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Idgy Dean live at the The Main II, SXSW 2015

Even though Lindsay Sanwald, the woman behind Idgy Dean, lives in Brooklyn, I haven’t had heard of her until the last evening before taking of to Austin. Fortunately, time and location of her show on the 17th fit into our schedule – otherwise we would have missed one of the[…]

MUSIC BUZZ: Ibeyi // Mothxr // Emika // Tidal // More

This weekend Ibeyi wraps up their North America tour before they set over to Europe. I’m sure they will be back later this year, but in the meantime, there’s a live video of their show in Paris. Ever thought about forming a band? New York’s Mothxr tells how they did[…]

Mansionair live at the West Tent for the Aussie BBQ, SXSW 2015

Since early January, I am pretty much obsessed with the music of two “three piece” bands: while the one band currently resides in the same city as me, the other one lives far away, in Sydney, Australia to be precise. Both bands are currently releasing their debut albums, and the material that they’ve released so[…]

THROWBACK: The Cure – A Forest

A Forest is a wonderfully simple song: a simple, repeating melody, a drum machine, some guitar and Robert Smith’s voice make for a dark, melancholic and a little menacing mood that immediately sticks to your mind. A Forest came out 1980 on the Cure’s second album Seventeen Seconds, but I[…]

NEW ALBUM: Smallpools – Lovetap!

Even in the greyest of moods and coldest of Winter days, one can’t help but being cheered up by listening to Lovetap!, the debut album of Smallpool. The band consists of Sean Scanlon (vocals), Mike Kamerman (guitar), Joseph Intile (bass) and Beau Kuther (drums), and for me this album clearly gives an indication where they[…]

Modern Chemistry live at Red 7 Patio, Austin SXSW 2015

The rain has finally stopped and while it was certainly much warmer that early Spring evening in Austin than it would have been in New York or say New Jersey, it was still kinda cold, yet Modern Chemistry put enough heat into their show to fire up their audience at Red 7’s[…]

Wolf Alice live at The Parish, Austin SXSW 2015

Without ever having listened to any of Wolf Alice‘s songs but somehow knowing that this might be a cool UK band to see, we headed over to The Parish where there was luckily no waiting in line for us and where we could instantly find ourselves in the middle of an exhilarating show! Wolf[…]

MUSIC BUZZ: SXSW Wrap Up

SXSW in Austin, Texas wrapped up last Sunday and most attendants agree that it was an improvement over last year’s event: it was slightly smaller, better organized and felt a good deal safer. The New York Times sums it up: This year SXSW took a small yet welcome step back[…]