As the story goes for California-based DKNG Studios, one day they were at SXSW when “a guy walked into our booth and asked if we would be interested in doing a poster for his band.” The band turned out to be The Black Keys, DKNG said yes, and they’ve also made this sweet making-of video […]
You know those afternoons spent clicking though the suggestion videos on YouTube? It’s not always a waste of time. It’s how I came across Chelsea Wolfe, an American-singer songwriter from Sacramento. Using pedals and other effects to create her intense, elemental sound, she has already caught the attention of critics at The Guardian, LA Times, Pitchfork, I-D and Nylon Magazine. She also performed at this years SXSW festival in Austin. Now signed to Sargent House Records, Wolfe and her eponymous band are about to release their first album, A Collection of Acoustic Songs, for the label Unknown Rooms.
Originally from Flower Mound, Texas, but now based in Oklahoma City, Horse Thief has been wowing audiences south of America’s Manson-Nixon line with rock that’s as much psycho as psychedelic. They’ve been described as the ‘next Kings of Leon’ – another Oklahoma band – but after electrifying perfomances at 35 Conferette and this year’s SXSW festival, they’ve earned a cadre of their own fanatical fans across the country. Horse Thief’s songs are edgy and emotionally compelling. ‘It’s about losing yourself in the sound and creating an experience that sticks with you long after the show is over’, says frontman Cameron Neal. Australian audiences will be able to judge for themselves with the imminent release of Horse Thief’s debut album, Grow Deep, Grow Wild.
If you’ve always wanted to visit Toronto, but never really had a reason to go, now’s the time to head north by northeast, in more ways than one. The so-called little brother to SXSW, NXNE is a full week’s worth of nonstop live indie bands, film programs, and much less attitude than many other music-fueled juggernauts. Happening from June 11-17, NXNE also overlaps with LuminaTO, another Toronto-based arts festival that focuses on the latest creativity coming from the biggest city in Canada.
You may know Jeff Berner as the enigmatic guitarist from Psychic TV, recently gracing the stages at SXSW and the Adelaide Festival. But did you also know he’s a Producer/Engineer at GaluminumFoil Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn? Berner has recently worked on the latest records by Naam, Heliotropes, Dead Stars, La Otracina, and Psychic TV. You’re next!
I love the cinematic vistas that Australian band The Black Ryder evoke, as well as the ravishing beauty of Aimee Nash and her sultry vocals. They are currently working on their second album, and judging by their recent performances at the SXSW festival, they are on to something magnificent. [Read a Secret Playlist by The Black […]
The Presence of Heart dress was unveiled by relative newcomers, Agent of Presence, at SXSW. It’s an outfit that gently lights-up along with the wearer’s heartbeat, whilst simultaneously sending the rhythm out wirelessly to any compatible device. A novelty, for sure, but a fresh avenue of fashion which opens up a world of possibilities for […]
I saw this documentary short at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin and was captivated by the simple storyline, so elegantly and beautifully related. The premise is simple: ‘the butchiest prisoners in Scotland cutting the hair of fellow inmates inside some of the toughest jails in the country? Your chance to experience first hand the […]
Check out this awesome new music by Imagine Dragons from Las Vegas. This video showcases the raw talent of this band. I caught an awesome performance by them last week in Nashville on their way to their sold out showcase at SXSW. I cannot wait to see these guys again. Fresh and free, just like […]
Secret Walls made its way to Austin and the recent SXSW festival. Mirgun Akyavas of Austinspace caught the street graphics competition as they exploded during the three days and two nights of live art battles with Jon Burgerman, Bridge Stehli, Kev Bee, Dan Leo, Lamour Supreme, Joshua Sutterby (aka Alfa), Fel3000ft, and Smug.
This is a website that allows you to check out live HD streams from videocameras posted up all over the world. You can even check out some of these locations in 3D. Most of the locations are large metropolitan areas with a lot of action. Tune into the Austin, TX, stream to check out the […]
Secret Walls and Chevy teamed up to produce a series of artist interviews in the lead up to their live art battle at this years SXSW. The first video in the series features an interview with Jon Burgerman at his home in New York City. The video also features a new un-released song from Burgerman’s […]
Citadel, a movie filmed in Scotland by director Ciarán Foy, makes its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival this weekend. The awesome poster for it makes use of ‘the revolutionary new Aurasma app‘. How does it work? Simple: ‘just hold your Android up to the poster and it will reveal exclusive clips from the […]
When I think of felt, I think of the wee furry animals we played with in junior school. But now we’re all grown up, we can still enjoy felt, thanks to this Boston-based eco felt company. They makes choice custom home décor for your office or lounge that’s both sustainable and biodegradable. My cats approve […]
We’re digging the conflicting tones in New York songwriter Luke Rathbornes’ music: sunnyside up melodies jarring with a melancholic minor key discourse. It’s a compelling mix and one which catapulted him to adoration on the back of a scintillating performance at this year’s SXSW in Austin. Check out his new single You Let Me In […]