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The Specials @ Mohawk
The Specials

Including Iggy Pop & The Stooges (which we already posted), SXSW Wednesday night's lineup at Mohawk aka House of Vans for the Vans Official Showcase was nothing less than an embarrassment of riches. Featuring The Specials (who also played an amazing set at Hype Hotel), Ghostface Killah, Japandroids (who we also caught at Viceland), Sky Ferreira, Middle Class Rut and special guests Killah Priest and Sheek Louch, there wwere more than enough impressive bands to go around, especially for a venue the size of Mohawk. More pictures from the show, which went down in the venue after Show No Mercy in the daytime, are in this post.

Sky Ferreira was under the weather and only played a short set that night, but still went on to perform at Mohawk as well as at 1100 Warehouse for Pitchfork.

If you missed it, check out pictures from the whole SXSW week at the Mohawk HERE. More below...

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photos by Chad Wadsworth

Trash Talk/Disclosure/METZ
House of Vans @ The Mohawk, March 13th - 16th, 2013
House of Vans @ The Mohawk, March 13th - 16th, 2013
House of Vans @ The Mohawk, March 13th - 16th, 2013

House of Vans took over The Mohawk for the entirety of SXSW's Music portion, becoming ground zero for shows with Show No Mercy (Pitchfork), True Panther, The Paradigm Agency, Windish, The Onion AV Club, IAMSOUND, Ground Control, and of course the Vans Official showcase. We previously posted a full set of Iggy Pop at Mohawk, but here are photos from across the week, including shots of Ghostface, The Specials, Alt-J, Cold War Kids, Skeletonwitch, Dawes, Austra, METZ and much more. Check out more photos from the House of Vans below.

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VICE is coming to Austin for SXSW and will be taking over 401 E Cesar Chavez for VICELAND, which includes events from March 8-11 during the interactive portion, and from March 12-16 during the music portion. The music events feature a ton of bands like Kendrick Lamar, Action Bronson, Baauer (DJ), Parquet Courts, Snoop Lion, Major Lazer, Ghostface, Danny Brown, Divine Fits, Japandroids, Wavves, Austra, Merchandise, and many more. RSVP is open.

Iggy and the Stooges

Fat Possum Records is teaming up with House of Vans for an official SXSW showcase which will go down at The Mohawk on March 13 (6:30 doors) with hip hop legend Ghostface Killah, ska legends The Specials, punk legends Iggy and the Stooges (who are releasing an album on Fat Possum this year), the less legendary but equally awesome Japandroids, alt-rock band Middle Class Rut, and pop singer Sky Ferreira. If you can't make it to the showcase but still want to watch it, you can stream it live on Seagate and Vans.com/SXSW.

House of Vans is taking over the Mohawk for other showcases and day parties throughout the week of SXSW (including Pitchfork's Show No Mercy party), and the full House of Vans SXSW schedule is below...

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Jack "Skippy" McFadden (photo by Mary Crosse)
Jack Skippy McFadden

Jack McFadden, a onetime Brooklynite who moved to Austin and currently works as a talent buyer at Emo's, gave us a list of his favorite music from 2012 including top 10 albums and a Spotify playlist of his favorite songs. Check it out below.

For those counting at home, that is three talent buyers (the people who book bands into clubs) that have revealed their hand to us, including NYC's Johnny Beach and Chaos in Tejas honcho Timmy Hefner.

The Faint and Trust also gave us their lists. The pair recently toured through Texas and played a Skippy-booked show at Emo's.

McFadden's greatest hits of 2012, below.

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photos by Glen Brown

Octopus Project & A Place To Bury Strangers
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012, Day 3
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012, Day 3

The final day at Fun Fun Fun Fest on 11/4 at Auditorium Shores was more than just large and sweaty vocalists (we already posted Turbonegro & Fucked Up pics HERE). It also featured appearances from Balmorhea, A.Dd+, Fang Island, Bleached, A Place to Bury Strangers, Class Actress, Japandroids, The Octopus Project and many more on some of the other stages. Some of those bands are pictured in this post.

Browse all our FFF Fest pics HERE. More in this post, below...

