If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
Patrick MichelsOld 97's back at the 2010 Musink festival in Fair ParkLest you doubted our note from way, way, way, way back in March -- y'know, that the Old 97's were going to release the second installment of their two-part Grand Theatre release on July 5 -- well, now the folks putting out the r ... More >>
Everybody knows he's a motherfucking monster.Thursday at SXSW 2011 has come and gone -- but Kanye remains solidly in his spot atop our buzz power rankings, as determined by chatter we're hearing on the street. His lead is shrinking, though -- Odd Future is hot on his tail, proving once again that ... More >>
You can do it, put your stinger into it.South by Southwest is a static thing -- both in theory and in practice. It's a chance for bands to fans to see the established acts they've been wanting to see and for new, up-and-coming acts to try and make names for themselves. And that latter part very m ... More >>
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at La Zona Rosa, Friday.
Pete FreedmanAfter a day filled with old favorites like Superchunk and new ones like The xx, heading to see a new band like Band of Skulls seemed fitting. And it worked out...What day is it today? Saturday? Let's see... got here on Wednesday... and that was Day One... so I guess yesterday was Day ... More >>
Some pretty exciting news out of our New York flagship this early afternoon, as our sister paper up there, the Village Voice, has gone ahead and announced the lineup for this year's Village Voice Media day-party at South by Southwest. And it's a looker, too, featuring some classic indie and some bu ... More >>
Pete Freedman School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis at Buffalo Billiards.The first night of SXSW saw four pretty major draws around town--Echo and the Bunnymen at Emo's; The Decembrists at Stubbs; St. Vincent, Department of Eagles and M. Ward at the Central Presbyterian Church; Peter Bjorn & ... More >>
We alluded to this a few weeks back, but today comes confirmation of the lineup set to play our parent company's free-to-attend day party on Friday, March 20, at La Zona Rosa during this year's SXSW--a fairly impressive bill in my unobjective opinion, featuring at least two acts (guess!) who couldn ... More >>
Keller Williams and WMD'S January 25, 2008 House of Blues Better Than: Spending your evening trimming Grandma’s corns for gas money. Before I dig into the show, let me first drop my disclaimer: Going into the House of Blues I was about as familiar with Keller Williams and WMD'S as I am with the ... More >>
The Hold Steady with Art Brut and 1990s Nov. 14, 2007 The Palladium Ballroom Better than: Watching the Project Runway premiere. Big time. Download: Watch our video of The Hold Steady from last night's show at the end of the review. Or just check out the slideshow. Review: As a brisk change in we ... More >>
On Friday, the Gypsy Tea Room's bankruptcy case, which had been sitting in U.S. District Judge Harlin DeWayne Hale's courtroom since October 2005, was dismissed after all parties agreed to make it go away. What does that mean, precisely? Well, says one attorney representing a creditor owed money, "t ... More >>
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