Sometimes we give things away. This is one of those times. Midlake, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy and John Grant will play the Wexner Center performance space on Monday, May 17. You and a friend can go for free AND snag a copy of Midlake’s Acts of Man 12-inch (above). Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject GRANT ME MIDLAKE ACTS. A random winner will be chosen Friday morning. And if you wanna be sure you get yer tix, you can order them from the Wex here.
John Grant live at SXSW video after the jump. Continue reading
Y’all remember David Cobb, don’t ya? David’s Houston Calling column was a staple of the Donewaiting site for a few years before it outgrew this site and spun off to it’s own domain (houstoncalling.net). David’s got the advantage of living in the same state as SXSW and while it’s not exactly a short bike ride from Houston to Austin, he’s still a lot closer to the mayhem than the rest of the DW staff. David has spent the last month interviewing bands appearing at SXSW that he likes (for houstoncalling.net) and bands that he was assigned to cover (for spinner.com). In case you missed out on any of these great interviews, here they are:
The Courage of Others, Midlake‘s long-awaited, Pentangled follow-up to The Trials of Van Occupanther, is streaming in full over at NPR. I’m really digging “Rulers, Ruling All Things” and “Fortune,” but I can’t find anything as awesome as “Roscoe.” Whatchu think?
It’s out Feb. 2 (Tuesday) on Bella Union.
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