Mixtape: Fifteen Highlights from South by Southwest 2013 (Podcast #302)

Mixtape: Fifteen Highlights from South by Southwest 2013 (Podcast #302) As discussed earlier today, we saw a ton of great bands at South by Southwest 2013. Here are fifteen SXSW discoveries from a number of genres. As you'll see, the first half of the mix (Side A, if you will) includes some of our favorite rock, punk and psych highlights from SXSW. The second half, by contrast, is all about electronic pop. We'd previously covered a few of these acts before, but we'll be watching all of them closely in the future. For more about these bands and all of [...]

Review & Photos: Autre Ne Veut, Majical Cloudz, Bago @ Independent, 3/11/2013

Following in the footsteps of other bedroom artists turned headliners (Toro Y Moi comes to mind), Brooklyn’s Autre Ne Veut — the one-man project of Arthur Ashin — represents the best of the internet’s ability to propel talent onto bigger and bigger stages. Recently tagged with a Best New Music award from Pitchfork for his 2013 LP Anxiety, Autre Ne Veut writes nu-R&B that’s manic and catchy, stylized with layers of retro synths and creatively twisted vocals. Throughout Monday night’s well-attended show at the Independent, Ashin carried himself with a surprisingly powerful stage presence, a backwards baseball cap adding to [...]

Live This Month: March 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #301)

Live This Month: March 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #301) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. With South by Southwest leading much of independent music to converge in Austin later this month, tons of bands are hitting the road. All of them, it would seem, are playing in the San Francisco Bay Area in March. Even if you aren't going to SXSW this year, you can still catch plenty of buzzed-about acts, like Thurston Moore's [...]

Autre Ne Veut coming to The Independent with Majical Cloudz and Bago, 3/11/13

Autre Ne Veut, the solo new-R&B project of Brooklyn's Arthur Ashin, will be performing at The Independent in San Francisco on March 11 with Majical Cloudz and Bago as part of a tour in support of his second full-length album, Anxiety, out February 26 via Software/Mexican Summer. The album is the follow up to his 2010 self-titled debut. On Anxiety, Autre Ne Veut drops the lo-fi aesthetic and mysterious character persona of his first album, arriving with an emotionally charged, high definition pop sound. Watch the video for the album's first single "Counting" below, featuring Mykki Blanco. Ashin lived with [...]

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