Tuesday, March 26, 2013

FUZZ- Power Trio Kills it at Burgerama 2

pic courtesy of Grimygoods

At Burgerama 2- Fuzz was one of my favorite performers. Often times labeled as one of Ty Segall's and guitarist Charlie Mootharts "side projects" it feels more like a main course. Roland Cosio rounds out the power trio providing incredible bass lines. They stun me every time I see them.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

SXSW: Afghan Whigs with Usher, Sinkane and much LOVE for Lil Wayne

It was Usher's first time at SXSW and he certainly made an impact as he joined Afghan Whigs on stage about 2 minutes into their cover of his song Climax. The crowd at the Fader Fort went nuts and from that point on Usher was firmly in the house. The new band performed AW's Somethin Hot, and then Usher introduced Sinkane and they all grooved on Sinkane's Runnin. The surprising set finished off with Usher's OMG as a love and positive vibe ode to Lil Wayne. As they all exited the stage the crowd chanted "USHER" "USHER" and "One More Song" but no encore came. You can catch the entire set below!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Altamont Unofficial Showcase at The Sailor Jerry House (Free w/ RSVP on Do512)

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Altamont Unofficial Showcase at The Sailor Jerry House (Free w/ RSVP on Do512)

Altamont, Blundertown & Cultist present: Altamont Unofficial Showcase at The Sailor Jerry House (Free w/ RSVP on Do512)

Fri. 03/15 | 12:00PM - Fri. 03/15 | 7:00PM @ Gypsy Lounge (map)
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Free Entry with RSVP on Do512!
Event Details
Altamont, Blundertown & Cultist present 
Altamont Unofficial Showcase at The Sailor Jerry House 
Friday, March 15th  //  12pm - 7pm
Free Entry with RSVP on Do512

Sailor Jerry House
Gypsy Lounge
1504 E 6th Street

It's not that we're saying we have the best party in Austin, but we kind of have the best party in Austin.
On Friday March 15th, come to Altamont/ Blundertown and Cultist presents The Altamont Showcase at The Sailor Jerry House.

If you like awesome bands like Hanni El Khatib, King Tuff, Pangea, Nu Sensae, White Lung, Hunters, The Blind Shake, Meat Market, and Lovely Bad Things, good music by DJs Shannon Cornett and Yasi Cultist, warm happiness by Sailor Jerry, and you know, making memories that will last a lifetime (or about 12 minutes, depending on how much time you spend with Sailor Jerry).
For the more cavalier (or just-plain-nuts) Sailor Jerry has teamed up withDowntown Terry Brown to give free tattoos on a first-come-first-served basis.  You’ll have your choice between classic Anchor, Cherry, Star, Swallow or Shark but here’s the rub: you’ll have to throw darts at a board to choose your image.

Cheap Drinks, must be 21+



Monday, March 11, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Check out the Sailor Jerry SXSW shows - AND cool Posters


8pm * FREE * 21+ with ID
20:00 – 20:20 LANTERN
20:35 – 20:55 BIRDCLOUD
21:10 - 21:30 WHITE MYSTERY
21:40 - 22:00 *SPECIAL GUEST*
22:10 – 22:30 PEOPLE’S TEMPLE
22:45 – 23:15 *SPECIAL GUEST*
-CMRYTZ The Band


12-7 pm * FREE * 21+ with ID
12 NOON - doors
12:00 - Al Lover
12:45 - Hellshovel
01:30 - Acid Baby Jesus
02:15 - Mood Rings
03:00 - Chris Cohen
03:45 - Sinkane
04:30 - Jacco Gardner
05:15 - Jacuzzi Boys
06:00 - Shannon & The Clams
06:45 - Besnard Lakes


12pm * FREE * 21+ with ID
13:00 – 13:45 - CHAD MEATBODIES
14:00 – 14:45 - PANGEA
15:00 – 15:45 - WHITE LUNG
16:00 – 16:45 - NU SENSAE
17:00 – 17:45 - KING TUFF
18:00 – 19:00 - HANNI EL KHATIB
DJ Sets by Shannon Cornett & Yasi Cultist


