Review: Niki & the Dove @ the EARL


As fanatic as I am about this Swedish two-piece pop perfection, I screwed around and missed their opening performance on Wednesday – arriving just before Twin Shadow began. Unfortunately for me, either Gustaf or Malin were sick Thursday night, which meant that the Niki & the Dove set would be short and chill. Troopers that [...]

Review: Twin Shadow @ the EARL


I found myself at the EARL in East Atlanta, a favored hang out spot, on the Wednesday night that was sold out pretty well in advance for the Niki & The Dove / Twin Shadow Fall 2012 tour. Because this particular show had sold out, and there was an opening for the next day, the [...]

Chairlift @ the E.A.R.L.


Chairlift’s second LP release, Something, which came out in January, proved itself a definite Moulder-pop-polished followup to 2008’s Does You Inspire You. But the followup was long-awaited, and the new tour and the new hype and the drive of it all were turning my head around – ‘lifting,’ if you will, the band up the [...]

SXSW 2012, Friday Night March 16

Wild Belle

After Beauty Bar we made the trek to the 1100 block of East 11th. The plan was to catch Cheers Elephant at Kenny’s Backyard BBQ – an outside, makeshift venue with a funnel cake vendor and chairs on the lawn – at 7:00pm. We ended up across the street before they played, grabbing a light [...]

SXSW 2012, Friday March 16


The first thing I got up and out for Friday was Of Monsters and Men at Filter Magazine’s Showdown on Cedar Street at 1:00pm. Showing up about five minutes past the hour, the courtyard was completely packed. People flowed up and out onto the street, and I quickly determined that getting down into the action [...]

Band to Watch: Wild Belle


Wild Belle is Natalie Bergman and Elliot Bergman. I don’t know a whole lot about the duo, except that they’re from Chicago and they have a new 12” single out today. Word on the street is that the two have played in bands and projects before, and that former bandmates of theirs help to fill [...]

David Bowie Tribute Album: Contributing Artists Announced


Manimal Vinyl will be releasing a tribute album devoted to the legendary, David Bowie. The record will come out sometime in May and will include 26 confirmed tracks from artists such as, Duran Duran, Chairlift, Warpaint, and A Place to Bury Strangers.  Two tracks have not yet been confirmed by MGMT and Soulwax. Twentyfourbit.com reports [...]

Lilith Fair 2010 Announces First Round of Acts


Sarah McLachlan’s female-rock festival, Lilith Fair is back in 2010 and is scheduled to stop by a city near you.  Starting off in Atlanta, the tour will hit multiple cities including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle.  The first set of artists confirmed for the Lilith Tour include a diverse set of [...]