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Live Picks: 08.02.2012 – 08.08.2012

Live Picks: 08.02.2012 – 08.08.2012

08.04: Dirty Projectors + Wye Oak – House Of Blues

Dirty Projectors and Wye Oak have spent the last few years making some of the most exciting music around, and very few bands treat their material with such brilliant care in a live setting. Thus, Saturday night’s unofficial White Linen Night after party is one of the rare House of Blues events that is truly worth the generally-bemoaned premium heaped upon national tours that stop at Live Nation’s local outpost instead of the myriad independent venue options in the city.

Taylor’s Top 10 Albums of 2011

Taylor’s Top 10 Albums of 2011

1. Wild Flag, Wild Flag In a difficult era for unconceited, forthright rock, Wild Flag has seized an opportunity to act as a bantam foil to the wealth of snobbery that permeates almost every facet of modern alternative culture.  In doing so, this infant group of alternative rock and riot grrrl veterans has also created […]

Barryfest at South by Southwest, Part 1: SXSW Is Decadent and Depraved

Barryfest at South by Southwest, Part 1: SXSW Is Decadent and Depraved

I’ve been to South by Southwest a few times in the past several years, the experiences of which have been experiments in the cause and effect of not planning for something that requires concise preparation. Results have been varied, the luck of the draw sometimes providing me with posh hotel accommodations and free drinking, and […]