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Austin’s SXSW 2014 Recap: Awards Edition, March 15th, 2014

Mar 18, 2014 San Fermin
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I’ve spent the last six days down in Austin, Texas, taking in this year’s South By Southwest. In the times I’ve tried to describe the experience since returning, a Douglas Adams quote has come to mind: “Space … is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is.” SXSW, when you’re there, feels similarly staggering in its scale. It stretches across a sizeable chunk of a large city. There are hundreds of artists playing official showcases, hundreds more playing unofficial ones, and a couple dozen just playing on the streets. Chances are good that at any given moment there are five or six bands you want to see playing shows, while there are around 100 others you’re probably missing. It’s overwhelming, I’ll tell you what.

This is a recap of what I saw, heard, and liked at this year’s SXSW. I didn’t see Jay-Z and Kanye perform, or Gaga getting puked on, but if that’s something you’re interested in I’m betting you’ve already read all about it. I went in without a badge and planned to see a bunch of lesser-known artists perform—many for the first time at South By—and that’s exactly what I did. And it was a blast. Instead of giving you a play-by-play, “this is what I saw, when and where”-style recap, I’ve created a bunch of award categories that I’ll bestow below. First, a couple disclaimers…

Disclaimer One: My name is Austin; I don’t represent the city of Austin in any way. I can understand the confusion if you’ve somehow stumbled across this page through a search engine. Again: I am not a city.

Disclaimer Two: These are my personal takeaways from SXSW. My friends and beloved colleagues at Under the Radar saw their own sets of shows beyond our three day parties. They all have exquisite tastes in music, and I encourage you to check out their festival recaps when they arrive in the near future.

Disclaimer Three: I’m not a photographer. My best pal even hooked me up with an idiot-proof camera, but I’m afraid I somehow overloaded its idiot resistors. (Be thankful I spared you the London Grammar set I shot, as the photos turned out looking like those blurry Bigfoot images you see in the Weekly World News.) Thankfully, we had real photographers on the scene, and their shots will be posted for your perusal in the coming days.

Let’s begin…

Discovery of the Festival Award: Vaadat Charigim. I was sent a lot of music in the weeks leading into SXSW, and I did my best to listen to as much of it as I could. (‘What I could’ was probably about 50 percent of what arrived—it was a lot of music!) One of the few which caught my attention was Vaadat Charigim, a shoegaze three-piece from Tel Aviv, Israel. Their single, “Odisea,” is outstanding, so I made sure to see them play while I was down there. Their set didn’t disappoint at all. Check out their other tracks, particularly if you’re a fan of Ride or Swervedriver.

Best Dancing: Future Islands. Because, you know, obviously. They put on a killer set at our first party of the festival, but midway through there was a momentary scare when lead singer/dancer Samuel Herring thought he might have torn his meniscus. Any lesser artist might have stopped dancing like a maniac at that point, but Future Islands kept the show going. It was suffering for one’s art if I’ve ever witnessed it. (One fan in attendance shot some video from a perch in the back of the venue, which proves Future Islands can be appreciated from any angle.)

Showcase Which Has Me Seriously Considering Flying Back to Austin In A Couple Months: Austin Psych Fest. I’m a sucker for vintage psych music, which comprises the largest portion of my record collection. I looked into flying down for Austin Psych Fest several years ago, back when Fever Tree reformed to play the festival, but couldn’t work it out. I was able to catch the tail end of their day-long showcase at Hotel Vegas, and the whole thing was totally my vibe. There were two grimy indoor stages and one big one out in the courtyard, which allowed plenty of space to chill out (and space out) while taking in bands like Vaadat Charigim, Bo Ningen, and Blouse, or to flip through record bins full of Kaleidoscope and Tomorrow represses. I dug the whole shebang, and if those few hours were any indication I’d probably love their annual festival.

Favorite Venue: Hotel Vegas. Piggybacking off the last category, Hotel Vegas was pretty rad. There was very little noise bleed between the three stages, and the indoor/outdoor arrangement made half of it feel like a relaxed beer garden, while the other half felt like a hip dive bar. (Plus, sound bleed from stage to stage was barely noticeable.) It’s on the other side of the freeway from most of the action and several blocks uphill, but totally worth the trek.

