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SXSW 2010: Friday

I keep trying to find a moral in SXSW.  The point is to be in a band, and the rest of us are just plebeian followers.  Go home and practice your instrument until you can do it yourself.  Go home and practice your writing until you become a better critic.  Go home and give up […]

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SXSW 2010: Thursday

Yesterday was a complete SXSW day.  Downtown at noon and not home again until 3AM.  Since it was such a late night I didn’t get a chance to blog before I started falling asleep sitting up at my computer, so this post will be a bit abbreviated for the time being (gotta get back downtown […]

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SXSW 2010: Wednesday

Maximization.  It’s very easy to let SXSW become about maximization.  Half of your energy is spent figuring out where to go and when in order to see as many bands as possible while schmoozing the people you want to schmooze.  This really is a crummy way to see music.  My goal for the day was […]

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SXSW 2010: Tuesday

Whew.  Arrived in Austin around 8, met my wonderful hosts, and took a bus to downtown.  My first use of Austin public transportation.  After eating some seriously-needed tacos, I headed over to Cheer Up Charlie’s, which was called Ms. Bea’s last year.  It’s Todd P’s SXSW venue, and he was definitely a presence there this […]

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SXSW 2010: Here We Go!

After a night of over-packing, throwing away everything in my refrigerator, and deciding if taking a second book was worth the extra weight (it was), the time has finally come!  In four hours I’ll be boarding the plane that will take me to the plane that will take me to Austin.  Despite my insane and […]

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Recommended Monday Show: The Morning Benders, Dinowalrus and Royal Chord at Cameo

I am recommending this show simply because the next time Morning Benders play, it’s going to be somewhere like Music Hall of Williamsburg or Bowery Ballroom.  Their song “Excuses” has been generating an incredible amount of buzz, and it’s one of those instances where the song is actually just quite good.  I haven’t seen Dinowalrus […]

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Photos: Gray Goods, Art Sorority for Girls, and Soft Black at Bruar Falls

Last night was an evening of promising bands and terrible photos.  I almost wasn’t going to bother posting these, but at least few of them are OK.  Bruar Falls now has a red light shining on the stage, which is a lighting situation I am totally not equipped to deal with.  Heck, they completely turned […]

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Photos (for Impose): The So So Glos, The Sundelles, Beachniks, and Tough Knuckles at Death By Audio

I took some photos at the Death By Audio show this past Monday.  You should go over and check them out.  It was Pop Jew’s Purim party (what a sweet holiday), and the traditional costume-wearing brought out a lot of funny outfits.  Tough Knuckles were up first, and though they had no costumes to speak […]

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Recommended Wednesday Show: Atlas Sound and Memory Tapes at The Bell House

I get a little giddy every time I think about Bradford Cox.  He’s such a genius-character figure.  Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that the guy’s got a very unique perspective going on that he can apparently always translate into music.  Like a mature, developed novelist, Cox really has a distinct voice, and […]

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Happy Birthday: The New York Rockmarket Turns 1!

The above photo is what comes up when you Google “happy birthday rock and roll.”  Well, the NYRM turns one year old today.  Just one year ago I was scraping together my introductory post for the blog.  I’ve gone back and re-read it, and I still feel much the same way that I did then. […]

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