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SXSW Wrap Up From Anne Litt

Posted March 25, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 4,392 views]

From KCRW DJ Anne Litt:
SXSW inspires me every year.  Here are my 2011 highlights.  If you are a music lover and you are looking for a way to maximize that love, you owe it to yourself to go just once.

Best live performance – James Vincent McMorrow.  He’s an Irish singer-songwriter who elevates his craft with precision, purity, …

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SXSW Wrap Up from Dan Wilcox

Posted March 24, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 3,483 views]

From KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox-
As I sit here nursing my post-SXSW cold & sickness — something that happens to me every year (probably a combination of the booze, malnutrition & lack of sleep) — I realize that this annual Austin music festival takes a real toll on the body.
I’m still feeling it in my feet (from all the walking, standing and occasional stationary …

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Anthony Valadez’s SXSW Wrap Up

Posted March 24, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 3,884 views]

From KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez
3 days, 4 nights, over 20 bands watched, 1500 snap shots and 11 hours of sleep.
That pretty much sums up my SXSW experience.   I went to Austin as a music lover. I was excited to see Raphael Saadiq, James Blake and Odd Future but ended up re-falling in love with live music itself.
I began to fall in …

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DJ Valida’s SXSW Wrap Up

Posted March 23, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 3,532 views]

From DJ Valida:
This having been my first SXSW, I am happy to say it was one of the best experiences ever and I can’t wait for next year. All of my expectations were met triple-fold — the amount of amazing music I got to hear, the new people I met and the old friends I reconnected with, the awesome restaurants…Not one negative in 5 …

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Garth Trinidad’s SXSW Wrap Up

Posted March 23, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 4,075 views]

From KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad:
Austin’s annual SXSW Music Conference joined the quarter century club this year, so it was an honor to participate. Got a chance to meet and introduce the very talented Jessica Lea Mayfield to a great audience at KCRWs official day showcase.
I like her music even more having met her – her warmth and sense of humor made my day.
Also, got …

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KCRW at SXSW Photos 2011

Posted March 23, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 3,116 views]

In addition to the incredible rock photography by Marc D’Amour, Sabrina Talerico, and our own Anthony Valadez – this year, KCRW hooked up with Instagram to bring you all of our on the ground cellphone pics. Instagram is a fun and quirky way to filter your photos and make anything look cool!
You can cruise through all of the photos that we gathered on the …

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SXSW Wrap Up from Gemma Dempsey

Posted March 22, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 3,600 views]

Gemma Dempsey produces Elvis Mitchell’s interview show “The Treatment” here at KCRW but is also a big music lover. Check out her faves from the fest.
Most Extraordinary Use of the Human Voice:
Beardyman at YouTube’s SXSW interactive wrap up party . No pedals no FX just vocal chords and a mic . At one point Beardyman was beatboxing 3 songs at once!- to quote the …

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New Song From Cults – “You Know What I Mean”

Posted March 22, 2011 by | 2 Comments | 10,523 views]

Cults were definitely one of the most talked about bands at SXSW. I missed them three times – once by about 5 minutes. I eventually realized it wasn’t meant to be. But I was happy to hear about the release of a new tune from the band as soon as we all settled back in from Austin.
“You Know What I Mean” will be featured …

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Betsy’s SXSW Wrap Up

Posted March 21, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 2,269 views]

After the epic 13 hour nap that I took when I hit my very own pillow for the first time in 12 days – I’m back in the saddle here at KCRW. Here are the music standouts from my personal experience.
Best Stumbles
The best moments are popping your head into venue to see a band you’re not familiar with just yet.
Jukebox the Ghost
This band is …

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RR’s SXSW Wrap Up

Posted March 21, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 8,966 views]

While dealing with long lines, sore feet, little sleep and a city (Austin) busting at the seams with corporate brands screaming for your attention, these moments make it worth it. My memorable moment breakdown:

Best Sing Along:
Foster the People — Pumped Up Kicks
(I was above the stage at Filter Magazine’s Cedar Street showcase looking down at the crowd and watching them sing …

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