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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Be Gentle, SXSW

posted by on March 11 at 12:25 PM


2008 will be my first time at SXSW, and I couldn’t be more excited and overwhelmed. As dedicated readers/anti-Grandy stencilers will recall, I’m just two months into my new job here as music editor of the Stranger, so leaving town for a marathon four-day weekend of drinking and blog hyping is both a welcome music-crit spring break and a serious, anxiety-inducing assignment. Luckily, there will be anxiety-relieving substances. Like Norwegian Disco!

Like Sam, I’ve also hit up to work on my SXSW itinerary, and while there are still a lot of conflicts, I know for certain that my first night in Austin will be lit up by the nu-disco stylings of Diskjokke, Kim HiorthÝy, and LindstrÝm. I’m stoked.

Other acts on my impossible list: Islands, who will hopefully be debuting material from their forthcoming sophomore album; Why? (see previous post); Australian synth popsters Cut Copy; Pennsylvania drone ranters Pissed Jeans; Edmonton electro commies Shout Out Out Out Out, who killed when they played Club Pop here last year; so many more: Boys Noize, Ponytail, Santogold, BLK JKS, Sightings, Vampire Weekend, NERD, No Kids, No Age, Age Kids, No is the New Wolf, etc, etc, etc.

Also: Doomsday 1999’s Zack Carlson has promised to show me a taco that will “curl your eybones.” He also will probably be the only person I see for several days that could honestly ask me, “What the fuck is a Vampire Weekend?”

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I love Norwegian Disco! I'm pretty jealous that I can witness Diskjokke and Lindstrom playing on the same bill. It should be really cosmic!

Posted by TJ | March 11, 2008 12:36 PM

I mean can't witness. Anyways....enjoy!

Posted by TJ | March 11, 2008 12:37 PM

On the other hand, Zack probably knows more about vampire">">vampire weekends than anybody.

Posted by sam | March 11, 2008 4:21 PM


Posted by sam | March 11, 2008 4:22 PM

If you've got the time, I'd love to hear about how local bands came off in Texas. I would definitely get overwhelmed. Sounds awesome.

Posted by godsactionfigure | March 11, 2008 11:51 PM

Wacky Z is renowned for his questionable taste, food-wise. You best watch yourself, buddy.

Posted by bronkitis | March 12, 2008 7:44 AM

please be sure to check out the Dodos, I think they are a fantastic new band that could use some more press. I don't even think they have the funds to come to seattle!

Posted by Mark | March 12, 2008 8:43 AM

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