12 pm * FREE * 21+ with ID
13:00 – 13:30 - NIGHT BEATS (inside)
13:30 – 14:10 - NOBUNNY
14:30 – 15:00 - AUDACITY
15:00 – 15:30 - RESIDUELS (inside)
15:30 – 16:00 - JACUZZI BOYS
16:15 – 16:45 - SHANNON AND THE CLAMS
17:00 – 17:30 - WAMPIRE
18:00 - 18:?? - The SPITS
Plus a Black Lips DJ set

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Video: Spirit Vine- "Pluto Why" -

The video of Spirit Vine's Pluto Why as directed by Karri Bowman has luscious black and white tones in that 70's Italian Neo Realistic sense (but maybe neo post punk is more like it). Stark and abstract imagery, sexual peccadilloes and a lot of smoking cigs pave the way for soaring guitars, evocative vocals and a bridge break that feels like a carnival of lost souls soaked in Absinthe. Repeated viewing advised.

Robb Donker

Spirit Vine - "Pluto Why" from Karri Bowman on Vimeo.

Suburban Living Share New Single and Announce Always Eyes 7" out on Dialog Records April 16th // Head to SXSW

Norfolk, VA native, Suburban Living is back with a new-wave flecked dream pop single, to be released on April 16th (Dialog Records). The one man project of Wesley Bunch weaves shimmery shoegaze with new wave textual synths and reverb for that blissed out sound evoking wistful abandon of youth and endless nights.
A follow-up to last summer's, Cooper's Dream EP, "Always Eyes," which premiered yesterday over at Consequence of Sound, is an extension of Bunch's signature sound, full of echoing vocals, 80s styled guitar riffs and whip-cracking drums that COS say, "make you itch for summer."
Suburban Living embark on a mini Southeast tour before descending upon Austin for SXSW.
Always Eyes 7"
Out April 16, 2013 on Dialog Records
Track Listing:
1. Always Eyes
2. Video Love

3. Club Kids (Digital Bonus Track)
Suburban Living on Tour
3.07 | The Wave | Norfolk, VA
3.08 | Satellite Bar | Wilmington, NC
3.09 | Savannah Stopover | Savannah, GA
3.11 | Voodoo Lounge | Huntsville, AL
3.13 | Austin Convention Center (Official SXSW Showcase) | Austin, TX
3.14 | The Brewery Exchanged (Free Now! Party) | Austin, TX
3.14 | H&H on 7th | Austin, TX
3.15 | Peckerheads (MOKB/INDIGENOUS Vaya Con Tacos Party) | Austin, TX
3.16 | Pearl St. Co-op | Austin, TX
3.16 | Esther's Follies (Official SXSW Showcase) | Austin, TX






Cheatahs premiered a new song, "Fall," today on Pitchfork. The track, a work in progress that offers a preview of what's to come from their upcoming proper debut LP, can now be streamed here: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/15085-fall/. The East London-based band has been busy in the studio since early this year self-producing the album, which will be released later this summer on Wichita Recordings. Extended Plays, a compilation of their two UK-released 2012 EPs Coared and SANS, was released on February 5th, 2013 via Wichita, and has earned the four-piece praise from All Music Guide, Big Takeover, Blurt, CMJ, and TheFader.com, among others.

Next week, Cheatahs will embark on their first North American tour that begins in Austin, TX at SXSW. The band is confirmed to play four times at the festival before heading out in support of Wavves and FIDLAR on a month-long, multiple sell-out tour. A current itinerary is below.

