We had to step away from the Bean for a minute, but that didn't mean we intended to miss the mayhem when Boston's Boy hit Harpers Ferry for his first live performance since shocking the world by debuting at the top of the iTunes hip-hop charts and busting headlong into the Billboard Hot 100. Our videographer Pat Howley was stage-right for the whole thing.
You couldn't resist clicking on this link, could you? Even those of you who still have yet to digest the dozens if not hundreds of new acts you caught at SXSW 2010 this past week. Did you think we had some sort of hipster crystal ball or something?
Look - we know that in this increasingly rapid multimedia age, anything that happened four minutes ago might as well have happened last century.
Below: SLEIGH BELLS perform “Crown on the Ground” at the Levis/Fader Fort, on Saturday.
See also: lots of photos from this Sleigh Bells/Bone Thugs gig, suitable for framing and putting on your wall.
Video of Beach Fossils performing Day Dream at Lovejoys, sometime during South by Southwest 2010. Shot by Addison Post. Also: stay tuned for our interview with these guys, in which they rate their favorite celebrity porn.
Video from the Vivian Girls nearly-acoustic set we mentioned before. Please excuse the shakiness, people kept hitting my bag.
I stumbled into a Vivian Girls acoustic set while walking between the Fader Fort and the Mess With Texas show. No drums (Ali played tambourine), a relatively clean guitar (meaning notes/chords were for once discernible) and a bright, boomy bass. Their vocals were hardly mic’d, but the room, which was hardly more than a concrete bunker, amplified their voices plenty.
I arrived at the Mohawk just a few beers before Fresno rhyme prodigy Fashawn gripped the mic. There was no way that I was getting up front; from the upper balcony the place looked like people soup, and heads were not surrendering their hard-fought spaces.
Good thing I brought Dubb Sicks; the Austin vagrant had just wrapped a set at the Creekside Lounge, and decided to come along.
There aren't too many people in this world that are both
self-indulgent and opinionated enough to stand and talk for three
straight hours -- Howard Stern, Rush Limbaugh, maybe the Pope if given
something lean on.Luckily for those out to get their money's
worth, Henry Rollins held nothing back Wednesday night at the
Somerville Theatre and earned his inclusion on that short list.
Although not a feature of this post, we ran in to GWAR at the convention center. That’s some rad GWAR butt on the right there. Here’s where they interviewed us.
My brain is slowly eroding. The combination of beer, little sleep and free energy drinks has not been kind to me. Anyway.
Here is a video of Thee Oh Sees playing an insane 3 am show on a pedestrian bridge in Austin. (Remember?)
Shot by Addison Post
Here is video from yesterday of BEAR IN HEAVEN playing “Dustcloud” at the Mohawk.
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Joanna Newsom tunes her own harp.I found this fascinating for
some reason. Shouldn't someone of Newsom's stature - she's niche for
sure, but still popular enough to sell out Harvard's Sanders Theatre on
St. Patrick's Day - be able to outsource such mundane tasks? Is it tough
to find a harp tuner on short notice? Does she not trust anyone else
with the job? Whatever the reason, there she was before the show tuning
away - and the amusing thing was that for a good thirty seconds or so,
everyone remained silent and watched.
Best known for the stomping blues and Appalachia-tinged roots rock of his Tarbox Ramblers, MICHAEL TARBOX takes a bit of a detour with his new solo disc. A decidedly more acoustic affair — recorded in Nashville and filled out with the occasional piano, pedal steel, fiddle, and trumpet — My Primitive Joy puts Tarbox’s voice and acoustic fingerpicking front and center, along with his shapely, dark, fateful songwriting.