New Favorite “Girls” Band: September Girls. I’ve gotten skeptical of bands named [Insert Anything] Girls over the last half decade. There are so many of them: Dum Dum Girls, Vivian Girls, Casket Girls, etc. and while I’ve enjoyed a lot of those records to some extent, I’ve never really loved any of them. When September Girls came along, I unfairly dismissed them after only listening to a couple tracks. (“Oh, no, not another Something-Something Girls band, mehhh,” – Me, presumably.) Anyhow, I caught one of their SXSW gigs—again, at the Austin Psych Fest showcase—and it rocked really hard. I liked how they traded off vocals between themselves. It gave the performance a variety of flavors, and that’s probably harder to appreciate on record. They’re going to be the first band I go back to re-evaluate post-SXSW.

(For what it’s worth, my favorite “___ Girls” band is Parenthetical Girls. But there’s only one girl in that band.)

The Performance Which Somehow Exceeded Meet My Ridiculously High Expectations: Yamantaka // Sonic Titan Closing Out Under the Radar’s Final Party. It’s no secret I’ve been nuts for this band—they’re easily my favorite to pop up in the last few years. I’ve written a pair of features about them for Under the Radar, and anyone who’s met me in the last year or so has been personally beaten over the head with their latest record. I learned we’d booked YT//ST for our party just hours after I purchased my flight to SXSW, which I interpreted as a sure sign the planets had aligned in my favor for this trip.

I was in Germany and Istanbul the last two times they came through NYC, so finally getting to catch them live was a show I was looking forward to most at SXSW. I’d managed to hype myself up so much for their gig that if they didn’t summon water dragons or shoot fire out their hands during the performance, I was worried I might feel let down. I’m happy to report that even without any psychic fireballs, YT//ST manage to live up to the exceedingly high bar I’d set for them in my head. (And that’s in spite of losing their laptop/visuals before our gig.) Vocalist Ange Loft hopped off the stage during their last song and barreled through the audience backwards—without tripping or missing a beat of her performance—and it was the wildest thing that happened at one of our shows.

Best International Showcase: Showcasing Scotland at Latitude 30. The night’s emcee, BBC Radio Scotland host Vic Galloway, is a friend. But even if he wasn’t the one introducing the bands, I appreciated that they had somebody giving the audience some background on who was playing before they took the stage. Too many of the bands playing SXSW are still searching for their shameless self-promotional skills, and at best can only muster a simple “we’re ____, from ____, uhhh…” [awkward pause before diving into first song.] It was nice to have somebody familiar with all the artists booked for a showcase who got up and told us about the bands, their backgrounds, and whether or not they had records coming or already available. (It made the whole thing feel organized.) Plus, Showcasing Scotland had a really good lineup: Withered Hand, Meursault, Casual Sex, Honeyblood, and We Were Promised Jetpacks—who I caught—and Young Fathers, who were among the artists I’m most bummed about missing at SXSW.

Best Meal: Flash-Fried Brussels Sprouts at the Goro & Gun Truck at 1am. They were served with raisins and fancy vinegar. It sounded weird enough that I had to try it, and it was good. I also had their shrimp kimchi grits.

Most Ridiculous Meal: Death Metal Pizza’s Giant Slice. My UTR family introduced me to Death Metal Pizza, which is located next door to the Flamingo Cantina, where we throw our parties. The slice was so comically large that I could’ve worn it as a slightly-immodest t-shirt.

Best Band Watched Through A Venue’s Window: San Fermin at Latitude 30. Badges!? I don’t need no stinkin’ badges! … that is, unless I wanted to get into the British Embassy/NME/PRS showcase on Saturday night. I did SXSW badge-free this year, and for the most part it worked out for me, except when it came to getting into Latitude 30. The lineup—San Fermin, Bo Ningen, Temples, Fat White Family, Drenge—was good, so even those who had badges still had a half hour’s wait outside the door. Fortunately, the venue is wide open in front, the street is blocked off on both sides, and the weather was gorgeous that evening. I was able to watch and hear just fine from the middle of the road. (The only thing I wasn’t able to see from my vantage point was Fat White Family’s underpants, which I’m okay with.)

And San Fermin was pretty incredible. They didn’t let me down live, even after their debut record landed high on my ballot as one of the best of 2013. I’m looking forward to catching them with a string section in NYC.

Best Cover Performed At One of Our Parties: Woman’s Hour covers Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark.” Their competition was Charli XCX’s cover of Bow Wow Wow’s “I Want Candy,” but I’m giving Woman’s Hour the nod for making the Springsteen hit their own.

