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The Great Equalizer – Coachella 2014 Weekend 1 Day 2

April 13th, 2014
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Day one of Coachella 2014 was filled with a bevy of music’s best, brightest and most revered. Day two of the grand champion of American music festivals surpassed the first day in every way save the spectacle that was OutKast’s first concert in 13 years. This day’s bill was packed. Packed on the level of where it was almost impossible to see the heavy hitters without literally running around for seven hours straight without stopping for a dinner break. The talent quality was as high as it could be hoped for, but unlike the sweltering heat of day one, day two had a unique problem seldom seen in all of Coachella’s history: extreme wind. As those who drive east from Los Angeles know seeing the windmill fields, much of the high desert around the Coachella Valley has a propensity for powerful windy spurts. This day was pleasantly cooler than yesterday, but the wind not only rocked every standing piece of architecture; it also kicked up enough dust to choke the audience into submission.

All photos by Sharon Alagna
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By Raymond Flotat Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , ,

Planned Scarcity – Coachella 2014 Weekend 1 Day 1

April 12th, 2014
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It’s hard to fathom, but mxdwn has been attending and covering the Coachella Music Festival for over ten years. Yes, in the days of way, way back when, we camped, came in at 11:55 a.m., and phoned in our reports to writers standing by nationwide. I’m not joking. Back in those days, this festival was only two days, and somehow felt a little bit smaller, a lot more personal and a lot less overwhelming. It’s fitting as an epochal moment, as it was the one-two punch of Radiohead and the (at the time) recently reunited Pixies that drew the largest crowd we’ve ever seen on the massive field apparently also used for the sport Polo. Until tonight that is.
All photos by Sharon Alagna
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By Raymond Flotat Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews ,

SXSW 2014: Official Tribute to Lou Reed

March 21st, 2014
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Within the seven days of the start of the festival, SXSW paused for a moment in order to properly orchestrate an official tribute to the late Lou Reed. Fans of the rock and roll legend flocked to the Paramount Theatre where twenty-four acts performed to pay tribute to the Velvet Underground legend. Pieced and curated by Alejandro Escovedo and Richard Barone, the two ensured a night full of music, laughs and stories. The night was packed with either fellow musicians who were musically inspired by the guitarist and wanted to pay their respects. Others who shared the stage had known Reed during the wild years of the sixties and seventies, creeping around with Andy Warhol and the underground music scene of that day in age. Read more…

By Marisa Rose Ficara Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , , , ,

Skaters – Manhattan

March 20th, 2014
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The Future of Punk

New York is an inspirational city. This four-piece rock band is comprised of members hailing from other places, but who all now call the Big Apple home, and to celebrate has based their debut LP on one of its boroughs. Manhattan is a collection of eleven vignettes, interspersed with sounds of the city (recorded and mimicked), all chronicling what it’s like, as one song suggests, “To Be Young in NYC.” Read more…

By Chad Gorn Posted in Reviews

SXSW Off The Beaten Path

March 16th, 2014
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There’s a certain fanboy/fangirl endurance that goes into committing to waiting on an artist for nearly three times the length of their actual set that I’m just not that into; especially on as packed of an occasion as SXSW. For those who’ve been turned down access to a venue before they could turn up, there’s a maddening listlessness to having your meticulous show spreadsheet dwindle into nothing more than a crumpled document ink-stained with failures. My first night was every typical SXSW and then some: arriving late, capacity crowds, restrictive access and my own exhaustion. Read more…

By April Siese Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews ,

Archie Powell & The Exports Announce New Album Back in Black for April 2014 Release

March 2nd, 2014
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New album, new tours…get ready for more from Archie Powell and the Exports. Their upcoming album Back in Black drops just around the corner in April, details below.

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SXSW Lou Reed Tribute Lineup to Feature Suzanne Vega, The Black Lips, Spandau Ballet and More

March 1st, 2014
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A special tribute to the diversity of Lou Reed’s music will be hosted at SXSW, a festival known for its unique international cross-section of artists Read more…

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SXSW 2014

February 18th, 2014
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We here at mxdwn take our SXSW events seriously and need a place to keep everything organized – we’ll be listing all those parties and concerts here in one nice, easy list, sorted by date! Check back often, we’ll be updating this page constantly and you don’t want to miss out!

