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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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The Roots and Bob Mould MOG At The Mohawk SXSW Photos

March 21, 2012 drainu182 0

MOG returned to the Mohawk in Austin this past Saturday for its annual unofficial SXSW party. The event, presented by Intel and Brita Music, featured performances The Roots, Bob Mould, Blitzen Trapper, Cloud Nothings, The War On Drugs, Howlin Rain, G-Side, K Flay and The Silent Comedy.

Our photographer Phil DeSimone was at the show to get some great shots of both headliners, The Roots and Bob Mould. Check out his photos below and head over to to …

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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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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Announce New Album Here, Playing At SXSW Premiere of Big Easy Express Documentary

March 7, 2012 drainu182 0

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have announced that their self-produced, second studio album will be titled HERE and would be released by Community Music / Vagrant Records on May 29, 2012. After an early session in Bogalusa, LA, the band has been putting the finishing touches on the album in Ojai, CA.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will make an appearance with members of Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show at the 2012 South By Southwest …

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

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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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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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Charles Bradley On Tour This Spring, New Documentary To Premiere At SXSW

February 23, 2012 drainu182 0

Charles Bradley will bring his thrilling and highly praised live show to the Bonnaro Music & Arts Festival, the Sasquatch Music Festival, Mountain Jam, and more this year. The 63-year old “Screaming Eagle of Soul” is currently on tour in the US and will soon head to Australia and Europe. (See full dates below).

The documentary Charles Bradley: Soul of America follows Bradley’s extraordinary journey during the electrifying and transformative months leading up to the release of his January 2011 …

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Reptar To Release Debut Album Body Faucet On May 1st, Playing SXSW

February 22, 2012 drainu182 1

Reptar today announced that their debut full-length album, Body Faucet, will be released on May 1st via Vagrant Records. Produced by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Washed Out), Body Faucet is the follow up to the group’s heralded debut EP Oblangle Fizz Y’all, which Rolling Stone praised for its, “…blend of upbeat rhythms, reggae-infected vocals and psychedelic textures.”

“When we were recording the album, we tried to strike a balance between giving each song it’s own distinct character …