Archive: March 16, 2008 - March 22, 2008

They Sang Whaaaaaaat? Vol. 1, No. 1

Sonic Youth + old people = ohmygod! Caught a screening yesterday of "Young@Heart," a marvelous documentary about a group of singing septuagenarians, octogenarians and nonagenarians from Northampton, Mass., who kick out the jams (or shuffle through them, anyway) on concert stages around the world. The film is loaded with great...

By J. Freedom du Lac | March 20, 2008; 1:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

SXSW Leftovers: Mika Miko

Queens of the L.A. underground, Mika Miko. Mika Miko (listen) is a perfect band. That doesn't make them the greatest band. But there's not a single thing you'd want to change about them. The all-female Los Angeles quintet, ages 21 to 24, plays punk rock that's as heavy as...

By David Malitz | March 19, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

SXSW: Wrap Up

I made it into Austin around 7 p.m. on Wednesday and left around 7 a.m. Saturday. During that 60 hours I saw 32 bands (well, 30 bands and Jay Reatard three times), slept 8 hours, drank too much beer and not enough water, ate too much late-night pizza from Stony's...

By David Malitz | March 17, 2008; 1:21 AM ET | Comments (3)

 

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