[Editor's note: As you've probably heard, massive So-Cal music festival Coachella is going on its first cruise this winter, featuring Pulp, James Murphy, and Sleigh Bells, among other acts. Liz Tracy, music editor of our sister paper in Broward County, Fl., is aboard the S.S. Coachella , so we'll be ... More >>
Today, cranky lord of the mixing board Steve Albini submitted himself to an Ask Me Anything on Reddit. This means that random users asked him random questions for a few hours, and he gave responses as he saw fit. Many of the answers were very, very interesting. Steve Albini, of course, is the owner ... More >>
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Bottom of the Hill
Better than: The high school graduation test.
Four songs into a fevered, triumphant set at Bottom of the Hill on Saturday, Cloud Nothings' Dylan Baldi stopped playing and said hello: "I'm glad we're playing an all-ages show, because that me ... More >>
Dirty Beaches: This could be you!Did you want to play at SXSW, but perhaps felt you weren't ready? Are you comfortable with stylish gloss instead of creative substance? Do you know how to work a drum machine?Well, good news kids: You don't need to work much at making music anymore -- at ... More >>
The DodosFar more occurs in the maelstrom of South-By than bears retelling -- even in just two music-packed days. So in lieu of lengthiness, here's a drive-by roundup of the highlights and lowlights from our last two days in Austin. HighlightsSqueezing onto a tiny, cramped balcony at 1 a.m. ... More >>