Posts Tagged ‘SXSW’

WCP Does SXSW: Phil Adé

All week, Arts Desk profiles area artists heading to Texas for the South by Southwest Music Conference, March 15-20.
On last year’s exceptional summer mixtape, The Letterman, DMV rapper Phil Adé made his intentions and aesthetics perfectly clear:“I’m the only 21-year-old that raps like he’s 30.”
Adé’s flow is mature and smoky. Catch his guest verses alongside area MCs [...]

Free Saturday: Janine Wilson and Her Band

The local roots rocker Janine Wilson’s recently released third album Wakin' Up adds a guitar-pop flavor to her songwriting: Often on the new disc, she and her band come across like a more tradition-minded Pretenders, an approach that helps accentuate her deep, warm vocals. Janine Wilson and her band are performing tomorrow at the city [...]

SXSW Recap: Friday

Woods: Brooklyn slacker-psych band Woods' debut LP, Songs Of Shame, sounded like it was slapped together with matchsticks, glue, and a few scratchy Quicksilver Messenger Service LP. By that standard, it was hard to recognize the band during the second afternoon of Other Music's SXSW showcase. Benefiting from a tighter rhythm section Woods performed a [...]

SXSW Recap: Thursday

Another 5 miles on a bike, more tacos, no sleep, and a few more shows:
Deleted Scenes: Having rolled into town in the wee hours of the morning, Deleted Scenes was looking a little worse for the wear at yesterday's show. But however disheveled they were, the bar–a grimy sports dive about a mile out [...]

SXSW Recap: Wednesday

Endless soft tacos, a five mile bike ride, and a lot of standing in line. Somewhere in there I saw some concerts, too.
Tennis System: Apparently Tennis System had a rough trip down to Texas. According to guitarist/singer Matty Taylor the band's shows in Richmond and Lexington were shut down by the cops before it [...]

Arts Roundup: “Children by the Million Sing for Alex Chilton” Edition

Good morning! This is the fifth post on this Web site about the death of Alex Chilton. I found out about it last night via Twitter, and an hour later, the influential Big Star leader was beginning to feel overmemorialized. Everybody wants their piece of Chilton's death.
And that, especially in this case, is OK: For [...]

SXSW: Tuesday

The music portion of SXSW doesn't officially start until this evening, so concert-wise there's not a lot to report.
I spent most of the day just en route. Last year I took two extra days off and drove to SXSW with some friends. It was an OK road trip–we stayed in some crusty motels and spent [...]

Crowdsourced AOL Writers to D.C. Bands at South by Southwest: “Beatles or Stones?”

Spinner, AOL's upstart music Web site, approached this year's South by Southwest festival with Texas-sized ambition: It would interview every band and artist performing there—all 2,000 of them.
And so Spinner put out an APB to writers experienced and un-: Give us an interview, we'll give you $50. Don't worry about being familiar with your subject; [...]

Festival Watch: Body Music Festival, What Is Music, SXSW

The 2nd International Body Music Festival
Back in elementary school, we here at Festival Watch used to be way jealous of all the kids who could make farting sounds with their armpits. Seriously: This was a big deal to us (and we’d like to point out that, had we the Internets plugged in at Casa de [...]

Frodus Announce East Coast Tour

When Frodus Conglomerate International decided to reunite for the first time in 10-years, its initial appearances were rather exclusive. There was a single, quietly announced, performance Murky Coffee and then two quick shows at SXSW for, you know, for industry insiders. At any rate, the larger public, suffering greatly amidst the collapse of capitalism, was [...]