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Video: Meek Mill “Ima Boss” & Wale “Slight Work” & “Rack City ” @ SXSW 2012

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Meek Mill  gets the crowd amped to his hit “Ima Boss” @ at The Warner Sound captured by Nikon during SXSW 2012.

After the jump peep  Wale does  “Slight Work” & “Rack City” @  The Warner Sound captured by the same camera

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Echotone premieres on Hulu on March 5, being called the documentary that “SXSW doesn’t want you to see”

A number of Donewaiting writers have spent time at SXSW in Austin, Texas. The annual mecca of music, movies and technology has continued to grow each year and though I haven’t attended the festival since 2009, even back then newspaper headlines were screaming, “Has SXSW become too big?”

On March 5, Echotone will be available to view on Hulu. This documentary is being called “the movie SXSW doesn’t want you to see” because it explores the impact of urban development and SXSW on Austin.

Here’s the description of the documentary from the press release:

Echotone is a music documentary providing a telescopic view into the lives of several young musicians as they grapple with questions of commercialism, experimentation, and the future of their beloved city in the face of gentrification. Echotone is a cultural portrait of the modern American city, examined through the lyrics and lens of Austin, Texas’ creative class.

Should be interesting.

Tour dates: Kevin Devine and The Goddamn Band (including Columbus)

Last year Kevin Devine swung by Electraplay Studio to perform “The First Hit” from his release, Between the Concrete & Clouds.

In a few weeks, Kevin and The Goddamn Band start a short run of headlining dates leading up to SXSW and then hop onto the Say Anything tour where they’ll stay on the road until early May.

March 8th – Lizard Lounge @ Chameleon, Lancaster, PA
March 9th – Altoona Masonic Temple, Altoona, PA
March 10th – The Basement, Columbus, OH *
March 11th – The End, Nashville, TN *
March 13th – The Conservatory, Oklahoma City, OK *
March 14th through 17th – SXSW 2012, Austin, TX
March 18th – The Korova, San Antonio, TX *
March 20th – Solar Culture Gallery, Tuscon, AZ *
March 22nd – The Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA *


Dates with Say Anything after the jump.
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SXSW 2010 day-by-day, venue-by-venue schedule

The moment we wait for every year is upon us – SXSW has posted the day-by-day, venue-by-venue schedule for the SXSW 2010 Music Festival.

Check it out here.

We’ll continue our pre-coverage of SXSW 2010 by highlighting bands we think are worth your while to check out in Austin if you attend this year.

Little Radio’s SXSW day party info

Little Radio always manages to put on some of the greatest day shows at SXSW. This year is no different, especially Friday.

Here’s the info:

Red-Eyed Fly (715 Red River)
12pm – 6pm, March 17, 18, 19
Free, 18+, No wristbands required, free Bloody Marys and Beer!

05:20P-06:00P TBA
04:50P-05:20P The Growlers
04:20P-05:00P The Entrance Band
03:50P-04:20P The Happy Hollows
03:20P-04:00P Miles Kurosky (Beulah)
02:50P-03:20P Popwreck
02:20P-03:00P The Henry Clay People
01:50P-02:20P Findlay Brown
01:20P-02:00P Red Cortez
12:00P-01:20P Tenlons Fort + guests

05:20P-06:00P TBA
04:50P-05:20P Chief
04:20P-05:00P Jason Collett (Broken Social Scene)
03:50P-04:20P Those Darlins
03:20P-04:00P Sarah Jaffe
02:50P-03:20P Soko
02:20P-03:00P Shadow Shadow Shade (formerly The Afternoons)
01:50P-02:20P Matt Ellis
01:20P-02:00P Andy Clockwise
12:00P-01:20P Tenlons Fort + The Eastern Sea

05:20P-06:00P TBA
04:50P-05:20P The Upside Down
04:20P-05:00P Spindrift
03:50P-04:20P Jason Simon (Dead Meadow)
03:20P-04:00P Warpaint
02:50P-03:20P Serena Maneesh
02:20P-03:00P Darker My Love
01:50P-02:20P Restavrant
01:20P-02:00P Dead Confederate
12:00P-01:20P Tenlons Fort + Manhattan Murder Mystery

Deer Tick @ SXSW

Showcase info: Deer Tick performs at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18 @ Club de Ville (900 Red River St.) and 1 a.m., Friday, March 20 @ Habana Bar Backyard (708 E.6th St.)

