Category Archives: SXSW

Live Video: Chelsea Light Moving at SXSW

Anyone still lamenting the demise of Sonic Youth has clearly not yet listened to Thurston Moore’s new band, Chelsea Light Moving. While not to diminish the longtime contributions of Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, et al, this new collective of Moore and his Ecstatic Peace! labelmates Samara Lubelski (who appeared on his solo LP,Read more…

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Live Video: Allah-Las at SXSW 2013

It’s not easy for bands to pull of a daytime performance in bright sunlight. Most are used to dark clubs and nocturnal crowds, but the warm desert tones of LA’s Allah-Las made for a perfect Austin afternoon on the first day of our broadcast this year from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop during SXSW. Though theRead more…

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Video: Dave Grohl’s Keynote Address at SXSW

Dave Grohl was born to be a performer. From the applause of his first cries, which you’ll hear about below, he has proven himself an accomplished rock star (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), documentary director (Sound City: Real to Reel), and now engaging public speaker. This year, Grohl was honored as the Keynote Speaker at the SouthRead more…

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 4: Ozomatli

Most of the bands playing SXSW 2013 are probably going to play about five shows during their time in Austin. Ozomatli are playing five in one day. Founded in 1995, Ozomatli’s multicultural blend of Latin, funk, reggae, and hip hop (among other things) has made them cultural ambassadors on a number of levels. In oneRead more…

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 4: Parquet Courts

With a list of influences that including Dire Straits, Napalm Death, Beat Happening and Ol’ Dirty Bastard, it’s not an easy task to define the straightforward and honest sound of indie rock four-piece Parquet Courts. Their clean and simple guitars accompanied with in-your-face and incredibly smart vocals, delivered alternately via mellow chants and frantic shouts,Read more…

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 4: Wild Cub

“The idea behind Youth had a lot to do with me suddenly getting married. Ever since I can remember… the thing that I was compelled by, was the bond that two people can share, how strange and elusive and compelling that is,” Wild Cub frontman Keegan DeWitt told Paste Magazine last August. Wild Cub mayRead more…

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 4: The Zombies

Trends come and go quickly in music. Something can be hot one day and out the next, while some things take hold and never let go. The latter can be sincerely said of The Zombies enduring jazz-infused psychedelia, especially their handful of American hits and acclaimed album Odessey and Oracle. Although never achieving the enormousRead more…

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The Final Day of our SXSW Broadcast Begins!

The final day of the KEXP broadcast from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin during SXSW. Today’s lineup begins with the legendary and highly influential British psych rock band The Zombies, then up-and-coming 80s-influenced Nashville band Wild Cub, Brookyn-via-Denton post-punkers Parquet Courts, and wrapping up with LA Latin funk band Ozomatli. Check out the lineupRead more…

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 3: Turtle Giant

Formed in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2009, Turtle Giant already made a big geographic leap when they moved to their current base of Macau, China, but they’ve made another cross-continental journey to play SXSW this year. The trio’s music incorporates traces of ‘00s indie rock (jangling guitar, shimmering reverb-soaked tones) into a massive, harmonious soundRead more…

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 3: Gliss

Thursday’s weather forecast put Austin, TX, at a high of 80 degrees Fahrenheit, but you wouldn’t know it listening to the Copenhagen-via-Los Angeles trio Gliss’ shimmering cool. Supplanted by multi-instrumentalist Martin Klingman and guitarist David Reiss’ brooding soundscapes, vocalist Victoria Cecilia’s dreamy coo is able to conjure the mysterious noir of nighttime L.A. even inRead more…

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