SXSW 2015

March 29, 2015 at 4:58 pm | Posted in Photos, SXSW | Leave a comment

I didn’t take as many photos this year as I have in previous years, and I definitely saw less music than before (I went to a lot more films this year). However, this year me and my friend went to San Antonio, so that was an exciting diversion.

March 17

cow sculpture outside Schlotzky's

cow sculpture outside Schlotzky’s


cow sculpture outside Topfer Theatre at ZACH

cow sculpture outside Topfer Theatre at ZACH


filmmakers of animated shorts screening @ Topfer Theatre (Don Hertzfeldt is all the way on the right!)

filmmakers of animated shorts screening @ Topfer Theatre (Don Hertzfeldt is all the way on the right!)


artwork at Topfer Theatre

artwork at Topfer Theatre


horn speaker sculpture outside Topfer Theatre

horn speaker sculpture outside Topfer Theatre


looking at Austin from a bridge just south of downtown

looking at Austin from a bridge just south of downtown


Eco Light Garden

Eco Light Garden


mural from outside a bar somewhere downtown that looked closed

mural from outside a bar somewhere downtown that looked closed


Vertical Cinema inside Central Presbyterian Church

Vertical Cinema inside Central Presbyterian Church

March 18

Incredible Hulk inside Austin Books & Comics

Incredible Hulk inside Austin Books & Comics


Silver Surfer inside Austin Books & Comics

Silver Surfer inside Austin Books & Comics


members of Landfill Harmonic @ Alamo Ritz, following the screening of their documentary

members of Landfill Harmonic @ Alamo Ritz, following the screening of their documentary


robot drummer on 6th St.

robot drummer on 6th St.


tacos from Chi'Lantro (best food truck ever)

tacos from Chi’Lantro (best food truck ever)


Danny Fields after the screening of Danny Says

Danny Fields after the screening of Danny Says


Danny Says

Danny Says


Y/OUR MUSIC (Thai music documentary which unfortunately I didn't get to see)

Y/OUR MUSIC (Thai music documentary which unfortunately I didn’t get to see)


808

808


inside Swan Dive (flashing police lights made an unintentional light/shadow show)

inside Swan Dive (flashing police lights made an unintentional light/shadow show)


Heathered Pearls @ Ghostly showcase @ Swan Dive

Heathered Pearls @ Ghostly showcase @ Swan Dive


Lord Raja @ Ghostly showcase @ Swan Dive

Lord Raja @ Ghostly showcase @ Swan Dive


Michna @ Ghostly showcase @ Swan Dive

Michna @ Ghostly showcase @ Swan Dive


Beacon @ Ghostly showcase @ Swan Dive

Beacon @ Ghostly showcase @ Swan Dive

March 19

robots crossing the highway

robots crossing the highway


Shlohmo @ Fader Fort

Shlohmo @ Fader Fort


mural at Ibiz District

mural at Ibiz District


Austin Body Works

Austin Body Works


Wavves @ Converse Death Match

Wavves @ Converse Death Match


Dabsmyla

Dabsmyla


Weyes Blood @ Hotel Vegas

Weyes Blood @ Hotel Vegas


Holy Wave @ Hotel Vegas

Holy Wave @ Hotel Vegas


Noveller @ Hotel Vegas

Noveller @ Hotel Vegas


Pharmakon @ Hotel Vegas

Pharmakon @ Hotel Vegas


Octopus Project @ Hotel Vegas

Octopus Project @ Hotel Vegas


Octopus Project @ Hotel Vegas

Octopus Project @ Hotel Vegas

March 20

GTFO

GTFO


cityscape

cityscape


Piranha Killer Sushi

Piranha Killer Sushi


O. Henry Museum

O. Henry Museum


rainy cityscape

rainy cityscape


Songhai Blues after screening of They Will Have To Kill Us First

Songhai Blues after screening of They Will Have To Kill Us First


They Will Have To Kill Us First

They Will Have To Kill Us First


Raiders! (documentary about a fanmade re-enactment of Raiders Of The Lost Ark)

Raiders! (documentary about a fanmade re-enactment of Raiders Of The Lost Ark)

March 21

rainy river on 6th St.

rainy river on 6th St.


