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SXSW Music Review: Yard Act, Do Nothing, Squid, and the Art of the British Post-Punk Soliloquy
To borrow a parlance from 2021 featured speakers Desus & Mero, “the brand is strong” with the British Music Embassy at South by Southwest – especially when it comes to talk-singing post punk acts.

10:30PM Fri. Mar. 19, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: Genre Tripping with British Music Embassy & ATC Live
The British Music Embassy threw down the anchor for SXSW Online, dishing nightly lineups that reached eclectic, experimental, and fresh. Friday evening’s ATC Live showcase continued the trend behind four young and diverse acts.

8:00PM Fri. Mar. 19, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: Finland – The Happiest Country in the World – Presents the Showcase Must Go On
Today, March 19, 2021 – 53 weeks to the day COVID closed Austin, which canceled SXSW 54 weeks ago – The World Happiness Report released its annual findings: “In a Lamentable Year, Finland Again is the Happiest Country in the World.” Mere hours later, Music Finland aired its 26-minute showcase at SXSW Online.

5:35PM Fri. Mar. 19, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

AG Rugby & Paul Oakenfold Kick Off Season on Saturday
The new season start of Austin’s Major League Rugby team, AG Rugby, at Circuit of the Americas kicks off on Saturday with an unexpected bang: come for the match and beer, stay for Grammy Award-winning global superstar DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold, the “godfather of electronic music.”

10:00AM Fri. Mar. 19, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: London’s Close Encounter Club Levitates Babeheaven, Sorry, and Weird Milk
The Close Encounter Club’s mythos rests on its intergalactic brand, and that’s hard to submit to when you’re witnessing their cosmic setlist play on a 15-inch laptop screen from your couch.

12:20AM Fri. Mar. 19, Laiken Neumann Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Panel Recap: Going Viral with Mick Fleetwood & TikTok
On Sept. 25, 2020, Nathan Apodaca uploaded a TikTok of his “morning vibe.” The Idaho native’s 22-second clip featured him sipping Ocean Spray juice while skateboarding and lip-syncing Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.” Overnight virality and a Mick Fleetwood recreation on the video-sharing service quickly followed.

11:25PM Thu. Mar. 18, Derek Udensi Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Music Review: Taiwan Beats Brings the Island to Us
Live from mountains, factories, shrimp fishing centers, and temples, Thursday evening’s Taiwan Beats showcase offered the best of the country’s music scene with an eclectic mix of American influence and Taiwanese pride.

10:20PM Thu. Mar. 18, Carys Anderson Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: British Music Embassy Sings the Razor’s Edge
Had South by Southwest been in-person this year, Black Country, New Road would’ve been one of the must-see acts to catch, the band buzzed about early and likely hyped through word-of-mouth throughout the week behind their dynamic performances.

9:35PM Thu. Mar. 18, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: Black Fret Teases the After Times
A year without any local in-person shows took its toll on the ATX music scene, but Black Fret’s hometown SXSW showcase early Wednesday evening felt like a springtime rejuvenation awaiting us from just around the vaccination bend.

9:35PM Wed. Mar. 17, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

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