SXSW 2014 Live Coverage

Tuesday, March 11th
Chicago Made Showcase: The Hood Internet and Chance The Rapper

Wednesday, March 12th
.html Showcase – The Neighborhood
Spotify House – Dum Dum Girls and Betty Who
Banks Official Showcase

Thursday, March 13th
SXSW 2014 Day 2 Thursday: We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Mary Onettes, Painted Palms and More
SXSW 2014 Day 2: Wye Oak, Ex Hex, Hospitality and More
mtvU Woodie Awards
Doritos Bold Stage – Lady Gaga
BlahBlahBlah Science – Tove Lo, Arthur Beatrice, Wolf Alice, Tokyo Police Club
Thrasher Death Match – The Shrine and Trash Talk
Fader Fort – Chromeo
Palladia Epic Awesome Showcase – Sam Smith, Phantogram, Aloe Blacc and Bleachers
Antiquiet’s Never Official Showcase – John Flanagan, Nicole Atkins, Ume and Grieves
iTunes Festival – Isaiah Rashad, Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar
Against Me!, Dum, Dum Girls, Deap Vally, Ume and More

Friday, March 14th
SXSW Official Tribute to Lou Reed
SXSW Day 3: Sleigh Bells, Soundgarden, Damon Albarn and More
SoundExchange Showcase – Wild Cub, American Authors and London Grammar
Universal Music Group Experience – Aloe Blacc
Filter and Dr Martens Day Party – INVSN
Paste Showcase – Lydia Loveless, PAPA and Sam Roberts Band
Foster the People
Quantum Collective – Matisyahu, Bad Things and A Great Big World
Spotify House – G-Eazy
The Iron Bear – Kraak & Smaak

Saturday, March 15th
Burger Records Burgermania III
SXSW 2014 Day 4: Phantogram, Iron Reagan, Royal Blood and More
Samsung Galaxy Night Party – Holy Ghost! and Cut Copy
Rachael Ray’s Feedback Party – Yelawolf with Travis Barker, The Wild Feathers and Blondie
House of Vans – Flosstradamus and Trinidad James
Spotify House – Vance Joy
SPIN Party at Stubb’s BBQ – Against Me!, Future Islands and More
SXSW Off The Beaten Path

SXSW 2014 Parties and Showcases

Friday, March 7th
DO512 Epic Interactive SXSWi 2014 Party Announced featuring Robert DeLong and The Octopus Project

Saturday, March 8th
Metal Monsters of Texas (Part 3) Back For SXSW 2014
Kiip Never Sleeps SXSWi 2014 Party Announced
MRY presents MRY Revs Up SXSW 2014 Party Announced
uShip’s “Nerds Rock IV” SXSWi 2014 Party Announced
Tumblr presents “Fuck Yeah! The Sequel” SXSWi 2014
Applauze SXSWi 2014 Kickoff Party featuring V.V. Brown and Strange Talk
Splash, General Assembly, and Maveron present “Lunar Kaleidoscope” SXSWi 2014 Party Announced featuring The Jane Doze

Sunday, March 9th
PayPal and Braintree present “Brain Blast” SXSWi 2014 Party featuring Snoop Dogg
The Barbarian Group & Aol. present “Advanced Settings” SXSWi 2014 Party
Applauze SXSWi 2014 Day Party featuring Quiet Company

Monday, March 10th
The Festival House Party SXSW 2014 ft. Moebius & The Ironhide, Burnt Denim
Applauze SXSW 2014 Showcase featuring MS MR and Charli XCX
The Onion and Mike’s Harder present “Reload” SXSWi 2014 Party
Spotify House @ SXSW 2014

Tuesday, March 11th
50 Cent to Perform at SXSW 2014 with Live Stream Concert at 1100 Warehouse
Media Temple 2014 SXSWi Closing Party ft. 2 Chainz, Method Man & Redman
Apple’s iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014
Spotify House @ SXSW 2014
Pitchfork Presents Show No Mercy @ SXSW 2014 ft. Kylesa, Youth Code