disappearing tower

disappearing tower


Untold @ Beerland

Untold @ Beerland


Songhai Blues @ Empire

Songhai Blues @ Empire


Noveller @ convention center

Noveller @ convention center


Noveller @ convention center

Noveller @ convention center


Milton the hedgehog

Milton the hedgehog

March 22

Four Brothers (Venezuelan food truck)

Four Brothers (Venezuelan food truck)


creepy cowboy on S. Congress (his sign says "I'm single, call me baby" followed by his phone number and Twitter handle)

creepy cowboy on S. Congress (his sign says “I’m single, call me baby” followed by his phone number and Twitter handle)


vintage arcade mural

vintage arcade mural


cat mural

cat mural


Switched On

Switched On


Devo artwork inside Switched On

Devo artwork inside Switched On


Pinballz Arcade

Pinballz Arcade


Pinballz Arcade

Pinballz Arcade


bird mural at night

bird mural at night


butterfly mural

butterfly mural


superheroes on 6th St.

superheroes on 6th St.

March 23
We went to San Antonio this day, starting off at Natural Bridge Caverns, which was mindblowing.




























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outside the caverns

outside the caverns


Next was the Tower of the Americas, and then the Alamo and the River Walk which I forgot to take pictures of.
inside Tower of the Americas

inside Tower of the Americas









fountains at Tower of the Americas

fountains at Tower of the Americas



monument near the Alamo

monument near the Alamo


monument near the Alamo

monument near the Alamo


horse carriage in San Antonio

horse carriage in San Antonio

Jonathan Richman @ UFO Factory, 3/13/15

March 29, 2015 at 2:39 pm | Posted in Photos | Leave a comment


ice glazed over snow from earlier this month

March 29, 2015 at 2:35 pm | Posted in Photos | Leave a comment

Chill Out night @ MOCAD, 3/5/15

March 29, 2015 at 2:33 pm | Posted in Photos | Leave a comment



Artist Oliver Payne had an event at MOCAD where The KLF’s ambient classic Chill Out played while an image of sheep played on a screen in a small room. Guests were told to bring blankets, turn off their cell phones, lay down, and chill out.

Scissor Now!: Shear Immediacy! (Arbco Records, 2014)

March 29, 2015 at 2:13 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Scissor Now!: Shear Immediacy!

Scissor Now!: Shear Immediacy!

New EP from one of Ann Arbor’s best current bands, and a preview of their second LP (and first with Jef Porkins on bass). The first LP featured their original lineup, with Laura Leonard on bass, and this EP has re-recordings of two of the songs from that album (“Pee On My Butt” and “Corporate Deodorant”). Of the two newer songs, “Camelbak” is the better one, with a nice easygoing rhythm, and fast lyrics about moving to Portland even though everyone who does so moves back anyway. The new songs seem less spazzy/no-wavey than their older songs (not to mention they’re over 2 minutes), which is not to say that they sound altogether straightforward. The EP ends with their cover of “Billie Jean”, which was the highlight of their 2013 Halloween show as Michael Jackson. It definitely gets the Scissor Now! treatment, playing with time signatures and intensity levels, mostly keeping to a danceable uptempo, but slowing down for the “think twice” part, matching the way the band slows down for the same lyric in their song “Bail Out”. Hope the album comes soon, but in the meantime, you can check this EP out on Bandcamp.

Segv/Appian: split 12″ (Sly Fox Records, 2014)

March 29, 2015 at 10:39 am | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Segv/Appian: split 12"

Segv/Appian: split 12″

The first Sly Fox record, released in 2012, was a split EP between Appian and Segv, but on slyfox002, the tables have turned and now Segv has the A-side. Segv’s “Janky” is shimmering dub techno, with some sort of ominous voice submerged in the mix, and a driving rhythm which makes the track seem to go by in about half of its 9-minute runtime (unless Discogs is wrong). Appian’s “Re:shell” on side B is more lo-fi sounding, with straightforward drum machine beats (which get more heavy on hi-hats as the track progresses) and simple, Detroit-y chords repeating and dancing around the track. Not much to it, but it does it right.

