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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 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.

 

by Evan Sawdey

23 Mar 2010


Donwill
Don Cusack in High Fidelity
(Interdependent Media)
Releasing: 23 March

Backpack wrapper decides to put out a solo debut that’s actually a concept album based off of… High Fidelity. No, really. Tracks include “Top 5 Breakups” and “Championship Vinyl”, which don’t necessarily mirror the film beat-for-beat, but instead Donwill uses it as a jumping off point for his very top-notch rhymes, all while flanked by some ready-for-radio beats that I was actually quite impressed with. 

“Laura’s Song” [MP3]
     

“Pu**y Rules the World” [MP3]
     

“I See You” (Unmastered version) [MP3]
     

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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