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Last SXSW 2008 Review

I promise. I wrote a journal that was included in the Denver Post Reverb section that can read here and the some other journal blogs from the other Denver kids here.

Lykke Li-Tonight [mp3]
Bon Iver -Skinny Love [mp3]

Kaki King- 2 O’Clock[mp3]
The Raveonettes-Aly, Walk With Me [mp3]
Vampire Weekend-Mansard Roof [mp3]

British Sea Power-Atom [mp3]
Grand Archives- Torn Blue Foam Couch [mp3]
Santogold- L.E.S. Artistes (xxxchange remix) [mp3]

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Last SXSW 2008 Review

I promise. I wrote a journal that was included in the Denver Post Reverb section that can read here and the some other journal blogs from the other Denver kids here.

Lykke Li-Tonight [mp3]
Bon Iver -Skinny Love [mp3]

Kaki King- 2 O’Clock[mp3]
The Raveonettes-Aly, Walk With Me [mp3]
Vampire Weekend-Mansard Roof [mp3]

British Sea Power-Atom [mp3]
Grand Archives- Torn Blue Foam Couch [mp3]
Santogold- L.E.S. Artistes (xxxchange remix) [mp3]

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*** She & Him
*** Diesel Party
*** 03.15.08

The thought of Zooey Deschanel being on stage singing was more of a novelty act. The thought of her in a band with M. Ward was absurd. When I saw both on stage, I knew that it was more than an act. Her voice is reminiscent of Patsy Cline and their twangy tunes breathes new air into a music scene that seems to focus on the same thing over and over. The group (this was before I saw them and listened to the album 800 times) I thought was going to be panned and fold like a cheap suit. I dare you to look up any of their reviews, and I’m sure that they’re 99% positive.

She & Him-Why Do You Let Me Stay Here [mp3]

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*** She & Him
*** Diesel Party
*** 03.15.08

The thought of Zooey Deschanel being on stage singing was more of a novelty act. The thought of her in a band with M. Ward was absurd. When I saw both on stage, I knew that it was more than an act. Her voice is reminiscent of Patsy Cline and their twangy tunes breathes new air into a music scene that seems to focus on the same thing over and over. The group (this was before I saw them and listened to the album 800 times) I thought was going to be panned and fold like a cheap suit. I dare you to look up any of their reviews, and I’m sure that they’re 99% positive.

She & Him-Why Do You Let Me Stay Here [mp3]

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***Port O’Brien
*** Diesel Party
*** 03.15.08

I had no clue what I was in store for this set. Good luck the Dave’s from the Leather Canary were chirping their praises. Forget that I was at this music hall out of the way from everything, I was at an ol’fashion ho down. Port O’Brien’s brand of folk music is not what your parent’s were use to, but better. High level folk music!

Port O’Brien-I Woke Up Today [mp3]

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***Santogold & Diplo
*** Fader Fort
*** 03.15.08

Every year there’s that one act that IS NOT TO BE MISSED. This year, there wasn’t really that one act that proved to be too elusive. It seemed most everybody was playing five times a day , although there was something magical about Santogold. She has everything M.I.A. has, but not as bitchy. Her beats (courtesy of Diplo) and her live show didn’t miss a step. She was gyrating at every possible moment and flowed like the Rio Grande. All they hype this girl is getting is well deserved and she was very lighthearted between sets, cracking jokes, etc. My favorite joke, “What did one tampon say to the other? Nothing, they were both stuck up cunts.” HAHAHAHA

Santogold- L.E.S. Artistes (xxxchange remix) [mp3]

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***Santogold & Diplo
*** Fader Fort
*** 03.15.08

Every year there’s that one act that IS NOT TO BE MISSED. This year, there wasn’t really that one act that proved to be too elusive. It seemed most everybody was playing five times a day , although there was something magical about Santogold. She has everything M.I.A. has, but not as bitchy. Her beats (courtesy of Diplo) and her live show didn’t miss a step. She was gyrating at every possible moment and flowed like the Rio Grande. All they hype this girl is getting is well deserved and she was very lighthearted between sets, cracking jokes, etc. My favorite joke, “What did one tampon say to the other? Nothing, they were both stuck up cunts.” HAHAHAHA

Santogold- L.E.S. Artistes (xxxchange remix) [mp3]

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***BLK JKS
*** Fader Fort
*** 03.15.08

Of all the groups that I saw all last week, this group in particular stayed in mind due to their playfulness and commitment to their art, music, and band. This South African band was just featured in the latest Fader, and you could see it in their eyes. They were on a mission. Did you notice the AVIATORS, yeah, me too. They guys were jammy at times, and light spirited without getting on your nerves too fast. You can download some of their music from Fader here.

Fader Issue 52 Free Africa Mix Tracklisting:

Buraka Som Sistema, “Yah”
Trompies, “Ngwanesu”
Zulu Naja, “Ndiya Ndiya”
BLK JKS, “UmZabalazo” …EXXXCLUSIVE!!!!
Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit, “Chilombo”
Bleksom, “Do It”
Buk Bak & Jay Q, “U For Know”
The Don Issacs Ezekiel Combination, “Amalinja”
Tartit, “Achachore I Chachore Akale”
BLK JKS, “Lakeside”
Group Doueh, “Sabah Lala”

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***BLK JKS
*** Fader Fort
*** 03.15.08

Of all the groups that I saw all last week, this group in particular stayed in mind due to their playfulness and commitment to their art, music, and band. This South African band was just featured in the latest Fader, and you could see it in their eyes. They were on a mission. Did you notice the AVIATORS, yeah, me too. They guys were jammy at times, and light spirited without getting on your nerves too fast. You can download some of their music from Fader here.

Fader Issue 52 Free Africa Mix Tracklisting:

Buraka Som Sistema, “Yah”
Trompies, “Ngwanesu”
Zulu Naja, “Ndiya Ndiya”
BLK JKS, “UmZabalazo” …EXXXCLUSIVE!!!!
Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit, “Chilombo”
Bleksom, “Do It”
Buk Bak & Jay Q, “U For Know”
The Don Issacs Ezekiel Combination, “Amalinja”
Tartit, “Achachore I Chachore Akale”
BLK JKS, “Lakeside”
Group Doueh, “Sabah Lala”

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