Friday, July 23, 2010

F Deloren F Speculation F

I noticed an interesting thing whilst over at the True Panther Sounds website recently. In this article, where there is a free Mp3, they list new U.S. tour dates for Delorean in the fall. The section that caught my attention was the part of the tour where Austin belongs:

Fri Nov 5 – Hailey’s – Denton, TX *
Mon Nov 8 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ *

At first, I thought how odd that they would skip Austin but then I realized that FunFunFun Fest is November 6th and 7th. So, I'm thinking it's possible that Delorean will be making a day one appearance? I feel like it's at least interesting that they have those dates "off" or for travel time. Keep in mind, that this is still speculative. I am in no way affiliated with whomever makes those decisions or knows those things.

Delorean - Seasun video via YouTube

In other downloadable, Delorean news, have you heard that Banana Clipz Remix of Stay Close posted over at Mad Decent? If not, you should check it out for all our sakes. In the meantime, make sure you snag Real Love, which I linked to above the break as well as the remix over at Mad Decent. That is all.

Delorean - Stay Close video via YouTube

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Silversun Pickups Videos

As you may recall, Silversun Pickups played a sold-out show at Stubb's Monday night and a certain blogger you may know was in attendance. It was my first time seeing Silversun Pickups perform but I have been a fan of their albums. The live show was energetic, with some very basic but beautiful lighting. The band was neither static nor corny, all in all a highly enjoyable experience. Luckily, those of you who missed them on Monday night will have another chance to catch SSPU in October when the band plays Austin City Limits Festival. In the meantime, feel free to wet your appetites with the videos I shot from the *ahem* VIP section.

Silversun Pickups - Little Lover's So Polite video via YouTube

It was my first time in Stubb's VIP balcony and I must say it was pretty nice. There is a bar in that area, and there are even risers to help more people see. I didn't always have a great vantage point and there were a few d-bags up there but both of these factors are to be expected no matter where you are at any venue.

Silversun Pickups - video via YouTube

The above video was the last song the band played, when asked about collapsing at the show's end the drummer responded, "I just wanted to lie down." and after that bombastic performance I can't blame him. I'd be downright tuckered. Who am I kidding? I'd be downright tuckered after the first 12 bars of the first song.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Stubb's Friday, Be There

I'm not gonna lie, I'm definitely one of those hipsters who shows up to a venue just to catch the headlining act. I'm almost 30 y'all, and I don't always want to stand around for 3 hour stretches of time. Well, this Friday I will make an exception to catch ALL of the acts playing Stubb's. First and foremost, California-based sometimes folky, sometimes rock-god, Imaad Wasif will be opening the festivities. His third, and latest, album the Voidist came out last fall and manages to blend all (or most) of Wasif's influences without sounding like pastiche. Expect some psychedelia, some folk, some straight ahead rock, lots of beautiful guitar work and lyrics about love and loss.

Imaad Wasif - Fangs video via YouTube

Yeah, so that was just the FIRST artist at Stubb's Friday night. One of my favorites from SXSW's of the past, the Dodos will be bringing their blend of beautifully crafted songwriting to the Waller Creek Amphitheater. I'll be excited to see the Dodos perform to such a large audience, I think they'll win a lot of new fans. They are one of those bands that are best enjoyed live, not that the records aren't great on their own, but you'll hear it differently after you seem them play.

the Dodos - Longform video via YouTube

Of course in the headlining slot, Canadian supergroup, that's right I said supergroup, the New Pornographers will be bringing the house down. I love each one of their records more than the last or at least equally as much, or maybe I love them all in a unique way that can't be compared. But, the point remains, I effing love the New Pornos. I've been lucky enough to seem them perform live 3 times in the past and they never disappoint. The first time I saw them they were without Neko Case and without Dan Bejar and they still kicked a**. I'm not sure, but I would expect that both Neko and Dan will be at Stubb's Friday but you never really know until everyone takes the stage, or doesn't, as it were.

the New Pornographers - Your Hands (Together) video via YouTube

Shockingly, tickets for Friday night's show still haven't sold-out and they'll set you back a cool $25. I predicted this show to be a sell-out don't prove me wrong Austin. When the New Pornographers headlined FunFunFun Fest part deux the crowd was packed in tight and loving it just like a [noun] getting [verbed] with an [adjective], [adjective] [noun].

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