SXSW 2012: Saturday

10 04 2012

(All photos courtesy of Kara Schectman Photography)

At this point, I’m pretty much running off of breakfast tacos and Tito’s vodka. And whatever free chips they’re handing out. Today on the agenda was the Rachel Ray day party, Filter Showdown at Cedar Street, Hype Hotel, Rachel Ray Greenhouse, etc. Protip: There’s no time to stop and eat at festival or you’ll lose precious minutes. Always keep moving. And drinking.

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SXSW 2012: Friday

10 04 2012

(Of Monsters and Men were the highlight of Friday. All photos courtesy of Kara Schectman Photography)

Friday I played host to the 2nd annual Local Edge at SXSW unoffish day party at Doc’s (more on that in a separate post). But that wasn’t the only event on my Friday agenda. I hit up the Spin day party, the Filter Showdown at Cedar Street party, and the Windish Agency showcase. Can’t stop. Won’t stop.

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SXSW 2012: Thursday

10 04 2012

Miike Snow at Lustre Pearl (All photos courtesy of Kara Schectman Photography)

This truly is my favorite time of the year. It’s like Christmas for hipsters. Hopefully you followed my hijinx on Twitter (@themark23) throughout the fest for my ridiculous observations. My Thursday at SXSW consisted of:

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35 Denton Preview: Day 2

5 03 2012

(Bethan: Come and play with us)

The outdoor main stages open for day two of #35D. They worked out great last year, so let’s hope the weather holds up this year.

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35 Denton Preview: Day 1

5 03 2012

(Final Club is, ah, real comfortable with each other)

Ah yes, it’s my favorite time of year: festival season. And it all starts with the four day walkable conferette in Denton America, 35 Denton. Here’s a real quick rundown of where you should be on Thursday. But above all, go see tons of bands you’ve never heard of. Trust me.

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CD Review: Quaker City Night Hawks

1 07 2011

This article originally appeared in the Dallas Observer.

Rock ‘n’ roll is not what it used to be. But don’t tell that to Fort Worth‘s Quaker City Night Hawks, whose debut album, ¡Torquila Torquila!, is clearly from another time—a time when there was nothing better than a drive down a dusty road with a cigarette in your mouth, the top off your Firebird Trans Am and Creedence Clearwater Revival on the radio.

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Ticket Giveaway: Portugal, The Man/Telekinesis

17 05 2011

Don’t be “that guy” at this Friday’s Portugal, the Man show at the Granada. Get there early for the openers, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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Ticket Giveaway: Portugal, the Man

16 05 2011

We’ve got some tix to a pretty great show this Friday at the Granada Theater that we think you’ll be interested in.

Portland-based Portugal, the Man will bring their psychedelic indie prog-rock to Lower Greenville and we want you to be there! All you need to do is answer one question: What is the capital of Portugal? First to email the correct answer to wins a pair. Good luck, and stay tuned for more chances to win this week!

Portugal, the Man plays the Granada Theater Friday, May 20. Telekinesis and Unknown Mortal Orchestra open. Tickets available here.


Calhoun: Live In-Studio

3 05 2011

Ft. Worth’s Calhoun dropped by The Local Edge for a little acoustic action. Their latest record, Heavy Sugar (Idol), is easily their best to date and one of the best albums I’ve heard this year.

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Air Review: First Listen

2 05 2011

We’ve long been fans of Dallas’ Air Review and their brand of anthemic rock-pop. They’ve spent most of the time since their fantastic debut LP, Landmarks, in the recording studio. One of the most ambitious bands in the area are now readying a new EP for release in the Fall, and they’re previewing it online.

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