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01.21.2014 | 86 days ago | Posted at 11:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Remember how Milwaukee more or less sat out Austin's South By Southwest music festival last year? Well this year it's making good in epic fashion. More than two dozen acts from the Milwaukee area will play the festival as part of a showcase organized by Milwaukeehome, including Boy Blue, Temple, The Championship, Hugh Bob and the Hustle, Soul Low, Midnight Reruns, Vic and Gab and a murderers' row ...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
It's not entirely clear what the annual South By Southwest music festival accomplishes anymore. Once an industry shindig where buzz bands played in hopes of landing a record deal, the four-day event (10 days, counting the film and interactive...
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...
03.13.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Justin wasn't lying: There's an odd stigma about drinking Pabst here. When Justin ordered a round last night, a guy next to him surmised that he must be out of town, since people here stopped drinking Pabst two years ago. Justin was unable to gauge how much (if any) sarcasm was in that statement. And indeed, when I ordered  a round myself, the bartender raised an eyebrow  and dismissively sho...
03.12.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I'll be posting periodically to this blog throughout the week (or at least as much as I can, given that I'm hoping to spend more time taking in music than in my hotel room, hunched over my hefty, barely portable laptop.) Anyway, I just arrived in Austin, and it's sunny and 75 degrees here. It's amazing how this mammoth festival engulfs the city: Even on my connecting flight from St. Louis, t...
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007
Bob Schneider is the type of songwriter who gets bored if he plays even just a few songs in a row with a similar tempo or feel, and that unrest showed on his first albums.

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