Born in a Camden pub and rooted in multinational friendships - vocalist/guitarist Nathan Hewitt is Canadian, bassist Dean Reid is American, drummer Marc Raue is German, and guitarist James Wignall is English - Cheatahs have wasted no time since forming two years ago. After releasing a few tapes and 7"s on various labels, their debut EP Coared - recorded and produced by Reid - was released on Marshall Teller Records in the UK this past June and caught praise from NME ("...by pushing the hooks and melodies to the fore and not just relying on the 'sound', this new quartet are elevating themselves to be one of the best"). Wichita signed the band, which had already recorded a follow-up EP's worth of music in their Hackney studio, after a fortuitous Milk Music support slot in London last summer. The SANS EP was released in the UK through the label in November 2012 - earning a 5-star review from The Fly ("Cheatahs splice American fuzz with moody British introspection. A head-spinning reminder of the raw power of guitar strings and vocal chords") - and Extended Plays followed in the US in February.

Cheatahs tour dates:

MAR. 13            AUSTIN, TX                             CHEER UP CHARLIE'S
 (Echo/Origami SXSW Throwdown; 1:40pm set  time; 1104 E. 6th St.)
MAR. 14            AUSTIN, TX                             CLUB DEVILLE
 (InSound party; 4:10pm set time; 900 Red River  St.)
MAR. 14            AUSTIN, TX                             MOHAWK
 (Paradigm showcase; 10pm set time; 912 Red  River St.)
MAR. 15            AUSTIN, TX                             CLUB DEVILLE
 (Paradigm showcase; 8pm set time; 900 Red River  St.)
MAR. 17            DALLAS, TX                             PROPHET BAR*
MAR. 19            TUCSON, AZ                            CLUB CONGRESS*
MAR. 20            LOS ANGELES, CA                  THE ECHO (SOLD OUT)*
MAR. 21            SAN DIEGO, CA                       THE CASBAH*
MAR. 22            SAN FRANCISCO, CA               BOTTOM OF THE HILL (SOLD OUT)*
MAR. 23            SANTA BARBARA, CA              VELVET JONES*
MAR. 27            DENVER, CO                            LARIMER LOUNGE*
MAR. 28            OMAHA, NE                              THE WAITING ROOM*
MAR. 29            MINNEAPOLIS, MN                   7TH STREET ENTRY (SOLD OUT)*
MAR. 30            MILWAUKEE, WI                       THE RAVE BAR*
APR. 1              CHICAGO, IL                             SUBTERRANEAN (SOLD OUT)*
APR. 2              COLUMBUS, OH                        THE BASEMENT*
APR. 3              CLEVELAND, OH                       GROG SHOP*
APR. 4              DETROIT, MI                             MAGIC STICK*
APR. 5              TORONTO, ON                          HORSESHOE TAVERN*
APR. 6              MONTREAL, QC                        LA SALA ROSSA*
APR. 8              BOSTON, MA                            BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL*
APR. 9              PHILADELPHIA, PA                   JOHNNY BRENDA'S (SOLD OUT)*
APR. 11            BROOKLYN, NY                        GLASSLANDS (SOLD OUT)*
APR. 12            BROOKLYN, NY                        SHEA STADIUM (SOLD OUT)*
APR. 13            WASHINGTON, DC                    ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL (SOLD OUT)*
APR. 14            RALEIGH, NC                            KING'S BARCADE*
APR. 15            ATLANTA, GA                           DRUNKEN UNICORN*
APR. 16            NASHVILLE, TN                        MERCY LOUNGE*
APR. 18            HOUSTON, TX                          FITZGERALD'S*
APR. 20            PHOENIX, AZ                           THE CRESCENT BALLROOM*
APR. 22            LOS ANGELES, CA                  THE SMELL (SOLD OUT)*
* supporting Wavves and FIDLAR

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Filter SXSW- Tumblr Showcases and MORE!