Best Cover, Non-UTR Party Edition: Stepdad covers The Cranberries’ “Dreams.” Before SXSW, I only knew this Michigan band through their creative music videos: “Will I Ever Dance Again” totally nails the old Miller/Boyett sitcom intros (think Family Matters or Full House) and “Pick & Choose” is one of the weirder, brighter-colored animations you’ll see this side of Adventure Time. I went into their Wednesday night showcase based on my love of those two videos alone, and the performance were a lot of fun. The highlight, though, was when they closed with The Cranberries’ “Dreams.” I was impressed by how well ultramark’s—their singer—voice fits the song.

Strangest Audio-Visual Pairing: Alexander von Mehren and Pro Wrestling. I’m a big fan of Alexander von Mehren, and his late-night set at the very end of SXSW was great. But it was weird to see his upbeat, jazzy pop—sung in French—paired with the pro wrestling broadcast being shown on the TVs at Quantum Lounge, where he performed. It didn’t hurt the music at all—I mean, I could watch videos of puppies being scolded set to his music and come away feeling slightly better about it because of the soundtrack—but it was a little surreal.

Cutest Performance: The Barton Hills Choir Opening A Screening of Stuart Murdoch’s God Help the Girl. Laura Studarus and I took a breather on Saturday afternoon and caught the SXSW premiere of Stuart Murdoch’s film, God Help the Girl. The movie was cute, but the warmup act was cuter: 35 fifth and sixth graders performing renditions of the film’s songs, as well as a cover of Belle and Sebastian’s “Mayfly.” (I almost lost it when the little girl went into the kazoo solo.)

Snapshot Moment from SXSW that will Sum Up This Year’s Festival For Me: Rose Poses With Yamantaka // Sonic Titan. Speaking of cute, Under the Radar’s fearless leaders, Mark and Wendy, have a baby that historians will likely put down on record as one of the cutest children of the 21st Century. Watching her get her photo taken with YT//ST—in full stage makeup—was simultaneously the most adorable and the most rock ‘n’ roll thing I saw at South by Southwest. It made me feel warm, fuzzy, and badass all at once.

Closing Sentiments re: SXSW Stolen From an Artist and Then Twisted to Better Match My Own: Courtesy of Kirin J Callinan. At his final gig of the fest at Holy Mountain on Sunday afternoon, New Zealand’s Kirin J Callinan expressed feelings that his time at SXSW this week had renewed his faith in modern music. While my own faith in music has never wavered, this week in Austin certainly energized me in amazing ways. I left Texas more excited about bands and records than I was on my way down there. I’ve got new favorite bands, a pile of records, several hours’ worth of interview tape, and a long list of encore shows to catch when these artists come back through NYC. I’m beyond pumped about all of that. It’s a little weird to leave a music festival energized rather than exhausted, but that’s how I feel.

I can’t wait to go back next year.


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April 23rd 2009

this album is amazing!

April 26th 2009

What a weird combo. ‘The Last Picture Show’ is a great film.

Frank L.
April 27th 2009

This movie so rocks.  I loved it.

April 27th 2009

It’s weird, “That Beep” sounds so much like Annie. AIH have definitely changed up their style.

April 29th 2009

A lackluster DVD so mediocre that it’s been reviewed twice on this website!

concerned fan
April 29th 2009

Can I get a comment on the music of Conor Oberst and not his comments or who he dedicated songs to.  Please.  It’s not too much to ask from a music website is it.

May 2nd 2009

I still haven’t seen this movie. I’ve really admired Aronofsky’s previous films though.

May 2nd 2009

What a terrible DVD cover. WOW. Terrifying.

May 20th 2009

I’ve never been a big fan of Silversun…meh.

May 22nd 2009

“The material isn’t always up to par the way earlier between-the-records EPs were, but it still beats the hell out of Plans.”
THANK YOU. and agreed.
May 26th 2009

great review! both shows rocked!

Nina Kurtz
May 26th 2009

This reviewer really transported me to the show! Great writer for a great performer.

Diamond Jewellery India
May 27th 2009

Hello Kyle lemmon, Really very nice information on Buraka Som Sistema. Really very nice and fantastic info on black diamond. Thanks for your nice info.

Bar stools
May 28th 2009

I just wanted to say I really liked your review of House of Mystery. It was good to know how it has developed over the years. Keep up the good work.

May 30th 2009

This is an ok ep.  I have to say that none of their recent material is even close to their earlier albums.

June 5th 2009

FYI just watched this show, sucks! Wished it didn’t but it does. Haha all wealthy people are dumb, evil, and think they can buy anthing… jeeze lets just stereo type everyone. Wealthy people just don’t deserve to live I guess according to all these shows that exploit wealth as evil.

