Music

Beat on the Street: SXSW Captain’s Log #3 – Long Day’s Random Musical Journey Into Night

Discussed: SXSW can be really Random, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, I wanna take you to a GAYYYYY bar, War Tapes, White T-Shirts for Black T-Shirt People, useful swag, the School of Seven Bells, the kinds of bands you need to see when it’s dark out, our new favorite bar the Rusty Spur, the AKAs, pasty palors, Echo and the Bunnymen, Priceless Abortion, Girl in A Coma, Graham Coxon’s New Stuff, Tricky, DEVO. Also, TAYLOR F*CKING HANSON.

Music

Beat on the Street: SXSW Captain’s Log #1

In between being delayed in airports forever and drinking, Stef manages to rock SXSW with Little Boots, Todd P, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The Box Elders, Telepathe, Those Darlins, An Horse, Hesta Prynn, and A HALF POUND HOT DOG. (That is not a band but the actual food product.)

Television

The Last L Word Recap: Episode 608, “Last Word”

Talk about NOT ending with a bang. Really IFC, it’s one thing to weigh down your show’s sixth season with an endless parade of unnecessary melodramatic plot devices — a murder, a pregnant man, a stolen film, a botched adoption from homophobic out-of-towners, two out-of-the-blue love triangles — and quite another thing to, when the season ends, not even “use” these devices to infuse the series finale with aforementioned melodrama.