FILTER Creative Group Reveals 2013 SXSW Showcases, Line-ups and More: March 13-16
• FILTER Creative Group Activates SXSW Showcases for Tumblr, Dickies, Dr. Martens, GAP, DTS, Absolut, Brixton, Macy’s American Rag, Macbeth Footwear, FedEx Office, Slacker Radio, ASCAP, OXFAM and more
• 2013 Marks the Unprecedented SXSW-Sanctioned Takeover of One of Austin’s Most Acclaimed Streets: “FILTER on Rainey, Powered by Tumblr”
• FILTER Creative Group Returns to Cedar Street Courtyard to Present “FILTER Magazine’s Showdown at Cedar Street”
• FILTER Magazine Showcase Highlights Include: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Cold War Kids, Local Natives, Fitz and the Tantrums, Divine Fits, Joy Formidable, Talib Kweli, !!!, Wavves, Ra Ra Riot + More
sxsw_filter+tumblr flyer_ Placeholder High Res Coming in Morning
FILTER Creative Group, publisher of FILTER Magazine, is proud to announce their official 2013 SXSW showcases, taking place between March 13-16: http://bit.ly/XYM84L. Eight showcases mark FILTER Creative Group’s ascent into Austin, TX, bringing some of the festival’s most highly-touted brands and exceptional musical performances to the SXSW Music Festival this year. FILTER brand partners include: Tumblr, Dickies, Dr. Martens, GAP, DTS, Absolut, Brixton, Macy’s American Rag, Macbeth Footwear, FedEx Office, Slacker Radio, ASCAP, OXFAM and more.
2013 will also unveil the unprecedented takeover of the city’s historic Rainey Street District - FILTER on Rainey, Powered by Tumbr. The FILTER on Rainey block party will provide its brand partners with individualized headquarter-hubs to best target and reach music fans, providing unparalleled and unforgettable SXSW experiences for all. Also returning to SXSW 2013 will be the infamous FILTER Magazine’s Showdown at Cedar Street, now in its 11th year.
Visit FILTER Magazine online (www.filtermagazine.com) and FILTER on Tumblr (www.filtermagazine.tumblr.com) leading up to and during SXSW for info and updates on all events and showcases.
FILTER on Rainey, Powered by Tumblr's Full Showcase Line-up and Schedule
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Location: Lustre Pearl
2:00 PM The Wild Feathers
3:00 PM Solid Gold
4:00 PM In the Valley Below
5:00 PM !!!
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Location: Bar 96
1:05 PM Kim Janssen
1:45 PM Paceshifters
2:30 PM The Black Atlantic
3:15 PM Bombay Show Pig
4:00 PM traumahelikopter
4:45 PM Jacco Gardner
5:30 PM Blaudzun
Date: Friday, March 15, 2013
Location: Clive Bar
2:00 PM Vacationer
3:00 PM Ducktails
4:00 PM Peace
5:00 PM Shout Out Louds
6:00 PM RaRaRiot
9:00 PM Kitten
11:00 PM Andrew W.K.
12:00 AM Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013
Location: Clive Bar
2:00 PM Summer Twins
3:00 PM Papa
4:00 PM Nobunny
5:00 PM Natural Child
6:00 PM Thee Oh Sees
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Location: Clive Bar
2:00 PM The Neighbourhood
3:00 PM Blondfire
4:00 PM Guards
5:00 PM Akron/Family
6:00 PM Lord Huron
9:00 PM K.I.D.S
10:00 PM Willy Moon
11:00 PM Michael Kiwanuka
12:00 AM Cold War Kids
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Location: Clive Bar
2:00 PM Allah-Las
2:45 PM Tijuana Panthers
3:30 PM Superhumanoids
4:15 PM Bass Drum of Death
