Funny Or Die just released a video parodying the secret popup shows of SXSW by hold a popup show at SXSW. The only thing is it features Twin Shadow performing in a dumpster. It’s referred to as rare footage of a highly exclusive event one where people are more concerned with capturing things on their [...]
In the wake of the tragedy that occurred last night, our day party at House Of Vans At Mohawk has been canceled. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the accident. Everywhere else around Austin, bands will play on. You’ve still got lots to do during the daytime, including sets by [...]
In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...
Damon Albarn has been performing a lot during SXSW to promote his upcoming solo album Everyday Robots, including a late-night career-spanning set at NPR’s showcase. Now you can see video of Jimmy Kimmel Live’s show at the AT&T stage, where Albarn performs the new song “Mr. Tembo” and the previously released “Lonely Press Play.” Watch [...]
The Hundredth Anniversary From: Brighton, England It Becomes Us from Brighton four piece The Hundredth Anniversary is breathtakingly beautiful. It sounds like a slightly less ethereal Sundays, a slightly beefier Galaxy 500, a slightly less esoteric Cocteau Twins. Show More Summary
Although most teenagers start with Led Zeppelin IV (aka “the one with ’Stairway’”), Led Zeppelin’s first three albums — appropriately titled Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III — have long been essential documents for anyone with a budding interest in rock ’n’ roll. They also hold up better than almost anything else [...]
Franz Ferdinand recently released Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action track “Fresh Strawberries” as a single with an entirely German-sung B-side. Now they’ve got a music video shot in stark black and white, filled with strange, surreal imagery. Watch it below. ) Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action is out now via Domino.
Jon McKiel - "Quils". Something came over Suhrid as he was watching his fourth straight episode of Sportcenter. His body was resting half-embedded in the purple couch; a dirty plate was sitting guileless on the coffee-table's glass; the street's...
Even before the horrible, tragic hit-and-run last night, Austin was dark last night. I’ve been coming to SXSW for six years now, and while prevalent drunkenness and corporate sponsorships have been a big part of the throwdown for as long as I can remember, they haven’t combined into a terrifying kaleidoscope the way I’ve seen [...]
After a long night featuring sets alternatively blistering (Perfect Pussy, Eagulls), danceable (Kelis), and mind-altering (St. Vincent), somewhere around 1:20 AM, NPR’s Wednesday night SXSW showcase wound around to its headliner, Damon Albarn. The show happened at Stubb’s BBQ, which by SXSW standards is considered a larger stage (or, at least, it has been considered [...]
In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Every week, Montreal's Librairie...
We just learned that Charli XCX did a session with Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo for her new album, and damn if this new single “Breaking Up” doesn’t sound like Cuomo’s handiwork. When that cock-rock guitar kicks in, you can practically see the Flying V. Charli, who penned Icona Pop’s aggressive pop smash “I Love It, [...]
Have you ever listened to Randy Newman’s classic Toy Story theme song “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” and thought, “Yeah, it’s nice, but put this on in the club and everyone will clear out?” It’s an issue that Disney must have been concerned with as well, as they’ve now announced a compilation that aims [...]
When I spoke with Charli XCX in October, she was eyeing a spring release for her follow-up to last year’s debut True Romance. Sounds like that’s probably not going to happen, but given the latest news about the project, it’s intriguing enough to wait around for. Charli told Complex she’s done sessions with Weezer frontman [...]
The Birchwood Library of Progress shared some of James Ellroy's writing tips. BuzzFeed examined the unappreciated influence of Tori Amos on modern music. The Quietus reconsidered Scott Walker's Climate of the Hunter album 30 years after its release. The Nervous...
As previously reported, Kanye West and Jay Z headlined Samsung’s SXSW showcase last night at Austin Music Hall. Attendance was free for people with Samsung devices that have installed Samsung’s new streaming service Milk Music (not to be confused with these guys). As ABC notes, Samsung’s show was in direct competition with Kendrick Lamar and [...]
Last night, the up-and-coming Compton rapper YG played what’s sure to be the first of many guest-heavy shows at the Fader Fort, always a hub for big moments. Befitting his status as a leading light of the revitalized West Coast rap scene, YG had a couple of important guests: Ratchet-music crooner Ty Dolla $ign who [...]
Beck brought his Morning Phase to Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show last night. Whereas he busted out “Blue Moon” and “Wave” on SNL, this time it was “Waking Light” with “Say Goodbye” as an online exclusive. Once again, J Tillman aka Father John Misty was in his band. Watch both songs below, where you’ll also find [...]
Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads, plus free and legal live sets from around the internet. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Blanket Music: Indie Pop Instrumentals album [mp3] Duke of Norfolk: Barn Owl EP...
Horrible news from Austin: Tonight, outside the local venue the Mohawk, a drunk driver reportedly plowed into an area that had been blocked off for SXSW, killing at least two people. Oregon Live reports that the driver sped into the blocked-off intersection outside the club, hitting a terrifying number of people. As I write this, [...]