Show #283 – 3/28/15

March 28, 2015 at 1:51 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

Hour 1
3:02 AM Cocteau Twins ~ Pandora (For Cindy) ~ Treasure ~ 4AD
3:07 AM His Name Is Alive ~ Blues ~ Emergency LP ~ Time Stereo
3:10 AM Shana Falana ~ Shine Thru ~ Set Your Lightning Fire Free ~ Team Love
3:14 AM Chessie ~ Lost, Not Found ~ split 10″ w/ Computer Soup ~ Plug Research
3:22 AM Jefre Cantu-Ledesma ~ Love After Love ~ A Year With 13 Moons ~ Mexican Summer
3:29 AM RONiiA ~ Mirror ~ RONiiA ~ Totally Gross National Product
3:37 AM Sankt Otten ~ Wo Es Immer Regnet ~ Engtanz Depression ~ Denovali
3:42 AM Fogh Depot ~ Orphan Drug ~ Fogh Depot ~ Denovali
3:47 AM Oxykitten ~ Geranium Hands ~ Parking Lot High ~ Singapore Sling Tapes
3:50 AM Build Buildings ~ Argosy ~ A Generation Of Books ~ Audiobulb
3:54 AM Mike Gao ~ Zipper ~ Migamo ~ Alpha Pup
3:59 AM Concessionaires ~ Gazelocked ~ Artificial Interface ~ Under The Spire
Hour 2
4:04 AM Accelera Deck ~ Concord Remembering ~ Disquieting ~ [FWD:
4:07 AM Asmus Tietchens ~ Moderne Arroganz ~ Biotop ~ Bureau B
4:09 AM Bernard Szajner ~ Welcome To Death Row ~ Some Deaths Take Forever ~ Boutique
4:16 AM Autechre ~ Blifil ~ Peel Session 2 ~ Warp
4:22 AM Pursuit Grooves ~ Jungle Creeps ~ Mythico ~ What Rules
4:28 AM Suzanne Ciani ~ Malibuzios ~ The Velocity Of Love ~ RCA
4:37 AM The Amazing Births ~ Whelm ~ Younger Moon ~ Cylindrical Habitat Modules
4:47 AM Radio People ~ Now Where ~ Radio People ~ Digitalis
4:50 AM Xela ~ Vina Masculină ~ split LP w/ The North Sea ~ Rite
Hour 3
5:02 AM Pye Corner Audio ~ Electronic Rhythm Number Three ~ Black Mill Tapes Vol. 1: Avant Shards ~ Type
5:05 AM Charles Cohen ~ Water ~ A Retrospective ~ Morphine Records
5:11 AM Mark Isham ~ Sympathy And Acknowledgement ~ Vapor Drawings ~ Windham Hill Records
5:18 AM Appian ~ Re:Shell ~ split 12″ w/ Segv ~ Sly Fox Records
5:25 AM Charlie ~ Spacer Woman ~ 12″ ~ Dark Entries
5:33 AM Ray Lynch ~ Pastorale ~ Deep Breakfast ~ Ray Lynch Productions
5:40 AM Scissor Now! ~ Camelbak ~ Shear Immediacy! ~ Arbco
5:42 AM Wand ~ Reaper Invert ~ Golem ~ In The Red
5:45 AM Mount Eerie ~ Boat ~ Sauna ~ P.W. Elverum & Sun
5:48 AM Dan Deacon ~ Steely Blues ~ Gliss Riffer ~ Domino
5:54 AM Johan Agebjörn ~ The Boy Who Thought It Was A Good Idea To Cry ~ Notes ~ Paper Bag

Charlie: Spacer Woman 12″ (Mr. Disc Organization, 1983/reissued Dark Entries, 2014)

March 27, 2015 at 7:48 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Charlie: Spacer Woman 12"

Charlie: Spacer Woman 12″

The best italo-disco record ever made. Dark Entries reissued it, so now you have no excuse not to own it.

