Alvvays – SXSW Music 2015 Spotlight

Toronto’s dream-pop outfit Alvvays made a big splash last year with the release of their self-titled debut on Polyvinyl Records (Transgressive in Europe, Royal Mountain Music in Canada, P-Vine in Japan and Hi-Note in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia), with a series of magic button and sound gurus, including Chad VanGaalen, Holy Fuck’s Graham […]


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Klaxons – The Postelles – SXSW 2013

Upon the announcement of the first round of SXSW 2013 acts back in November, Klaxons and The Postelles kicked off the weekly series of Sx showcasing acts on the Kaffeine Buzz show on Hoxton Radio. Klaxons at SXSW 2013 According to an NME article based on Radio 1’s Zane Lowe broadcast featuring Jaime Reynolds, the […]

Ty Segall Twins Tour

Back in the day, the cultural comedy series ‘In Living Color’ featured the “Hey Mon” skit of Jamaican a family whose self worth was based on the number of jobs one had. The more jobs you had, the more worthy you were, and a doctor with only one job was thought to be a “lazy […]

OFF! Tour Comes to Denver

While London was piling up the punk rock bricks in the late 70’s and the Ramones were on the east coast, contributing to the invention of the 1 minute punk rock song, the members of OFF! were part of the SoCal music underground making history on their own island, emerging from such iconoclastic bands as […]

IO Echo Tour with Bloc Party – SXSW Music 2013

A natural tendency for many concert goers is to get there just in time for the headlining act to come on stage. But what they don’t know does hurt them, and they end up hearing from early birds about how great the opening band was. In the case of IO Echo, who has been on […]

SXSW Announce Round 3 of Bands Performing in 2013

It’s a new year and right on queue, SXSW announces Round 3 of bands that have been invited to perform at this year’s music showcases. Right off the bat and skimming through this very long list, which brings the total number to around 1,300, artists that stand out include: Toy, Black Lips, Macklemore & Ryan […]