Interview: SXSW Recap with L.A.


Interview by Mark Noisiri and Travis Phillips Brooklyn indie rapstress L.A. was also present during our earlier interview with Lyriciss, so we interviewed her about her SXSW experience as well. A relative rookie in the game, L.A. has only been rapping for little over a year, but has managed to build her buzz in the [...]

SXSW 2012, Exitmusic and The Big Pink

The Big Pink

The Dickies / Filter showcase at Lustre Pearl on Friday, March 16 put Exitmusic and The Big Pink in the mix of a fabulous bill. The set started with Exitmusic.  Unfortunately, their electronic source turned into a ‘sad mac’ four or five songs in, and they had to pull the plug on the rest of [...]

SXSW 2012, Saturday night March 17

White Ring

My final night at SXSW 2012 began with me watching Atlanta’s Board of Whores perform. The band consists of two guys who are the real deal when it comes to rockers. Willis Corley plays crunchy, thick punk rock guitar licks live, over an underbelly of programmed beats and sequences that he brings to the stage. [...]

Interview: SXSW Recap with Lyriciss


Interview by Mark Noisiri and Travis Phillips Our SXSW recap series continues with an exclusive interview with Washington D.C.-based indie rapper Lyriciss, who experienced his second time performing at the Austin, TX festival. In this 4 part talk, Lyriciss recounts several stories and encounters, including the controversial presence of major label artists. Part 1: Arrival [...]

SXSW 2012, Saturday March 17


I spent the beginning of my Saturday in Austin awake extremely early and playing a showcase at East Avenue Lounge at noon. Manager of the house, Mandy, made me feel like an old friend. Couple this with the fact that I had gear and was operating on sore feet, I spent much of Saturday day [...]

Interview: SXSW Recap with Chuuwee

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Interview by Mark Noisiri and Travis Phillips TST caught up with newly signed Amalgam Digital artist Chuuwee after his first ever SXSW performance. In this exclusive interview, the Sacramento emcee tells stories of meeting his heroes, a surprise encounter with Forbes Magazine, and drops some knowledge on independent musician networking and etiquette and much more. Part [...]

Interview: SXSW Recap with Curbside Jones


Photo by Joonbug Interview by Mark Noisiri and Travis Phillips TST caught up with rising Texas hip hop artist Curbside Jones after his first experience as a performer at this year’s South by Southwest Festival. As a resident of SXSW’s host city, Austin, TX, Jones diverged on many aspects of the festival that out-of-towners and [...]

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 [...]