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SXSW 2010 Announces Its First 200 Some-Odd Bands

It's not just you -- SXSW's attempt to drum up excitement by revealing this initial list really is coming earlier every year. 2009's list didn't come until this year started; 2010's comes before Black Friday even had a chance. It's like your local mall hanging tinsel after Halloween, except on the internet. It's like,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009

Grizzly Bear Does “Two Weeks” Live For The First Time With Victoria From Beach House

If Twitter's good for anything (probably not), it could be the realization that most rock stars live lives primarily built of small moments just as routinely mundane as ours. Except for when they're tweeting about stuff that makes this list. One e.g. from that spread was Ed from Grizzly Bear's confession of undying… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 25, 2009

We Got The Tweet: The Week’s 50 Best Rock Star Twitters

Microblogging service Twitter has signed up countless celebrities in recent months, and among them are some of our favorite musical artists: Trent Reznor! Colin Meloy! Ed Droste! Diddy! Stereogum Tweets too! But who can keep up with all that lunch eating? Most of us only have eight hours a day with which to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 23, 2009

SXSW 2009: Saturday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy The last day at SXSW is always tinged with a depressing end-of-the-summer vibe. (Or maybe end of the school year?) However you want to frame it, once the Saturday sun sets, the remaining hours of four short days feel like the end of something bigger. Pass a hankie. Seriously… More »

By: brandon / March 23, 2009

SXSW 2009: GZA Joins The Black Lips

The Black Lips' songs, especially on 200 Million Thousand, possess a nice fuzzy texture and the Atlantans appropriate great garage-isms, but I've always been less than enthused by the band because from carefully marketing their "escape" from India to embodying every clichéd Vice signifier on earth to the "we are loose cannons" live… More »

By: brandon / March 23, 2009

SXSW 2009: Friday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy On Friday we shook off the early-morning cobwebs and made a beeline to the Pitchfork/Windish Bash in time to catch the last couple tracks by psychedelic post-Vanishing Voice Brooklynites Woods on the outside stage (as far as labels go, this was undeniably the year of the Woodsist) and SchoolMore »

By: brandon / March 22, 2009

SXSW 2009: Kanye, Common, Cudi, Badu @ FADER Fort

In the second worst surprise (oh hai, Lars) of SXSW, a denim-clad Kanye West served as ringleader of the G.O.O.D. Music showcase at Levi's/FADER Fort Saturday night. "It feels so good to rock for you tonight," he told a packed tent at the start of a three hour set that alternated between his hits and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 21, 2009

SXSW 2009: Dirty Projectors’ “Stillness Is The Move” FTW

Dirty Projectors have been playing only Bitte Orca tunes in their SXSW sets, and Amrit tells me yesterday's performance at Emo's Jr. was unreal (his pics adorn this post). The crowd apparently cheered so loudly, Dave Longstreth had to plug his ears. NPR's recording of the indie sextet's earlier gig at The Parish (3/19)… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 21, 2009

SXSW 2009: Saturday’s Sets To See

We're gunning for an early Saturday start. Because Saturday is Blank Dogs day -- the one-man Brooklyn bedroom BTW has a handful (almost) of shows spanning afternoon until late-night. But before that, Harlem and BTW Real Estate are over at Hot Freaks with Grandaddy Jason Lytle, Roadside Graves, Girls (and the Girl… More »

By: brandon / March 21, 2009

SXSW: Tori Amos Debuts Three From Abnormally Attracted To Sin

Tori Amos played a 50 minute set at La Zona Rosa last night, delighting hundreds of folks who recognize a rare opportunity to see a milf straddle a piano bench during SXSW. It was Tori's first time taking part in the Austin festival, and she made the most of it by debuting three tunes from… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 20, 2009

Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction Join Forces On Free Ninja EP

Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction are calling their new working relatinship NINJA. Clever. When photos of Trent hanging out in his studio with Perry Farrell, Eric Avery, Stephen Perkins, and Dave Navarro surfaced last month we suspected more was afoot than a co-headlining victory tour with Street Sweeper. Turns out they laid… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 20, 2009

SXSW 2009: Thursday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy Yesterday started off bright, early, and ecstatic with NJ's Roadside Graves at Peckerheads. The band seduced a 2PM crowd into hooting, hollering, do-sa-do-ing, and otherwise pretending it was after midnight to tracks both new ("Far And Wide," "My Father Sat Me Down," "Ruby") and old ("Family And Friends," "Radio"). More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 20, 2009

SXSW 2009: Friday’s Sets To See

Friday's tough. If your legs are getting tired, it'd be more than OK to arrive at the Pitchfork/Windish Bash early and stay put, but Hot Freaks @ Club de Ville isn't shabby either. Depending on how late you were out Thursday -- and how many weird SoCo drinks you consumed for a certain person's birthday… More »

By: brandon / March 20, 2009

SXSW 2009: Decemberists Debut Hazards Of Love

Last night Austin's Stubb's Bar-B-Q hosted the live debut of Decemberists' Hazards Of Love, the latest morbid prog opera from a band famous for them. NPR.org streamed the ambitious performance of this dictionary rock LP start to finish, adding a chatroom so fans could ask each other what foxglove is in real time. Per NPR:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 19, 2009

SXSW 2009: Wednesday In Photos

SXSW 2009 opened with a bit of bad luck turned good: It was too foggy for our flight to land in Houston, so they re-routed us directly to Austin, cutting out the layover, etc. Not all the passengers were happy, but the 50-something of us who listed Austin as final destination arrived in the sunny,… More »

By: brandon / March 19, 2009

Badgeless @ SXSW ’09?

Blogger Sarahspy (who's been the recipient of more than one marriage proposal in our comments) put together a useful directory highlighting all the free parties for non-badge holders in Austin this week. Right-click/save-as the PDF here and thank her in the comments. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 18, 2009

New Grizzly Bear – “Southern Point”

Yesterday, in Stereogum's 101st blog post (jesus) on Grizzly Bear, we highlighted "Cheerleader," which Amrit called "an outright standout on an LP full of them." It's now the most commented new thread on the site, with you guys arguing over the fidelity of the stream and whether "Cheerleader" was the ideal promotional track to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 18, 2009

SXSW 2009 Starts Here: Wednesday’s Sets To See

It's that time of year where internet publishing platforms great and small get overstuffed with #sxsw tags. Yay? It's an odd climate for a festival devoted to artist discovery and its collateral debauchery. The internet and its various status-alerting mechanisms have subsumed much of the fest's function, or at least that's what I read o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 17, 2009

SXSW 2009: Thursday’s Sets To See

Thursday it'll be worth the cab fare (or long walk, aka my plan) to check out Gorilla Vs. Booze, where a bunch of the "buzz" bands playing multiple SXSW sets can be seen together: Here We Go Magic, the Golden Filter, Outsider/Insider Wavves, and Vivian Girls, among others. If you want to… More »

By: brandon / March 17, 2009

Kanye West Will Perform At South By Southwest

This week's rumors that Kanye will make music at SXSW have been confirmed to the Associated Press, which means it's time for the rumors about when/where it will be. Let's go! More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 17, 2009
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