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The Return of Pixies

Less than a week from now, Pixies will return to the Aragon Ballroom.  It’s not clear which band member needs the money this time around, but it is clear that Chicago Pixies fans had enough pent up demand to merit … Continue reading

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SXSW 2009: Hits and Misses

What I liked so much I purchased it there or immediately upon returning: Blind Pilot The Bird and the Bee (see Standouts) Justin Townes Earle (see Triumphs) K’naan Yelle What I liked: Scotland Yard Gospel Choir Thao With the Get … Continue reading

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SXSW 2009: Trials and Triumphs

Note: wherever possible I have linked to the artists’ SXSW pages, which contain free MP3s. Is there any place other than SXSW where you see both hipsters and frat boys pumping fists to the Hold Steady on one night and … Continue reading

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SXSW 2009: Standouts and Stumpers

Note: wherever possible I’ve linked to the artists’ SXSW pages, including free MP3s. When you see at least 10 bands a day, the music begins to meld together into one big blob of beats and wails.  So the quality of … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza Best & Worst 2008

Best #1) The weather – thank you baby jesus! Reports earlier in the week called for mid-high 90s. We ended up with gorgeous low 80s. Which lead to… Best #2) getting a quiet moment on the north end of the … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza 2008 Day 3

Click here to start at Day 1 Click here to start at Day 2 Click here to see the best t-shirts It was a late one the night before. In fact we woke up when last night’s opener The Octopus … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza 2008 Day 2

Click here to start at Day 1 Click here to see the best t-shirts I got to the park early, but unfortunately missed De Novo Dahl (see here). Also unfortunately caught Does It Offend You, Yeah? (yes, yes it does). … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza 2008: Day 1

Arrival time of 12:45, enough to catch the end of the Black Lips, who remind me of the White Stripes covering 60s surf rock and who also reportedly hit the stage hard. Unfortunately the line of thousands of people squeezing … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza 2008 in T-shirts

Here are the top t-shirts that we captured at Lolla 2008: (the above appeared during the National’s set, a few songs before “Mr. November”) And the winner, for its trifecta of reference to music, geek-chic, and overall pun-quality: As far … Continue reading

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