If you guessed Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, well, you’re right, but there’s no special prize since they’re ubiquitous lately. It’s unclear, however, if the duo will actually be playing the June 8 event at the Gorge, but those who will include T.I., Trey Songz, 2 Chainz, Wale and J. Cole. Tickets go on-sale on Saturday,…More
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It’s not immediately apparent which one which one is which. At least with someone like Hall & Oates, you knew what you were getting. Here, it may even be that the main guy is Ivan, and all the rest are the collective Alyosha. Like a Hootie and the Blowfish kind of deal. Either way, they were…More
Not really, but that’s what everyone seemed to think. This happens a lot down here. A couple people will gather for some reason, and then some more. And then other people will start to wonder what’s going on. Then someone will say something like, “Is Justin Timberlake playing in front of that office building?” Or…More
So, this is also what Austin is like during SXSW. I have no idea what that light-up structure is these people are dancing on, but it’s in some kind of public square. This was 3 o’clock in the morning, and I also have no clue where this music was even coming from.More
Man, Pony Time is a fun band to see live—especially in a cramped, dank barroom in Texas. According to their website, the Seattle band’s two members, Luke Beetham and Stacy Peck were “drawn together by almost zero common musical interests and a shared love of South Park, this was a band that couldn’t fail.” Well, they rocked…More
Though at the moment she’s best known for guesting on Macklemore’s “Same Love,” Mary Lambert took a break from appearing with everyone’s favorite white rapper to do a set of her own. “I’ve always wanted to come to SXSW,” the Cornish College grad told the crowd in Austin’s Brush Square Park. “I ever since I saw…More
Austin is a wonderland of well-turned-out guys of the lanky “I’m not trying to be a cool as I look” sort. But even among these, the phalanx of handsome rockers that is Hey Marseilles stands out. They assured me there is no height requirement to be in the band—and offered their drummer (who is, I’d say,…More
I dropped by Maggie Mae’s on Austin’s 6th Street (aka, at 1 a.m., the Lone Star Gomorrah) to see Allen Stone. From Chewelah, Wa., by way of Seattle, Stone has an energetic, soulful sound that’s positive without being smarmy. After a brutal stretch of sound checking, he took the stage, and even with the feedbacking…More
Stand-up guy, crowd-surfing-wise: (You can also see Ryan Lewis at the bottom right, in the red button-down.)More
The boys of Rose Windows were in fairly good spirits Thursday afternoon, considering their singer, Rabia Shaheen Qazi, was in the hospital.
“Right now, she’s on IV and they’re waiting for the x-rays,” said guitarist Nils Petersen. But the Seattle band still had four days in town, and were in good spirits that her as-yet-undiagnosed ailment would clear up, hopeful that they’d get to play at least some of their scheduled performances in Austin.More