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SXSW Music: Yellow Ostrich

I saw a lot of great bands a SXSW this year, so I’ll keep working on sharing that with you. Here’s another one!

Band: Yellow Ostrich / Hometown:NYC Show: Billions / Venue: Antone’s / Date: 3/18

Alex Schaaf is a resourceful man. When we first encountered his project, Yellow Ostrich, it was a solo . . . → Read More: SXSW Music: Yellow Ostrich

New o’death Video + SXSW Photos

Band: o’death / Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Show: Panache + Ernest Jenning Records / Venue: Red 7 + 512 / Date: 3/17 + 3/20

Currently in the midst of a North American tour, with European dates kicking off April 27, o’death are on the road (dates here) in support of their fantastic new record, Outside. . . . → Read More: New o’death Video + SXSW Photos

SXSW Music: Low

I’m still catching up on the photos of all the bands I saw at SXSW. Here’s another one!

Band: Low / Hometown: Duluth, Minnesota Show: showcase Venue: St. David’s Historic Sanctuary / Date: 3/16

You couldn’t ask for a more perfect setting to enjoy the sublime slowcore songs of Duluth’s Low. Alan Sparhawk wrenches . . . → Read More: SXSW Music: Low

SXSW Music: Yuck

I’m still catching up on the photos of all the bands I saw at SXSW. Here’s another one!

Band: Yuck / Hometown: London, England Show: Paradigm/Coda Agencies / Venue: Club Deville / Date: 3/16

One of the most talked about bands at this year’s festival, Yuck are another extremely young band (both in terms . . . → Read More: SXSW Music: Yuck

SXSW Music: Oberhofer

I’m still catching up on the photos of all the bands I saw at SXSW. Here’s another one!

Band: Oberhofer / Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Show: Brooklyn Vegan day party / Venue: Barbarella / Date: 3/18

Led by young Brad Oberhofer (a college student at NYU, from Tacoma, WA), the energy and excitement of this . . . → Read More: SXSW Music: Oberhofer

SXSW Music: Wild Flag

I’m back from SXSW and catching up on the photos of all the bands I saw there. Here’s another one!

Band: Wild Flag / Hometown: Portland, OR Show: KEXP + Merge Showcase / Venue: Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop + The Parish / Date: 3/16+18

Above all the hot new buzz bands and old favorites . . . → Read More: SXSW Music: Wild Flag

SXSW Music: Oh Land

I’m back from SXSW and catching up on the photos of all the bands I saw there. Here’s another one!

Band: Oh Land / Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Show: Fader + Austin BFFs / Venue: Fader Fort By Fiat + Lipstick 24 / Date: 3/17

We first encountered Danish singer Oh Land (Nanna Øland Fabricius) . . . → Read More: SXSW Music: Oh Land

SXSW Music: Milagres (are playing a HillyTown show)

I’m back from SXSW and catching up on the photos of all the bands I saw there. Here’s another one!

Band: Milagres / Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Show: Austin BFFs / Venue: Lipstick 24 / Date: 3/17

Our friends in Milagres have been very busy lately. First off, they recently signed to Kill Rock Stars, . . . → Read More: SXSW Music: Milagres (are playing a HillyTown show)

SXSW Music: Dead Man’s Clothes

I’m back from SXSW and catching up on the photos of all the bands I saw there. Here’s another one!

Band: Dead Man’s Clothes / Hometown: Portland, Maine! Show: The Eruption of the Real / Venue: Cherrywood Coffeehouse / Date: 3/18

This week’s Portland Phoenix features SXSW coverage, including a cover story and . . . → Read More: SXSW Music: Dead Man’s Clothes

SXSW Music: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper

I’m back from SXSW and catching up on the photos of all the bands I saw there. Here’s another one!

Band: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper / Hometown: Portland, Maine! Show: Brooklynvegan showcase / Venue: Swan Dive / Date: 3/16

What more can I say about Lady Lamb The Beekeeper at this point? We’ve . . . → Read More: SXSW Music: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper

SXSW Music: The Sounds

I’m back from SXSW and catching up on the photos of all the bands I saw there. Here’s another one!

Band: The Sounds / Hometown: Helsingborg, Sweden Show: Conflict Of Interest Party / Venue: Purevolume House / Date: 3/15

With a brand new album (Something To Die For) being released next week (March . . . → Read More: SXSW Music: The Sounds

SXSW Music: Delicate Steve

I’m back from SXSW and catching up on the photos of all the bands I saw there. Here’s another one!

Band: Delicate Steve / Hometown: NJ Show: M for Mikey showcase / Venue: Spill / Date: 3/15

A band whose name I heard kicked around quite a bit before hearing any of their music, . . . → Read More: SXSW Music: Delicate Steve

SXSW Bands: Dan Deacon (Made You Sweat)

On Friday, March 11, 2011, Dan Deacon finally came to Portland, Maine to play a highly-anticipated show at SPACE Gallery. The sold out show was, by all accounts, incredible. Read on, you’ll see.

Dan Deacon is only playing one show during SXSW this year. He said he didn’t want to do it, and waited . . . → Read More: SXSW Bands: Dan Deacon (Made You Sweat)

Traveling Trees Albums Available Online + Tour

Both of last year’s Wesley and the Traveling Trees albums – Narrow Guage Quad Trains and Don’t Peel Your Bloomers Off Just Yet (which is now the featured album here) – are now available for streaming and purchase online at Bandcamp. Both are excellent and should serve as a great primer for anybody about . . . → Read More: Traveling Trees Albums Available Online + Tour

Going To SXSW?

We’re looking for Maine bands heading to Austin, TX next month for South By Southwest! Though we won’t be putting on a showcase or throwing a party like we did at CMJ, we will be there covering the festival with a focus on Maine bands and musicians, so send in your tour dates to post . . . → Read More: Going To SXSW?