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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Big Light from San Francisco

There’s nothing better than a band that can come together and feed off each others’ craftsmanship, delivering a smooth and cohesive sound: that’s exactly what Big Light does. Spawning some shredful tunes out of San Francisco, Big Light blends all the goodness of psychedelic, folk and even pop rock into a loud, textured bouquet of […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with OFF! from Los Angeles

They’re hard, fast and loud, and one of the coolest bands around: OFF! If you have yet to listen to or experience the riveting musical carnage that arises from these punk all-stars, you best get your ass in check and ride with the big boys for one of their wild sets. Led by original Black […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Eastern Conference Champions from Los Angeles

L.A. folk-indie rockers by way of Philly are making their return to SXSW with a slew of hot shows. The Eastern Conference Champions (ECC) are a huge indie favorite amogst Angelinos. With their hearty tunes boasting heavy bass lines with a lil guitar twang, the trio brings forth some endearing melodies aren’t afraid to mingle […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Beans (also of Anti-Pop Consortium) from Brooklyn

If you’re a true hip-hop head who misses the slick rhyme styles from the ’90s instead of this lame crap-rap, you need to add Beans to your SXSW schedule. The Brooklyn-based rap rebel delivers tight lyrics and flows over hard-hitting beats. Also a member of the dope-ass, Anti-Pop Consortium, Beans isn’t afraid to experiment outside […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Army Navy from Los Angeles

Army Navy are bringing their sweet indie pop to Austin for some serious SXSW fun! Hailing from the City of Angels, you won’t want to miss this hot act. Their charming tunes are full of bouncing guitar chords with a bit of fuzz and noise rock tendencies all sugar coated with the adorable vocals of […]

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2011 Sasquatch! Music Festival Line-Up Announced

The 2011 Sasquatch! Music Festival line-up has been announced! This year’s Sasquatch! will take place Memorial Day weekend, May 27-30, 2011 at at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington and will feature: Guided By Voices, Death From Above 1979, Foo Fighters, Modest Mouse, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, Bright Eyes, Iron & Wine, Yeasayer, Sharon Jones […]

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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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LA 101 Festival – Review and Photos (Matt & Kim, Dandy Warhols, Silversun Pickups)

LA Weekly threw a pretty sweet music festival, LA 101, this past Tuesday, Nov. 3 at the Universal (now Gibson) Ampitheatre. Consisting of nothing but stellar musicians, our ears were blessed with the sweet sounds of Dengue Fever, Matt & Kim, The Dandy Warhols and Silversun Pickups! Be jealous. Matt & Kim as always, are […]

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The Ettes at The El Rey – Show Review

The Ettes played with Juliette and The Licks this past Saturday at the El Rey Theatre.  If you don’t know who The Ettes are, you best get on it and check their shit out! They’re one of the best female fronted bands out there and have a chick drummer who is actually hot (not butch)! […]

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Treasure Island Music Festival Photos and Review Day 1

The Good: The Bauer’s shuttle lines were bearable considering we had some dude, Ricky Lee Robinson setting up shop across the street and playing some good rock n’ roll for us. PS – Bauer’s shutlles were super fancy with leather interior and tables. I was expecting a school bus for shuttle service like at the […]

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