Saturday, March 19, 2011

SXSW Toby's LIST part 1

First track on the menu. I've heard of JAMES BLAKE, but not "heard" him. This is a track posted by some peeps I met at  VICE party that run a blog called BLAH BLAH BLAH SCIENCE. They are all Harvard grads and much smarter than I. VICE was launching some music website called NOISEY that is full of documentary / live performances from many cities. They follow the "up and comings". It was some partnership with Dell and Intel that could be good? It seemed very similar to what MTV just launched a few days ago, our site is called MTV HIVE. Check both sites out and let me know which you like better. Oh yea, so here is a great track they (the harvard peeps) posted from James Blake. Checks it.

Earlier in the week I caught this band, TWIN SHADOW. Everyone is bloggn bout em. Buzz Buzz Buzz. I actually saw them in a church venue here at SXSW. Strange. Actually, a really smelly church. Toward the end of the set I started nodding off, not because of the music, but because it was 1:50 a.m. and I was calm, in a dark place, and I had a slow pulse. Had to get out and go back to the hotel to hydrate, and sleep. Which I did.

YUCK. Everyone's talking about this band too. They were featured in many showcases. I caught them at Club De Ville on Tuesday night before sprinting across town to catch a ride. The two songs I saw I was really pleased with.

Sighting....My first night of the venue I saw Jack White wearing all black walking towards me. I was running back to our post house we rented called BEAST and I stopped dead in my tracks and proclaimed "WOW". And then he just kept walking. I turned around to the people behind me and gave them some body language saying, "Do you think that's really?" and they replied with their own body language, "Yep, we think it really is". Which was enough for me. Cool. So then I just kept walking back to catch the ride, rode home, bed.

Here is a live performance he gave earlier in the day in front of his moble THIRD MAN RECORDS truck he had out here at SXSW. He covers Buddy Holly - "Not Fade Away". Love it. Wish I coulda known about it. Here it is....

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