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01 Apr

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:

22 Mar

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 some superb shots of the band. Check them out below:

22 Mar

SPIN returned to Stubb’s in Austin for their annual SXSW day party. Santigold, who has a new album out in May, headlined the party. Check out photos from her set and of Best Coast, Chairlift, Escort, Spoek Mathambo, The Big Pink below thanks to our photographer Phil DeSimone







21 Mar

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 see more of their SXSW coverage and to to learn more about the Brita FilterForGood Music Project.

20 Mar

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, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons performing with The Cringe and of course of Rachael! Check them out below:





07 Mar

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 (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival on Saturday, March 17th for the world premiere of Big Easy Express, the Emmett Malloy directed film that covered the bands’ journey as they traveled in vintage railcars across the American Southwest over the course of a week, playing concerts at six unique outdoor locations along the route. The bands will join Big Easy Express director Emmett Malloy and film producers in a Q&A subsequently perform an exclusive live acoustic set.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will launch a nationwide tour starting in Los Angeles, CA headlining the iconic Greek Theatre and kick off its 2012 Season on May 4th. The following night the band will headline Santa Barbara’s Santa Barbara Bowl for the first time. The tour will cross the country and include a headlining performance at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN and a stop in Canada before it winds down on June 1st at the Wakarusa Festival in Ozark, AR. Fan presales for these dates will start today, Wednesday, March 7th at 10:00 AM local time via Musictoday ( Public on sales for these shows will begin on March 9th and 10th at 10:00 AM or 12:00 PM local time, depending on the market. Full list of tour dates, including previously announced March 2012 dates below.

14th Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
15th Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
18th Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
20th Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre
22nd Aspen, CO Belly Up
23rd Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall

4th Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
5th Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
8th New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
11th Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
12th Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
13th Toronto, ONT Kool Haus
15th Washington, DC 9:30 Club
16th Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
18th Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
19th Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion*
21st Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
22nd Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
24th Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
25th Minneapolis, MN Cabooze On The West Bank
26th Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
27th Kansas City, MO Crossroads KC
29th Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
30th Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion
31st Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

1st Ozark, AR Wakarusa Festival

* supporting Dave Matthews Band

06 Mar

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 requests and un-lock a digital concert poster.

The Amex Sync Show will be broadcast live at and also be available on the VEVO mobile. A special rebroadcast will be available on-demand from March 13th to March 19th at, and on Xbox LIVE.

In Austin, SXSW Interactive badge holders that are American Express Cardmembers can sync their cards with their Twitter accounts for a chance to gain access to the “Amex Sync Show Presenting JAY Z” live for themselves plus one guest that is also a SXSW registrant. The concert will also be live-streamed from a digital billboard on the corner of 6th Street and Red River in Austin.

Ticket pickup will occur at the American Express Booth at the Austin Convention Center on Saturday, March 10, at 7:00 a.m. on a first come, first serve basis.

HASHTAG: #JayZSyncShow
Note: EXCLUSIVE JAY Z FOOTAGE will be available on the YouTube page later tonight around 8pm ET.

WHEN: Monday, March 12, 2012
7:00pm CT / 8:00pm ET

WHERE: Austin City Limits Live
Austin, TX 78712

MORE: @AmericanExpress; @AmexSync

02 Mar

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 will be Cali surf-pop romantics Best Coast, anthemic U.K. synth-gaze duo the Big Pink, Brooklyn avant-pop tricksters Chairlift, luxurious 17-person disco retro-futurists Escort, and groundbreaking South African dance-floor icon Spoek Mathambo—promising an afternoon of high-spirited, innovative music.

Indoors, a stellar roster featuring the best of hip-hop’s New Underground movement will take the stage, headlined by Big K.R.I.T., with performances also by G-Side, Main Attrakionz, and Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire.

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“2012 is a crucial, transformative year for SPIN, and we’ve already accomplished so much in just a couple of months,” says Charles Aaron, SPIN’s editorial director. “So we’re anxious to get to Austin and celebrate like never before.”

SPIN returns to the 3,000-capacity venue for the tenth consecutive year, after a long run of memorable shows, with fans packing the outdoor amphitheater to catch both established, legendary artists (from Buzzcocks to Echo and the Bunnymen to Supergrass to Hole) and next big things on their way to mega-stardom (Skrillex in 2011; Vampire Weekend in 2008; Kings of Leon in 2007; the Killers in 2004; the Black Keys in 2003).

This year, support comes from Sonos, Miller Genuine Draft, and Red Diamond Wines.

SPIN will be offering opportunities to win passes to the invite-only SPIN@Stubb’s event, for both the general public and SXSW badge holders. Follow and to get party pass information as soon as it’s announced, and go to for the most immediate and groundbreaking daily news.

23 Feb

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 debut album No Time for Dreaming. Championed by critics and fans alike, No Time For Dreaming became one of the best selling independent records of the year, landed on Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2011 and helped Bradley secure coveted spots on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Last Call with Carson Daily. The 74-minute documentary directed by Poull Brien will have its world premiere at SXSW this year. Visit to see the trailer and see details on screenings below.


