I pedaled down from my perch near UT-Austin to the city’s own “Rough Side of Da TRAX” quite literally on Monday afternoon for the premiere party of “It’s a Rough Life” Season 2. … read more
The stage at The Bat Bar was set up right against the front window, which was as big as the entire wall and completely open to the outside. The crowd inside was instantly mirrored on the other end of the stage outside the window, and though they could’ve easily grabbed the drummer around the waist and pulled her out with her entire kit, they were up close and personal with what makes Ume a band you’re not gonna want to miss: front woman Lauren Larson. … read more
I checked out Night Beats in Salt Lake City about a week before heading down to Austin. The crowd was sparse at that show, but they performed like they were playing to a packed house instead of to a dismal crowd. Unfortunately, their Wednesday night show at Buffalo Billiards didn’t draw a much larger crowd than the Salt Lake City show.
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As part of my SXSW experience, I participated in SXcycles, the new (as of this year) bike share program provided by the festival and Tern bikes. They opened it up to those with badges and wristbands during the Interactive portion of SXSW, and I was lucky enough to catch the tail end of it on Monday and Tuesday. … read more
I’m always in complete awe of how much sound comes out of this duo. It’s all thanks to the crazy pedal work Nicole Barille does while singing and wailing on her guitar, looping both vocals and chords to create this crazy layered sound while Sam Meister pounds on that bass drum in his bare feet like an animal. … read more