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SXSW 2013

The first wave of invited acts schedule to perform at the 27th edition of the SXSW Music Festival have been announced.  This list only scratches the surface of what is sure to be yet another impressive lineup.  Check out the complete list here, but a few of the highlights include — alt-J, Atlas Genius, Haim, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, Holy Esque, Humans, The Postelles, Said The Whale, San Cisco, and Why?.  SXSW will take place this year March 12-17 in Austin, TX.


[on the road] SPORTS

Rochester five-piece SPORTS are heading out on a nearly three-week long tour that will take them to Austin for this year’s SxSW. The band released their full-length, self-titled debut last year to sold out shows in their hometown and opening for the likes of Stars and Ra Ra Riot.

If you haven’t heard of them, SPORTS is adept at catchy, pre-New Wave rock that would have sounded just as at home on the radio in the late 1970’s as it does today. The band’s songs are quick and addictive, and the band retains that energy in the live setting as well.

The band’s debut LP is available now: iTunes or Bandcamp.

SPORTS//Started So Tall

March 6: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
March 7: Philadelphia, PA @ Comly Haus
March 8: Pittsburgh, PA @ Beach House
March 9: Athens, OH @ TBA
March 10: Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
March 11: Cincinnati, OH @ Baba Budan’s
March 15: Austin, TX @ Instant Classic Records Showcase @ Weirdo’s
March 16-18: SXSW
March 19: Houston, TX @ Super Happy Fun Land (SXSW Overflow Fest)
March 20: New Orleans, LA @ TBA
March 21: Atlanta, GA @ The Cottage
March 22: Carrboro, NC @ The Ladybird Basement
March 23: Brooklyn, NY @ TBA
March 24: New Brunswick, NJ @ The Wormhole


[source: Flour City PR]

[hot off the press] SXSW 2012

SXSW is right around the corner (March 9 – 18) and the music schedule is is now live.

Other than CMJ, this is by far the best music festival in the US.  I don’t have the time and/or patience to list the hundreds of bands announced to play, but some of my favorites include: Alabama Shakes, Built to Spill, The Magnetic Fields, Talib Kweli, The Drums, Bear In Heaven, Deerhoof, The War on Drugs, Miniature Tigers, SBTRKT, Best Coast, M. Ward, Youth Lagoon, Tennis, Dan Deacon, Lana Del Rey, The Ting Tings, YACHT, Band of Skulls, White Rabbits, Freelance Whales, and Sharon Van Etten.

You can view the music schedule here and more general festival info here.

[watch] Alex Winston//Locomotive

Official music video for the track from Sister Wife, out now on Heavy Roc Music.


Alex Winston just finished up a strong showing at SXSW and will be hitting the road in the next couple of months for a few shows here and there (dates below) and be sure to check out my previous post for more fantastic tunes from Ms Winston.

4-05 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
5-10 Glasgow, Scotland – King Tuts
5-12 Bristol, England – The Cooler
5-13 Brighton, England – The Great Escape Festival
5-14 Manchester, England – Futuresonic Festival
5-15 Dublin, Ireland – The Sugar Club
5-18 London, England – XOYO
5-20 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso

Alex Winston – Locomotive

The Kills Visit KCRW

Tune in today at 11:15am for a special live studio performance by alt-rock duo, The Kills, on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.  Today’s show is being broadcast live from SXSW and will include songs from the band’s latest, Blood Pressures (out 4/5, pre-order here).

Be sure to head on over thekills.tv, where you can check out tour dates and grab the new track, DNA, for free.

The Kills – Pale Blue Eyes (Velvet Underground cover)