Author Archives: James Bailey

Live Review: Cults with Magic Kids and White Arrows @ The Crocodile 4/11

photos and review by James Bailey It was still early in the night as I walked into the mostly empty Crocodile Cafe. There were a few tall tables placed throughout the small crowd, so I assume the venue wasn’t thinking there would be a packed house.

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On the Road With Ravenna Woods: Days 10, 11, 12 and 13

Photos and update by James Bailey I slept for 15 hours. It was my second day at SXSW and I was feeling a bit better from the flu that I’d contracted on the journey down from Seattle. I was certain that I’d gotten enough rest to make it through the day.

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On the road with Ravenna Woods: Days 8 and 9

photos by James Bailey / update by James and Matt Badger I awoke at five am in the cold New Mexican White Sands desert. Laying in my sleeping bag under the stars I noticed the sun was starting to climb into the sky. I looked around and began to call out to the boys ofRead more...

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On the road with Ravenna Woods: Day 7

Photography by James Bailey, update by Chris Cunningham For this next update I’ll be handing over the story telling part of the blog post to the singer and guitarist of Ravenna Woods, Chris Cunningham. March 16th Waking up on the floor of our gracious hosts [Jenny Invert], we slowly gathered our belongings and made forRead more...

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On the Road With Ravenna Woods: Day 6

Photos and update by James Bailey A late night, mixed with the bright sun of the dessert, creates an all encompassing sleepy feeling in the van. The Seattle band, Ravenna Woods and I had driven quite a distance the previous day. The trip had consisted of most of the 450 mile gradual downgrade from theRead more...

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On the Road With Ravenna Woods: Days 4 and 5

Photos and update by James Bailey The band Ravenna Woods and I were on our way to SXSW with a few stops along the way. Midway between Colorado Springs and Denver we started to get hungry. Seeing a road sign for a Waffle House we thought it might be a good place to grab someRead more...

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On the road with Ravenna Woods: Day 3

We had driven through a blizzard in the northern mountains of Utah to enter Wyoming and find an eerie hotel in a one horse town. We had to apologetically wake the desk clerk to obtain a room in the building where we were the only guests. We opened the door to #112 only to discoverRead more...

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On the road with Ravenna Woods: Day 2

Photos and update by James Bailey We awoke to a gray Boise sky. Idaho was the first stop in the series of states we’ll be visiting on this tour. Each one that we pass through will be a new sight for most of us. The drive to the next town seemed to go by quickly.Read more...

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On the road with Ravenna Woods: Day 1

Photos and tour update by James Bailey A short time ago I got a message from Matt Badger. Matt is the drummer for the fantastic Seattle band Ravenna Woods. He asked me if I would ride along with them and chronicle the band’s tour to the annual music festival SXSW in Austin, TX. I couldn’tRead more...

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