Posts Tagged ‘music festival’

YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: Austin City Limits 2011

Posted by    |    September 30th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Austin City Limits Music Festival Photo Gallery 9.17.11

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Posted by    |    March 21st, 2011 at 8:54 pm

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It’s a perfect night for the SXSW Music Festival to kick off – YouPlusDallas is at Lustre Pearl talking with Nelo about their band bond, and how they liken it to using the bathroom. (They said it, not me.) Lead singer Matt Ragland is rocking a new haircut, a contrast from our acoustic interview a few days prior. “I’m screwing it up, aren’t I?” he says of YouPlusDallas’ continuity. Never. (more…)

Sarah Jaffe does not live in a jewelry store

Posted by    |    March 21st, 2011 at 1:46 pm

All that I want in life is to see Sarah Jaffe. At 9:12PM outside of Momo’s, a very long line forms for Dallas’ songstress, and there is seemingly no way I will ever make it inside the venue. Except I have a determination similar to an upstream swimming salmon; that, and a press pass. A genuine product of society’s crooked nature, Jaffe’s craft is a gritty and eloquent truthfulness.

To explain Sarah Jaffe, I need something more than a precious stone reference. ‘A diamond in the rough’ means about as much as a bird in the hand equaling roughly the exact amount of two similar birds residing in a bush. I need a phrase that resonates. Something that highlights Jaffe in bright yellow, separating her from a textbook paragraph of black-and-white singer-songwriters. (more…)

Doug Burr @ Dan’s Silverleaf

Posted by    |    March 21st, 2011 at 9:44 am

Doug Burr, accompanied with half the Monahans from Austin, recently played at Dan’s Silverleaf in Denton, Texas during the 35 Conferette music festival.

Doug spun a web of driving Texas-rock that satisfied the standing-room only crowd in the house and out into the street.

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