Monthly Archives: March 2011

SXSW: Delicious Austin

Man, I love the food here. Most of it is served from carts and little windows, but it is quite tasty. My only problem so far is variety. I’ve had a lot of pizza so far. Not much BBQ. No … Continue reading

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SXSW: Late start, Head and the Heart and Rural Alberta

It’s never fun being injured. Even less so at a music festival. Ask Greg Edds, who tooled around on crutches at last year’s SXSW after breaking his foot. I’m not that injured. But I do appear to have torn something … Continue reading

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SXSW: Satchel Grande does us proud

The funkiest band in Omaha is the funkiest one currently in Austin, Texas. At least, they are as far as I’m concerned. The nine-piece played to only about 30 or so folks at the Karma Lounge, but were approached by … Continue reading

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SXSW: Long lines and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The darlings of SXSW past are many and one of the more recent gems is Pains of Being Pure at Heart. I shouldn’t have been too surprised to have to wait in line when I got to Beauty Bar, but … Continue reading

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SXSW: Trampled By Turtles and Jeremy Messersmith

Jeremy Messersmith at The Stage on Sixth. It’s only been a few hours, but I’ve already seen some great stuff. After The Civil Wars, I listened to Keegan DeWitt for awhile. He was OK and mostly served as background noise … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Satchel Grande in Austin, vol. 1

It took a mere 15 hours (including a 1/2 hour football scrimmage at the Wichita rest stop), but we made it to Austin unscathed at 1am. We added a last minute rider, Brent Crampton who puts the Grande entourage at … Continue reading

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SXSW: Finally seeing some bands

After arriving in Austin, getting to my hotel, getting downtown, picking up my badge and all that madness, I’m finally seeing what I came for: music. I arrived at Paste Magazine’s day party in time to catch The Civil Wars … Continue reading

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SXSW-bound: What you can expect

In just under an hour, I’ll be rocketing toward Texas. In six hours, I’ll step foot on solid ground in Austin, ready to take on SXSW once again. My schedule’s all set, all my must-see bands are picked out and … Continue reading

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Today’s Downloads (SXSW theme): The Head And The Heart , TV On The Radio, Pains of Being Pure At Heart

• New additions to the Sub Pop roster, The Head And The Heart are offering “Down In The Valley.” They’re also one of the bands I’m most looking forward to at SXSW next week. (Also look for my gigantic SXSW … Continue reading

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Today’s Downloads: SXSW playlist (with Bright Eyes and Lucinda Williams) and Okkervil River

More wonderful stuff for you to have today. For free. • SXSW is offering a bunch of songs from a variety of artists playing next week in Austin. Head to iTunes to download stuff from Bright Eyes, Lucinda Williams, Talib … Continue reading

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