Archive for the 'SXSW' Category

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

It’s again that time of year: SXSW. In two weeks, hordes of artists, industry folks and fans alike will descend upon Austin for a non-stop marathon of music, friends, BBQ, beer, and yes, breakfast tacos.  Once again we’ll be there in a variety of capacities.  This is the first AD announcement, of three, per our […]

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

February of 2007 saw the long-awaited DVD release of the 1970 psychedelic/schizophrenic gangster-meets-pop star tale Performance. Famously known as Mick Jagger’s on screen debut, Performance expertly captures the late sixties decadence and decline into hard drugs and paranoia.But for many of us, long before we saw a grainy VHS bootleg copy of the film, we […]

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

This will do it for our ’08 SXSW coverage – but I wanted to make sure to throw up some photos from Saturday’s Hot Freaks party. Highlights included: The Whigs bombastic set on the Mohawk’s outside stage (at 1pm), Kevin Barnes covering the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, and M.I.A.; Frankel’s John Cale-like cover of Nick […]

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

The Dodos – Friday – Opening Set, Hot Freaks (The Mohawk, Outside Stage) Thursday night, after the Lou Reed tribute wrapped up, we all had Texas BBQ on the brain which was quickly remedied by Ironworks Barbecue, thankfully, just a ten minute walk away. The line moved surprisingly fast, and a good thing, as we […]

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Thurston Moore, in the audience, Thursday, at the Lou Reed tribute (photo: nathan malone) Beginning Thursday morning the typical SXSW blur begins, as it does every year. Lasting through Sunday, until you’ve stepped foot on your flight back home, the blur consists of too many miles walked, bands watched, faces committed to memory, events overlapping, […]

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Wednesday, after Gorilla vs. Booze, like every night during SXSW, there were choices to be made on where to go and who to see. Actually, I should say there were choices to be made by other folks, because, honestly, as a longtime R.E.M. fan, there was only one place I wanted to be, and that […]

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Alright – back home in L.A. after five days in Austin – gonna do our best to provide some highlights the next few posts. First off, thanks to all the AD readers who made it out for our two-day Hot Freaks! party, Friday and Saturday, at Mohawk and Club DeVille. It was a happening. Big […]

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Yes folks, it’s almost that time of year again; one marked by BBQ, tex mex, margaritas, ice cold, Lone Star tall boys, and oh yes, music. SXSW. With thousands of bands descending upon Austin, March 12th through the 16th, it’s helpful that the festival’s official website offers up, along with the artist’s bio, an MP3 […]

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Our third, Austin, TX based, Hot Freaks! event is happening Friday March 14th, and Saturday March 15th, noon – 6pm. Two days of, AD approved, live music, on three stages, held at Club DeVille and the Mohawk, located next to one another on Red River street. Once again the parties are free to the public. […]