Category Archives: SXSW

Live Video: Iron & Wine at SXSW

We like to believe Sam Beam is one of our own. Though he hails about as far away as you can get, from South Carolina and later Florida, the first three Iron & Wine albums were released on Seattle’s celebrated label Sub Pop. And of course, KEXP was one of the first radio stations toRead more...

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Live Video: The Zombies at SXSW

There are few moments in rock ‘n’ roll as iconic as the opening drum-and-breath line in “Time of the Season.” Yet unlike many of their British Invasion co-horts (like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and The Moody Blues), The Zombies never reached the same level of success. Maybe it was that while theseRead more...

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Live Video: Robyn Hitchcock at SXSW

At 60 years old, Robyn Hitchcock has experienced a longevity that would be the cause for many musicians’ envy. He began his career as a member of several small, local London bands until 1976 when he founded the psychedelic folk rock group The Soft Boys. In 1981 (about a year after The Soft Boys brokeRead more...

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Live Video: Wild Cub at SXSW

If you’ve been listening to the Morning Show with John Richards, you’ve probably heard a lot of up-and-comers Wild Cub, whose energetic, electronic-infused sound takes the best from 80′s new wave romanticism, R&B and indie rock and makes it impossible to sit still. Back in February, the Nashville group, started by songwriter-composer Keegan DeWitt andRead more...

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Live Video: True Believers at SXSW

That True Believers‘ posthumously released second is called Hard Road is no joke. The Alejandro and Javier Escovedo-led Austin band hit the major pitfalls of the 80′s music industry starting with a big local buzz that led to a rushed and underproduced first album, a lineup change dictated by their label, and a sophomore effortRead more...

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Live Video: Suuns at SXSW

Suuns are riding high this year following the release of their second full-length Images Du Futur, and when they showed up to play at KEXP’s broadcast in Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop at SXSW the crowd got to see the band burn with confidence through a set of powerful, propulsive post-rock. Suuns always sound like theyRead more...

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Live Video: Telekinesis at SXSW

Today marks the release of Dormarion, the third full-length from Seattle power pop project Telekinesis. The band was in-studio this morning celebrating its released, and a couple of weeks ago they played a bunch of material from the new album for the crowd assembled at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin, TX, for KEXP’s broadcastRead more...

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Live Video: Bleeding Rainbow at SXSW

Since its formation in 2008, Bleeding Rainbow has evolved into the kick-ass psychedelic rock band that you will have the pleasure to jamming to today. Although every young band goes through some growing pains, most don’t have to deal with cease-and-desist letters over their chosen name. Philadelphia natives and married couple Rob Garcia and SarahRead more...

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Live Video: Parquet Courts at SXSW

As we previously noted, Brooklyn band Parquet Courts make a sound whose exact genre is hard to nail down. Settling comfortably into a blend of seventies and eighties punk, avante rock, 80s pop, and no wave, their songs harken to indie rock’s humble beginnings -- think Blonde Redhead but less sad, a more melodic Unwound,Read more...

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Live Video: Jovanotti at SXSW

When Lorenzo Cherubini began his career in the late 80′s, the stage name Jovanotti (derived from giovanotto, meaning “young man”) refered to his youth, but now, decades later, the name that increasingly became synonymous with commercial success in his native Italy is being renewed through his rebirth in America. While the Italian superstar no doubtRead more...

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