There has been plenty of SXSW talk already, the talent/brain drain from the city this week has been noticeable, but that’s ok, we’ll all be hitting 3 or 4 shows a week again before you know it.
Whilst the circus in Austin comes to a climax this weekend, as winter coughs out its last dying breath over here, our thoughts will slowly start turning towards the Summer, and that includes our own sort-of-SXSW, the Northside Festival.
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SXSW may have grown up, but the underground is still alive, with hundreds of unknown bands set to hit Austin stages this week. Meet Montreal two-piece, Solids.
Who They Are: Xavier Germain Poitras (vocals, guitars) & Louis Guillemette (drums, vocals) are from Montreal. While we’ve been raving about bands from Toronto for a while now, Montreal has quietly been churning out some great stuff too like The Besnard Lakes, No Joy and Tim Hecker to name a few.
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SXSW isn’t just for the noobs anymore. Over the past several years, established acts have begun flocking to Austin and even we have to admit, sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So whether you know every lyric or are just hearing them for the first time, we want to highlight Coachwhips.
Why You Should Know Them: Maybe you’re more familiar with John Dwyer from Thee Oh Sees, but before that he was rocking out in Coachwhips. With Thee Oh Sees taking a break, Dwyer is putting some energy into his old school project, who blitzed through five albums in their short career.
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SXSW may have grown up, but the underground is still alive, with hundreds of unknown bands set to hit Austin stages this week. Meet one of Chile’s most exciting psychedelic exports, WATCHOUT!
Who They Are: Martin, Gonzalo and Nicolás and Francisco are from Santiago, Chile, which is home to a veritable goldmine of psychedelic rock bands. The band formed in 2007 and currently have two albums to their name.
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British comedian/actor Adam Buxton is playing a couple of small sets before heading to SXSW next week.
Tonight he will be at UCB East (details) whilst tomorrow he will be part of a free show at Botanica Bar (details). Longterm New Yorkers may know that the Botanica Bar is where the Knitting Factory first opened before moving on to Tribeca and now Williamsburg.
Buxton first became known in the mid-90s with The Adam and Joe Show in the UK, which was ahead of its time with its ramshackle DIY work ethic and blend of sketches, music parody and toy re-enactments (some clips below). He also directed a video for Radiohead’s Jigsaw Falling Into Place, which is also below the jump.
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