5:00 PM Hanni El Khatib
9:00 PM Icky Blossoms
10:00 PM Sinkane
11:00 PM Delorean
12:00 AM !!!
  • Dr. Martens Presents FILTER On Rainey Showcases http://bit.ly/VgjIGq Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013 Location: Bar 96
3:00 PM Airplane Boys
4:00 PM Gemini Club
5:00 PM The Thermals
6:00 PM Surfer Blood
9:30 PM Caveman
10:30 PM Hunters
11:30 PM Flatbush Zombies
11:50 PM A$AP Ferg
12:30 AM Killer Mike
Date: Friday, March 15, 2013
Location: Bar 96
3:00 PM No
4:00 PM Bleeding Rainbow
5:00 PM White Lung
6:00 PM Bleached
9:30 PM Phosphorescent
10:30 PM Metz
11:30 PM King Tuff
12:30 AM Wavves
  • Dickies Presents FILTER On Rainey Showcases: http://bit.ly/Y7LyTU Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013 Location: Lustre Pearl
3:00 PM Generationals
4:00 PM Diamond Rings
5:00 PM St. Lucia
6:00 PM Icona Pop
9:00 PM Big K.R.I.T.
10:00 PM TBA
11:00 PM Toro Y Moi
12:00 AM Divine Fits
Date: Friday, March 15, 2013
Location: Lustre Pearl
3:00 PM No Ceremony///
4:00 PM Gold Fields
5:00 PM Young Galaxy
6:00 PM Frightened Rabbit
9:00 PM Small Black
10:00 PM DIIV
11:00 PM The Joy Formidable12:00 AM Fitz and the Tantrums
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013
Location: Lustre Pearl
2:00 PM Bear Mountain
3:00 PM Toy
4:00 PM Poolside
5:00 PM Talib Kweli
American Rag Presents FILTER Magazine’s Showdown at Cedar Street: http://bit.ly/YwDz30
Date: Thursday, March 14
Location: Cedar Street Courtyard
11:00 AM Sóley
11:40 AM Ásgeir Trausti
12:20 AM Ólafur Arnalds
1:00 PM Bastille
2:00 PM Charli XCX
3:00 PM Willy Moon
4:00 PM Shout Out Louds
5:00 PM Local Natives
Date: Friday, March 15:
Location: Cedar Street Courtyard
11:00 AM NP
11:40 AM Kamp!
12:20 PM Brodka
1:00 PM Haerts
1:45 PM St. Lucia
2:30 PM Ms Mr
3:20 PM Wild Belle
4:10 PM The Neighbourhood
5:15 PM Haim
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013
Location: Cedar Street Courtyard
11:00 AM Mikhael Paskalev
12:20 PM Young Dreams
1:00 PM IO Echo
2:00 PM K.I.D.S
3:00 PM Wildcat! Wildcat!
4:00 PM TBA
5:00 PM Surfer Blood
About FILTER Creative Group at SXSW
FILTER’s history at SXSW runs deep, as FILTER showcases have become some of the most highly sought after destinations for both emerging and established artists to perform, including She and Him, Broken Bells, Grimes, Kendrick Lamar, Miike Snow, Dinosaur Jr., Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Of Monsters and Men, YACHT, Keane, Snow Patrol and even helping to jump start the careers of bands such as Foster the People, Cold War Kids and Kaiser Chiefs.
About FILTER Creative Group
FILTER Creative Group is an industry leading entertainment and creative marketing agency devoted to championing quality brands, music, fashion film and credible services. FILTER has implemented successful marketing and advertising campaigns for numerous major companies, including Toyota, Macys, Dickies, Nike, Universal, Warner Brothers, Capitol Music Group, Interscope Records, Columbia Records, Spotify American Rag, SONY, Guitar Center, Landmark Theatres, Converse, and many others. FILTER Creative Group also has a publishing company that produces the international music magazine, FILTER.
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©2013 FILTER Magazine | Los Angeles, CA

