Category Archives: SXSW

Review: St. Vincent is beautiful, bizarre

St. Vincent blew me away. Again. During a nearly two-hour performance at Sokol Auditorium on Tuesday, Annie Clark did nearly the same thing I saw her do at SXSW last month: She shredded, she sang like an angel and she … Continue reading

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Q&A: St. Vincent speaks on robotic live act, new album

With her universally acclaimed new album, a live concert that’s different from anything else I’ve ever seen and a new look that centers around her dyed white hair, the singer-guitarist born Annie Clark has everyone’s attention. St. Vincent wowed me … 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 best food at SXSW 2014

You’re in Austin for the music, but you also get to eat. Austin, Texas, is lauded for its breakfast tacos (though you have to be up early enough to get one) as well as its barbecue (though you usually have … 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: Diarrhea Planet and the art of orderly crowdsurfing

If you wanted exclusive South by Southwest merchandise from Diarrhea Planet, you were going to have to work for it. In order to secure a shirt that read “Diarrhea is the new F***” — a nod to the band’s somewhat … Continue reading

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SXSW: PUJOL debuts new songs from upcoming album

Daniel Pujol packed them in Friday night at The Parish Underground for a look at “KLUDGE,” his new album that’s out soon with Saddle Creek Records. The leader of his eponymous band, PUJOL, pushed his four-piece through “Manufactured Crisis Control,” … Continue reading

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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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