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Video: The xx – “Angels”

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From new album Coexist, out Sept. 11 on Young Turks. Get “Angels” as a free download until midnight tonight when you preorder Coexist on iTunes.

Photos: The XX, jj, Nosaj Thing in Columbus

The XX, jj, Nosaj Thing
The Wexner Center I Columbus, OH
April 5, 2010

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Live Review: The XX/ JJ/ That other dude at the Wexner Center

Raw review from donewasting’s unpaid staff. Consider this a charitable donation, Duffy.

I was really bummed that there was some other opener last night. I didn’t catch his name. He played techno stuff that had it’s moments. I totally was not into it. The thing that bugged me was he didn’t announce his name until 10 minutes in and I kept thinking “What if this is Kode 9 and I haven’t been paying attention.” Anyhow, if you showed up fashionably late, congrats.

According to jj, hakunna matata means “stoned bored hobo.” She (jj?) was dressed in some brown shawl, black bandana around her neck, black dress and white tennis shoes. In short, a homeless witch. JJ did not help her case against homelessness by constantly scratching her head.

Where it turned interesting was with the music. I won’t front, she has a great voice. Her first song was an acoustic joint that was incredibly stark and bare and complemented her voice wonderfully. Then she took the guitar off and handed it to the other part of jj?! The additional member was a male stoned bored hobo. As he took the guitar, he turned on the laptop where jj showed home movies, played their cd and she essentially turned in a kareoke set. He barely strummed along and watched the movies!

Some of the videos appeared to have been travel channel leftovers of the African savannah, soccer players or home movies. The soccer player featured a costume change on the part of the dude in the band where he shedded his jacket to reveal that he too was wearing A SOCCER JERSEY! Many of the home movies showed jj having some emotion which she showed none of while performing. Essentially, jj’s performance was the equivalent of going on a job interview and answering every question with “UMMMMMMMMMMMM”.

In short, Remember that girl in the freshman dorms that seemed kinda off, lightweight cute, smoked that homegrown bud and would talk frequently about her art? Then you found out she made art with tvs or pictures of her boobs and you thought “this shit sucks”. That was jj. Continue reading

Other Music Day Show During SXSW Features The xx, Dum Dum Girls, Califone, More

Other Music Presents
French Legation Museum: 802 San Marcos Street, Austin, TX
1PM to 7PM both days

HILL STAGE: Califone (1PM), The Antlers (2PM), Real Estate (3PM), YellowFever (4PM), Dum Dum Girls (5PM), The xx (6PM)
VALLEY STAGE: Dylan LeBlanc (1:30PM), Zola Jesus (2:30PM), Sharon Van Etten (3:30PM), Julianna Barwick (4:30PM), Holly Miranda (5:30PM)
IN THE GRASS: Black Prairie (6:30PM)

HILL STAGE: Memory Tapes (1PM), Dengue Fever (2PM), Mayer Hawthorne & the County (3PM), Dam-Funk (4PM), Pierced Arrows (5PM), Thurston Moore (6PM)
VALLEY STAGE: First Aid Kit (1:30PM), Anni Rossi (2:30PM), Toro Y Moi (3:30PM), Woods (4:30PM), Talk Normal (5:30PM)

SXSW Updates: Alternative Press, WOXY, Other Music, Billions, Big Texas Jumpstart, More

UPDATE: Wristbands going onsale today for Austin locals.

If you’re going to SXSW and Showlist Austin isn’t on your daily list of sites to visit, you a punk. I mean it seems like so many sites (somes with real staffs and real budgets!) this year are copping Dan’s style it’s sort of embarrassing. Naughty, naughty websites.


Can’t remember Billions doing a free day show in recent years, but here you go:

We’ve got so many more shows after the jump, dudes. Continue reading

Village Voice SXSW Party Features The xx, Surfer Blood, Superchunk, More + She and Him @ Filter Party

Google Cache says:

Yeah, it’s still months away, but someone has to kick SXSW season off, right? So it is with some pride and anticipation that we announce the Village Voice’s 2010 SXSW party, featuring the xx, Superchunk, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and our old friends Surfer Blood. Friday, March 19, La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX, 12pm – 5pm. These bands are alternately old friends and young heroes to us so it just didn’t seem worth keeping secret any longer. You will probably forget but we will definitely remind you.

You can find the same info on Surfer Blood’s MySpace page where you’ll also learn they’re playing a Filter event with She and Him

Video: The xx – VCR