Recent Posts in SXSW - Page 2
March 18, 2009
by Andrew Frisicano
Psychedelic Horseshit @ Less Artists More Condos (more by Tim Griffin)
Psychedelic Horseshit, like Times New Viking, hail from Columbus, Ohio. Though also linked to the "lo-fi" sound, PH are a lot harder and more abrasive than most. The pop element is still there, just not as heavy. Psychedelic Horseshit sound like a band that is having fun. They don't care about being tied down to a specific genre and they like to play at a very high volume. Their live shows are always a good time and LOUD.[Nick Masi/ BrooklynVegan]Psychedelic Horseshit play the BV SXSW day party in a few hours (3/18).
Then, as part of Todd P's SXSW events, the band will play the "free midnight unamplified acoustic BBQ" Thursday night and the Woodsist Records party on Saturday. The band also has a pair of official SXSW shows too.
As reported previously, Psychedelic Horseshit is planning a bunch of 2009 releases, including a "'self released LP collecting our very first and oldest 4 track recordings' due in 'March or April' entitled Golden Oldies as well as a TON of new material including Shitgaze Anthems 12" EP on Woodsist (spring 09), Acid Test 12" EP on Troubleman Unltd. (late spring/early sum 09), Beached Wails 7" with a "surprise release date", and their second LP, Too Many Hits, on Slitbreeze (late summer 09)."
BV Wednesday day party flyer and more tour dates below...
March 11, 2008
DOWNLOAD: No Kids - For Halloween (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Clipd Beaks - Melter (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Parts & Labor - Fractured Skies (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Grand Ole Party - Look Out Young Son (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Mae Shi - Run To Your Grave (MP3)
THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2008, FREE (flyer by Ryan Muir)
Emo's AnnexFREE. FREE DRINKS. NO RSVP NECESSARY. OFFICIAL SHOWCASE IS THE NIGHT BEFORE. OTHER DAY PARTY IS THE DAY BEFORE. MAP HERE. C U IN AUSTIN.
Holy Fuck 5:20
MEN (Le Tigre) 4:00
Lykke Li 3:30
MEN (Le Tigre) 3:00
No Kids 1:45
Peter Moren 1:00
Dawn Landes 12:15
The Ting Tings 11:30
Fleet Foxes 5:30
Clipd Beaks 4:45
Genghis Tron 4:00
Parts & Labor 3:15
Team Robespierre 2:30
comedy by Eugene Mirman 2:15
Grand Ole Party 1:30
The Muggabears 12:45
The Mae Shi 12:00
Mp3's above. Videos below...
February 7, 2008
I've gone "official" again. The lineup of the first-ever official BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase is... (in no particular order...):Club de Ville in Austin, TX. To get in, you either need a SXSW badge, a SXSW wristband, or one of the tickets we'll be selling at the door (more details & set times TBA - I don't even know 100% how it works yet).
More bands playing SXSW are listed HERE.
January 3, 2008
First of all, David from Bodies of Water did send a message (and a comment) to say that his late-night drunken posting to the Bodies of Water website was not a reflection of the entire band, and was removed at their request. He is not trying to start anything or make his band sound better - just a mistake. That said, Bodies of Water (Secretly Canadian) are going on a spring tour with Le Loup (Hardly Art). It looks like they'll both also be playing SXSW before making their way to Mercury Lounge and Union Hall. All dates below.....
November 9, 2007
July 11, 2007
DOWNLOAD: Pinback - From Nothing To Nowhere (new MP3)
Pinback's new album Autumn of the Seraphs is out on Touch and Go on September 11th. The first track on the album is available for download above. Album art and tour dates below...
June 21, 2007
Much like looking at the schedule of free stuff going on today for "Make Music New York", I totally procrastinated posting these pictures of Best Fwends playing my show at the Red Scoot Inn during SXSW (March 15, 2007)....
I can't say exactly why, but I loved them. They hit play on an iPod or something, and then jump around like maniacs singing to the songs they wrote. They look and act nuts, and they're really a lot of fun unless you don't think they're fun like my own best fwend who was standing next to me at the show and thought they were like Beavis & Butthead (in a bad way), and was pretty much embarrassed for herself to even be standing there in front of them at all. I wished they kept playing after they stopped.
So, maybe you'll love them, or maybe you'll hate them, but either way you can find out for free if you happen to be in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn today (June 21, 2007) when they play an incredible free show w/ the incredible Oxford Collapse (also BV show veterans), and Cheeseburger - who I'll even admit to liking sometimes.
More pics & info & tour dates & videos below...
June 1, 2007
I was really excited about Datarock before SXSW - so much so that I invited them to play my party, and then saw the newly-signed band twice while I was there. The first was at FADER's Outpost place - that's where these photos are from.....
What sucked was that I didn't really love the FADER show - kind of a let down - just silly, but fun. I did like them better at my show though, but I probably won't go see them again - THOUGH - I would consider it if they were part of a larger party like they are this weekend at Studio B in Brooklyn (with David Bruno-approved DJ's Low Budget and Trouble & Bass, and a live set by Passions).
The Norwegian band's tour kicks off in Philly tonight (June 1, 2007). All dates and pictures below....
May 2, 2007
Bjorn, backdrop, bass amp & bass drum @ Webster Hall - May 1, 2007 (CRED)
I'm embarrassed to admit that I saw Peter Bjorn and John for the sixth time (Union Hall, Mercury, Bowery, SXSW, SXSW, Webster Hall) last night (May 1, 2007). Last night was the first time I saw a full set since Bowery though. They were okay - it's always been pretty much the same set - this time they had a new set of jokes - seriously they integrate comedy into the show a lot. I wouldn't say they should stop playing it - I just need to stop seeing them.
The two times I saw them at SXSW were at an MPR radio taping (totally accidentally - I was walking by early in the morning on the way to my own day show and it was just about to start), and at the Pitchfork thing (didn't watch their whole set there though).
COOLEST THING THAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT: Au Revoir Simone opened, and then Heather from Au Revoir Simone came back to sing Victoria Bergsman's part in Young Folks
SECOND COOLEST THING: Fujiya & Miyagi opened. Actually that may have been the coolest/best/greatest thing. I love them - and they were definitely the deciding factor that got me to Webster Hall last night. They in turn, did not disappoint.
NOTE: Au Revoir Simone, Fujiya & Miyagi, and Peter Bjorn & John are all trios. Peter pointed that out.
All three bands do it again at Webster Hall tonight (May 2). Fujiya & Miyagi are playing a free show at South Street Seaport on July 6th. Au Revoir Simone are playing the Seaport on August 10th, AND playing Webster Hall again with Voxtrot.
More pictures and tour dates below....