Tag Archives: SXSW

Live Review: SXSW Send-Off, feat. The Flavr Blue, Shaprece, & James Apollo @ Neumos 3/7/14

Every year, Seattle sends a multitude of great artists down to Austin this week to showcase how our great city continues push the independent music scene forward in our own unique way. Of course, there is no shortage of Seattle bands at SXSW this year. But it was a special treat for us to getRead more...

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Thursday Music News

I hope he washed his hands: Beloved local rapper Macklemore shared some advice on Instagram last night for his male fans. Watch his toilet seat public service announcement below: [Buzzfeed]

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Friday on My Mind: KEXP’s Broadcast from Austin

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. Next week, from Wednesday, March 13th, through Saturday, March 16th, KEXP will be broadcasting from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin duringRead more...

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Friday Music News

photo by Dave Lichterman

AraabMuzik (a.k.a. Abraham Orellana) has announced the release of his latest mixtape, For Professional Use Only. The mixtape features “The Prince is Coming” and “Never Have to Worry,” the two tracks that Orellana debuted over the past two weeks, along with eighteen more tracks. Check it out over on livemixtapes.com!

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Friday Music News

photo by Christopher Nelson

San Diego-based surf rockers Wavves have announced the release of their fourth album this spring. The LP, tentatively titled Afraid of Heights, will be out March 26 on Mom + Pop, and fellow California crooner Jenny Lewis is slated to make an appearance. “You know the tone of King of the Beach and the first two records?Read more...

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Thursday Music News

photo by Dave Lichterman

Last night, James Blake treated the audience at Conway Hall in London to some soulful new songs. In the clip below, Blake plays two unreleased tunes, plus “Lindisfarne I and II” and a cover a Joni’s Mitchell’s “A Case of You.” According to Consequence of Sound, Blake will play one more show in the UKRead more...

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Thursday Music News

photo by Dave Lichterman

First things first: South by Southwest has announced its initial line-up for 2013! The list, available at SXSW’s website, includes Thurston Moore, Alt-J, Akron/Family, Klaxons, and more. The festival will take place from March 8-17, and we’ll keep you updated as more acts are added to the roster. As we reported yesterday, Cat Power hasRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

As promised, Benjamin Gibbard will support his forthcoming solo debut, Forever Lives (out October 16th through Barsuk), with a brief solo tour this fall. Gibbard, who is currently playing shows in Japan with Death Cab For Cutie, will start the tour in Big Sur, CA on September 26th and cover the eastern United States beforeRead more...

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SXSW 2012, Day 3: You Won’t

Boston band You Won’t have a sense of humor. The cover of their forthcoming debut full-length album features a beat-up, heavily-bandaged mime, and their press photos might be better suited for an improv troupe (their video for their single “Three Car Garage” is also good for a laugh). Musically, the duo, which consists of guitarist/vocalistRead more...

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SXSW 2012, Day 3: The Men

Doesn’t anybody ever wonder where all the umph went in indie rock? Sure, we get the occasional outlier like Sleigh Bells or Fucked Up that isn’t afraid to shred its way to your heart. But even then, where did all the reckless abandonment of production and disregard for “the system” go? If you have askedRead more...

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