The first interview I had at SXSW was with the band Wild Belle, a brother and sister duo Natalie and Elliot. The band had some buzz before SXSW and I found out about them from The Guardian. At that point the band had only one single, “Keep You,” with a rock steady feel, and Natalie’s 1960’s … Read More
I can’t wait for April 21st (our first Saturday night concert). Brooklyn’s The Attic Ends have promised a show we’ll never forget. Samantha promised me this at SXSW. Don’t miss this one. Plus I just found out that (friends of Black Taxi) The Modern Electric, from Cleveland, will be around. They are going to stop … Read More
I’m posting this video because it’s Friday and I feel like everyone needs to get up and dance. Also because robots are cool. Today’s video is Beck with “Hell Yes”. So get up and dance don’t worry about the guy in the cubical next to you.
SXSW the center of the music universe. Sure a music journalist could (should) go down there with a “press pass”, contact bands ahead of time and plan well thought out, in depth band questions. That’s what one would expect. I decided to do something a wee bit different. I poised my “Simple Questions” to anybody … Read More
OK everyone it’s time to break out you lighters. For today’s video I went with the cheesy 80’s power ballad route. Although I think this may have actually been made in 1990 or 1991. In fact it may be the last awful 80’s power ballad before Kurt Cobain ended every 80’s rocker’s career. Today it’s … Read More
I recently enjoined my first time at SXSW, and while running into people like Tom Chaplin of Keane on 6th Street is cool I had the pleasure of running into Shane Lawlor lead singer of Electric Touch. Who is Electric Touch you might ask? Only the new buzz band out of Austin with a record deal from … Read More
My motto: Make more good choices than bad. I think I did ok, especially since I decided to head down only a few weeks ago. Getting the SXSW app was key. So was having a smartphone too. Oh another hint: I bought an extra battery pack and that was a life saver. Highly recommend that … Read More
It’s been a while since I heard a great crazy Courtney Love story. Apparently in the last Muppets movie the fun furry little hand puppets covered Nirvana’s classic teen angst anthem “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. The Muppets weren’t the only ones with something stuck up their butt though. Apparently this really pissed Courtney Love off. … Read More