Gonzales - linkin park songs
June 7th 2009

Rockband for real. It’s realy kicks ass) I hope the part two kicks ass as twice)))

Josh Tillman
June 11th 2009

The lyric in “James Blues” is:
“James incurred the wrath of jealous woman
And not long after that
Was spending all his weekends
Trying to relearn
How a young man yearns after a nurse”

It’s about castration.  I have little more of a sense of humor than your interpretation suggests.

June 11th 2009

“have a little more of”.  oops.

Gary Knight
June 18th 2009

Great review, Frank.

June 22nd 2009

This picture represents a huge leap forward for its director..a very nice post Chris.

June 22nd 2009

Wonders never cease, Coachella’s when this both fabulous performers start the event with a great start it is great to watch..

maria jones
June 22nd 2009

The rock band which we can say alternative is My Bloody Valentine..This is a very nice post

June 22nd 2009

She’s so hot/cute/adorable….....She is so cute…

June 22nd 2009

Wow! Marcus, This is a very nice post…Depeche Mode are fabulous..

June 22nd 2009

Some styles are more casual while others are meant for going out on ...poofing up skirts is very good

June 22nd 2009

When Bruce Springsteen finally broke through to national recognition in the fall of 1975 after a decade of trying, critics hailed him as the savior of rock

June 22nd 2009

The bonus features with Doubt on Blu-ray start off with From Stage to Screen, a series of interviews with the cast and crew about…

June 24th 2009

I’m one of the fans of The Killers. They’re cool.

June 26th 2009

I saw them play in Austin a few weeks ago. The new stuff is awesome, and they played beautifully.  My favorite track is “Slow Fade,” a single tear streamed down my face when they played it. So good.

July 3rd 2009

Thanks for such a detailed review. You’ve very keen observation for the details that should be there, indeed.

July 3rd 2009

Hi Chris, you are so right about the borders - the top one is incredible. Great thinking!!!

July 3rd 2009

Bonnaroo has always placed an emphasis on local and sustainable ways of making music. ..Nice Blog.

July 3rd 2009

I was actually hoping for a really good Doubt as a Blu-Ray comp….and it is able to prove itself….

Leslie Andrew Ridings
July 5th 2009

I totally get what you mean when you say “the sound of best friends making music together.” I think their sound is really warm and strangely intimate. I don’t know. It feels like music at a house party and the band is having beers and talking between songs—I like it; but the production is really thin, as you said.

Thanks for the review, Laura.

July 9th 2009

You have to be kidding me Lily.  This show does suck and bad.  Totally unrealistic specifically in how these characters behave.  Stupid crap.

July 10th 2009

Saw Bruce in Philly April 28th and April 29th. ALWAYS a great show! I went with a friend who had never seen him and she said it was more than a concert, it was an event—how right she was.

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July 13th 2009

It is really a nice post, its always great reading such posts, this post is good in regards of both knowledge as well as information. i like stuff like ghostland observatory, the hush sound, the kills, indie music, black moth super rainbow, radiohead. anything that sounds weird and funky and has good sound to it. i do not like the teen boy singing the song. generations i like are indie, visual, experimental, psychedelic. along those lines. thank you in advance for the helping me on my music quest.Thanks for the post.

July 14th 2009

Nice Cracker reference!

Wound First Aid
July 16th 2009

A full album is set for release in September 2009. The confidence, wide range of obvious natural talent and exceptional promise of these songs is undeniable. The future for First Aid Kit feels star bright.

film izle
July 17th 2009

thanks for info.

Lisa Hur
July 19th 2009

The “barely” is everything in Wendy and Lucy. The sparse dialogue and lack of plot was the film’s message. Its panoramic moments said so much without saying anything at all. Wendy appears sedated much of the film but in a single moment, a bathroom meltdown, her story unravels. A story no one is sure of. In most every shot of the film we follow Wendy but learn little. We leave her without closure, but feel satisfaction without the closure nonetheless, amazed that such simple experience could be so captivating for two hours. I only wish I knew what her bandage was for and why her sister rejected her. Why else was she hurting and why was it so important for us not to know?

müzik dinle
July 19th 2009

thank you
very much
oo fantastic film

Wendy Redfern
July 20th 2009

This was SO good!!!!

July 21st 2009

Why are you so LATE on the tallest man UTR?  I’m disappointed and mad at you for it.  I hope you do a feature on him when his next album is release!

Laura Studarus
July 24th 2009

Counting down…freaking out. Come on Friday!

July 25th 2009

thanks for article.

