Boston to Austin’ Act Rocked SXSW

Time.com’s list of ‘Ten Acts That Rocked South by Southwest’ includes Boston band Mystery Roar, which performed at the Boston to Austin party thrown by the Weekly Dig:

Initially, the three founding members of Mystery Roar just wanted to “make it out of Scranton alive,” according to an interview with local entertainment magazine Dig Boston. Arriving in Beantown, the childhood friends joined up with identical-twin bass and drum players, Patrick and Andrew Dole, and keyboardist Tia Carioli to form a synth-pop band with minimal use of computers.

If you’re wondering whether the aforementioned keyboardist is related to Boston Phoenix editor and AAN board member Carly Carioli, our sources tell us the answer is unequivocally yes.