Monday, April 1 2013
They've been one of the stalwart bands of the jamrock scene since the late '90s, ever pushing the envelope with catchy melodic tunes, big grooves and melty psychedelic jams.
Sunday, March 31 2013
The Society for Ethical Culture’s Concert Hall seems to be the ideal venue for Low's somber songs to unfold, because the duo’s showing on the New York date of their current tour was unbelievably gripping.
Thursday, March 28 2013
The Men's new album might have brought in a new set of country and classic rock influences, but in this show the band are keen not to lose sight of their own, more modern set of roots.
Wednesday, March 27 2013
After a long hiatus from Milwaukee, Leonard Cohen returned with a three-hour show that left little room for complaint.
Tuesday, March 26 2013
We need more of these places—not just special events like renaissance festivals, comic cons, and indie craft fairs, but every day events that build this welcoming come-as-you-are sense of community.
Monday, March 25 2013
The shoegaze legends are back touring in support of their hugely anticipated and epically delayed new album. So it's a bit strange they hardly play any of it.
Thursday, March 21 2013
The soon-to-be Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductees show why they deserve the recognition with a stellar career-spanning set
The quintet has established a chemistry that many bands never reach, carving out a career as dedicated road warriors and party kings who always deliver the goods.
Monday, March 18 2013
Although the big brands wouldn't have you know it, there's still lots of talented, indie bands littering the SXSW landscape. You just have to know where to look.
Friday, March 15 2013
The atmosphere at the Scratched Vinyl SHowcase was one steady thump of laidback head-nod while amazing emcees jumped in with the loving crowd, who rose halfway up to meet the performance.
Maybe the Academy could learn a thing or two from the good people at SXSW. They absolutely got one right when they chose Short Term 12 as the best of the fest (narrative category).
A solid drama about juvenile reform facilities, a touching documentary from Mexico about love, a terrible Chilean film that demanded too much of its viewers: This was SXSW Film day six.
Thursday, March 14 2013
One writer dares to brave the new world of SXSW music without *gulp* proper credentials.
That headline is not a typo. Tuesday, the fifth day of SXSW's film programming, found me doing a few things I usually do not: going to documentaries and being impressed with Paul Walker.
VHS and vinyl have gone out of fashion over the years, adored only by serious collectors and intrigued music/film fans. Two new documentaries at SXSW explored the importance of these mediums and of the artists who use them to communicate.
Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba returns to the spotlight at SXSW with his new project, Twin Falls. The result has fans wondering why he left his preeminent work light years behind.
Victor Teran and Youssef Delara's Snap is an intricate examination of a deeply troubled man whose fascination with a young social worker may lead him to the brink.
Wednesday, March 13 2013
Whether from people waiting in line for another film or random occupants of the press room, you can't go anywhere at SXSW without being reminded of JGL.
Love him or hate him, James Franco is a conversation starter. His newest, Spring Breakers, might leave you speechless.
Films about crime abound, but where they take us and what they say is what really matters. 12 O'Clock Boys and LICKS both have the potential to contribute something new to the discourse on poverty and crime in society, but only one succeeds.