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: How To Dress Well, Beacon, Seatraffic @ Rickshaw Stop, 12/5/12

Tom Krell (aka How To Dress Well) Wednesday night marked How To Dress Well's return to the Rickshaw Stop, making good on Tom Krell's promise during his previous San Francisco show in June. SF duo Seatraffic opened the evening, followed by a set from New York electronic duo Beacon. Epicsauce DJ Kevin Meenan spun house jams between sets. Once Seatraffic worked out a couple kinks with their custom lighting and vocals, the local drum and synth duo got the crowd dancing with a set of mostly new material. The band played in front of their self-designed backdrop, with colorful lighting [...]

Q&A: Seatraffic to open for How To Dress Well and Beacon at Rickshaw Stop, 12/5/12

San Francisco drum and synth duo Seatraffic will be opening for How To Dress Well and Beacon at Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday, December 5th, marking the duo's debut performance at this particular local venue. We caught up with Seatraffic's Mark Zannad (vocals, synths) and Brandon Harrison (drums) via email for a Q&A about their latest Bay Area happenings. Listen to Seatraffic's debut single "Crimes": Seatraffic just got added on as the opener for the awesome lineup of How To Dress Well and Beacon at Rickshaw Stop on December 5th. Did you guys have your eye on this show for a [...]

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