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Review: Sleigh Bells rip through blistering but short set

They came hard, they came loud, but they came up short. Sleigh Bells hit the stage at Slowdown on Tuesday at 10:15 p.m., and they were gone an hour later. Backed by four stacks of Marshall speakers and a ton … Continue reading

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List: The 8 best photos from SXSW 2014

I took a whole lot of photos while I was at South by Southwest — more than 1,500 in total, by my count. You can view all 60-or-so shots of the best bands I saw on my Flickr page, but the … Continue reading

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List: The 22 best (and worst) things about SXSW 2014

More than 30 bands, 1,545 photos, dozens of venues, seven food trucks and countless long lines is the way to describe South by Southwest by the numbers. Another way to talk about SXSW is with the 22 unforgettable moments, songs, … Continue reading

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SXSW: Photos of Day 4 including Phantogram, The Black Lips and more

Check out all the photos March 15, 2014, at South by Southwest music festival.

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SXSW: Photos of Day 3 including Diarrhea Planet, Against Me!, The Hold Steady, Foxboro Hot Tubs

Check out photos from Friday, March 14, at South by Southwest music festival.

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SXSW Review: Foxboro Hot Tubs, Green Day side project, brings the fun to small venue

Green Day doesn’t play clubs any more. (At least, they don’t do it often.) Sure, the punk band came up playing tiny places, but they’re more used to huge arena tours. On Friday, the band played as its side project, … Continue reading

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SXSW: Photos of Day 2

Check out a load of photos from the second big day of SXSW including a lot from the Merge Records showcase.

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SXSW: Photos from Day 1

Wednesday offered some cool visuals. Check out all my photos from the first big day at SXSW.

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Live Review: Against Me! kick off tour with packed set

Don’t mess with Laura Jane Grace. In a T-shirt displaying an image of bare breasts, the Against Me! frontwoman had a blast, and also took no crap, during a blistering 75-minute set to kick off the band’s first tour since … Continue reading

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Review: Deer Tick gets rowdy at Slowdown (with photo gallery)

People wanted a stereotypical Deer Tick show: sweaty, crazy, beer-soaked and drunk. The men of Deer Tick were ready to deliver, but it seemed like they wanted to get rowdy on their own terms. It took until the final minutes … Continue reading

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