South By SF

April 17, 2009

Late of the Pier at Popscene, April 16, 2009

Filed under: Show Reviews — Tags: , , , , — David Price @ 3:22 am

Jack Paradise and Sam Eastgate of Late of the Pier

Jack Paradise and Sam Eastgate of Late of the Pier

It’s been one month since I watched the stage crew for Direct TV’s SXSW Bat Bar single handedly tear apart Late of the Pier, oh, and then watch them get the plug pulled on them after three songs at their day show. Needless to say I was more then ready to watch the real thing after the teasers in Austin.

The crowd is ready and aggressive not to lose their hard earned spot up close to the stage which only stands a few feet taller then us. Sequin covered, they emerge from house right. Smiles to me are a good thing; they are ready and so am I. (more…)

March 25, 2009

Gordon Answers Your SXSW 2009 Questions

Dead Sexy Inc bring the rock and roll to SXSW 2009

Dead Sexy Inc bring the rock and roll to SXSW 2009

I sat down to make a top 5 list of my favorite musical moments from South By Southwest 2009, but as I started putting it together, I thought I’d rather just give my comments in each of a few different categories. Read ahead to see:

  1. Which band had the best choreography?
  2. What was the most average performance that suggested a great album?
  3. What band is most likely to cause an indie music nerd pit to break out?
  4. Who was my biggest surprise of the festival?
  5. What band clearly got tired of playing shows and seeing me at them?
  6. What act caused my fanboy drool reflex to start?
  7. Which band needs the most practice to go from interesting to awesome?
  8. Who caused a crowd to go from standoffish to dancing madly?
  9. Which show that I tried to attend got visited by the fuzz?

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Dakin’s SXSW Diary, Part One

Dakin gets chummy with Marnie Stern

Dakin gets chummy with Marnie Stern

SXSW thoughts before the memories fade away…

So, I made the trek to Austin, TX for the South By Southwest Festival for the 2nd year in a row. I am pretty sure that I will be heading down there every year I can for the foreseeable future. I’m going to try to hit up a few words about everything with out looking at notes, but that might prove to be a futile operation. (more…)

March 24, 2009

South By SF

Filed under: Blog Housecleaning, SXSW — Tags: — Gordon @ 11:21 pm

This year, I saw about 2% of the artists playing at South By Southwest.  So did the rest of us.  And the professionals?  Probably less than that.  So you need our input because the best bands out there are hard to find.  We’ll cover music and shows 365 days a year, and then we’ll obsess over SXSW for a couple of months out of the year.  stay tuned.

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