Show Preview: SXSW 2017 – Th., Day 4 w/ Blaenavon, the Chainsmokers, Happyness & More

Show Preview: SXSW 2017 – Thu., Day 4 w/ Blaenavon, the Chainsmokers, Happyness & More
~Dagmar

Wow, Thursday means SXSW Music Festival is half done! It also means my top pick of the entire festival, Blaenavon plays in the evening. And, of course, there’s loads of other awesome bands to check out, such as Acid Tongue, Cameron Avery and so many more. Go wild.

Acid Tongue – Seattle, WA/Brooklyn, NY
Tap Room at the Market, 8:00 – 8:40 PM


Acid Tongue

More Details: SXSW Acid Tongue Page

“Nobody’s Fool”

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Agnes Obel – Denmark/Germany
Clive Bar, 10:00 – 10:40 PM


Agnes Obel

More Details: SXSX Agnes Obel Page

“Familiar”

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BANKS– Los Angeles, CA
Banger’s, 12:00 AM – 12:40 AM

See Wednesday’s Preview

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BAYA – Norway
Lucille, 11:00 – 11:40 PM

See Tuesday’s Preview

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Bearson – Norway
Palm Door on Sixth Piano, 10:25 – 10:40 PM

See Wednesday’s Preview

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Blaenavon – UK, specifically Wales
Blackheart, 12:00 AM – 12:40 AM


Blaenavon – Photo: Scott Witt

More details: SXSW Blaenavon Page

“My Bark Is Your Bite”

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Bleached – Los Angeles, CA
Banger’s, 9:00 – 9:40 PM

See Wednesday’s Preview

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BRONCHO – Oklahoma
Bungalow, 10:10 – 11:10 PM


BRONCHO

More Details: SXSW BRONCHO Page

“Fantasy Boys”


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Cameron Avery
Parish, 10:00 – 10:40 PM


Cameron Avery

More Details: SXSW Cameron Avery Page

“Wasted On Fidelity”

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The Chainsmokers


Chainsmokers

More Details: SXSW Chainsmokers Page

“Paris”


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Elle Exxe – Scotland
Teller’s, 9:00 – 9:40 PM


Elle Exxe

More Details: SXSW Elle Exxe Page

“Home With You”


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Elvis Perkins – New York
Victorian Room at the Driskill – 1:00 AM – 1:45 AM


Elvis Perkins

More Details: SXSW Elvis Perkins Page

“I Came for Fire”


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Girlpool
Elysium, 11:00 – 11:40 PM

See Tuesday’s Preview

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Hanson – Oklahoma
Bungalow, 11:30 – 1:00 AM


Hanson – Photo by Jiro Schneider

More Details: SXSX Hanson Page

“Get The Girl Back”

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Happyness – UK
Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room, 9:00 – 9:40 PM


Happyness

More Details: SXSW Happyness Page

“Anything I Do Is All Right”

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Hurray for the Riff Raff
Cedar Street Courtyard, 11:40 PM – 12:30 AM

See Tuesday’s Preview

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Jealous of the Birds
David’s Bethell Hall, 8:00 – 8:40 PM

See Wednesday’s Preview

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Let’s Eat Grandma
Blackheart, 1:00 AM – 1:40 AM

See Tuesday’s Preview

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Middle Kids
Radio Day Stage Austin Convention Center, 1:00 – 1:40 PM

See Wednesday’s Preview

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QUIX – New Zealand
Kingdom, 10:50 – 11:30 PM


QUIX

More Details: SXSW QUIX Page

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Spoon – Texas
The Main, 1:00 AM – 1:50 AM

See Tuesday’s Preview

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They. – Los Angeles, CA
Easy Tiger, 11:15 – 11:45 PM

See Wednesday’s Preview

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Show Preview: SXSW 2017 – Weds., Day 3 w/ Lizzo, BANKS, Måntra & More

Show Preview: SXSX, Wednesday – March 15th – Day 3
~Dagmar

Wednesday’s SXSW list of extra tasty shows at SXSW is going to be a little light on words. This is not even based on the fact that I really want to get my recommendations to people at SXSW – STAT!. Why am I doing this? I really do love describing music and figuring out its genre and Related Artists. Right now, though, I am leaving this totally up to you to decide without my talking. . .