Banks Official Showcase

Chicago Made: The Hood Internet and Chance the Rapper

Wednesday, March 12th
.html Showcase: The Neighborhood
Communion Records SXSW 2014 Shows ft. Sam Smith, Hozier, Vance Joy, Bad Suns
MidCoast Takeover SXSW 2014 Day Parties Announced
Beautiful Buzzz and The Most Definitely present The Green Room SXSW 2014 Parties Announced
AudioCommon’s SXSW 2014 Launch Parties Announced
Waterloo Records SXSW 2014 Day Parties Announced
Red Bull Sound Select 4 Days In Austin SXSW 2014: Day 1 ft. Earl Sweatshirt
SXSW 2014 Locals Party ft. Leland, The Applicators
Canadian Blast BBQ/Showcase Back For SXSW 2014!
Texas Indie Fest at SXSW 2014 Announced
Lagunitas SXSW 2014 Day Party Announced
Willow Wood SXSW 2014 Unofficial Showcase Announced
Haggar Clothing and FILTER SXSW 2014 Party Announced featuring Kelis, Aloe Blacc, and Allen Stone
Pitchfork SXSW 2014 Day Party
Crave Online Music Showcase at SXSW 2014
The FADER FORT presented by Converse SXSW 2014
Paste Magazine’s SXSW 2014 Day Party
Terrorbird Publishing & Red Brick Songs SXSW 2014 Party ft. Painted Palms, Jessica Lea Mayfield
Buzz Bands LA “Dear Austin, Love L.A.” SXSW 2014 Day Party ft. Fever the Ghost
BlahBlahBlah Science (B3SCI) SXSW 2014 Day Party featuring Tokyo Police Club
Thrasher Converse Death Match @ SXSW 2014
Under the Radar Mag’s SXSW 2014 Day Party
Pandora Discovery Den SXSW 2014 Parties Announced featuring Tyler, the Creator and Lucinda Williams
Dickies Roadhouse presented by Amazon SXSW 2014 Party
Applauze presents “Austin Calling” SXSW 2014 Day Party Announced featuring The Soft White Sixties
Antiquiet SXSW 2014 Showcase ft. Grieves, Ume
KGSR SXSW 2014 Live Broadcasts
Eventbrite & Governors Ball SXSW 2014 Lawn Party ft. Hunter Hunted, Tourist
Nettwerk Music Presents Best. Party. Ever. @ SXSW 2014 ft. Ghost Beach, Current Swell
Consequence of Sound SXSW 2014 CoSigns Day Party ft. Against Me!, Wye Oak
Jansport & Noisey SXSW 2014 Bonfire Sessions ft. Kurt Vile, Cloud Nothings
KUTX at The Four Seasons @ SXSW 2014 ft. Lucius, Wye Oak, Tinariwen
Hype Hotel SXSW 2014
#PMAVillage @ SXSW 2014 by Danger Village, Pretty Much Amazing & PledgeMusic ft. San Fermin, Goldroom
KCRW Announces SXSW 2014 Showcases Featuring Future Islands, Moses Sumney, Sam Smith and More
Apple’s iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014
Damon Albarn, St. Vincent and Kelis Set to Play NPR’s SXSW 2014 Showcase
Spotify House @ SXSW 2014
The Billy Reid + Weather Up Austin Shindig at SXSW 2014
The Austin Jump-off SXSW 2014 Day Party Announced
The Neighbourhood Exclusive SXSW 2014 Performance at .html Presents Showcase
Spin’s SXSW 2014 Day Party at The Mohawk

