March 5, 2012
One of the bands I discovered at SXSW last year was a wonderful Americana group from around Austin named Deadman. As I make my way through the 2012 Unofficial SXSW torrent, I found a song from them titled Giliad. And so, to get the new week started, here’s a video of the band singing that song.
September 25, 2011
Here’s a professionally shot and edited video of Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3 playing Amphetamine at SXSW 2011 at a bicycle shop. I’m not sure if Amphetamine is the song with the longest intro, but it is certainly in the running for it.
April 12, 2011
This video of Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3 playing one of their signature songs was taken at a show at SXSW 2011 which was attended by “Matzohball 77” (who must have been standing about three or four people away from me based on the view). The photography is excellent and the sound is pretty good. The only thing this video doesn’t capture was the heat and humidity of Jovita’s on that Thursday afternoon, about 95 in each case.
And if you’ve been reading NIHE since the beginning, you’ll remember that I posted a video of this song before. That other video was done 10 years ago. You can watch it if you want by going here.
April 3, 2011
I originally ran across Deadman one day on the Internet and liked what I heard. When I saw that they were playing SXSW this year, I made sure that I caught them. This video was taken at SXSW, but at a different performance than the one I saw. This song, Do This To Me clearly owes a lot to The Band, and is a lot of fun. Watch.
March 26, 2011
Here are seven more photos shot during SXSW at various shows. The order of the shots is chronological.
Sean, Lindsay and Alex of Or, The Whale
Great Lake Swimmers
The Hobart Brothers featuring Li’l Sis Hobart (Susan Cowsill and Freedy Johnston; John Dee Graham not shown)
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March 23, 2011
Here photos of seven of the band that played at The Swollen Circus, the show that has been held on the Tuesday before the music starts at SXSW. Although it has long been held at The Hole in The Wall, this year the party moved to a new venue, ND, just east of I-35.
Future Clouds and Radar
The Madison Square Gardeners
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March 21, 2011
Photo of Caitlin Rose by and courtesy of Robert Borowicz
All the plans I had made for Saturday went out the window when I saw that the so far elusive Caitlin Rose was playing early that afternoon. I called Bob and told him. His response was quick and unequivocal: “I’m there.”
Fran and I had lunch on South Congress. We then walked over to Jovita’s where we met Bob. We got there in enough time to see three songs from Eddie Spaghetti, a fun straight ahead rocker from Seattle. Once Eddie had finished, we were told to go to the stage in Jovita’s Front Room.
When we got there, Caitlin and her band (lead and pedal steel guitarists) were already set up. Although the sound mix in the Front Room was not ideal, Caitlin showed herself to be an up and coming talent as she played a fine set of alt country and rock originals.
After the show, Bob and I spent some time speaking with Caitlin and her manager. I learned that Caitlin will be in New York City on March 28th opening for Ron Sexsmith at The Highline Ballroom, which sounds like a great show.
Then the three of us went separate ways. I made it back to South Congress and over to the Yard Dog for the day show billed as Steve Wynn’s Spring Training. I spent some time talking to Bill from the Steve Wynn list and Edgar from Blue Rose Records. Edgar and I agreed that blogging from SXSW took up time that probably could be spent at other SXSW events.
I then made it over to the stage where Casey Neill and The Norway Rats were already in progress. They had a sound similar to early R.E.M. and I liked their set a lot. Next up was the Minus 5, which on Saturday consisted of Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Peter Buck, the drummer from Casey Neill, a guitarist who I think was from Casey Neill as well and a mandolin player whom I did not know but whom Scott said was also the stage manager for this show. The Minus 5 played a fine, fun, energetic set.
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