Category Archives: SXSW 2011

boomtown rats – i don’t like mondays

I had the pleasure of seeing rock legend Bob Geldolf perform the Boomtown Rats classic, I don’t like Mondays at SXSW in the new Moody Theater home to Austin City Limits tapings last Thursday. Geldolf is the Irish lead singer … Continue reading

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futurebirds – via flamina

Everything that was great about SXSW can be found in the ebb and flow of the Futurebirds Ski Chalet. Drinkin whiskey out of plastic bottles, chasing it with Lonestar, the sun fading behind me over downtown Austin, the Futurebirds sound … Continue reading

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the cave singers – no witch

Seattle fellas The Cave Singers heat up the hypnotic rhythms today at Red 7 for the Jagjaguwar Showcase, tomorrow they bump over to San Jose for a touch of SX San Jose and then across the street to Homeslice to … Continue reading

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big boi – spottiottiedopaliscious

Big Boi rocking SX at the power plant tonight makes me feel like a great memory, loving my days of youth, dancing, and smiling ear to ear…eyes beaming like four karats apiece just blindin… Go on and marinate on that… … Continue reading

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the strokes – angles

“Angles,” due out March 22, is the Strokes’ fourth album, and their first since 2006 makes me want to douse myself in leather and step in to a Ray Ban ad, if only I was that cool. I guess I … Continue reading

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tv torso – blazing at emo’s last night

Austin’s TV Torso got my SX kicked off last night at Emo’s on a perfect Sunday night with the typical lines around the block, techies with badges, Lonestar, a good chunk of beards and mustaches, and some raw energy thanks … Continue reading

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ringo deathstar – colour trip

Austin locals Ringo Deathstarr are creating a buzz with tons of volume, shrieking guitars, and compelling live shows. Catch em all over town this week for SX. Do it Every time Imagine Hearts

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sxsw – fader fort

The Fader Fort RSVP is out and I am ready to roll. This should be ground zero next Wednesday through Saturday This year’s lineup (so far): Raphael Saadiq, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Khaira Arby, Twin Shadow, Trash Talk, DJ Kingdom, … Continue reading

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j mascis – several shades of why

Dinosaur Jr founder J Mascis to release his first solo effort with Several Shades of Why on March 15th in Boston at Newbury Comics with a live performance. All acoustic guitars, no drums. Contributors to the album include Kurt Vile, … Continue reading

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sxsw – purevolume house

PureVolume House rsvp is up….the bands have not been announced but the free booze has, start mentally preparing yourself, I have laser focus… sx by is all about the up and comers, the secret shows with the cutting edge and … Continue reading

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