Yes, Columbus' own Times New Viking gets its own photo album. That's primarily because the band that played before, High Class Elite, was the worst thing I've seen at SXSW, possibly the worst thing I've seen in 2007. But let's just say it's because TNV is becoming astoundingly good.

I mean, they've always been good, but you're really doing yourself a disservice if you don't go see them now, even if you don't like their lo-fi recordings. They're no longer plagued by sound problems or any sort of performance blunders-it's simply brutal, frenzied rock music with hooks you can shout from the rooftops. Doubters, if you're still out there: It's time to believe.

Photographic evidence:

Yes, Columbus' own Times New Viking gets its own photo album. That's primarily because the band that played before, High Class Elite, was the worst thing I've seen at SXSW, possibly the worst thing I've seen in 2007. But let's just say it's because TNV is becoming astoundingly good.

I mean, they've always been good, but you're really doing yourself a disservice if you don't go see them now, even if you don't like their lo-fi recordings. They're no longer plagued by sound problems or any sort of performance blunders—it's simply brutal, frenzied rock music with hooks you can shout from the rooftops. Doubters, if you're still out there: It's time to believe.

Photographic evidence: