Stream a New Loafer Track

loafer?Regardless of the fact that being a musician, in any city, seems to suck lately, Austin’s music scene is very much alive and kicking. One of the scenes I’ve kept my eye on is the group made up by Merdurhaus acts; today we’ve got a tune from the label’s Loafer. The project will release a brand new EP on April 1st (as long as it’s not a joke), and this single shows a little bit of the noodling twang that definitely pays homage to Mac Demarco…back in the home recording days. Still, I like the playfulness, such as including a soundbite mid track. Give it a twirl, and check out some of the labels other acts; there’s something for every body.

FFF9 & Nites Schedule Is Live

en-iphone-portrait-screen3_74_png_185x500_q85Iffin’ you have Android or teh Apples, you can now download the FFF Fest app. The Schedule is up now and you can start arguing over what bands will tear your posse apart.

We also now know what will be on the menu for fest goers; Austin’s Pizza, Bananarchy, Black Sheep Lodge + Haymaker, Burro Cheese Kitchen, Cazamance, Chi’Lantro, Frank, JuiceLand, Kebabalicious, Mighty Bird, Skull & Cakebones, Tamale House East, The Salt Lick, Tiff’s Treats, Vegan Yacht, and Whole Foods.

Head to the App Store or Google Play or the FFF9 website for the stare and compare.

BGray’s SxSW Reflection

I had my camera. I took almost 4,000 pictures. That seemed like a lot, but once I factored in the number of bands, the odd things that have to be documented, the friends gathering for shenanigans and the eight long days involved, it really wasn’t surprising. I haven’t done the final tally, but it would be fair to say that I saw part of a set from around seventy bands.

It is my turn to give a rundown on bests and worsts of The Conference. The many highs were tempered by very few lows. I chased that BUZZ that drives the relevant music fan. My summary will be a little different because I did the whole damn thing; twelve movies, several Interactive and film panels and of course all the music.

So, plenty on the movies, panels and bands and a flurry of pics to accompany all that 411 after the break…

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