Wednesday, March 08, 2006

fri. march march 17, 2006

lots of tough decisions to be made on the third night of sxsw. this seems to be the night that a lot of the heavy hitters come out. let us give them a looksy:

8:00 pm
Brakes @ Blendar Bar at the Ritz here's the answer to why Electric Soft Parade is at sxsw
the Mendoza Line @ Maggie Mae's i think i've seen the ML at maggie mae's
the Brunettes @ Red Eyed Fly opened for the Shins last year
the Last Town Chorus @ the Velvet Spade quite pleasent new yorkers

9:00 pm
Diamond Nights @ Buffalo Billiards how are these guys not even indie-huge yet?
Great Lake Swimmers @ Maggie Mae's Misra showcase hits its stride
Billy Bragg @ Cedar Street Courtyard plays sxsw every year...a good thing
Isobel Campell @ Dirty Dog Bar will it be interesting w/out Lanegan
Head of Femur @ Habana Calle 6 outsider pop

10:00 pm
Eric Bachman @ the 18h Floor at Capitol Place curiously not playing as Crooked Fingers?
A Hawk and a Hacksaw @ Blender Balcony at the Ritz vintage sounds from NMH's Barnes
the Boy Least Likely To @ Elysium practically A4D's mascott band
Marissa Nadler @ Emo's IV a lot sounds like this right nwo, but she's still good
Sukpatch @ Latitude 30 long overdue for their own A4D entry...soon
Ariel Pink @ Fox and Hound folk freakout attempts to outfreak headliners Animal Collective
the Subways @ Stubbs sometimes i like their album
Genders @ the Velvet Spade Patio dubby tigerbeat detroit oddballs

11:00 pm
Editors @ Blender Bar at the Ritz better than Interpol...significantly better
Dungen @ Buffalo Billiards the new Bardo Pond?
Asobi Seksu @ Elysium one of my fave albums for over a year
Metric @ Stubbs i'll see them a week later

12:00 am
Tim O'Reagan @ the 18h Floor at Capitol Place former Jayhawks gone solo
the Spinto Band @ Friends darkhorse 2005 album of the year for many
Shearwater @ Maggie Mae's Okkervil side-project that's just as engaging
the Most Serene Republic @ Spiros mostly known for their Stars remix

1:00 am
Neko Case @ Antone's ...Neko Case
Love is All @ Elysium would be tops on my who to see list
Antietam @ Club de Ville left me speechless when i saw they were playing. very quietly could be one of the best sets
Bad Wizard @ Flamingo Cantina my vote for best rock band few know about
Tapes n' Tapes @ Latitude 30 blog darlings
Electric Soft Parade @ Nuno's Upstairs american-sounding brit pop. no, not like Bush
Caroline @ Whiskey Bar current A4d crush

Neko Case "Hold On, Hold On"
Asobi Seksu "Sooner"
the Subways "Staring at the Sun (TV on the Radio cover)"
Sukpatch "Stuck On Me"
Caroline "Where's My Love"


At 7:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh, I definitely have to send this post's link to my friend who needs some sxsw guidance ...

Good call on the Asobi Seksu ... going to see them in a few wks and can't wait

At 8:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that Neko Case song, good post.


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