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    June 17, 2013

    Shurman: The Artists I Love Transcend Labels

    If you weren't able to make it to Circus Mexicus earlier this month you'll have another chance, this week, to catch one of the festival's best acts, Shurman. Based out of Austin, Shurman spends little time at home--they tour the country relentlessly, spreading their shared love of music to pockets ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    The Best Shows of SXSW 2013

    This year, Houston Press music blog Rocks Off and Dallas Observer music blog DC-9 at Night, the music blog at our sister paper Dallas Observer, teamed up to bring you only the choicest moments from last week's SXSW madness. John Fogerty: Creedence Clearwater Revival survivor John Fogerty gets overl ... More >>

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    March 16, 2013

    10 Dumbest Things Heard at SXSW

    For every insightful conversation I have heard or had at SXSW over the years, whether it was talking to Matt Pinfield while walking the streets of Austin talking about David Bowie, or telling The Clash's Mick Jones that he was in fact, in The Clash, I have overheard a thousand awful ones. Years of ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    Sad You Aren't at SXSW? Here's What You Could Be Missing...

    Awwwww, I know it is a shame you aren't here with us at SXSW in Austin. I can only imagine the aching and longing in your heart for walking aimlessly and standing in long lines for no reason, and sweating through your cardigan to see a band you heard on one of the Twilight soundtracks. You don't w ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    SxSW: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

    Did you read Monday's Onion story "SxSW as Cool and as Real as It Gets, Reports Marketing Associate?" Once again, the satirical site takes aim and takes down its target. South by Southwest mania is upon us, and chances are your social-media channels are already being inundated with dispatches from ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Austin-Based Hopdoddy Burger Bar Coming to Scottsdale

    Seasoned restaurateurs Larry Foles and Guy Villavaso, owners of Roaring Fork and founders of Eddie V's and Wildfish restaurants (the two sold the properties to Darden Restaurants Inc. last year for $59 million), have been busy lately. In March, they plan to open a Paradise Valley location of Austin' ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Pork-Centric Austin-Based Restaurant Salty Sow Coming to Paradise Valley

    What do you get when you combine American-style food, beer and wine, and a modern farmhouse atmosphere? If you're in Texas, you get Salty Sow, Austin's popular head-to-tail restaurant known for its pork-centric fare. See also: Pig & Pickle Pretty Perfect And next year, it looks like Paradise Vall ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012
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    March 19, 2012

    Treasure MammaL's "Real Talk Diaries" Chapter Three

    See also: Treasure MammaL's "The Real Talk Diaries: The Road to SXSW" Fort Stockton is one of those small towns that takes you completely by surprise with its personality as you drive through it. The kind of place that makes road trips special. We drive out of town and toward Lyndon B. Johnson's ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    Treasure MammaL's "The Real Talk Diaries: The Road to SXSW"

    See also: Treasure Mammal's SxSW "Real Talk Diaries" by Tye Rabens We see our first hipster in the Las Cruces, New Mexico gas station; we must be getting closer to SXSW. We gunned it in the rented Kia Forte straight to El Paso, where we have a fly-by, "gas station money" gig at a place called M's ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Rocking the Road to SxSW: Echo Cloud Raises Money for Local Showcase Through Series of Concert Fundraisers

    ​Arizona is pretty much as Southwest as it gets. What other state can claim Southwestern staples like the OK Corral, Grand Canyon and SB 1070. (We said claim, not be proud of.) It's only natural that our local bands get some serious stage presence at SxSW, Austin' yearly arts and music gather ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    The Black Angels to Play The Rhythm Room This Wednesday

    ​ Get your illicit substances and Syd Barrett bootlegs in order: Austin psych band The Black Angels are bringing their droney rock 'n' roll sound to the Rhythm Room this Wednesday, May 18. The band's latest album, 2010's Phosphene Dream, comes courtesy of Blue Horizon Records, legendary for its mi ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011
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    March 18, 2011

    Kinch Posts Video of their Wednesday SXSW Shows

    You'd never know it to read any sort of music journalism this week, but everyone on earth has not converged on Austin, Texas for South By Southwest. Not quite, anyway.Knowing this, local indie rock band Kinch hired a videographer to shoot their shows on Wednesday. Because they're ambitious gu ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Starfucker at Trunk Space Last Night

