Sam's Town Point
"... Apparently, when information needs to be relayed to the runners, the runners may not get that info because they are jammin’ to some tunes. When I exercise alone, I NEED music..."
"...Now two months way, South by Southwest Music released its largest block of bands to date this morning. The new batch of 498 acts includes psychedelic stoner trio Dead Meadow, rising Minneapolis singer/rapper Lizzo, B-52’s singer Cindy Wilson, and Sad13, pop project of Speedy Ortiz frontwoman Sadie Dupuis...."
"...Following last week’s gargantuan third list of Music acts, South by Southwest today announced another 176 names. That brings the total number of confirmed showcasers to 1,140..."
"...It's the time of the season for loving new music. I'm Gone With the Wind fabulous..."
"...Believe it or not, music can be unearthed from places other than the blogosphere. Here are some things discovered via word of mouth...."
"...Led by strumming brothers Mark and Rick del Castillo, this Austin sextet merges flamenco intensity with John McLaughlin-like lyrical runs, all propelled by sexy pan-Latin rhythms. Thanks to three lauded albums in their six years, Del Castillo has performed with Los Lobos, Ozomatli, and at Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic, also garnering 2003 Austin Music Awards for Band of the Year and Album of the Year..."
"...JOE ELY: When Ely finally won a Grammy last month as part of Los Super Seven, to many Texans it was long overdue. Ely is one of the true gods of Austin songwriters, a Lubbock native who plied his Panhandle poetry into some of the most visionary music ever to come from Texas..."
"...It's hard to say whether the Supersuckers are better as musicians or cartoon characters, though it almost doesn't matter. One of the first bands to head Seattle way (from lovely Tucson, AZ) when grunge broke, the Supersuckers have always wanted to be from the South..."
"...Austin Music Hall..."
"...15, the Main II, 8pm; Fri. 17, Palm Door on Sixth, 8pm Born domestically but based in London, drummer/producer Korwar brings years of training in classical Indian music to the jazz field..."
"...That doesn't make Azalea's major-label debut any less glib. A breezy 12 tracks of twerk, trap, and juvenile flow, she preaches an overcome-the-odds hook on opener "Walk the Line," and closes New Classic repeating "Fuck love/ Give me diamonds." If you've paid any attention to pop music over the last summer, you probably already know the highlights: icy, inescapable "Fancy," T.I.-featuring "Change Your Life," and the ancient "Work," which originally earned the MC her YouTube buzz all the way back in 2013..."
"..."Follow Your Arrow" Kacey Musgraves Like Ashley Monroe, this refreshingly blunt, golden-voiced gal is another up-and-coming country singer who doesn't sugarcoat the dark side of life. She has no use for shame, and the music on her album is elegant and beautiful..."
"...Krylon Superstar: We found we have a lot in common as far as musical influences, boys, and our attitudes towards life, so one day we got together to mess around with some beats and something just clicked. David "DavO" Richardson: We were both fairly new to San Francisco..."
"...Swayze also dittoes in a cameo as a ghost from the original. Dialogue-wise, there are some real hoots about things like how the music must be felt in the depths of the body, lines that are delivered with a coy naiveté to emphasize their sexual implications..."
"...Ice Cold (Cundieff), Tasty-T, and Tone Def are the amalgam of Public Enemy, 2 Live Crew, N.W.A., and probably a handful of other rap acts and Cundieff has a lot of fun explaining away their sexism as political rap (listen to his exposition on the song “Booty Juice”). Most of the video swipes are good, with jabs at C&C Music Factory, Hammer, Vanilla Ice, PM Dawn, and others..."
"...This isn't a movie, really; it's a marketing ploy. Hoping to capitalize on nostalgia for the go-go 1980s and the decade's tragic cultural accouterments (what has The Wedding Singer wrought?), 200 Cigarettes is a veritable fashion show of spike haircuts, cheap costume jewelry, fingerless net gloves, and bad dye jobs, set to the music of Elvis Costello, Blondie, and Kim Carnes..."
"...If not for stereotypes, Who’s Your Caddy? would have no characters at all. Big Boi (one-half of the music group OutKast) stars as hip-hop mogul C-Note, whose desire to join the Carolina Pines golf club is fueled by his secret wish to reveal his father, a former caddy there, as the course’s best-scoring player – a record that has been whitewashed by the club president, Cummings (Jones, best known as the principal in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, here playing another of his patented head boob-in-charge roles)..."
"...DVDs – more dead tech. Online or in the (get off my) cloud, film and music won’t even be sold some day, just utilized for a fee..."
"...Before Margaret Moser’s piece on Spotify in last week’s Chronicle, I considered something similar. Margaret and I are about the same age, so it’s no surprise we’ve had similar experiences when it come to how we’ve gotten our music over the years...."