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by PopMatters Staff

24 Mar 2010


SXSW is the perfect place for sites to load up on performance footage of all the buzz bands. So, of course, we have a clip from xx playing for KCRW. The London band performs a streamlined take on “Crystalised”. Yeah, I know everything they do is “streamlined”, but this stretches their patented minimalism even further.

Here’s an earlier live take on the tune from another public radio outlet, KEXP, late last year.

by Jayson Harsin

24 Mar 2010


Watch the Carolina Chocolate Drops’ performance of “Snowden’s Jig (Genuine Negro Jig)” at the Galaxy Room in Austin.

by Jessy Krupa

24 Mar 2010


At one point in the last episode, Joel mockingly told Julia that “Only a Braverman can criticize another Braverman”, but anyone could criticize this episode, which saw most of the characters acting irrational and silly for no apparent reason.

It all started when Sarah illogically pressured Julia and Joel to hire Amber as their babysitter for “date night”. Later on, when they politely canceled, Sarah guilted her sister into changing her mind by telling her that Amber was sad about it and the “go-to girl of babysitting” in their old neighborhood. This was all a lie, because Sarah herself doubted her daughter. Despite the fact that she made vulgar accusations about her brother in front of the rest of the family and smoked a cigarette as she told Haddie to lie to her parents because “they’re like termites”, Amber did turn out to be a good babysitter. While making “paper turtles” with Sydney, she even noticed that her mother was sneaking around outside, trying to check up on them.

by PopMatters Staff

24 Mar 2010


Lennon and Dylan share a spot of nutty chit chat in the back of a taxi in 1966, clearly a bit inspired by an illicit substance or two. Of course, they “talk” about music and riff on Johnny Cash, while Dylan tries to convince Lennon that he should live in Texas. Funny stuff

by PopMatters Staff

24 Mar 2010


Seattle indie rockers Minus the Bear played two live tunes last week in Austin for Spin TV.

 
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The Moving Pixels Podcast Looks at the Scenic Vistas and Human Drama of 'Firewatch'

// Moving Pixels

"This week we consider the beautiful world that Campo Santo has built for us to explore and the way that the game explores human relationships through its protagonist's own explorations within that world.

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