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Ten Questions with Kristin Kontrol

 

ZooFest, Tab, Lyle, Janiva & More

 

Zoo Turns 43

 

Playing With Fire Moves to 21st Saloon

 

Ten Questions with Twin Peaks

 

Heavy Hitters

 

Ten Questions with Peter, Bjorn and John

 

Winning American Scores

 

Stravinsky and Prokofiev

 

Ten Questions with Laura Gibson

 

SXSW Day Two: Day shows and long lines

Day shows are quickly becoming the best place to catch the latest crop of SXSW buzz bands, as well as established, but under-the-radar acts like the Shout Out Louds.

Meanwhile, SXSW itself has doubled-down on the the sort of big event, small room idea that results in long lines of badge holders who will never get in, even if they get to the venue hours in advance. 

That was the case with Iggy and the Stooges...


Jimmy Hooligan at SXSW: Day One

Jimmy Hooligan here, reporting from the insanity that is SXSW. Myself and my crew Big Mista and Aaron Gum aka Ion RayGun officially landed yesterday morning. (Tuesday, March 12) After picking up our 500 posters, 5000 flyers and five banners, we hopped out the Hoolimobile brushed our teeth in the street, sprayed cologne and immediatly hit the streets with two to three hours of "road sleep".

The first hour in...


SXSW Day One: Five Dollar Bet

As a kid, I lived by the honor code of the five dollar bet. Once the bet was made, all parties were bound to the principles of President Lincoln. These bets usually governed challenges to eat something gross, but they were also used when parties differed over facts or arguments on whether some future event would actually occur. This brings us to Omaha musician Mike Tulis, who is also my Austin carpool companion...


Gary Flanagan Tribute

Omahan Gary Flanagan was an ardent supporter of local musicians. After his untimely passing of an apparent heart attack in January, his funeral reception was held at Slowdown. A good 20 or so of Omaha’s most notable singer-songwriters were in attendance. They all had the same message, in nearly the same words. “Gary came to all my shows and he always sat in the front row.” “Gary knew the words to all my songs.”...


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