Thursday, March 13th
Universal Music Group Showcase: Until the Ribbon Breaks and The Kooks
Doritos Presents: Lady Gaga
MidCoast Takeover SXSW 2014 Day Parties Announced
Beautiful Buzzz and The Most Definitely present The Green Room SXSW 2014 Parties Announced
AudioCommon’s SXSW 2014 Launch Parties Announced
Waterloo Records SXSW 2014 Day Parties Announced
KDHX and Twangfest SXSW 2014 Day Parties ft. Della Mae, Mandolin Orange
Can’t Stop The Bleeding SXSW 2014 Unofficial Party Announced
Colorado Music Party Day Parties at SXSW 2014 Announced
IHEARTCOMIX, Embrace, & Heard SXSW 2014 Austin Party Weekend ft. A-Trak, Miami Horror, MS MR
Haggar Clothing and FILTER SXSW 2014 Party Announced featuring Kelis, Aloe Blacc, and Allen Stone
Pitchfork SXSW 2014 Day Party
Third Man Records SXSW 2014 Day Party at The Museum of Human Achievement
The FADER FORT presented by Converse SXSW 2014
Paste Magazine’s SXSW 2014 Day Party
FILTER Magazine’s “Showdown at Cedar Street” SXSW 2014 Day Parties Announced
YVYNYL + Ears of The Beholder’s #MEGABLAAG @ SXSW 2014 ft. Chet Faker, Future Islands
Thrasher Converse Death Match @ SXSW 2014
Under the Radar Mag’s SXSW 2014 Day Party
Pandora Discovery Den SXSW 2014 Parties Announced featuring Tyler, the Creator and Lucinda Williams
Dickies Roadhouse presented by Amazon SXSW 2014 Party
Applauze presents “Dali Parton Soiree” SXSW 2014 Night Party featuring The Mowgli’s
KGSR SXSW 2014 Live Broadcasts
Binary Records’ SXSW 2014 Launch Party Announced
KUTX at The Four Seasons @ SXSW 2014 ft. Lucius, Wye Oak, Tinariwen
Hype Hotel SXSW 2014
Universal Music Group’s SXSW 2014 Day Party
Dr Martens and FILTER SXSW 2014 Party featuring Band of Skulls, Washed Out, and Sir Sly
Red Bull Sound Select 4 Days In Austin SXSW 2014: Day 2 ft. Jagwar Ma, Twin Shadow
Stereogum’s SXSW 2014 Day Party
Apple’s iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014
Spotify House @ SXSW 2014
Popscene Asia and GAG Group present: Heatwave SXSW 2014 Party ft. Breton
The Billy Reid + Weather Up Austin Shindig at SXSW 2014
Wind-Up Records SXSW 2014 Day Party ft. Strange Talk, French Horn Rebellion
Neiman Marcus and Atlantic Records present CUSP on Rainey SXSW Day Parties Announced
Neiman Marcus and Atlantic Records present CUSP on Rainey SXSW Day Parties Announced
VisitPhilly.com presents Death and Taxes East End SXSW 2014 Day Party
SXSW 2014 MTVu Woodie Awards

Friday, March 14th
SoundExchange Showcase: Wild Cub, American Authors, and London Grammar
Universal Music Group Day Party – Aloe Blacc
Filter and Dr Martens Day Party – INVSN
Paste Presents Lydia Loveless, Sam Roberts Band and PAPA
Communion Records SXSW 2014 Shows ft. Sam Smith, Hozier, Vance Joy, Bad Suns
Beautiful Buzzz and The Most Definitely present The Green Room SXSW 2014 Parties Announced
The Windish Agency’s Annual SXSW 2014 Day Party Announced
MidCoast Takeover SXSW 2014 Day Parties Announced
Texas Indie Fest at SXSW 2014 Announced
Colorado Music Party Day Parties at SXSW 2014 Announced
IHEARTCOMIX, Embrace, & Heard SXSW 2014 Austin Party Weekend ft. A-Trak, Miami Horror, MS MR
Waterloo Records SXSW 2014 Day Parties Announced
Third Man Records SXSW 2014 Day Party at The Museum of Human Achievement
Cherrytree Records “Keep Pop Weird” SXSW 2014 Party ft. RAC, Sir Sly
The FADER FORT presented by Converse SXSW 2014
Lively & INgrooves Present Relive Austin @ SXSW 2014 ft. Bad Suns, Jamestown Revival
Flowerbooking, Inc SXSW 2014 Day Party ft. Breton, We Were Promised Jetpacks
FILTER Magazine’s “Showdown at Cedar Street” SXSW 2014 Day Parties Announced
CITR + Disco Naïveté SXSW 2014 Day Party ft. Hozier, HAERTS, The 1975
Thrasher Converse Death Match @ SXSW 2014
Under the Radar Mag’s SXSW 2014 Day Party
Pandora Discovery Den SXSW 2014 Parties Announced featuring Tyler, the Creator and Lucinda Williams
Red Bull Sound Select 4 Days In Austin SXSW 2014: Day 3 ft. Sleigh Bells
FILTER and Tumblr present “The Tumblr House” SXSW 2014 Party featuring 7 Days of Funk and BANKS
Dickies Roadhouse presented by Amazon SXSW 2014 Party
Sonicbids Official Party @ SXSW 2014 ft. Gossling, The Griswolds
KGSR SXSW 2014 Live Broadcasts
KUTX at The Four Seasons @ SXSW 2014 ft. Lucius, Wye Oak, Tinariwen
Hype Hotel SXSW 2014
The A.V. Club presents “Rainey Day Party #12 & 35″ SXSW 2014 Day Party
Universal Music Group’s SXSW 2014 Day Party
Quantum Collective’s “Southwest Invasion” SXSW 2014 Party
Dr Martens and FILTER SXSW 2014 Party featuring Band of Skulls, Washed Out, and Sir Sly
Apple’s iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014
Foster the People to Perform Free Show at SXSW 2014 at Butler Park Stage at Lady Bird Lake
Spotify House @ SXSW 2014
Wunderbar presents German Bands on Board SXSW 2014 Day Party Announced
Neiman Marcus and Atlantic Records present CUSP on Rainey SXSW Day Parties Announced
SPIN Party at Stubb’s BBQ SXSW 2014 Featuring Warpaint, Against Me! and More
Foster the People
Quantum Collective: Matisyahu, Bad Things and A Great Big World

