Sunday, March 21, 2010

sxsw last

slow club
the crooke
codeine velvet club
columbian band
chew lips
band at pure volume
first aid kit
laurel collective
Goldheart Assembly
the chapman family
broken records
we say party you say die

colin macintyre
butterfly explosion
autumn owls
strait laces
dark room notes
dirty epics
the minutes
st deluxe
broken records
johnny flynn
The Ghost of a Thousand
The Golden Filter at Emo's Jr 603 Red River St
The Candle Thieves at St David's Historic Sanctuary 301 E 8th St
The Gin Riots at Wave 408 E 6th St
The Boxer Rebellion at Maggie Mae's Rooftop 323 E 6th St
Trembling Bells at St David's Bethell Hall 301 E 8th St
Everything Everything at Latitude 30 512 San Jacinto St
the drums

the invisible
everything everything
viva city
ten bears
scars on 45
fyfe dangerfield
Alvarez Kings at BD Riley's 204 E 6th St
cate le bon latitude
Smoke Fairies at The Ale House 310 E 6th St (Alley Entrance)
wave pictures
Slow Club at Latitude 30 512 San Jacinto St

details, pics and mucho video tocome

Thursday, March 18, 2010

wed 17th sxsw 2010

belfast rocks

strait laces
and so I watched you from afar
fighting with wire
general fiasco
1 song broken records
mighty stef
broadcast 2000
gloria cycles
autumn owls
the coronas
dark room notes
get cape wear cape fly
general fiasco

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

SXSW Tuesday 16th March

as usual just the bare bones until I have more time

started by seeing
strait laces @ tech mashup at Rusty spurs,
uk party at latitude
viva city
stricken city
unicorn kid
one night only
fenech soler
onward as they say...........

Monday, March 08, 2010

SXSW 2010

SXSW - fun? yes but wow does it take a lot of organization.
First we listen to all British/irish bands, there are exceptions (First Aid Kit and Bang Bang Eche who we would still like to see despite them not being British)
We figure out who we really like, who might be good.
You then figure out the parties with biggest bang for the buck, arriving late at Filter won't get you much of a position/view etc. Also take into account if you can see them swing by your town AFTER SXSW.
Take into account the buzzability of a band, sorry but I will see Fanfarlo, Frightened Rabbit and The XX in Boston at their own shows. Calculate who is doing multiple shows allowing you to see them perhaps not when they are opposite another band, are they doing the day stage, the second chance stages (we saw Mumford and Sons at the Hilton at 6pm last year).
We also like to maximize our chances of seeing multiple new bands too.

First call we want to see
Alvarez Kings Autumn Owls Banjo Or Freakout Beans On Toast Broken Records CHEW LiPS Colin MacIntyre aka Mull Histroical Society Dark Room Notes Everybody Was In The French Resistance ... Now Everything Everything Fyfe Dangerfield General Fiasco Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly Gloria Cycles Goldheart Assembly Grammatics Johnny Flynn Kasms Laurel Collective Lo-Star Muchuu Munch Munch My Tiger My Timing Scanners Scars on 45 Slow Club Standard Fare Straight Lines Strait Laces Stricken City Ten Bears The Boxer Rebellion The Candle Thieves The Chapman Family The Coronas The Crookes The Golden Filter The Wave Pictures
and may see
Allo Darlin And So I Watch You From Afar Angry Vs The Bear Athlete Band of Skulls Blue Roses Butterfly Explosion Cate Le Bon Chris T-T Clock Opera Codeine Velvet Club Cosmo Jarvis Dirty Epics Doll and The Kicks erik hassle Exlovers Fenech-Soler Helen Boulding Katie V Let's Wrestle Lovvers Malachai Male Bonding Marina & The Diamonds Middleman One Night Only Smoke Fairies Smokey Angle Shades The Blue Aeroplanes The Gin Riots The Higher State The Invisible The Law The Lovely Eggs The Members The Mighty Stef The Walls Tommy Reilly Toy Horses Vadoinmessico Villagers Wave Machines We Were Promised Jetpacks

note we also have to watch for cancellations. Oh well no sleep until SXSW, where we are planning to see LOTS of music

Emperor's New Clothes

Sometimes I get cowed as my music taste does not even remotely adhere to what certain hypesters adore.
For example I have seen these bands live and don't see any value
Vampire Weekend
Surfer Blood
Freelance Whales
Passion Pit