BANKS – Los Angeles, CA
Bar 96, 11:00 – 11:40 PM


BANKS

More Details: SXSW BANKS Page

“Trainwreck”

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Bearson – Norway
Mazda Studio at Empire Control Room, 1:00 AM – 1:50 AM


Bearson

More Details: SXSW Bearson Page

“One Step at a Time (feat. Natalola)”

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Bleached – Los Angeles, CA


Bleached

More Details: SXSX Bleached Page

“Can You Deal?”

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Chastity Belt – Seattle, WA
Barracuda Backyard, 10:00 – 10:40 PM


Chastity Belt

More Details: SXSW Chastity Belt Page

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Dante Klein – Amsterdam
The Kingdom, 9:00 – 10:00 PM


Dante Klein – Photo by Arenda de Hoop

More Details: SXSW Dante Klein Page

“Harder (featuring HAILZ)”

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The Dig – Brooklyn, NY
Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room, 11:00 – 11:40 PM

See Tuesday’s Preview

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Girlpool – Los Angeles, CA
The Sidewinder Outside, 12:15 AM – 12:55 AM

See Tuesday’s Preview

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Great Dane – Los Angeles, CA
Scratchouse Backyard, 1:00 AM – 1:50 AM


Great Dane – Photo by Derek Rickert

More Details: SXSW Great Dane Page

“Bat Whore”

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Happy Meals – Glasgow, Scotland
Clearport, 8:35 – 9:05 PM


Happy Meals

More Details: SXSW Happy Meals Page

“If You Want Me Now”

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Hurray for the Riff Raff – New Orleans, Louisiana
Stubb’s, 8:20 – 9:00 PM

See Tuesday’s Preview

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Jealous of the Birds – Ireland
Latitude 30, 9:00 – 9:40 PM


Jealous of the Birds

More Details: SXSW Jealous of the Birds Page

“Trouble in Bohemia”

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KREAM – Norway
Kingdom – 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM


KREAM

More Details: SXSW KREAM Page

“Taped Up Heart (featuring Clara Mae)”

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Lizzo – Texas
Radio Day Stage Austin Convention Center, 1:00 – 1:40


Lizzo

More Details: SXSW Lizzo Page

“Scuse Me”

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Måntra – UK
Bungalow, 8:15 – 8:45 PM

See Tuesday’s Preview

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Middle Kids – Sydney, Australia
Elysium, 11:00 – 11:40 PM


Middle Kids

More Details: SXSW Middle Kids Page

“Never Start”

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Mondo Cozmo – Los Angeles, CA
Elysium, 10:00 – 10:40 PM


Mondo Cozmo

More Details: SXSW Mondo Cozmo Page

“Shine”

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Muncie Girls – UK
BD Riley’s, 11:00 – 11:40 PM

See Monday’s Preview

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Oliver Heldens – The Netherlands
Kingdom, 1:00 – 1:50 AM


Oliver Heldens

More Details: SXSW Oliver Heldens Page

“Bunnydance”

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Poliça – Minneapolis, MN
Mohawk Outdoor – 11:45 PM – 12:30 AM


Poliça – Photo by Jonathan Weiner

More Details: SXSW Polica Page

“Lime Habit”

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Sohn – UK
Elysium, 1:00 AM – 1:50 AM


Sohn – Photo by Phil Knott

More Details: SXSW Sohn Page

“Signal”

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Spoon – Texas
Main, 1:00 AM – 1:50 AM

See Tuesday’s Preview

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Sylvan Esso – North Carolina
Stubb’s, 9:20 – 10:00 PM


Sylvan Esso

More Details: SXSW Sylvan Esso Page

“Die Young”

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Tei Shi – Argentina
Mazda Studio at Empire Control Room, 8:30 – 9:10 PM
Cheer Up Charlie’s, 11:00 – 11:40 PM


Tei Shi

More Details: SXSW Tei Shi Page

“Keep Running”

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Temples – UK
Radio Day Stage at Austin Convention Center, 5:00 – 5:40 PM
Mohawk Outdoor, 8:15 – 8:45 PM

See Tuesday’s Preview

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They. – Los Angeles, CA
Ibiza, 12:45 AM – 1:005 AM


They.

