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SXSW 2011 Photos & Video: The Kills, TV On The Radio, Bright Eyes & Skrillex (SXSW Favorites)

After waking up refreshed and surprisingly NOT hungover, we headed out to check out the band I had been most excited for: Guadalupe Plata (from Spain). Unfortunately, I have the worst sense of direction and I had led us in the wrong direction (about 15 blocks off) not once, but twice. Yeah, this was the […]

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SXSW 2011 Photos & Video with Black Joe Lewis, Royal Bangs, Human Eye & More – (SXSW Favorites)

After spending the first day of our SXSW experience on a red-eye bender of no sleep, we decided to actually bring the camera out on the second day and take some snaps and video of some of our favorite performances. We were useless the first day and pretty much just cruised around downtown getting to […]

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Death From Above 1979 Riot at SXSW – Photos, Video & Review

If you haven’t heard the news already, Death From Above 1979 (DFA) played surprise reunion show at SXSW. This was their first show since their break-up in 2006. Unfortunately, the show was held at Beauty Bar which housed about only 200 people. As soon as the masses found out, the Beauty Bar alley entrance was […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Gary Clark Jr. from Austin

Gary Clark Jr. is one of the best kept secrets that’s about to explode! Acclaimed as the “future of Texas blues,” we caught him last week at the Foundry on Melrose for an intimate two-set performance that left the crowd in complete awe. He has an undeniably authentic sound heavy in the blues from Delta […]

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The Black Angels at the El Rey Theatre – Photo Gallery & Review

It never fails! Since 2006 every time I have attended a show by The Black Angels I’ve arrived late. The streak continues for last Wednesday’s November 24th sold out show at the El Rey Theatre where I showed up half-way into the song, “You On the Run” which may or may not have been the […]

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Austin City Limits 2010: Day Three Photos & Review

Day Three of Austin City Limits was on Sunday, October 10th, and it was way too hot. Sensible event-goers were hiding in every bit of shade they could scrounge up. They had certainly not misplaced their hats. In this, I was not at all sensible. First off was Yeasayer, who I’d been introduced to a […]

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Austin City Limits 2010: Day One Photos & Review

The glowing afternoon light reflected off the skyscrapers of downtown Austin on Friday, October 8th. Day one of Austin City Limits was perfect festival weather, and the crowd was mellow and friendly. Five minutes in and some random stranger handed me a button that said “Austinite” on it. Given that I’d only moved there a […]

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2010 SXSW Announces Show Casing Bands

After all the weekly teasing and tasting, the 2010 SXSW finally gives us a mouthful! Check out this hot list of their 230 show casing bands! The list is absolutely subject to change, so check back with SXSW for updates, more announcements, music videos, mp3s, interviews and more! 2010 SXSW is gonna rock! See you […]

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Austin City Limits (2009) Day 2 Photos and Review!

WORDS: Q Manning You’d be hard-pressed to imagine a way that Day Two of ACL Fest could have been different from Day One. Whereas the day before had everyone putting on sunblock and buying cowboy hats/sunglasses (I know I had to), Day Two created an ocean of umbrellas and ponchos. After the first day, I […]

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