Saturday, March 15th
Samsung Galaxy Concert Series: Holy Ghost! and Cut Copy
Rachael Ray’s Feedback Party – Allen Stone, Yelawolf with Travis Barker, The Wild Feathers and Blondie
House of Vans – Trinidad James and Flosstradamus
Foster the People
Spotify Day Party: Vance Joy
Spin At Stubbs: Against Me!, Future Islands, and more
MidCoast Takeover SXSW 2014 Day Parties Announced
Beautiful Buzzz and The Most Definitely present The Green Room SXSW 2014 Parties Announced
Reverb’s SXSW 2014 Day Party Announced
KDHX and Twangfest SXSW 2014 Day Parties ft. Della Mae, Mandolin Orange
IHEARTCOMIX, Embrace, & Heard SXSW 2014 Austin Party Weekend ft. A-Trak, Miami Horror, MS MR
Waterloo Records SXSW 2014 Day Parties Announced
Altercation Records “Punk Rock BBQ” SXSW 2014 Day Party Announced
Third Man Records SXSW 2014 Day Party at The Museum of Human Achievement
The FADER FORT presented by Converse SXSW 2014
FILTER Magazine’s “Showdown at Cedar Street” SXSW 2014 Day Parties Announced
ISO50 + No Fear of Pop Day Party @ SXSW 2014 ft. Cashmere Cat, Tomas Barfod
Thrasher Converse Death Match @ SXSW 2014
Pandora Discovery Den SXSW 2014 Parties Announced featuring Tyler, the Creator and Lucinda Williams
Red Bull Sound Select 4 Days In Austin SXSW 2014: Day 4 ft. Danny Brown
Rachael Ray’s SXSW 2014 Feedback Day Party ft. CeeLo Green, Blondie, Foxboro Hot Tubs
Dickies Roadhouse presented by Amazon SXSW 2014 Party
KGSR SXSW 2014 Live Broadcasts
KUTX at The Four Seasons @ SXSW 2014 ft. Lucius, Wye Oak, Tinariwen
Hype Hotel SXSW 2014
Quantum Collective’s “Southwest Invasion” SXSW 2014 Party
Do512 and Bud Light present “The Big One” SXSW 2014 Day Party Announced featuring Gary Numan and The Black Lips
Memphis Music Legends to Play Free Show at SXSW 2014 at Butler Park Stage at Lady Bird Lake
Apple’s iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014
Converse Rubber Tracks @ SXSW 2014 ft. White Denim, Black Angels

Sunday, March 16th
SXSW Off The Beaten Path

By Alex Sherrick Posted in News

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Addresses Unplugged Superbowl Performance

February 5th, 2014
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Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea updated the band’s website on February 4 to address their Superbowl performance.
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Sasquatch! Announces 2014 Dual-Weekend Lineups Featuring Outkast, Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden and More

February 5th, 2014
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Hoo-wee Seattle. The Northwest has been a teeny bit excited recently. You can’t blame them, bless their hearts, after all, they did just win something small like…you know…the Superbowl.

So yes, the recent Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup announcement falls onto a city that doesn’t really need any more excitement, but they’re going to get it, dammit, whether they like it or not. The 2014 Sasquatch! lineup is indeed out, and it is mind blowing.

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