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SXSW 2010 Day 1 Recap, Part 1

Mar 18, 2010 SXSW 2010

A sea of green t-shirt wearing drunken Austin locals intermingled with diehard audio fans and industry types as the start of the music portion of SXSW 2010 coincided with St. Patrick’s Day. Seeing no need to ease into things, this writer jumped in at 2 p.m., stopped at 1:30 a.m., and saw a total of 11 artists during the first day, including the likes of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Broken Bells, The Walkmen, and many others. But more on all that in a later post. First, here is a recap of the day parties we attended, which included sets by Findlay Brown, Oh No Ono, Casiokids, Real Estate, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, and Everything Everything.


Muse to Rock SXSW This Friday

Mar 18, 2010 SXSW 2010

News for all of you lucky enough to be at SXSW this week: Muse has just announced a special performance this Friday, March 19th at Stubbs BBQ. More

Modest Mouse Reissue ‘The Moon & Antarctica’ for Record Store Day

Mar 17, 2010 Record Store Day

Modest Mouse‘s 2000 major-label debut, The Moon & Antarctica is one of our favorite records from the 2000s, and now it’s getting a proper vinyl reissue for its 10th anniversary. It’s been out of print on the format for quite awhile. Epic/Legacy are handling the reissue and the set is expected to drop April 17th for Record Store Day. More

New Hot Chip Video “I Feel Better”

Mar 17, 2010 Hot Chip

Dancing boy bands and super powers are like peanut butter and chocolate: they just taste better together. While you’re still on your own for dessert combinations, you can get your fill of a gyrating boy band displaying a super (creepy) power in Hot Chip‘s new video, “I Feel Better.” We have the clip. More

David Byrne and St. Vincent Collaborate

Mar 17, 2010 David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne reported from his website journal this week, via Pitchfork, that he is currently doing some writing with St. Vincent‘s Annie Clark. Byrne sat in with Clark at her January 29th show at the Allen Room in New York, where the pair performed a song they had previously worked up. But Byrne now reports that there are “eight or so” songs currently in some stage of collaborative development. More

Watch Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Cover Tears for Fears

Mar 16, 2010 Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

The A.V. Club debuted a new web series today entitled Undercover. It will showcase 25 indie acts tackling 25 classic tunes every Tuesday. More

Passion Pit Extend Tour, Expand Album

Mar 16, 2010 Passion Pit

On April 13th, Passion Pit is set to re-release debut album Manners. We also have the new tour dates. More

Under the Radar SXSW Party Set Times Revealed

Mar 16, 2010 Sondre Lerche

Under the Radar is pleased to announce the set times for its 5th annual SXSW Day Party 2010, which is happening this Saturday March 20 at Emo’s East Annex (Klub Krucial) from noon to 6 PM, and is presented by JanSport. The line-up includes Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible. More

Watch Massive Attack’s “Saturday Come Slow” Short Film

Mar 15, 2010 Massive Attack

Massive Attack‘s new music video for their Damon Albarn collaboration “Saturday Come Slow” is more like a short film. The main topic discussed is the usage of ear-splitting music as a torture device in detention camps such as Guantanamo Bay. More