“We have the benefit of hindsight when it comes to 1950s and ‘60s pop music. Songs about motorcycle crashes and broken hearts sound quaint now, but the sweet harmonies and four-on-the-floor beats reflected real anxieties of teens and twentysomethings.”
Performing in NPR Music’s SXSW showcase at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, Texas, Barnett more than matched the album’s energy, as she and her band careened through most of Sometimes I Sit And Think with power that felt positively gigantic. They’ve only recently begun playing these songs live, but you’d never know it. - Stephen Thompson SET LIST “Elevator Operator” “Pedestrian at Best” “An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in New York)” “Depreston” “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party” “Aqua Profunda!” “Dead Fox” “Kim’s Caravan”
FULL CONCERT - Conor Oberst live at House of Blues Boston. Conor plays a number of his Bright Eyes hits along with many tracks from his most recent album, Upside Down Mountain. Joining Conor on stage are the amazingly talented women of Larkin Poe.
Haim, the sister act from Los Angeles took home the BBC’s Sound of 2013 award earlier this year. While you wait for their debut album to arrive, watch them perform “Falling” at Filter Magazine’s SXSW Showdown in Austin, Texas.
Nashville foursome Luella and the Sun were one of our favorite discoveries at SXSW 2013. Wath the band bowl us over with fire and brimstone on “Sign of the Judgment” performed live at Austin’s iconic Continental Club.