SXSW ’11 Videos

Here are a couple performance I captured while at SXSW.

Kevin Devine – “Tapdance” @ St. David’s Historic Sanctuary

Mister Heavenly @ Emo’s


LL the Album’s Best Photos From SXSW ’11

I took way too many pictures out SXSW. Here are some I liked more than the others.

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TV on the Radio

The Antlers

Electric Child

Death From Above 1979

DFA Riot

Okkervil River




Sharon Van Etten

Kevin Devine

Tapes ‘n Tapes

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SXSW ’11 Day Four Recap

SXSW came in like a lion and went out like a lion roids. Day 4 featured the first show from a reunited Death From Above 1979, Okkervil River, Kevin Devine, Dog Day, Fake Problems, and a riot. Check it.

SXSW ’11 Day Three Recap

One, two, three times a blogger… I’m covering SXSW 2011 for The Newshouse. Day 3 included TV on the Radio, OFF!, Ted Leo, Wild Flag, The Photo Atlas, Skrillex, and, unfortunately, Dom. Check it.

SXSW ’11 Day Two Recap

Again, I’m covering SXSW 2011 for The Newshouse. Day 2 included P.O.S., Maps & Atlases, Sharon Van Etten, Say Hi, and We Are Hex. Check it.

SXSW ’11 Day One Recap

I’m covering SXSW for The Newshouse. Day 1 included The Antlers, Now, Now, The Dodos, Mister Heavenly, The Gay Blades, Four Fists, Darwin Deez, Deafheaven, and Young Man. Check it.

3OH!3 Feature From The Inlander

Memory Lane

The dance-pop duo 3OH!3 on laser wolves and drinking in the Big Red Wagon.

Prior to 3OH!3’s sold-out show at the Knitting Factory last November, Sean Foreman went exploring. He searched around downtown Spokane for the place his band had played another sold-out show just two years prior. He was unsuccessful in his quest.

I snuck into that show at the Blvd — a building that was flattened to build a parking lot in 2009 — so Foreman’s search brought back memories. Stage-front at a 3OH!3 show is a throbbing heap of bodies. And that night, particularly, featured a typical 3OH!3 audience: high schoolers, college kids, backwards-cap dude-bros, girls with Day-Glo-colored spaghetti straps and sharp-angled, post-emo haircuts. All the energy expelled by 3OH!3 was matched by the dancing masses bouncing up and down.

After the band had cleared the stage and the crowd began to disperse, it became evident that all our jumping around had almost collapsed the floor in front of the stage.

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