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New Acts (from SXSW) That I’m Digging - Japandroids & Bear In Heaven

New Acts (from SXSW) That I’m Digging – Japandroids & Bear In Heaven

Japandroids These guys are perhaps the most blogged about band on the internets. Well, at least top 10. So yes, I’ve heard of them. Their most recent album Post-Nothing, follows two successful previous albums- 2008′s Lullaby Death Jams and 2007′s All Lies. I’ve unintentionally avoided them thus far, but hearing their “garage rock” sound (as...

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SXSW Closing Weekend: The GZA, Bone Thugs & Major Lazer

SXSW Closing Weekend: The GZA, Bone Thugs & Major Lazer

There’s just way to much music to cover at SXSW. You go there with the hopes of getting turned on by some new tunes, all while enjoying the few big acts and ‘secret shows’ they put on. Here’s a quick look at some Froworthy performances from the last couple days . . . Bone Thugs-N-Harmony:...

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SXSW 2010 SPOTLIGHT: Slum Village

SXSW 2010 SPOTLIGHT: Slum Village

Legendary hip-hop act Slum Village will headline the Detroit Invades Austin Official SXSW Showcase. The show will be the trio’s first SXSW appearance. Super-producer Jay Dilla’s brother, Illa J of Slum Village will be hosting the event along with Marv Won. Slum Village are known for slinging funky, old-school, soul-filled hip-hop stylings pioneered by early...

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SXSW Update: STP perform tracks off the new album

SXSW Update: STP perform tracks off the new album

Get your butt down to SXSW. The festivities are starting to pick up, and hopefully so will my coverage from down here. Last night’s major highlight came from STP performing at Austin Music Hall. Every year SXSW is good for one rock giant (Metallica, Janes Addiction, REM, etc), and this year one of those slots...

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Great Moments in SXSW History: This Homeless Woman

Great Moments in SXSW History: This Homeless Woman

. . . And by this homeless woman, I mean my grandma. Yup, leave her alone for two minutes while you go searching for a parking spot and this is what happens. Yup my grandma loooves her some two step. It don’t matter if its Benny Goodman or this group Bacon Shoe. But to her...

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SXSW 2010 SPOTLIGHT: Kidz In the Hall

SXSW 2010 SPOTLIGHT: Kidz In the Hall

Back in early-90s, acts like Gangstarr, Pete Rock and CL Smooth and Run DMC set a standard in hip hop that was marked by DJ-style beatmaking, jazzy sounds, and insightful, conscious lyrics. In the spring of 2000, two students who met at a University of Pennsylvania talent show began making music together. 10 years later,...

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SXSW 2010 SPOTLIGHT: Mondo Drag

SXSW 2010 SPOTLIGHT: Mondo Drag

SXSW has commenced and it’s less than a week away until I head down to check out some tunes. For the next couple weeks, I’ll get you up on some of the acts worth paying attention to- whether you’re attending or not. From deep in the cosmos of Iowa comes the first of my notable...

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