Monthly Archives: March 2009

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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