"It's a well-worn SXSW cliche for journos to talk of British bands being "out of place" at Austin - as if they expect all UK acts to turn up suppin' rough Bourbon and unveil their new bluegrass direction for y'all...
And this year's nominees are:Adele - 19
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
Burial - Untrue
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Estelle - Shine
Laura Marling - Alas, I Cannot Swim
Neon Neon - Stainless Style
Portico Quartet - Knee Deep In The North Sea
Rachel Unthank - The Bairns
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the UnderstatementWhich album "album from the United Kingdom or Ireland" did they miss this year...
Wednesday night (Dec 6, 2006) I ended up at this fancy-like party at the Player's Club on Gramercy Park in Manhattan. It was sponsored by Dewar's who threw the bash in pretend-honor of Repeal Day (the end of prohibition)...
Watch new (or newish) videos by (or featuring) The Foundry Field Recordings, Tow Waits, Sufjan Stevens, Micah P. Hinson, CSS, Johnny Cash, Cat Power, Death Vessel, Stuart Staples, Mew, and The Decemberists...
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