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White Rabbits 3/16 SXSW Hype Hotel Photos

April 1, 2012 drainu182 0

Brooklyn-based rock band White Rabbits made a brief visit to SXSW last month and played the Hype Hotel. The band’s about to release their upcoming album Milk Famous and will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Our photographer Phil DeSimone caught the band live and took some great shots. Check them out below:

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Alabama Shakes 3/15 SXSW Hype Hotel Photos

March 22, 2012 drainu182 0

SXSW’s most buzzed about band, Alabama Shakes, played at the Hype Hotel last Thursday and put on another great show. A quick aside about the Hype Hotel, we love it there. There’s free drinks (well 2 drink tickets), free food and free music. You don’t even need an official SXSW wristband or pass. Sure you might have to wait in line for a bit but it’s worth it. Our photographer Phil DeSimone braved through the packed crowd to get …

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Rachael Ray SXSW Feedback Party At Stubb’s Photos

March 20, 2012 drainu182 0

SXSW is not quite right until Rachael Ray’s Feedback party arrives. If you didn’t have a badge and wanted to go to a party with all the buzz bands of the festival as well as a few artists who were only playing one show, you wanted to be at Stubb’s last Saturday. Oh, and Rachael provided all the food and booze that you could handle! Our photographer Phil DeSimone was there to get some great shots of Jimmy Cliff, GIVERS, …

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Tomorrow: MOG At The Mohawk with The Roots, Bob Mould & More!

March 16, 2012 drainu182 0

Tomorrow, Saturday March 17th, MOG returns to the Mohawk in Austin for their annual unofficial SXSW party. This year’s lineup features The Roots, Bob Mould, Blitzen Trapper, Cloud Nothings, The War On Drugs, Howlin Rain, G-Side, K Flay and The Silent Comedy.

The event, presented by Intel, is MOG’s signature party of the year. We go every year and we’ll definitely be there tomorrow (look for some photos from the show on the site next week).

The show is free, …

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Jay-Z To Play Austin City Limits At SXSW For AMEX Sync Event

March 6, 2012 drainu182 2

Jay-Z will be performing at Austin City Limits on March 12th as part of American’s Express’s Sync Show. The event will showcase AMEX’s new Twitter experience where its card members can tweet using special offer hashtags to load offers directly to their Card and get discounts at the stores that they shop.

During the live-stream, @AmericanExpress will also unlock additional exclusive offers redeemable once Cardmembers sync. Lastly, leading up to and during the concert, JAY Z fans can tweet song …

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Reptar Announce SXSW Performances, Reveal New Album Trailer

March 6, 2012 drainu182 0

Reptar today announced 9 live performances to take place in Austin, Texas during the annual SXSW Festival (complete schedule below). The band will release Body Faucet, their debut album produced by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Washed Out), on May 1st on Vagrant Records.

Previously available on , fans can now purchase the first single from the album entitled “Sebastian” at all digital retailers and on iTunes: The group also revealed a second album trailer (watch …

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Spin Reveals Lineup for Annual SXSW Party at Stubb’s

March 2, 2012 drainu182 0

SPIN Media is proud to announce the complete lineup for its annual SPIN@Stubb’s party in Austin, Texas, during the city’s spring music convention and festival. The party brings together a wide variety of artists, many of whom are featured in the newly redesigned March-April issue of SPIN magazine.

Genre-crossing, dub-pop auteur Santigold will headline in support of her forthcoming album, Master of My Make-Believe, due to be released May 1 on Downtown/Atlantic. Joining Santi on Stubb’s’ outdoor stage …

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The Ting Tings Announce New Single “Soul Killing” and Tour Dates (SXSW)

February 8, 2012 drainu182 0

Platinum-selling, GRAMMY-nominated British duo The Ting Tings (Jules De Martino and Katie White) will make their highly anticipated sophomore album, Sounds From Nowheresville (Columbia Records), available in the US on March 13th. Check out their new track “Soul Killing” at AOL Spinner HERE. Additionally, first single “Hang it Up” will be available digitally on February 10th and fans can pre-order the standard and digital deluxe editions of the album in the US beginning on February 21st. Deluxe edition track …

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SXSW Spotlight: Robbers On High Street

March 15, 2011 drainu182 0

If you’ve been going to shows in New York City, you KNOW Robbers on High Street. The indie rock sextet has been selling out venues throughout the city and is ready to release their highly anticipated forthcoming album Hey There Golden Hair. First, they visit Austin for SXSW. Frontman Ben Trokan took a few minutes to answer some of our questions. Enjoy them below:

Robbers on High Street has been performing publicly for almost 10 years now. How