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Scenes from Fun Fun Fun Lucky Lady Bingo via Adi Anand's Instagrams 7/11/2012
FunFunFun Fest 2012 Bingo!

While we've had some teasers in the last few weeks - Wednesday night was the night for BINGO - and the full Fun Fun Fun Fest reveal.

On 7/11 (Happy Slurpee Day!) Fun Fun Fun held their bingo-to-reveal-the-artists event, and while we already knew about Run DMC reuniting and some others, there were quite a few surprises in the massive list of musical acts and comedians announced (Public Image Ltd., Youth of Today, De La Soul, X, Bob Mould, Saul Williams, and Hannibal Burress to name a few).

The headliners (in addition to the aforementioned Run DMC reunion) are an electic-but-looked-forward-to group: Santigold, Refused, and for Comedy David Cross.

Three-day and PIP passes go on sale on Thursday at 10AM CST and will no doubt move fast. Get them here once the clock passes 9:59...

See the full line-up below.

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photos by Amanda Hatfield & Nate "Igor" Smith

Devin @ Hotel Vegan (by Amanda Hatfield)
BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

We're already covered this day pretty thoroughly HERE (on BrooklynVegan) and HERE (on BV Chicago), but here are some remaining pictures of some of the artists who played on the first of four days of Hotel Vegan 2012, from two of our photographers who were on hand. More below....

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DOWNLOAD: Japandroids - "Younger Us" (MP3)

Japandroids at Mohawk in 2011 (more by TIm Griffin)

Noise pop duo Japandroids are set to release the followup to their 2009 debut, Post Nothing, this June on Polyvinyl. The album is called Celebration Rock and includes the 2010 single "Younger Us" (download above or stream below) and a cover of The Gun Club's "For the Love of Ivy," off of their great 1981 debut, Fire of Love. Guitarist/vocalist Brian King talked to Pitchfork about the new album and some of his favorite songwriters:

I'm a huge fan of people who are considered more professional songwriters, like Nick Cave, but I've tried not to hold myself to a standard like that. You have to work within your own limitations. But someone like Paul Westerberg is able to deliver these emotional, heartfelt scenarios while making punk-influenced rock songs at the same time. That's always been a really powerful influence on me, just because it seems more like something that I could do. Everyone loves Dylan and the Beatles, but most people know they're not just going to become that. And while you can't wake up every day thinking, "We're going to be like the Replacements" either, what they do is more like something to reach for; they seem like they come from the same place that you came from, and maybe they didn't know what they were doing anymore than you did.
Japandroids will be at SXSW next week where they will play the main stage of at "Hotel Vegan" at Hotel Vegas on Wednesday (3/14). The rest of that stage's lineup is coming shortly. The other two stages on that day are HERE.

All of their dates and the new song stream below...

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The Shins (more by Natasha Ryan)

Their new album comes out in March, so of course it makes perfect sense that The Shins, who will also be at both Coachellas, are playing SXSW this year (thx Do512).

CoS also points out these new additions (and previously announced bands):

Who's New: The Shins, Best Coast, Kasabian, Miike Snow, Neon Indian, OFF!, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Big Star's Third, Sharon Van Etten, Deerhoof, Japandroids, Matthew Dear, Nneka, Rachel Yamagata, Shearwater, Murs, Tennis, Diamond Rugs, Cancer Bats, Caveman, Fake Problems, Fanfarlo, Gary Clark Jr., Doldrums, Machinedrum, Princeton, Cities Aviv, Eternal Summers, and James Husband

Who Else Is Playing: Built to Spill, The Magnetic Fields, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, of Montreal, The Ting Tings, Alabama Shakes, Little Boots, Danny Brown, The War on Drugs, Heartless Bastards, The Drums, Talib Kweli, Hot Water Music, Youth Lagoon, Oneothrix Point Never, Grimes, Crystal Antlers, Delta Spirit, Mr. Muthafuckin' Exquire, Dragonette, The Men, Screaming Females, The Big Pink, Bleached, Daughter, Free Energy, Friends, Gross Magic, Purity Ring, and many many more.

March is right around the corner.