So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>
Wanda Jackson got the crowd twisting and shaking. All week, everyone was talking, "Michael Cera's here, Michael Cera's there. Where's Michael Cera?" On the morning of the final day of South by Southwest, we headed to a little Mexican restaurant called Mi Madre's. After ordering breakfast tacos, t ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenTy Segall.See the full Bruise Cruise Kickoff Party slideshow.
Bruise Cruise Kickoff Party
With Black Lips, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Vivian Girls, Thee Oh Sees, Strange Boys, Surfer Blood, Ty Segall, Turbo Fruits, and Jacuzzi Boys
Thursday, February 24, 2011
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The Black Lips head up the gangbang at Grand Central.There are a number of perfectly legitimate reasons you need to memorize the detailed band breakdown for tonight's Bruise Cruise Kickoff Party.
And we can think of three straight away: (1) Maybe you love Jacuzzi Boys, but you hate Black Lips ( ... More >>
Photo by QuintronQuintron mans the gear.It's tough to pick out the single most thrilling aspect of the whole Quintron & Miss Pussycat project.
Is it the fact that this married duo puts on original puppet shows? That Quintron is the kind of musician who concocts his own musical contraptions ... More >>
The Bruise Cruise Kick-off Party is tonight at Grand Central, and while we're totally stoked about the nine-act line-up including Thee Oh Sees, Black Lips, and Surfer Blood, we're a little bummed Vivian Girls' Katy Goodman didn't talk to us. We were so close.
We met Goodman last November during ... More >>
It's a big night in Miami. Some indie music's biggest names--Surfer Blood, Black Lips, Vivian Girls--are in town for the inaugural Bruise Cruise Festival, and before they set sail with 400 other seafaring hipsters tomorrow, they're playing the Bruise Cruise Kickoff Party at Grand Central tonight. ... More >>
Photo by Jose FloresStrange Boys, bred in Austin, Texas.When the Strange Boys played Churchill's last September, our review was, well, a bit harsh. "The band appeared to be catching a cold," we wrote, "seemingly disinterested in their songs, and even less interested in the crowd." But in the ... More >>
via Facebook.comTy Segall is one young, talented guy who gets a good amount of buzz that is, thankfully, not Justin Bieber. For all of the awesome noise he creates, he's a humble dude who more than deserves all of the attention he's received. His last LP Melted, released on Goner Records, en ... More >>
via facebook.com/turbofruitsJonas Stein is a very busy guy. Not only does his band Turbo Fruits tour regularly, but he's also co-organizing the Bruise Cruise, leaving from the Port of Miami this Friday.
The Nashvillian was first introduced to an international audience as the fresh-from-high-scho ... More >>
Torben Bjorn Hansen, Flickr The Bruise Cruise sets sail from the Port of Miami on Friday. And while there's plenty of dope coming through Dodge Island, y'all better think twice about sneaking some out; narcs like to prey on unsuspecting travelers, especially theme cruise passengers.
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Photo by Loren WohlBruise Cruise is sold out. You will never play footsie with Vivian Girls.In a little over a week, the most ironic theme cruise in kitsch travel history will hit the high seas. That's right, the first ever Bruise Cruise will set sail aboard Carnival's Imagination "Fun Ship" with ... More >>
The Black LipsAs if the promise of a big hipster party out at sea isn't reason enough to pack up your favorite American Apparel swimsuit and head to sunny Miami in February ... Now the Bruise Cruise (the world's first-ever hipster cruise?) is throwing a pre-party at Gran ... More >>
The beginning of the year marks the season of the increasingly popular and numerous music-themed cruises that depart from South Florida. They range from the obscure (cruises themed to singer-songwriters, or classic R&B), to the more pop-minded (John Mayer's and the Barenaked Ladies' trips), t ... More >>
Bradford's rainbow wristsLast week and this week, we had the pleasure of following the adventures of our very own Meatist, Bradford Schmidt, during his first visit to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. In addition to providing us with coverage, he tweeted and blogged his face off. Get all of ou ... 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 >>