Other appearances: Gigotron/Videothing Presents …, 11 p.m., Thursday, March 19 @ Club 1808 (1808 E.12th St.); Music by the Slice, 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 21 @ Home Slice Pizza (1415 South Congress Ave.)

Super group (?) to debut at SXSW

How the hell do these people get together to form a band? I mean, I guess you can play connect the dots to a certain extent – Bassist Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne) and guitarist James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins) co-own a studio. And Iha undoubtedly is a Cheap Trick fan which is where drummer Bun E. Carlos enters the equation. But, prey tell, who invited Taylor Hanson to the party?

Eh, whatever.

This group (is it “super”?) is calling themselves Tinted Windows and will play at Pangaea on March 20 in Austin during SXSW week.

(creds: Billboard.com for the scoop)

The Damnwells: new CD, interview, SXSW plans

thedamnwells_onelastcenturyIt’s a big day for The Damnwells. At 9 a.m., the band will release it’s third full-length CD, One Last Century, exclusively through Paste Magazine’s website. Fans of the band’s first two releases will want to download the new CD for tracks like “55 Pictures”, “Bastards of Midnight” and “Down with the Ship” while those who just recently discovered the band due to their inclusion on the Chaos Theory soundtrack will undoubtedly fall in love with “Jesus Could Be Right”, “Closer”, and “WWXII”.

My personal favorite is “Like It Is”, which Alex first debuted in a YouTube video accompanied by his wife Angela on backing vocals. As you listen to it, just imagine the Dixie Chicks providing backing vocals, banjo, and violin.

MP3: “Like It Is”

On the eve of the virtual release, I gave Alex a call at his (temporary) home in Iowa where he is attending The University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop. The following is our close-to-40-minute conversation.

MP3: Interview with Alex Dezen

And in SXSW news, Alex revealed that The Damnwells will play an unofficial day party hosted by September Gurl, Organic Entertainment, and Ripple Entertainment on March 18 at Threadgills (South Store).  More info as we get it.

Now get to downloading One Last Century. (available after 9 a.m.)

A little treat from SXSW

‘Tis the season for giving as the SXSW organizers have announced the first handful of acts set to perform March 18-22 in Austin, Texas.

Ra Ra Riot (Syracuse, NY)
Gabriella Cilmi (AUSTRALIA)
Ximena Sariñara (Mexico City, MEXICO)
Primal Scream (Glasgow SCOTLAND/UK)
Friendly Fires (St Albans, ENGLAND/UK)
B.o.B (Atlanta, GA)
Sage Francis (Providence, RI)
Buraka Som Sistema (Lisbon, PORTUGAL)
Arc Angels (Austin, TX)
Courteeners (Manchester, England/UK)
Raul Malo (Nashville, TN)
8Ball & MJG (Memphis, TN)
Reflection Eternal (New York, NY/Cincinnati, OH)
Wale (Washington, DC)
Pete & the Pirates (Reading, ENGLAND/UK)
Ben Harper and Relentless7 (Los Angeles, CA)

It’s only a matter of time before we start hearing about day parties. And, be on the lookout during the second half of January for Donewaiting’s pre-coverage of SXSW 2009 to kick into full steam. Without giving too much away, we’ll be taking things to a new level in ’09 and beyond.

Related: the first wave of Australian bands heading to Texas in March have been announced.

The Judy’s reunite for Austin Music Awards

The Austin Chronicle recently published this article about Houston/Pearland group The Judy’s, who plan to reunite for a show during SXSW at the Austin Music Awards on March 12.

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