Monday, March 4, 2013

Video: Miami Zombie by Wide Streets - Music on Bath Salts

Wide Streets' Miami Zombie from the upcoming album "Saga of the Bruja" is an art punk jigsaw puzzle of a song with tight angular bursts of drums and guitars, spicy leads and Jet Elfman's cool vocals that (on this track) reminds me of an angry Isaac Brock (of Modest Mouse). I absolutely love the jammy nature of this song BUT hate how short it is. Yes, it is like a tasty dinner that a mean waitress pulls away before you finish gorging yourself. The video as directed by Grant White (shot in all the lo quality of a 1970's snuff film) is bathed in kool aid colors and plays like a surreal bath salts horror movie. I want more and will just have to play Miami Zombies over and over again.
Robb Donker

Wide Streets is Tabor Allen on drums, Danny Miller on Guitar, Jet Elfman on vocals and guitar, and Chris Nowak on Bass.
Wide Streets Facebook 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Video: Ingenue- Atoms For Peace - "Playful and tender"

The video for Ingenue, the 3rd track on the Atoms For Peace Amok album shows Thom Yorke and Fukiko Takase as twins dressed like proper English gentlemen. The light brown tightly cut suits makes you think of the late 19th century and for whatever reason suits Thom more than skinny jeans. Maybe it is a look he should adopt more often. The choreography by Wayne McGregor (the man responsibly for Thom's dance moves in the Lotus Flower video) while playful and abstract also evokes tender emotions. While a lot of music blogs have been downplaying the impact of the Amok album, I can tell you that Ingenue and other tracks seep into your psyche over time and besides, Atoms For Peace is creating art that pleases themselves like all true artists should.
Robb Donker


You know like the back of your hand
Who let em in
You got me into this mess so
You get me out.

You know like the back of your hand
Your bell jar.
Your collection.

You get me into this mess.
Fools rushing in, yeah,
And they know it.

The seeds of the dandelion you know blow away.
In good time, I hope, I pray.
If I'm not there now physically,
I'm always before you
Come what may.

And you know it.
Fools rushing in
Well you know it.
Who let them in?

Well you know it
Gone with a touch of your hand
Gone with a touch of your hand
Move through the moment
Though it betrays
Jackals and flames
If I knew now
What I knew then
Just give me more time
I hope and pray
I mistake all you say
The seeds of the dandelion you blow away

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Belle Mare- Debut- "The Boat of the Fragile Mind" EP

Brooklyn's Belle Mare Announce Debut, The Boat Of The Fragile Mind EP and Share Dreamy First Single

Download "The Boat Of The Fragile Mind" MP3 // Soundcloud

Belle Mare are a dreamer's soundscape. This Brooklyn duo of Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone meld beautifully sparse instrumentals and hushed vocals for a enchanting and richly textured sonic experience. Their combination of nostalgic melodic subtleties and modern synth results in a hypnotic and introspective debut with, The Boat of the Fragile Mind EP. The first single and title track, "The Boat Of The Fragile Mind," is an extension of Belle Mare's ability to craft delicate and haunting pop ballads that seep under your skin, recalling early era Mazzy Star.
Recorded in the confines of Servidone's Brooklyn apartment, this eight song offering of melancholiac dream pop and folk imbued with what Brooklyn Vegan calls, a "lovely air of mystery"that's a twist of old-time chanteuse, adorned with glinted pianos, and spacious textures. The Boat Of The Fragile Mind EP is officially out on April 9th and can be pre-ordered here.

Download The Boat Of The Fragile Mind EP for Reviews

The Boat Of The Fragile Mind EP
Out April 9th, 2013
Track Listing:
1. Charade
2. The Once Happy Heart
3. The Boat Of The Fragile Mind
4. All This Time
5. Deep In Your Dark
6. The City
7. Rehearsed Lines
8. So Long

The Trashparty- Watch some great skis and snowboard abuse

Whether it is on snow, concrete or in the ocean- snowboarding, skating or surfing, I love watching top shelf athletes pushing the envelope, doing their tricks and getting high off the try and success (when they nail it).

Even Brekke
William Navarro
Daniel Jacobsen
Asbjørn Kravik
Chris Helberg
Mikael Luksepp
Maria Hilde
Magnus Støre
Emil Sollie
Directed & Edited by: Chris Helberg
Produced by: Anders Halfdansen & Magnus Støre

The TrashParty ep 1 s3 from The TrashParty on Vimeo.