More Details: SXSW They. Page

“U-RITE”

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Tinashe – Los Angeles, CA
800 Congress, 12:00 AM – 12:30 AM


Tinashe

More Details: SXSW Tinashe Page

“Company”

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Show Preview: SXSW 2017 – Tues., Day 2 w/ The Dig, SYKES, Temples, Spoon & More

Before we even knew it, it’s Tuesday! Have a look at some of the acts I hope you can catch if you’re at SXSW. This installment weighs even heavier with British bands to enjoy.

Tuesday – March 14th

BAYA – Norway
Swan Dive Patio, 9:00 – 9:40 PM


BAYA – photo by Julie Lauritzen

Electronic music, actually Twisted Electronic in BAYA’s Facebook profile, travels from Oslo, Norway to Austin, Texas. And, actually, I’m reading an interview with BAYA (AKA Andrew Murray), where he discusses moving from the Ivory Coast to Norway. Why am I bringing this up? The African mask fascinates him. It seems to inform what he does.

More Details: SXSW BAYA Page

“A Call To Say Hello”


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The Dig – Brooklyn, NY
Swan Dive, 10:00 – 10:40 PM


The Dig

Rock band the Dig is releasing its newest full-length since 2012’s album, Midnight Flowers. This year’s Bloodshot Tokyo has received good reviews, including this from Glide Magazine: “Most tracks on Bloodshot Tokyo. . . are in the vein of an overall grooving feeling, incorporating elements of disco, funk, and electronica.”

More Details: SXSW Dig Page

“Bleeding Heart (You Are the One)”

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Girlpool – Los Angeles, CA
Mazda Studio @ Empire Garage, 11:00 – 11:40 PM


Girlpool – Photo by Paige Hanserd

Indie duo Girlpool (Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad) just signed to Anti- Records, same label as Dr. Dog, Japandroids, among others. They’ll have a number of gigs at this year’s festival; do seek them out.

More Details: SXSW Girlpool Page

“123”

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Hurray for the Riff Raff – New Orleans, Louisiana
Mazda Studio @ Empire Garage, 9:00 – 9:40


Hurray for the Riff Raff

So, rock artist Hurray for the Riff Raff’s song “Hungry Ghost” is based on an actual legend. Which is cool, as is Paul Butler on production duties on The Navigator, including “Hungry Ghost.”

More Details: SXSW Hurray for the Riff Raff Page

“Hungry Ghost”

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Let’s Eat Grandma – UK
Latitude 30, 10:00 – 10:40 PM


Let’s Eat Grandma – Photo by Francesca Allen

Two British teenagers, Jenny Hollingworth and Rosa Walton, making whatever kind of music they want. This is a big trip for them, and I think I started hearing about them well near the beginning of 2016. Even in the States.

More Details: SXSW Let’s Eat Grandma Page

“Deep Six Textbook”

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Måntra – UK
Scratchouse, 11:15 – 11:55 PM


Måntra Photo by Felix Russel-Saw

Rock fans – and alt-rock fans – will be more than happy with Måntra!

More Details: SXSW Måntra Page

“I Want”

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Reid Speed – Los Angeles, CA
Barcelona, 12:40 AM – 1:20 AM


Reid Speed

DJ Reid Speed will share her drum & bass expertise. You will enjoy.