Crush Collision 3/26/15

March 27, 2015 at 9:15 am | Posted in Crush Collision | Leave a comment

Hour 1
10:01 PM Temple Maps ~ The Hangar (Tenere Base)
10:06 PM CMD ~ Ice Daggers
10:08 PM Stefan Jós ~ Specialism (Uneasy)
10:12 PM Mar’yan Kitsenko ~ Orders Of Magnitude
10:17 PM Cosby ~ Mirror Box
10:24 PM Dubit ~ Inlet
10:27 PM Jolin Ras ~ Northern Lights
10:33 PM Theo Parrish ~ Cypher Delight
10:38 PM Levon Vincent ~ Small Whole-Numbered Ratios
10:44 PM Marcus Marr ~ Brown Sauce
10:50 PM Edanticonf ~ 1989.1
10:56 PM Nautiluss ~ Lonely Planet
Hour 2
11:02 PM Roland Tings ~ Floating On A Salt Lake
11:07 PM Romare ~ Rainbow
11:11 PM Saschienne ~ The Era Of The Leopard
11:16 PM Solypsis ~ Archaeopteryx Pacifier
11:20 PM Vermont ~ Übersprung (Marcus Worgull Edit)
11:26 PM Gys ~ Gymnasium
11:31 PM Lawrence ~ Wasting A Fall
11:35 PM Jay Daniel ~ Royal Insanity
11:41 PM Andreya Triana ~ Gold (Fort Romeau Remix)
11:44 PM Policy ~ Come Through For Me
11:50 PM Geena ~ Gamma Sector
11:55 PM Cloned ~ The Pendulum

Show #282 – 3/14/15

March 14, 2015 at 3:47 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

Hour 1
3:02 AM Cepia ~ Dowry ~ Dowry ~ Ghostly International
3:07 AM Autechre ~ Pencha ~ Cichlisuite ~ Warp
3:13 AM Max Cooper and Tom Hodge ~ Remnants ~ Artefact ~ Fields Records
3:17 AM µ-Ziq ~ Are You Sure… ~ mp3 ~ Soundcloud
3:22 AM Aphasiacs ~ Iridescent ~ Debtor’s Paradise ~ Crash Symbols
3:26 AM FaltyDL ~ Grief (E+E Remix) ~ ///|\||\\\\ ~ Ninja Tune
3:32 AM Samuel Kerridge ~ TRN5 ~ Always Offended Never Ashamed ~ Contort
3:37 AM Ryan Huber ~ Countenance ~ Akharon ~ Inam Records
3:49 AM Koenraad Ecker ~ Parasites ~ Sleepwalkers In A Cold Circus ~ Line
3:53 AM NHK ~ Ch.6 ~ Program ~ Line
Hour 2
4:01 AM Jefre Cantu-Ledesma ~ At The End Of Spring ~ A Year With 13 Moons ~ Mexican Summer
4:03 AM John Carpenter ~ Mystery ~ Lost Themes ~ Sacred Bones
4:08 AM Bernard Szajner ~ The Memory ~ Some Deaths Take Forever ~ Boutique
4:13 AM You ~ Slow Go ~ Electric Day ~ Bureau B
4:25 AM Cluster ~ Fotschi Tong ~ Zuckerzeit ~ Brain
4:31 AM Ray Lynch ~ Your Feeling Shoulders ~ Deep Breakfast ~ Ray Lynch Productions
4:38 AM Deutsche Wertarbeit ~ Deutscher Wald ~ Deutsche Wertarbeit ~ Bureau B
4:42 AM Charles Cohen ~ Camera Dance ~ Retrospective ~ Morphine Records
4:47 AM Sam Prekop ~ The Loom ~ The Republic ~ Thrill Jockey
4:50 AM Ray Sammartano ~ Coronal Mass Injection ~ Dark Matter Sunshine ~ self-released
Hour 3
5:02 AM The Notwist ~ Das Spiel Ist Aus ~ Messier Objects ~ Alien Transistor
5:14 AM In Tall Buildings ~ Flare Gun (City Center Remix Featuring Dina Bankole) ~ mp3 ~ Soundcloud
5:18 AM Johan Agebjörn with Sally Shapiro ~ The Best Thing ~ Notes ~ Paper Bag
5:22 AM Hot Sugar ~ Raining Blood ~ God’s Hand ~ Break World
5:25 AM Michna ~ She Exists in My Mind ~ Thousand Thursday ~ Ghostly International
5:29 AM Mark Isham ~ On the Threshold of Liberty ~ Vapor Drawings ~ Windham Hill Records
5:37 AM Matana Roberts ~ Clothed To The Land, Worn By The Sea ~ Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee ~ Constellation
5:40 AM Jan St. Werner ~ Molono ~ Miscontinuum Album ~ Thrill Jockey
5:46 AM Dark Sunny Land ~ Kangaroo Daydream ~ Dark Sunny Land ~ One Hand
5:54 AM Stage Hands ~ Adaptive Lines ~ Stage Hands ~ My Idea Of Fun

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