SXSW 2012: Neon Hitch Turns Up The Heat In Texas (PHOTOS)

Neon Hitch kept true to the saying “Everything is bigger in Texas” as she took the stage at La Zona Rosa Tuesday night (Mar. 13), opening The Warner Sound at SXSW showcase dressed in a Chinese dynasty-meets-Mayan war queen headdress. Her red hair tightly wound in intricate knots, the fiery British songstress writhed, wriggled and posed in a skintight black leotard and silver glitter boots as she performed “Bad Dog”, “Ass Back Home” — minus Gym Class Heroes — and the song about the ex that “broke your heart”, “Love U Betta”. By the end of the third (and final) song, the Pray For Pop alumna hitched a ride on the shoulders of her two warpaint-smudged drummers and, spread-eagle, grabbed her crotch — a jaw-dropping final image that sent the men in the audience into a photographic frenzy.