Category Archives: Music

SXSW 08 Music: Vampire Weekend, Billy Bragg, We Are Standard & The Ravonettes

As I load up hundred of pix onto Flickr, I figure I should post some samples here, too. Below are some pix of the bands mentioned in the title, plus Liverpool’s The Rascals. Click on any one of them to get to my SXSW 08 Flickr set, which is still growing.
Soon to come: X, Nicole Atkins, White Rabbits, The Wombats, Tift Merritt, Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong and more We Are Standard!
First off, Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend at the Spin Magazine party at Stubb’s BBQEzra.jpg
My hero, Billy Bragg, performing at the concert for Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue’s Body of War at Stubb’s.DSC_0067.jpg

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SXSW 09 Music: Oh. My. God.

To hell with machine guns, these bikini girls got trombones!
This is one of the craziest things I’ve seen in quite some time, but what are you gonna do? You gotta stand out somehow, right? I give you:
Futomomo Satisfaction and, believe it or not, a cover of the Ramones!! Catch them this March at South by Southwest!

The Wombats Return! New Video-“Circuitboard City”

The Scouse trio (one by way of Norway) has a new single on the way and as per usual, it’s a bouncy pop tune that belie the rather deeper lyrics within. “Can’t wait to wallow in self pity In my circuit board city tonight,” goes the catchy refrain and having seen the band live quite a few times, I doubt any of them have a digital alter ego. Doesn’t seem their style, really!
Matt @ SXSW, 2008DSC_0115.jpgAfter the jump, some more pix (and even a video) from various Wombats shows at SXSW.

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Holy Crap! MoMA & Thurston Moore Presents Bowie Music Vid Program

On December 1st, 2008 Guess where I’ll be? I’ll give you a hint:
Bowie in Dublin, 2003
No, don’t be silly. Not at a Bowie show. (I wish. The man’s been virtually hidden for 5 years!) But instead at New York’s Museum of Modern Art for the Thurston Moore-hosted program of Bowie videos as part of MoMA’s Looking At Music exhibition. While I am excited to check out the exhibition and the other artists involved (Devo, The Beatles and John Cage among them) it’s really Bowie that has me chuffed. The videos were co-organized by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth and Barbara London, Associate Curator, Department of Media, MoMA.
The complete list of the program after the jump, along with some videos I’d have programmed, if I were the curator….

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Tonight: The Wombats In NYC

Sorry for the late notice, but have you got an couple hours to kill and some dollars rattling around in your wallet? Then you could do a damn sight worse than going to see The Wombats at the Blender Theatre at the Gramercy.
I’ve written on more than a few occasions that the Wombats are a fantastic band and dammit, everyone who takes me at my word and gives them a listen, agrees. So why not try them out?
Come on down to the show and hear Murph:
and Dan:
Ooooh and Aaaah their way into your hearts!
And don’t forget:

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