Thursday, March 31, 2011

Watch: "Long Time" by Cake

Cake debuted a new video today on MTV's website. The video is for their second single off of Showroom of Compassion called "Long Time". It was surprising to learn it was an animated video. The group collaborated with Callicore Films, a French production company that has an an art studio that focuses on CG Art and a self-proclaimed resistance against "the cultural dictatorship of media". Cake is very anti-lots of things so it is a good fit. The video is basically a story of a vagabond and his monkey. Monkeys rule.

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Listen: "Trashcan USA" by A Giant Dog

A Giant Dog are one of many talented garage rock bands based here in Austin. They perform tomorrow (4/1) at Club de Ville at 7:00pm. Like with many local bands here in Austin, there is always a struggle to get people's attention in this crowded field of local talent and of course the constant stream of popular touring acts.

Since Red River Noise is a media sponsor for the showcase tomorrow, I thought I'd shed a little bit more light on the night's headliner. Listen to A Giant Dog's new EP Trashcan USA below:

For more details, visit our preview on Red River Noise here.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Viva! Lady Gaga & a mariachi band sing "Born This Way"

Someone captured this classic moment of Lady Gaga celebrating her birthday in L.A. at Bar La Cita. This is the kind of golden footage YouTube was made for.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Watch: "Help Is On The Way" by Rise Against

Rise Against released a new video for their single "Help Is On The Way" last week. I'm drinking any flavor of Kool Aid they serve.What a great song and video! See you at Stubb's on April 19.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Watch: "Bring Me Down" by Saigon

I have been a long time fan of rapper and actor, Saigon. This new video premiered today on It is real talk, maybe even his best track or sickest rhyme yet. Please believe...

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Watch: "I Know Places" (Live on the Moon) by Lykke Li

This chick has been all over the music magazines, including two covers recently, and European press of course. Lykki Li is going to be a festival headliner soon. I just sense it. With amazing stage presence and that incredible voice, she can go far. I think she fills the void that Amy Whinehouse left and Duffy tried to fill but couldn't.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Watch: 'I wanna fight your father (As Gaeilge) ' by Rubberbandits

I'm as intrigued as I am weirded out. I came across this video when looking around for something else. This band is called Rubberbandits and are from Limerick, Ireland. It's a comedy duo, not to be taken ssoooo seriously. Although, I do want one of those masks now...

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SXSW Preview: The Good Natured

Pictured above is Sarah McIntosh from The Good Natured. I know what you are thinking....looks uber hipster. True. However, I can forgive looks if the music is good. And to my surprise it is.

The other surprise was that this U.K. based indie star in the making is not old enough to legally buy beer here in the U.S. I got wind of the band as I was looking through the countless number of bands coming to South by Southwest. If The Good Natured don't make it big after SXSW, I'd be shocked.

Watch the video for their single "Be My Animal" below and check out their SXSW schedule.

The Good Natured at SXSW:

Mar. 16   Barbarella       Big Stereo                              2:45pm
Mar. 17   Annie's West                                                     2:00pm
Mar. 17   Mike Galaxy Day Part at Guero' s             9:00pm
Mar. 18   PRS/BMI  Brunch  British Embassy         12:15pm
Mar. 18   Klub Crucial  CQ Presents                            5:00pm
Mar. 18   Windish Agency party ND Studios           8:00pm

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fat Wreck Chords SXSW 2011 Showcase at The Scoot Inn

I don't post a lot of SXSW related stuff on my blog, almost none at all actually. I like the festival just fine, but it is just that I think I'm so jaded that nothing excites very much anymore. If I was indie crazed or into free booze parties, then maybe I'd be more excited. That being said, I am pretty school girl giddy over the Fat Wreck Chords Showcase. Two words: "Screeching Weasel". 'Nuff said.

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