Tag Archives: SXSW Blog

Re: Echotone – the documentary SXSW doesn’t want you to see

Earlier this week we posted about Echotone, a new documentary that is being called the film that SXSW doesn’t want you to see.

The film is now available for streaming on Hulu.The annual interactive/movie/music festival kicks off today so the timing couldn’t be better (or worse, depending on your view).

Star Slinger Announce Spring Tour That Includes SXSW and Festivals

Star Slinger is a deejay/producer from England. That means they do weird Brit stuff like mix Hip Hop and house. But it’s not Hip House in the Jungle Brother’s “post- Promo” sense. A$ap Rocky, Juicy J & Project past have collabed with Star Slinger, thooo. Star Slinger is going on tour this spring. They will play Columbus, Ohio as well as SXSW, the Winter Music Conference, Bamboozle AND the Sasquatch Festival.

TOUR DATES

3/13 Austin, TX – The Mohawk – Pitchfork SXSW Showcase
3/16 Austin, TX – Red Eyed Fly – Noise Pop SXSW Party
3/16 Austin, TX – Club Deville – Green Label Sound SXSW Showcase
3/17 Austin, TX – Red 7 – Flowerbooking, Inc SXSW Showcase
3/20 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
3/24 Miami, FL – Bardot (Winter Music Conference)
5/8 Pawtucket, Rhode Island – The Met *
5/9 New York, NY – Irving Plaza *
5/10 Boston, MA – Paradise *
5/11 Baltimore, MD – Sonar *
5/12 Harrisburg, PA – Abbey Bar *
5/13 Buffalo, NY – Soundlab *
5/14 Toronto, ON, Lee’s Palace *
5/16 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick *
5/17 Columbus, OH – The Basement *
5/18 Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop *
5/19 Milvale, PA, Mr. Smalls *
5/20 Asbury Park, NJ – Bamboozle Festival
5/22 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar *
5/23 San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brew *
5/24 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s *
5/25 Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones *
5/27 Quincy, WA (The Gorge) – Sasquatch Music Festival

* = with The Hood Internet

Tracklist for Jet Jam Mixtape 1 after the jump. It will have you doing   the Larry David with Souljah Boy, some girl with a donkey, and La Chat while yelling “We Trippy Mane”.

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SXSW Video: Odd Future Jumps off Roofs During “French” @ Thrasher & Rocks “Sandwitches” with P. Diddy, & Lil B @ Fader Fort 2011, Then Storms Off Stage At Billboard After Playing “Yonkers”

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Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All showing that being a skateboarder makes it so you aren’t a coward during the Thrasher SXSW Showcase.

Also, having actual fans is a crucial aspect to make it in today’s music industry that many rappers seem to try to bypass. Continue reading

Tim Easton SXSW dates, new album details, MP3 exclusive

MP3: Daily Life

Tim Easton’s been representing Columbus at SXSW for many, many years. While the traveling songwriter hasn’t called Columbus his permanent home in quite a while (currently he lives outside of Joshua Tree, California), we’ll still happily claim him as one of our own.
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MP3:Fly Union (feat GLC) “Top of the World” Plus SXSW Dates

MP3: Top of the World

Fly Union is gearing up strong for their upcoming album the Greater than Club.

“Top of the World” teams the Columbus rap group with GLC. You might remember GLC from Kanye’s “Drive Slow”.

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SXSW unofficial updates: The Aussie Invasion

Always my favorite part of SXSW, we’ve finally gotten word on which Australian bands (more than 60 of them!) will be performing showcases in Austin in a few weeks. Continue reading

Video: Tom Evanchuck – “Bury My Wife”

This isn’t new but it’s new to me.

Stumbled into the Rumba Cafe a little past start time for the Happy Hour show last night, ready to bid a long work week adieu. I was more than pleasantly surprised by Tom Evanchuck’s opening set of Delta-style blues/folk. If I understood correct, the singer’s name was Tom and the drummer’s last name was Evanchuck and they merged the two together to name the band.

Call it “being in the moment”, but given the time of day, the $1.50 PBR drafts, the respect the audience was giving the duo, the intimacy of the Rumba Cafe, I was having SXSW flashbacks. It’s always great to step into a club with no expectations and be blown away as I was last night.

While I’m kicking myself for not picking up a copy of the live album (Live Birth) Tom was promoting from the stage just before the set ended, both that album and a full-length (Tom) are available digitally on iTunes and Amazon. Remember that “Buy a $20 Amazon gift card for $10″ promotion running rampant on the internet a week ago? Yep, I’ll be spending my on Evanchuck’s music today.

Lydia Loveless signs to Bloodshot Records

MP3: Girls Suck

Though never among the elite artists to be named a “Band to Watch” in her hometown, Lydia Loveless still has managed to attract the attention of the Americana label Bloodshot Records who announced today that they have signed the 20-year-old country singer to a roster that includes artists such as Justin Townes Earle, Waco Brothers, Eddie Spaghetti and The Bottle Rockets.

Loveless is currently working on her Bloodshot debut, due out this fall. She says she prefers a raw sound and has always preferred rock n’ roll to country so expect the new album to rock a little more than 2010′s Only Man. “The attitude is still country but it’s definitely less fake country,” Loveless says.
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SXSW 2010 Saturday Recap

Cate Le Bon

Despite my confusion about whether I woke up in Columbus or Austin on Saturday morning, I triumphantly braved the cold and put in a good eleven hours of music listening/show-navigating on my last day of SXSW. My day began with a charming interview with the lovely Cate Le Bon (check back for full interview soon) and then took me to the MOG party where I camped out at for a number of hours. While there I caught performances by Dum Dum Girls, Demolished Thought (again sans Andrew WK), Freelance Whales, Broken Bells, The Antlers and The Black Keys.

Completely ignore the fact that I’m an Ohioan for one moment as I crown The Black Keys with the best performance of the party, hands down. Broken Bells was entertaining, but didn’t stray too far from what I might expect from a Shins follow-up of Australia.

The Black Keys

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SXSW 2010 Friday Recap

Demolished Thought

Though my day actually began at a reasonable hour, my involvement in seeing any music didn’t begin until late afternoon on Friday. I was able to catch up with Fanfarlo at Buffalo Billiards to talk to them about their album and upcoming show in Columbus so keep your eyes peeled for that coming up quite soon.

I caught Wild Sweet Orange at Creekside Lounge who softly reminded me that I was in the south where a voice sang mysterious sounding ballads of struggle. I then popped up to a rooftop to see Andrew WK making his crowd go crazy with his strain of rock and roll fever.

Thoughts on Fools Gold, Demolished Thought, Yacht, Local Natives, Freelance Whales and more after the jump. Continue reading