Mar 09 – Alamo Ritz 2 (World Premiere) – 9:00PM -10:14PM

Mar 10 – Violet Crown 2 – 1:45PM – 2:59PM

Mar 16 – Alamo Ritz 2 – 2:15PM – 3:29PM

Mar 17 – Alamo Lamar C – 7:00PM – 8:14PM


Feb 23 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom #

Feb 24 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre #

Feb 25 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom #

Mar 09 Adelaide, AU – Adelaide Festival

Mar 10 Melbourne, AU – The HiFi

Mar 11 Victoria, AU – Golden Plains Festival

Mar 12 Brisbane, AU – Powerhouse

Mar 14 Perth, AU – The Bakery

Mar 16 Sydney, AU – Factory Theatre

Mar 17 Victoria, AU – Mossvale Festival

Mar 18 Melbourne, AU – Corner Hotel

Apr 05 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club +

Apr 06 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater +

Apr 07 Virginia Beach, VA – The Jewish Mother +

Apr 09 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle +

Apr 10 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel +

Apr 11 Charleston, SC – The Pour House +

Apr 12 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre +

Apr 14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution +

Apr 15 St. Petersburg, FL – Tampa Bay Blues Festival

Apr 17 New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s

Apr 18 Nashville, TN – Exit/IN

Apr 19 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

Apr 20 Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre

Apr 25 Casablanca, Morocco – Royal Golf d’Anfa

Apr 26 Paris, France – La Cigale

Apr 27 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique Orangerie

Apr 28 Groningen, Holland – Rhythm and Blues Night

Apr 29 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega

May 01 Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan

May 25-May 28 – George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival

May 31-June 3 – Woodstock, NY – Mountain Jam

Jun 07 – Jun 10 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Aug 10 – Helsinki, Finland – Flow Festival

# with Little Barrie

+ with The Budos Band

22 Feb

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 and identity and still having the album feel like a cohesive statement,” said the members of Reptar. “It feels like a long journey between a bunch of different parts of the same dream, some of them based in reality, some definitely not based in reality, and some based in space. We tried to keep a physical feel to all of the songs, where each one makes you want to move in a different way, while at the same time trying to create a specific and distinct feeling and atmosphere for each one.”

Building on the infectious dance-driven melodies established by the band on Oblangle Fizz Y’all, Body Faucet finds the band delving deeper into world-music influences to compliment their unique blend of danceable and electro infused pop. As put by Spin Magazine, “Their playful electro-pop channels MGMT’s debut-album psychedelic-yet-ready-for-the-masses sheen, and their rambunctious antics recall the Black Lip’s punk bravado.”

Fans can download a new Reptar track “Sebastian” from Body Faucet, on their newly redesigned website at by entering their email address and signing up for the bands mailing list. The band also unleashed a live performance trailer for the album with the song “New House” as the music bed. Watch the trailer below

In celebration of the release, Reptar kicked off an extensive run of U.S. dates in Nashville, TN at The Basement on February 20th and will wind down on April 14th at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. The band will return to Austin, TX for South By Southwest from March 15th-March 18th and are scheduled to perform at both “Sennheiser and Paste Present the Stages On Sixth” and “Filter Magazine’s Showdown on Cedar Street” with a complete list of events to be announced in the coming weeks. The band will also support Grouplove on a run of dates in May and June.

Hailing from Athens, GA, Reptar began playing music in late 2008. Since then, the boisterous quartet has gained a reputation for their riotous, must-see live show. Paste Magazine declared, “These Southern-fried electronic Afro-poppers are known for the sticky dance riots of their live shows.” Reptar likes to first and foremost make people dance, and have been likened to The Talking Heads, Animal Collective, Prince, and The Jackson 5.

In addition to the spectacle of their live show, Reptar are also known for their intimate house party performances. In true DIY spirit, the band has played countless shows in cramped living rooms and backyards around the country. Last week after the cops busted up one such Georgia house party, the band and over 600 fans continued the party at a local venue. See the performance here:

Reptar is Graham Ulicy (Vocals, Guitar), Andrew McFarland (Drums), Ryan Engelberger (Bass), and William Kennedy (Synth, Keys).

Reptar – Body Faucet Album Trailer

Free Download of “Sebastian”

1. Sebastian
2. Please Don’t Kill Me
3. Isoprene Bath
4. Orifice Origami
5. Houseboat Babies
6. Natural Bridge
7. Ghost Bike
8. New House
9. Thank You Gliese 370 b
10. Sweet Sipping Soda
11. Three Shining Suns
12. Water Runs

2/23 – Fitzgerald’s (Downstairs) – Houston, TX
2/24 – The Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
2/25 – Stubbs BBQ – Austin, TX
2/27 – Solar Culture – Tucson, AZ
2/28 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
2/29 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
3/1 – Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
3/2 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
3/3 – The Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
3/5 – Reef Boise – Boise, ID
3/6 – Kilby Court Gallery – Salt Lake City, UT
3/7 – Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
3/8 – The Bottleneck -Lawrence, KS
3/12 – Stickyz Chicken Shack – Little Rock, AR
3/24 – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue – Washington, DC
3/29 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
3/30 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
4/2 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
4/3 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
4/4 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
4/5 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
4/6 – The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
4/7 – Lifestyle Communities Pavillion – Colubus, OH
4/9 – Ninth Ward – Buffalo, NY
4/12 – Great Scott – Alston, MA
4/13 – KungFu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
4/14 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
5/8 – Montreal, QC – Cabaret Mile-End#
5/9 – Toronto, ON – Wrongbar#
5/11 – Detroit, MI – Crofoot Ballroom#
5/13 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II#
5/15 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater#
5/16 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s#
5/17 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room Lounge#
5/19 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater#
5/20 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up#
5/23 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House#
5/28 – George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
6/8 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
6/11 – Philadelphia, PA – The Theater of Living Arts#
6/13 – Washington, DC – 930 Club#

# With Grouplove