Stef would’ve seen a bunch of shows on sunday, but then she had a mental breakdown instead: the cartoon recap.
Stef became a press sensation last year for @CLTranslated, the twitter account she invented to translate Courtney Love’s incoherent tweets. Needless to say, with Hole on the schedule for Friday it was bound to be an epic day — AND THEN SHE SAW SMOKEY ROBINSON TOO. Also; Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings & Darker My Love.
On Day Two of South by Southwest; Stef sees Kid Sister, MEN, the Oh Sees, The Scanners, The Generationals, the Vivian Girls and finds a gay bar, a cute drummer, an illegal party on a pedestrian bridge, Nigel Harrison from Blondie, the Ukulele Festival, a DJ she met ages ago at a Lady Gaga gig. Also she falls in love with Duchess Says.
Music blogger and SxSW warrior Stef has descended on the music capital of the world to bring us full reports on the happenings and hype acts of this year’s South by Southwest music festival. Highlights from Day 1 include Roky Erickson, the Muffs, the Depreciation Guild, Zoë Keating, and Audiostraddle favorite Hesta Prynn.
With South by Southwest kicking off next weekend, the 2010 music festival season is just around the corner. Our contributing music writer and festival expert Corey has compiled a guide that will help you navigate your way around some of this year’s biggest music festivals, including SXSW, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lilith Fair, Lollapalooza, and Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival.
Sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg are the talented young women behind this indie-folk duo. They attracted over a million YouTube views with their 2008 Fleet Foxes cover and finally released their debut album, ‘The Big Black & The Blue’ this past January. Catch their amazing live performance at this year’s SXSW.
Brooklyn-based Tanlines incorporates mainstream club synthesizer with accessible vocals and melodic riffs. If you like New Order or Ratatat, you’re in for a treat.
Laura Marling discusses her new album ‘I Speak Because I Can’, SXSW is quickly approaching, Mark Linkhous of Sparkhorse passes away, She & Him’s new video and much more in this week’s Music Fix.
Don’t dismiss Local Natives as just another indie band. Their debut album, ‘Gorilla Manor’, features catchy three-part harmonies and polyrhythmic percussion that warrants play after play. They’re playing a whopping nine shows at this year’s SXSW Festival.
Baltimore rapper Rye Rye has toured with M.I.A. and worked with rapper/producer DJ Blaqstarr. Now after a brief hiatus following the birth of her daughter, Rye Rye is back and playing three shows at this year’s SXSW.
Jess G. initially wrote off “Voice On Tape” by Jenny Owen Youngs as another pleasant indie-pop song by a cute, guitar-playing girl. But then the chorus hit, and she thought, “Ohh, sexy.” This is the first in a series of Audiostraddle spotlights on SXSW artists.