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03.17.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Shepherd is taking its annual trip down to Austin for South by Southwest this week. I'll be blogging the annual music festival here, with updates beginning late Wednesday/early Thursday and running through Sunday. Will I be staying at the same hotel as NOFX again? Will I be able to take Ian McCulloch from Echo and the Bunnymen up on that drink he promised me several years ago? Will I...
03.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Teasing their upcoming SXSW showcase show, 4AD is giving away free downloads of a mini, five-song compilation, featuring new or recent songs from five of the label's acts: M. Ward, St. Vincent, Anni Rossi and Camera Obscura, who contribute the show-stopping title track to their upcoming album, My Maudlin Career. The track has been floating around the blogosphere for a month now, but it's worth dow...
03.03.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Here's the list of Milwaukee-area bands playing Austin's South by Southwest music conference later this month. No doubt the list will expand in coming weeks as acts add more gigs and day parties to their schedules�all the Milwaukee artists playing on Friday, for instance, will likely do multiple shows over the long weekend. The events marked with an asterisk are officially sanctioned SXSW concerts...
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Milwaukee Bands Play the Prominent Texan Festival

SITTING ALONE AT A LONG, WHITE TABLE BY THE ENTRANCE GATE, KELSEY KAUFMANN SMILED at the festivalgoers, handing them concert schedules as they filtered into the park. They were arriving for a bash called Mess With Texas, one of the largest of the storied day parties...
03.18.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
My vacation is over�I'm back from South by Southwest. For those who don't want to skim our site's SXSW blog, here are some quick highlights: * R.E.M. and I have very different tastes in R.E.M. songs. * Vampire Weekend dare you to hate them. * Zooey Deschanel is delightful. * Whether she actually rocks or not, Rachael Ray throws a great party. * Texans have unheal...
03.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
A few scattered, final thoughts on my time in Austin and SXSW: � I�ve learned to love the city and its conveniently centralized downtown. There�s so much to do in such a tightly packed area; and for the first time, I can see why anyone would actually want to live there. � For a purported �liberal oasis,� though, the city sure doesn�t offer much in the way of vegetarian food. As best I can tell, the people of Austin subsist entirely on barbeque and pizza by the slice. � Eugene Mirman is quickly becoming one of the funniest comedians on the circuit. During the Mess With Texas day party Saturday, he stole the show not only during his set, but also during Brian Posehn�s. Posehn was so hoarse he could barely speak, and it quickly became clear the painful rasp wasn�t past of his act. He wheezed out an anecdotal joke or two that was inaudibly to all but the very front rows, until Mirman presented a novel (and as best I can tell, genuinely spontaneous) solution: Posehn whispered the jokes to Mirman, who recited them line for line, unable to stifle his own laughter. Mirman�s quixotic delivery of Posehn�s ultra-crass jokes

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03.16.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Admin
When you see 1,000 bands in four days, it becomes very obvious that some bands are simply just more entertaining than others.The Ringers, based out of Los Angeles, California, could be described as way more entertaining than most bands. The Ringers are indeed one of those Hollywood bands that have a front man who is also an actor Joe Hursley, whos resume includes many medioc...
03.14.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Admin
Okay dudes � we need to take it easy on the skinny jeans and girls jeans.I really thought that this was a dying trend, but more men are wearing female jeans than women in Austin this week. As far as I am concerned, kids get a free pass for simply not knowing any better, but full grown men in their twenties and thirties � I ask you, �WHY?!�A standard �straight leg� should suffice for you, a...
03.14.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Admin
I had a couple of high priority shows that I had to catch while attending this years SXSW festival, and the Raveonettes were definitely one of the highest on this list.I have been a fan of this band for quite some time now, and I have never had the chance to experience them live. To my surprise, I only ended up waiting in line for about 15 minutes, which was pretty quick compared to lots o...
03.16.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
With seven members and trunks full of equipment, the coed indie-punk group Los Campesinos! requires a fair chunk of time to set up and take down their stage, but last night at the Arts and Crafts showcase time was in short supply. I blame Jason Collettzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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