Every spring, a couple of weeks after the madhouse of SXSW, the music festival season kicks off with Old Settler’s Music Festival, about a half hour outside of Austin. Started as a bluegrass festival, Old Settler’s now embraces a broad spectrum of Americana. Organizer Jean Spivey has a magic touch for consistently mixing old with […]
This is a quick tale of positive karma. Former Bee Gees front man Barry Gibb, the last surviving member of the genre-blurring music group, has chosen Jared & The Mill as the opening act of his U.S. tour. The Phoenix-based band memorably...Show More Summary
Perfect Pussy at SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield) Syracuse noise punks Perfect Pussy really do not stop touring. They brought their ongoing tour to NYC for two shows earlier this month, and they already have plans to return THREE...
After SXSW, Four Tet was on my flight from Austin to Charlotte. I saw him sitting up in first class, feet stretched out, drinking Naked juice and reading The Goldfinch, all casually baller. He looked like a man who knows how to live life. But given the ridiculous volume of his recent output, I’m almost [...]
Flatbush Zombies at SXSW 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson) Brooklyn rap trio Flatbush Zombies are currently on the west coast for Coachella, and they have a few other shows coming up this month too. One of those is NYC-area college...
I will preempt your question: what the fuck is this? Well, on the Sunday of SXSW this year, the Sunday of our traditional and traditonally chaotic SXSW podcast, I went off to record this podcast instead, with the awesome Draught Punk gents. WHAT? Ignoring our awesome annual podcast in order to hang out with new […]
by Andrew Sacher Cheap Girls at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield) Michigan power pop trio Cheap Girls just wrapped up tours with Against Me! and The Hold Steady (which included our SXSW showcase), and they've now announced that they'll...
After a chance meeting with Distiller app co-founder Mikael Mossberg and in-house whiskey expert Stephanie Moreno at this year's SXSW event, a unique podcast concept was born. In this Very Special Episode, our guests serve as spirit guides, taking us...
by Andrew Sacher Kelis at SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield) Kelis returned to the live stage at SXSW this year after three years off from touring, and the R&B/neo-soul singer has now announced a full (but brief) North American...
At SXSW this year we met up with Our Friend Bill Nye to challenge him to a bow tie race and have him answer some reader questions. What's his favorite science? What would he invent if he could invent anything? Why do we insist on calling him "Our Friend Bill Nye"? All that and more will be revealed!
Watch the video to Wiz Khalifa’s “We Dem Boyz” off his upcoming album, Blacc Hollywood, out later this year. Previously: Video: Wiz Khalifa – DayToday (SXSW 2014, Episode #2)
Eagulls From: Leeds, England Although the letter that Leeds rapscallions Eagulls posted after last year's SXSW referring to, among other well judged insults, "beach bands sucking each others' dicks" was taken down after the expectedShow More Summary
My favorite way to travel gear is ThinkTank Airport International. Period. On this trip, there was a possible video assignment, so I added an Urban Disguise, with a Canon XF100 video camera already built (mic,light,batt,media cards) and ready to go with a wireless lav set-up in the side pouch, and other misc. goodies. yes, I […]
While at SXSW, Gates sat down with Muve Music to discuss his fanaticism with Mafia movies, which inspired his nickname “Luca Brasi.” He also spills regarding who some of his favorite artists are, which I won’t reveal as to not give any spoilers away. Show More Summary
One of my favorite parts of SXSW is the crazy things you see and hear along the way. Here are a few choice selections. We’ve got about 20 minutes to make you love us. Chris Masterson stating what could be the SXSW mantra. One in, one out. The other SXSW mantra, overheard at the men’s […]
DAVE AND PHIL ALVIN I’m a big Dave Alvin fan. Unfortunately for me I discovered the Blasters, the seminal band co-founded by Dave and his brother Phil, after they went their separate ways. I was hooked, though, on their encyclopedic knowledge of American music — everything from folk to country and from blues to vintage […]
At SXSW this year we met up with Our Friend Bill Night at GE's Night of Invention to compete in what we believe is the world's first competitive bow tie tying event. Then he hosted a great conversation for StarTalk Live and answered a few of our readers' questions. Watch it all right here.
THE HOLD STEADY While I may not be as crazy the friend who chased the band around Austin for the band’s 7 planned shows, I wasn’t going to pass up a chance to see the Brooklyn rockers celebrate their first album in 4 years. I accompanied said friend to the front of the stage where […]
Domestic rights to HOME, the latest supernatural thriller from writer-director Nicholas McCarthy (THE PACT), have been acquired by IFC Midnight following the pic’s premiere last month at SXSW, according to Deadline. We've been keeping a close eye on HOME for a while as McCarthy's THE PACT really blew us away. Show More Summary