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: Greg Ashley, The Wolf, Mad Rivers, Nectarine Pie + more @ Ghost Town 5/7

The Ghost Town split itself open for May's First Friday to expose 7 of the bands that call this gallery home. Like some visible man anatomy model of my youth, the mysterious innards were slowly revealed. Brain: I arrived to find long time resident, recording guru and Gris Gris mastermind Greg Ashley playing where the beer machine used to be. Sadly I missed the first few songs, but the ones I did hear were the highlight of the night. His latest lineup included upright piano, upright bass, and sax plus Ashley on guitar. The music is all instrumental and a [...]

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