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SXSW Wrap Up 2012 from Kevin Ponthier

Posted March 28, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 1,957 views]
Band of Skulls by Marc D'Amour

From KCRW Blog Contributor Kevin Ponthier:
No surprise that Band Of Skulls hovers near the top of my list. UK Southampton natives Russell, Emma and Matt hit it hard beginning with a full set at Antone’s on Tuesday, KCRW’s showcase at Haven on Weds and an encore performance at the Filter Mag/KCRW Cedar Street Showdown on Thurs.  Solid X 3!  Don’t miss them when they chug through …

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SXSW Wrap Up by Jessamyn Cuneo

Posted March 25, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 2,503 views]

For the last four years, KCRW Jessamyn Cuneo has been flying into Austin to assist with KCRW’s activities during SXSW. She’s a huge help and a huge music fan. Here are her reflections on this year’s conference:
The SXSW experience means catching dozens of bands, but the best music demands me on my feet, either dancing or watching in awe, as close to the source …

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SXSW 2012 Wrap by by KCRW DJ Valida

Posted March 23, 2012 by | 6 Comments | 5,147 views]
1. Kimbra

This was my second SXSW and you know that Sade song, “it’s never, as good as the first time….” Well, that definitely does not apply to SX. It was a fantastic experience the second time around and I cannot wait for next year! It’s difficult to extract 5 favorite moments, as there were so many, but, these definitely stand out:

1. Seeing Kimbra live.
I …

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Nicolas Jaar, Grace Woodroofe, and Matt Corby at SXSW 2012

Posted March 21, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 4,449 views]
Grace by Sabrina Talerico

From KCRW DJ Chris Douridas:
The most lasting memories of SXSW 2012 for me will likely be the 3am bike rides from 6th Street back to my guest house in the foothills along the Colorado River, and all the deer I encountered along the way. Musically speaking, though, it will be the compelling conversations i recorded with Nicolas Jaar, Matt Corby and Grace Woodroofe.
We aired …

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SXSW 2012 Wrap Up – DJ Anne Litt

Posted March 21, 2012 by | 3 Comments | 4,520 views]
jason and anne sxsw

Every year I come back from SXSW happy and exhausted.  We tried something a bit different this year with Morning Becomes Eclectic and I hope you enjoyed it.  If you missed the shows, they are a must listen, in my not-so-humble opinion.  You can hear them both in the archives – Thursday / Friday.
Some personal highlights.  This year Jason and I spent a bunch …

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SXSW Wrap Up from RR

Posted March 20, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 6,439 views]
Shakey Graves by Jessamyn Cuneo

They predicted thunderstorms for this year’s SXSW Music Conference. It changed the whole way I was planning my week-long trip. But they never happened. It was overcast and cloudy, but the skies never opened up.
What a relief since one of the best moments of my trip was on Saturday night in a field on the University of Texas campus (where I went to college) …

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SXSW 2012 Wrap Up from DJ Anthony Valadez

Posted March 19, 2012 by | 2 Comments | 3,902 views]

I always go into SXSW in warrior mode.
I park my rental on 8th and Trinity armed with a laptop, a Nikon, a hand towel and power chords to charge my iPhone.  I sit in the Austin Convention Center and map out my day.  From panels to live showcases and tweets that indicate non-official SXSW events, little by little I form an understanding of what my day …

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SXSW Day 5 – Quantic + Alice Russell, Wily Mason, Temper Trap and More

Posted March 18, 2012 by | 4 Comments | 2,403 views]

Every band on the bill for KCRW’s Friday night official showcase mentioned how much effort it took to get to SXSW.
Willy Mason and his band drove down from Massachusetts and only got one flat tire on the way.  Producer Quantic had been stranded in an airport in Caracas. Clock Opera traveled thousands of miles from the UK.
Willy kicked things off with a bunch …

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SXSW Day 4 – Zulu Winter, Tennis, Allah Lahs

Posted March 16, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 3,973 views]
Reptar at Filter Magazine's Cedar Street Showcases

At SXSW it’s impossible not to hit a wall at some point. Your feet hurt, you haven’t slept in days, the crowds get bigger and bigger and you feel like your ears are being assaulted from every angle (literally, you can’t walk three seconds without hearing 5 bands simultaneously). I know it’s a privilege to be here, so when I get this feeling, I …

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New From The Temper Trap – Rabbit Hole

Posted March 15, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 3,378 views]

The Temper Trap have released a new song from their forthcoming self-titled album that will be out on June 5. The Aussie band, currently based in London, will be debuting new songs at the SXSW Music Conference and we’ll get a taste of what they have in store when they play KCRW’s Showcase on Friday night. For now, here’s a video for “Rabbit Hole” …

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