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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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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Those Darlins from Tennessee

Now these three Darlins from Tennessee have got to be the baddest and raddest gals making their way to Austin this year for some serious SXSW carnage. Aside from being total cuties, these wild ladies (and gent) will charm you with their raw country-garage rock. With honest and comical lyrics about eating a whole chicken […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with J. Irvin Dally from Los Angeles

Young Angelino, by way of numerous other geographical locations, J. Irvin Dally is one of Los Angeles’ best kept secrets. With his lovely and genuine voice, Dally’s music shines with well traveled melodies that toy with various elements of folk, psyche and even a little bit of pop love hear-and-there. His music can lull you […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with The Soft Moon from San Francisco

The Soft Moon at the Echoplex – Photo by Ivette Orenos for Grimy Goods Their dark, their mysterious and their one of those bands that just radiates “coolness.” If you’re headed to SXSW, be sure to add The Soft Moon to your showcase schedule. The brainchild of Luis Vasquez, The Soft Moon have that 80s […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Esben and the Witch from Brighton, England

Esben and the Witch @ El Rey Theatre – Photo by Wei Shi for Grimy Goods Back in October of 2010 we had caught an extraordinary performance by the British three-piece, Esben and the Witch. The band had opened up for fellow Brits, Foals, at the El Rey Theatre. Their dark and haunting sounds really […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Hanni El Khatib from Los Angeles

Hanni El Khatib oozes sheer coolness with a very sexy appeal. One of L.A.’s rising up-and-comers, his music has already been featured in the hit HBO series, Hung, he’s opened for Florence and The Machine and is playing numerous shows creating quite the hot buzz in L.A and beyond. His infectious tunes roll with a […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Superhumanoids from Los Angeles

The first time we caught L.A.’s, Superhumanoids live back in May of 2010 at the Smell, we were not only impressed but utterly surprised! Impressed because of their obvious talent and originality, but also surprised considering two of their band members, Cameron Parkins and Sarah Chernoff, are also part of another local L.A. band called […]

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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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