No Reservations, the final tour, premiered last evening. The series, which features host Anthony Bourdain eating, drinking, and behaving badly, has won both awards and a loyal fan base. In this, the first of the countdown to the end of Bourdain's Travel Channel show, we travel to Austin, Texas, for ... More >>
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
If you can't love Texas for anything else (and definitely not basketball), be thankful that the Lonestar State puts out some really great music. Case in point: Austin's Bright Light Social Hour combines its southern roots with good old-fashioned rock 'n' roll, tossing off songs that make you ... More >>
Chest Pain eats guitars.Tomorrow night, Drugged Conscience will present an Austin invasion at Churchill's Pub as two Texas acts give us a taste of Lone Star hardcore.
No genre better encapsulates the carnage of the Wild West than powerviolence. And Chest Pain uphold the genre's classic para ... More >>
Did you know that an ant can carry anywhere from ten to 50 times its own body weight?
Just another reason why Bachaco's name is awesome. Besides the word being fun to say.
For those that don't know, this local Latin-reggae fusion band derives is name from a Venezuelan leaf-cutter ant. And lik ... More >>
The most inspiring Miami band of SXSW 2011 ... Pretty Please!Hey, Miami!
Let me report that SoFla was well represented at SXSW 2011 with a large variety of acts playing around Austin: ANR, Dreaming in Stereo, Locos Por Juana, Panic Bomber, and Surfer Blood all played official showcases that mad ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenThe fence comes down and the mace comes out.The final hours of South by Southwest ended in, what else, a musically induced riot. Maybe it was the supermoon, or perhaps it was that Death From Above 1979, who hadn't performed in five years, played an unannounced show at Beauty Ba ... More >>
When you visit a city other than your own, it's always important to explore that place's unique treasures. And one of Austin's gems is Roky Erickson.
He is to Austin what Luther Campbell is to Miami. Or ... He is to Austin music what the beach is to Miami. You get the gist of it. He's amazing! ... More >>
Photo by Carlos A. VarelaLocos Por Juana is killing it at SXSW.If you're in Austin checking out SXSW, you might be in the mood to see some familiar faces. And if you aren't there, join the club.
But it's worth mentioning that Miami residents are being well represented by some of our favorite loc ... More >>
RZA and the rest of the Clan bringin' the Wu to SXSW.Ah, SXSW ... Whether you arrive aboard a busted-ass '96 Ford Aerostar or your very own ultra-speed private Gulfstream business jet, everyone is welcome. Because in the end, we all eat the same breakfast burritos, right?
As anyone who's visit ... More >>
Sebastian the Ibis insists: "Vote now, mofo!"Sadly, FIU's Radiate FM went soft in the second-to-last round of MTV's marathon contest for best college radio station in the nation. So they're out.
Thanks to WVUM 90.5 FM, though, Miami can continue to dream about bringing home a big beautiful Woo ... More >>
Photo by Mike NunnGet yr noise with Clang Quartet.Hey noiseniks, it's almost time again to put your auditory system through those 72 hours of awesome sonic abuse commonly known as the International Noise Conference.
As always, Rat Bastard and Laundry Room Squelchers will be helming the whole th ... More >>
Photo by Bradford SchmidtWho could forget this amazing angle?Among the many bands we are excited to see at SunFest's New Music Night next Wednesday, Crash Kings are near the top -- due largely to our SXSW correspondent's unwavering love for the Los Angeles band. Now, as the images of Texas barbec ... More >>
Photo by Shannon CottrellGetting sleepy, J.P.?As promised, Surfer Blood got the Village Voice's SXSW showcase started right on Saturday. VV's Camille Dodero confirms that the guys from West Palm Beach are "the nicest kids ever," and posted some nifty snaps from the other acts, including the Pains ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenAOL's music blog Spinner tracked down Surfer Blood lead singer J.P. Pitts (center) as part of their project to interview every single freaking band playing SXSW's music festival, which begins this week. We weren't afraid to mention that SB will be in Austin either. Now, for the ... More >>
In March Crossfade introduced
you to Twisted Elegance, Miami's preeminent male/female DJ duo,
comprised of DJs E360 and Miss Nikki. The pair are currently on tour,
playing clubs as far north as Toronto, Canada and as far west as
Austin, Texas were they have been invited to play a bi-monthly
residenc ... More >>
The University of Miami Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science recently unveiled the winners of their 2009 underwater photography contest. Vickie Conners of Austin, Texas took first place in the macro division with this portrait of what Devandra Banhart so desperately wants to be. We a ... More >>
Kyle MunzenriederKid Sister at Don't Mess with Texas during SXSW.Before heading off to see Wavves (for the third time in 36 hours, as it turned out) an No Age (for the second time in 24), one of the last shows I saw at last week's SXSW was Kid Sister at the Don't Mess with Texas fest. Flanked by DJ ... More >>