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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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Recommended Saturday Show: Rural Alberta Advantage and The Loom at Mercury Lounge

I think that Rural Alberta Advantage are a little hit overhyped, but they have some good songs, like the one below.  They don’t hit you right away, but are quiet growers; their sincerity gets its hooks in you and you end up going back for more, like a safe, familiar place.  It’s fitting that they’re […]

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Recommended Wednesday Show: Rural Alberta Advantage and Kittens Ablaze at Bowery Ballroom

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-bSQWRM7_I&hl=en&fs=1&] If you didn’t manage to get tickets to Sufjan (to hear his cool new classical project, BQE), then I’d suggest hitting up the Rural Alberta Advantage/Kittens Ablaze Show.  RAA recently got signed to Saddle Creek (Conor Oberst’s old label) and will probably have a nice, long career ahead of them.  I’m not bowled over […]

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Recommended Tuesday Show: The Loom at Pianos

I recently wrote a post on how great The Loom’s music is.  Tomorrow is the last date for their January Piano’s residency.  The Loom’s tunes are incredibly listenable, textured creations, and their use of multiple instruments should guarantee that this is a fun show even if you’re not completely familiar with the music.  I’ve included […]

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