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Mar 21, 2011 Live Porcelain Raft Revolver Telekinesis The Dodos

The morning of day three began a bit like day two: a bit begrudgingly. While both sides of the snooze/sleep debate had very compelling arguments, it was ultimately decided that checking out cool, new music trumped physical recovery.

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Mar 18, 2011 Live

Delivering sore feet, a disproportionate amount of time being awake and actually getting to sleep, and a list of bands that requires an army of journalists to successfully navigate, Austin’s SXSW festival has hit its 25th anniversary this year.

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Mar 18, 2011 Live SXSW 2011 Cults Glasser Tune-Yards Twin Shadow James Blake

After a long—and incredibly enjoyable—day at our first of two Under the Radar SXSW parties, the magazine trouped en mass over to Central Presbyterian Church to check out Pitchfork’s impressively stacked lineup: Glasser, Cults, tUnE-yArDs, Twin Shadow, and James Blake.


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Mar 17, 2011 Live Casiokids Foster the People Gayngs Duran Duran Smith Westerns SXSW 2011

Day one of my first go-around at the bacchic excesses that is SXSW, I had a very important realization: there are a lot of people here. Bars, restaurants, clubs—basically anywhere with a door—opens to let artists perform. The streets are, to put it mildly, peopled. Intellectually, I knew this. Physically I’ve not only survived, but also enjoyed, in a variety of packed festival situations. But to borrow a parlance from my hometown of Los Angeles: dude. Here’s the kicker, even with the sea of humanity, it is still quite possible to see quality bands up close and personal. SXSW, you have my heart.

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Mar 10, 2011 Live The Church

After last year’s 30th anniversary acoustic tour, The Church returned to the States in February to perform three of their classic albums in their entirety. On an epic night in Philadelphia, the band did not disappoint.

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Feb 26, 2011 Live

Scott Kelly and Wino played a small show at New York’s Mercury Lounge to close out a short cross-country, co-headlining acoustic tour, showcasing each musician’s brand of dark folk music.

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Feb 21, 2011 Live The Radio Dept.

It would be difficult to call The Radio Dept. a dynamic band. They are, however, a thoughtful band. Unlike opener The Young Prisms (who seemed to have confused aptitude with apathy), The Radio Dept., happily plowed through a set of greatest hits, looking surprised and thankful. And while the most interesting visual component might have been the trio’s well-kept facial hair, their musicality was enough to placate the enthusiastic crowd who gathered in the sold-out venue to witness the band’s first Los Angeles performance.

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Feb 08, 2011 Live Ólafur Arnalds

“Never start a band with a computer,” moaned Ólafur Arnalds at the start of a set plagued with technical difficulties. Having successfully made his way across country, DJ, and string quartet in tow, the last date of his tour was momentarily stopped in its tracks by a geriatric Mac Book. “The sound guy is on Facebook and isn’t listening to me!” he joked, before his pleas for help were finally answered.

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Feb 01, 2011 Live Yann Tiersen

Yann Tiersen has recorded three soundtracks and six studio albums. On stage, he dresses like he’s auditioning for a slot in the Seattle grunge scene, and shreds on the violin as though he long since bested the devil down in Georgia—all whist projecting the carefree, slacker attitude that this all (all being, but not limited to: a sold out venue, U.S., tour, excellent hair) “just happened.” In short—he’s a rock star.

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