Mike Trevor
July 31st 2009

I downloaded a few songs from this collection, I like it.
I really love it, play it on my laptop regularly.

Nina Sutherland
July 31st 2009

I love “Tracy’s Waters”  , it’s a wonderful mix of Psych folk and Dream pop

San Diego Weddings
August 5th 2009

I loved Grizzly Bear!  It was so calm and intimate in that space

August 7th 2009

So, if I understood this correctly, they are Australians making Brit pop? I’ve seen a lot of this lately. Looks like UK nostalgia never died out.

August 8th 2009

I think I’ll get this from the library if they have it… I know nothing about this band.

August 11th 2009

Wow…you totally missed the boat on the Jane’s review…Claiming you were there to see the one song that was a commercial smash led me to discount your review immediately, but I read on to see if you redeemed yourself.  Nope.  Fans of the band would absolutely disagree with your take, as the band’s true genius was displayed over and over during the set, Perry’s prancing aside.  He’s a consummate front-man, great voice, showmanship, and control of the spotlight. 
And, yes, ugly girls DO have to be sluttier than the good-looking ones.  Stick to reviewing bands you have a clue about.

August 12th 2009

You are, of course, referring to Alexander Mccall Smith’s series. There are so many witty observations in these books regarding male-female differences and the impact that these have on relationships.
Mma Ramotswe believes that women are best suited for detective work because women notice details, are observant, listen, and have more insight into human psychology than men.

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August 14th 2009

Gives Thanks, Very fascinating read, you should be dramatic of your web logs. I’ve been genuinely delighting developing up your situations from meter to time. Looking forward to understand your future positions
Many wonderful selective information, thanks for partaking.  Testament definitely be back more often….

August 16th 2009

i thought it was a good movie

August 18th 2009

This game looks just as terrible as the movie!

Kyle Lemmon
August 21st 2009

At first I thought Hester and Parks were just biting ‘Ghost Rider,” but I’ll have to check it out sometime.

August 21st 2009

They are COOL

August 24th 2009

wow!  that was a lame review.  I think they are great.  Apparently thousands of others do too.  They love them in Europe as well.  U.S. is always the last to recognize real talent.

August 25th 2009

The looks very pretty :)

Thank you for the post and photo.

August 27th 2009

Agreed. This was a dope show. One of the better I’ve been to in ‘09. Check out their performance of “Jump In the Pool” from the show.

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Justin Voigtschild
August 28th 2009

This high of a review score makes me question how you call yourself a journalist. I read the initial issue and it was utter trash with no redeeming value whatsoever. This title could have done for Greek mythology what Fables did for children’s stories and fictional characters. Instead the writer decided to go for the disgusting, unimaginative stories. I agree that Peter Milligan can be hit and miss in what he writes but this 1st issue made me want to throw up and regret spending $1.00 to give it a try. I have read Vertigo comics for about 10 years and this comic is truly the worst executed idea with no redeeming value I have ever had the misfortune to read.

August 31st 2009

I would’ve loved to see Henry Rollins.  He cracks me up!

September 2nd 2009

Thank you for your review. If this show was a decade earlier, I would’ve been there! Also, I empathize on your anger, when people leave before the show is “over” [the encore]. A band like MEW deserves an encore!
“Comforting Sounds” is awesome to hear live. My husband and I were privileged to see/hear them in D.C. a few years ago.

September 2nd 2009

I love this show!  Can’t wait untill next summer to pick up the New Shows.

Funny Quotes About Life
September 5th 2009

Whats Fray for the uninitiated? A buffy spin off comic from a few years back, which I understand never got its story finished. So Joss has decedied to combine it with a buffy story to finish it.
So we have a back history a number of fans may be unaware of and time travel etc thrown in? sounds like an awful idea but it works excellently.
The art is by Korl Moline who i believe did the original Fray comic, he is fairly similar in style to Georges Jeanty who usually does the book so its all pretty familiar.
The story is complicated and takes a little while to see where it is going but the end result and character writing are excellent. Not a good starting point for new readers but a great read none the less.

September 5th 2009

I became interested in this topic and tried to find additional information. Much of it I downloaded from

September 6th 2009

As I visited the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair it was interesting for me to read The Road to Woodstock ( and to compare its contents with what I saw. Great!

address public records
September 7th 2009

The overarching plot, revolving around the secrets buried underneath a clandestine basement, fares much better. Head writer, Matthew Sturges, is learning at a fast pace as the series[..]

Vadim Uvazhny
September 8th 2009

Did anybody watch this film? Share your impressions, please.

