It's that time of year again. SXSW is ready to rock and roll, and once again, the Phoenix is all over it. In addition to our latest online tour diaries, detailing Liz Pelly's trek to Texas with Quilt and P. Nick Curran's road escapades in You Can Be A Wesley, we're sending eight writers and photogs to Austin next week to capture everything that happens.
Union Square in Somerville certainly was blowing the fuck up this past Friday night. Not only did Radio open in grand fashion with the likes of the Organ Beats and Sidewalk Driver christening the new venue in glittery rock delight, but down the fine street of Somerville Avenue two of On The Download's new favorite Boston-area bands were ripping the roof off PA's Lounge.