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Austin City Limits Music Festival Day One in Photos: Childish Gambino, St. Vincent, Belle and Sebastian, Sam Smith, Jimmy Cliff, Lake Street Dive, The Preatures, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and OutKast

All photos by Jason Gonulsen Day One of the 2nd weekend of the Austin City Limits Festival opened with bang, highlighted by Childish Gambino, St. Vincent, Belle and Sebastian, Sam Smith, Jimmy Cliff, Lake Street Dive, The Preatures, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Temples, CHVRCHES, and OutKast, Please enjoy these photos by Jason Gonulsen. CHILDISH GAMBINO … Read more

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Full Report | 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival Day Two

All Photos by Aggie Donkar Unless Noted Lonnie Walker I’ve seen Lonnie walker 6,654 times now.  More than anyone has seen any band in the entire world. Hell, I’ve seen Lonnie Walker more times than the number of shows Lonnie Walker has played. Chew on that for a second. So while Lonnie Walker’s set in City Plaza … Read more

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Hopscotch Music Festival 2014 | The Speakers-Endorsed Track

Aww shit y’all, it’s Hopscotch week once again here in North Carolina, and we’re diving head first into preparations. We’ve broken in a new set of SIC-branded Vans, practiced staying up later than 10:30 pm and even nailed down the fastest routes between all venues. Bring. It. ON! We’ve also been combing over the lineup this … Read more

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Jam of the Day | St. Vincent – Digital Witness

Photo by Renata Raksha Since I’ve never really understood St. Vincent’s music and/or the lure of her exceptional guitar talents, which I’m sure are out of this world — I’ve just never witnessed them live, it makes total sense that I might be finally on board with today’s Jam of the Day which relies on beats. … Read more

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Jam of the Day | David Byrne & Jherek Bischoff

Via Alarm Magazine David Byrne has been busy recently. After collaborating with St. Vincent on last year’s delightful art rock gem, Love This Giant, the Talking Heads’ frontman is putting heads together (no pun intended..) with yet another budding young artist. Jherek Bischoff’s compositional and arrangement skills are astounding for someone with nearly no formal … Read more

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Jam of the Day | St. Vincent – Cruel

Photo by Tina Tyrell I can’t lie and say that I’m a fan of everything Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) has ever recorded. No, I don’t celebrate her entire catalog. Some of it I just don’t understand, which I mean as a total compliment — Clark is sometimes wacky, occasionally uninterested in melody — she … Read more

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Full Report: Pitchfork Music Fest (Day Three)

Photo credit: Katie Guymon I trekked to Chicago last weekend to attend the Pitchfork Music Fest for the first time ever. Knowing that I’m simply not as quick and nimble as I once was, coupled with the fact that my “bounce back capabilities” aren’t completely intact, I only bought tickets for Sunday’s line-up (what I … Read more

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It’s a Big Music Video Friday!

St. Vincent, the woman of my dreams, released a new video for “Laughing with a Mouth Full of Blood” yesterday. Guest appearances by Fred Armisen (as a very pretty woman) and Carrie Brownstein make this even better. Texan rockers, The Strange Boys, showcase the debut video for “Be Brave.”  L-u-v this song. Finally, we have … Read more