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September 8th 2009

Have you ever considered adding more videos to your blog posts to keep the readers more entertained? I mean I just read through the entire article of yours and it was quite good but since I’m more of a visual learner,I found that to be more helpful well let me know how it turns out! I love what you guys are always up too. Such clever work and reporting! Keep up the great works guys I’ve added you guys to my blogroll. This is a great article thanks for sharing this informative information.. I will visit your blog regularly for some latest post.

Bradley Albert Burkley
September 9th 2009

I’m in the middle of reading this book and was stoked to see it reviewed in one of my favorite mags. The review is pretty strait up, as is the book. Interesting for those who know about Steve Kilbey or not. For those who have been in or are in music groups, with it’s drama and challlenges, No Certainty Attached of particular interest.

September 10th 2009

“smashing success” = 6/10?

John Everhart
September 11th 2009

It’s a fine record, but not quite worthy of a 7 or 8, which are reserved for top twenty of the year candidates, which this honestly isn’t for me. But if you’re a fan of Polvo, you’ll like it, and even if you aren’t, it’s an excellent invitation to explore their great back catalog. And “smashing success” is removed from its context of “As far as unheralded reunions go,” as many are downright insipid, and this one is anything but that.

Fire science
September 14th 2009

Who designed Stephanie’s Jacket in science of sleep and where can I get a similar coat?
Science of Sleep is a movie and her military jacket is cute

September 18th 2009

I concur my friend.

September 20th 2009

The hype machine sold Sweet Tooth #1. It was pretty good, but I’m hoping we’ll see a little more happening in issue #2.

Then again, I ought have a little more faith in Lemire, he’s pretty damned good.

September 21st 2009

Will there be a second season of the No 1 Ladies Detective agency?
find public record

September 26th 2009

Can’t wait until this year’s concert. Fantastic stuff. Sooo hot though. Bringing plenty of water this year

DVD Rentals by email
September 29th 2009

Ok this is by far the best series ive seen so far its got great story line, Animation, and good art work…. But one problem is the disc has trouble reading on a Xbox. I putted in the disc once and it worked 2nd time it got defective. Great series to watch a must see

Mark Redfern
October 3rd 2009

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie. It’s got a great soundtrack too: Jens Lekman, Tilly & the Wall, The Go! Team, Radiohead, and others.

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October 4th 2009

wow, San Francisco’s Girls must have been very bad. It has been a while since I have read such a damning review of any band

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October 4th 2009

Jenny Lewis is a babe. I also like the killers. I think they are class

October 6th 2009

The track wasn’t used and in fact went unheard for two-plus decades, but Gordon and Mingus occasionally unpacked it live. In any case, one can only hope that when Mingus finally flipped the calendar past the greatest year in jazz, dude hit the mattress for a well-deserved nap.

October 10th 2009

Great reviews. Loney Dear has been my favorite band because their music touched my soul and makes me feel good. Live they are incredible. I saw them in Fortaleza, Brazil, and I’ll remember that day for a long time.

October 13th 2009

I like bands what make good musics. And banana splitses.

October 14th 2009

Did UTR ever do a review of the Rhino San Francisco nuggets box set?

October 21st 2009

As a fan of the series who buys it month-to-month, I guess I’m biased in that I enjoyed it. I would be interested to see if non-Fables readers enjoyed it.

It’s great to see my favourite magazine cover my favourite comic. I check for a mention of it in every printed-issue of Under The Radar, and so far have only seen it in there this month!

October 21st 2009

Wow! Sounds like a fun show. Now if only we could get him to come out west…

October 22nd 2009

mellow but good/interesting mellow, not boring mellow.  also check out whitest boy alive (same singer)

tuxedo trousers
October 23rd 2009

Where can I buy waterproof trousers not over trousers?
tuxedo trousers

October 23rd 2009

who the hell says “blogosphere” anymore?

October 25th 2009

its a Grower not a Show - er!

October 26th 2009

I wish this had been posted earlier. They had a show where I live tonight, and I could have gone ... oh well.

October 26th 2009

This is a fantastic review.  I’m one of those people that consumes all things Pearl Jam (50+ live shows).  You nailed Backspacer perfectly.  I want to tell you how great it is but it isn’t - it is a step in the right direction though.  Nice job.

indoor wall fountains
October 27th 2009

The overarching plot, revolving around the secrets buried underneath a clandestine basement, fares much better. Head writer,

camping tourist
October 27th 2009

What is the best tourist attraction in the Philippines?
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