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Live @ SXSW: Does It Offend You, Yeah?, KLRU Studios 3/14

photos by Chad Syme Reading, U.K.’s Does it Offend You, Yeah? are a tidal wave of synthesized chaos, with all manner of musical explosives going off in the impossibly cheeky “We Are Rockstars.” Mentioned by Guardian Unlimited as having “one of the most irritating names of all time,” DIOYY hold it together with a thickRead more...

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Live @ SXSW: Moby, KLRU Studios 3/14

photos by Chad Syme On Friday afternoon, Moby stopped by KEXP’s SXSW broadcast at KLRU Studios to chat with Kevin Cole and spin tracks from his new album, Last Night, due April 1. Always accessible, entertaining and amiable, Moby talked about DJing, his punk rock band Little Death, and his project MobyGratis, which offers hisRead more...

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Live @ SXSW: Dr. Dog, KLRU Studios 3/14

interview by Leigh Bezezekoff photos by Chad Syme Psychedelic indie rockers Dr. Dog came to our rescue today as they played a last-minute show live at KEXP’s SXSW broadcast from the KLRU Studios. This Philadelphia-based band, comprised of members Taxi, Tables, Text, Trouble, and Thanks (yes, they do have real names), has toured with MyRead more...

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Live @ SXSW: The Breeders, KLRU Studios 3/14

photos by Chad Syme Was it really eighteen years ago that The Breeders made their debut with Pod? Queen Breeder Kim Deal was also a Pixie at the time, and this was meant to be a side project with Tanya Donnelly, formerly of the Throwing Muses. Donnelly’s input faded quickly, the Pixies dissolved, and byRead more...

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Live @ SXSW: DeVotchka, KLRU Studios 3/14

interview by Jim Beckmann photos by Chad Syme Your favorite band that nobody else has heard of? Not anymore. The “Hungary meets High Plains” rock of DeVotchka broke through with 2006′s How It Ends, and a Grammy nominated soundtrack to the film Little Miss Sunshine. Toss in a relentless touring schedule, and these gypsy cowpunksRead more...

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Live @ SXSW: Yeasayer, The Parish 3/13

interview by Eric Mahollitz photos by Chad Syme Few bands have splashed onto the scene with the umph Yeasayer displays on their debut, All Hour Cymbals, the first release on the now heavily watched We Are Free label. The album gained quick notoriety for its apocalyptic themes and for having a truly original sound. AtRead more...

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Live @ SXSW: Vampire Weekend, The Parish 3/13

interview by Jim Beckmann photos by Chad Syme Vampire Weekend. Wow! This band of Columbia graduates formed while still in school back in early ’06. Their story begins much the same way any college band’s does -- play house parties and pretty much anywhere on campus that’ll have you. It started to get interesting whenRead more...

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Live @ SXSW: Bon Iver, The Parish 3/13

interview by Jim Beckmann photos by Chad Syme Bon Iver, French for good winter, is the primary creative vehicle for singer/songwriter Justin Vernon. Vernon self-released the Bon Iver debut, For Emma, Forever Ago, in the middle of ’07 and after catching a breeze on the internet, it spread like wildfire, quickly depleting the 500-copy pressing.Read more...

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Live @ SXSW: Antietam 3/12

review by Janice Headley The first band I’ve seen so far at SXSW was Antietam, and, man, it’s just gonna be all downhill from there... Okay, just kidding! But this veteran New York band rocked with such amazing energy and passion, it will be hard to beat. The Village Voice has repeatedly declared founding memberRead more...

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Live @ SXSW: Jens Lekman, The Parish 3/13

photos by Chad Syme Jens Lekman is the second of our Swedish acts today though he recently relocated to Australia. After self-releasing several CD-Rs himself, Night Falls Over Kortedala marks his third release on Secretly Canadian. 2005s Oh You’re So Silent Jens marked his big entrance into the American scene though his previous effort earnedRead more...

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