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SXSW Music Live: Spoon Nite 2
Much, much easier getting into the Main on Wednesday night for the second of Spoon’s three nights celebrating their new Matador Records release Hot Thoughts. The crowd was sparse as Austin’s Quin Galavis took the stage shrouded in dry ice and angry red lighting.

2:45PM Thu. Mar. 16, Tim Stegall Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Avett Brothers
The Avett Brothers rode into SXSW with headliner expectations behind the premiere of a feature documentary and success of last year’s ninth LP, True Sadness. Judging from the rabid fans that packed the Moody Theater Wednesday night and the band’s flawless 90-minute set, the North Carolina outfit once again proved its star status.

2:25PM Thu. Mar. 16, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: British Jazz
The United States government cast a cloud over this Wednesday night showcase for UK jazz acts by revoking the ESTAs for multiracial acts United Vibrations and Yussef Kamaal, preventing them from entering the country. Fortunately, the remaining acts filled the gap, dedicating songs and sets to their brothers and delivering knockout performances.

2:02PM Thu. Mar. 16, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Lil Yachty, Tei Shi, Noname
Before internet rap sensation Lil Yachty’s set of high-life quotables and sing-song delivery, proceedings Wednesday night at Cheer Up Charlies remained introspective and subdued behind Chicago poet and rapper Noname and indie-pop singer Tei Shi at the SXSW showcase for JanSport.

1:45PM Thu. Mar. 16, Alejandra Ramirez Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: NPR Music Presents Pwr Bttm, Lizzo
Jon Landau saw the future of rock & roll in Bruce Springsteen in ’74, but those at Stubb’s Wednesday night saw the future of punk, and its name is Pwr Bttm.

1:15PM Thu. Mar. 16, Libby Webster Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Showtime Presents Nick Waterhouse, Grandmaster Flash
An eclectic mix of pop with folk veneer, 2.0 updates to early R&B and palatable throwbacks to hip-hop’s origins were on display Wednesday night for the Showtime House SXSW showcase at Clive Bar.

12:47PM Thu. Mar. 16, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Music Live: Solange
When her big sister sat down with her in January for Interview magazine, Solange Knowles explained her soft, clear tonality on recent Grammy winner A Seat at the Table. “It was very intentional that I sang as a woman who was very in control, a woman who could have this conversation without yelling and screaming,” she told Beyoncé.

12:25PM Thu. Mar. 16, Abby Johnston Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: At the Drive-In
Under normal circumstances, festivalgoers who caught Mohawk’s Wednesday night House of Vans showcase would dish about the entire lineup over steak and Gouda tacos the next morning.

11:45AM Thu. Mar. 16, Bryan Rolli Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Pegi Young
On her new album Raw, Pegi Young runs through all the stages of grief she’s faced following the breakup of her 36-year marriage to Ol’ Shakey, Neil Young. Breakup albums are nothing new, but this one gets to the heart of the matter in a way that’s unusually direct and dripping with venom.

11:10AM Thu. Mar. 16, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

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