SXSW Diaries Saturday – Possible Kill Screen


Note/Warning: My proper reviews for SXSW will be on La Pop Life and Gold Flake Paint soon(ish). For Sloucher, I’ll be posting diary-style stuff, mostly unedited (barring a few typos that had to go away, replaced by more typos. Most of these diaries were written late at night and honest to God, this is how they went. No clear cut narrative is intended, just general ramblings. Enjoy this Gonzo-style experiment.

“The most promising acolyte left us, not out of the lesser folly of sentiment, but the greater folly of anger. His heart was clouded, and his balance was lost, but his abilities were unmatched. Even then, we knew to watch him most carefully.”

     — Keeper Annals, Thief: The Dark Project.
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Suffering from the censor’s scissors

Recently I was flicking the television channels only to find Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was on. At one particular point an entirely new scene to me appears, involving the Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman) in a large hall, walking along a table surrounded by pagan worshippers and him throwing bags of gold across a pseudo battle strategy map of Britain.

WTF! Where on earth did that come from?!

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Singles review – Week of June 6

Lumiere – Almadoble Brand new singles by this Mexican band, finding them on that deadly, uncharted ground of pop with strange existential lyrics about doppelgangers and the identity of the man on the other side of the mirror of your soul. It’s a tad short to really grow full wings and soar into something more, but it’s a good appetiser for their upcoming album. Chorus … Continue reading Singles review – Week of June 6

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Songs for hamsters in chocolate mugs

Nat Johnson & The Figureheads – What the heart pours into

The skinny: An EP of rocking songs!

The review proper: Exactly what it says on the tin.

Stream – ‘Margot’

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Paving Stones – Wot Gorilla?

Paving Stones is our brand new column where we talk about new bands and artists we find (or they find us). Check it every week, with a free mp3 included! You can submit stuff too, if you want to.

Wot Gorilla?

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A violent dream

The skinny: Dense atmospheres with a banshee wail.

The review proper: Yeah, I like it a lot.  So beware, a gushing follows after the jump.

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That’ll be the last time we invite you!

It was a cold, bitter October afternoon (leading to a hypothermia-laden night) and the text message in my shitphone (i.e. any smartphone that doesn’t bear the Mark of The FruitBeast) read: “get yo’self to Budgie and the Toad”.

And I sez to meself: Ok.

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The night Weezer scorched Bradley Arena

Weezer @ Bradley Arena /Peoria, Illinois USA

Peoria is an important but little known town in the state of Illinois. It’s the birthplace of the multifaceted industrial giant known as Caterpillar and is considered as the best representation of the demographical standard (!) of the USA. In layman terms, if something works in Peoria, it works in the rest of the States.

The musical scene in Peoria is basically null, limited to a massive following of cover bands in bars. Hardly a star stops in these lands, which makes me ponder about that whole “works in Peoria” thing I just said. Would all bands want to come around here, play and pass the test?

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