More Details: SXSW Reid Speed Page

Resonance

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Spoon – Austin, TX
The Main, 1:00 AM – 1:50 AM


Spoon

People don’t need to see Spoon just because they’re a Texan band. Rock group Spoon will be one everyone tries to see. The good news is that Spoon will be doing a residency! That means, loads of Spoon shows.

More Details: SXSW Spoon Page

“I Ain’t the One”

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SYKES – UK
Scratchouse Backyard, 12:00 AM – 12:40 AM


SYKES – Photo by Laura Harvey Photography

An alt-electro-pop description for Britain’s SYKES? Okay. SXSW will be a happy place to return for the band: it’s where they found their label.

More Details: SXSW Sykes Page

“Younger Mind”

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Temples – UK
The Gatsby, 8:30 PM


Temples

Temples are just one great psychedelic rock group. Top of any list I can make for the festival.

More Details: SXSW Temples Page

“Certainty”

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Thievery Corporation – Washington, D.C.
Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, 11:30 PM – 12:45 AM


Thievery Corporation – Photo by Damien Baumal

Electronic music in the form of dub!! And of all kinds of sounds from all over the world!! This can be hypnotic. They’ve got a perfect slot in Austin City Limits. Great job.

More Details: SXSW Thievery Corporation Page

“Lebanese Blonde”

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Wu-Tang Clan
Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater – 12:45 AM – 1:50 AM


Wu-Tang Clan

Rap/Hip Hop group Wu-Tang Clan has such a devoted fan following, whether it’s the full Wu-Tang Clan or its solo projects. This is another show where if you want to go, line up early. Really early.

More Details: SXSW Wu-Tang Clan Page

“I Can’t Go to Sleep”

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Show Review & Photos: Ann Wilson @ the Moore

Ann Wilson @ the Moore, 3/8/17
Show Review & Photos by John Rudolph

Ann Wilson has been known for years as having one of the best voices in pop and rock. I challenge that notion. I say that she has one of the best voices in music full stop. Front woman for the band Heart for more than 40 years, Ann has rocked some of the most iconic songs with some of the most legendary musicians in the business.

Ann Wilson performing at the Moore could not be more Seattle if they tried. She and her band performed a very cool variety of music. She started with The Who, she trekked her way through Pink Floyd, past Heart, all the way to Renton’s Own, Jimi Hendrix. This was a musical odyssey that I loved. She didn’t just cover these Rock Gods, she made each song her own in a way that only a true artist can.

Ms. Wilson was incredibly generous with us photographers. She gave us an open door to be as creative as we wanted to be, for as long as we wanted. That is so rare for such established artists, and for this photographer, it is much appreciated. A pleasant surprise from a true professional and someone I have been a fan of since the 1970s.


Ann Wilson

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Show Preview: SXSW 2017 – Monday, Day 1 w/ Christian Löffler & Muncie Girls

Show Preview: SXSW 2017 – Monday, Day 1 w/ Christian Löffler & Muncie Girls
~ Dagmar

SXSW attendees: I hope you get some ideas from checking out my recommendations for SXSW Music Festival. You’ll be thinking and dreaming music for I hope, all days; it should be impossible not to. Wherever you go, I am certain you will find great stuff. This is a gigantic festival, so I’d also recommend very serious viewing schedules. On the other hand, wander and be surprised.

Monday – March 13th

Christian Löffler – Germany
Swan Dive Patio, 10:00 – 10:40 PM


Christian Löffler

Electronic, one might say dreamy, tunes by an artist who uses quite a bit nature sounds in his songs. Check out some of him discussing that here.

More Details: SXSW Christian Löffler Page

“Mare”


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Muncie Girls – UK
Latitude 30, 1:00 – 1:40 AM


Muncie Girls – Photo by Phil Randall

Absolutely fits a sturdy definition of punk rock via their lyrical content and songs. They also covered Iron Maiden’s “The Wicker Man,” putting their own spin on it perfectly.

More Details: SXSW Muncie Girls Page

“Gas Mark 4”

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