    Starfucker​StarfuckerSunday, March 13, 2011Trunk SpaceWhat's a band to do en route to next week's SXSW? Perhaps spend a night on Grand Ave. in Phoenix at Trunk Space whilst they make their way to Austin? Such was the more than decent decision by Portland indie/electronic outfit Starfucker. March i ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    November 29, 2010

    Austin Chantos: Olive and Ivy

    Carol BlonderAustin Chantos​ Pastry Chef Austin Chantos grew up eating hearty midwestern meals in central Illinois. He still favors the flavors and kind of cooking his chef father provided for the family: biscuits with gravy and one- pot meals filled with meats, vegetables and potatoes. Austin gl ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Hump Day

    Get it on with the atmosphere at Air Sex Championships

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    September 2, 2010

    Stoner Doom

    Music to bust out record-store windows by

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    March 25, 2010

    Fiddlin' Around

    Austin band's pickin' makes us grin

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    March 19, 2010

    New Zealand Prog-Metal Molten-Core Rockers Hit the Valley

    The mysterious sounds of "molten-core" rockers, Kerretta.​One of the best, and worst, things about living in Phoenix is that we're a pitstop on the way to and from loads of other more exciting places.Yes, we're strategically located six hours from LA, four hours from Coachella, and a long day's dr ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    Flier of the Week: Harlem at The Trunk Space

    ​It would probably be plenty of fun to sit down to a nice candlelit dinner with the boys of Austin, Texas-based band Harlem. The good-looking threesome plays poppy indie rock that makes it evident the group isn't all about being fancy and dressing up in matador jackets--they seem like the type of ... More >>

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    May 27, 2009

    Teen Guitar God-In-Training Yayo Comes To The Blooze Bar

    Yayo Guitar phenom Yayo Sanchez, 16, will play The Blooze Bar Saturday. The Austin, Texas native has been playing clubs since he was 14, and has opened for Quiet Riot, L.A. Guns and Dirty Penny. He tends to sound like a mix of all of them, with a little Slash thrown in.Longtime Kiss guitarist Bruce ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    Austin's The Meat Puppets Have New Album, Tour

    The Meat Puppets of Austin, Texas Austin, Texas based-band The Meat Puppets (How much do you old Mill types hate seeing that? But that's how they bill themselves!) have a new album, Sewn Together, coming out next month and will tour extensively in support of it, playing everywhere in the continenta ... More >>

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    March 22, 2009

    SxSW 2009: Sunday

    Attention, all Phoenicians unable to attend SxSW this year: Don't worry. Sure, it's not as good as standing inches away from your favorite band in a trendy Austin club, but we've got the coverage to keep you satisfied. Scenes from South by Southwest We've got some images from around town (that to ... More >>

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    March 21, 2009

    SxSW 2009: Saturday

    Attention, all Phoenicians unable to attend SxSW this year: Don't worry. Sure, it's not as good as standing inches away from your favorite band in a trendy Austin club, but we've got the coverage to keep you satisfied. Village Voice Media SXSW Party: Meese, Bear Hands, Crystal Antlers, Gomez and ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    SxSW 2009: Friday

    Attention, all Phoenicians unable to attend SxSW this year: Don't worry. Sure, it's not as good as standing inches away from your favorite band in a trendy Austin club, but we've got the coverage to keep you satisfied. Mark C. AustinThe Von Bondies South By Southwest, Day Two In Photos The action c ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009


    SXSW bands make a PHX pit stop on their way back to the NW

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    March 12, 2009
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    March 12, 2009
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    January 15, 2009
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    October 9, 2008

    More Human than Human

    Big Apple slam poet likes the sprite in you

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    June 22, 2006

    Black Angels

    Genuine madness

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    June 8, 2006

    Rejuvenated Men

    Smells like profiling

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    March 23, 2006

    More is More

    Too much of a good thing is just right at SXSW

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    March 2, 2006

    Asylum Street Spankers

    It hurts them more than it hurts you

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    April 1, 2004

    Crunk and Disorderly

    Hunting for rapture in the live music capital of the world

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    October 4, 2001

    Tall Poppy

    Bob Schneider goes nationwide without the -- gasp! -- approval of Austin's hipsters

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    March 23, 2000


    Rock 'n' roll rousers the Van Buren Wheels roll to success at SXSW

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    November 25, 1999
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    March 18, 1999

    Car Talk

    Jesus Chrysler Supercar prepares to take on the industry big boys at South by Southwest

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    April 2, 1998

    Lone Star Trek

    Revolver goes to SXSW for music and free major-label beer

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    January 22, 1998
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    March 28, 1996
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