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Photos (for Impose): Smith Westerns, Ducktails, and Bass Drum Of Death at Glasslands

Those Smith Westerns kids are good.  They’re good at guitar, they’ve got that rock and roll sound, they’re total teen heartthrobs, and they’re just a little bit obnoxious.  They’re all the things we always knew they were, and now they’re going to get huge.  I wasn’t sure if the band was going to really get […]

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Recommended Tuesday Show: Smith Westerns, Ducktails, and The Sundelles at Glasslands

Smith Westerns received Best New Music on Pitchfork today, and with this sold-out show tonight at Glasslands, it feels like they’ve finally arrived as a permanent part of today’s national music landscape.  It’s about time.  The first time I posted about them was in October of 2009, and they’d even been around awhile by that […]

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Recommended Saturday Show: DOM, The Smith Westerns, Total Slacker, YellowFever, and Sweet Bulbs at Station 171

Personally, I like to spend my Saturday Halloween nights at house parties with friends, not riding any trains where people in scary masks with fake weapons give me anxiety attacks.  BUT, this show almost, ALMOST makes me reconsider.  And I really hate riding the subway with people in scary masks holding fake weapons.  All five […]

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SXSW: Saturday

I know it’s Monday and that all of these performances happened on Saturday, but I never went to sleep that night, so it’s as if this post isn’t late.  Saturday brought freezing cold weather and drizzly rain to Austin, and it admittedly put a damper on everything.  After a miserable morning, I managed to obtain […]

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My Favorite Albums of 2009: 10-1

Well, this is it.  My top ten favorite albums of 2009.  There was so much great music this year that it feels strange to narrow it down to so few albums.  I really did love each of these though, and I hope you do, too.  Let me know what you think.  I probably won’t be […]

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Great New Band: Smith Westerns

(photo by Rev Avissar for Pitchfork) I was well-aware of the Smith Westerns before CMJ and had posted at least one mp3 for you guys before.  Pretty much everyone has blogged about them by now.  I enjoyed their performance at Pianos at CMJ so much that I’ve spent all day revisiting their self-titled album.  It’s […]

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