New Fumes Takes On The Beatles and Power Trip Takes Out A PBS Reporter.
Another SXSW has come and gone, which means, in the last couple of days, the nature of articles published by all your favorite music sites has gone from “the umpteen bands you have to see in Austin this year” to “the umpteen breakout stars from this year's festival.”
We won't bother attempting to guess which of the local acts performing in Austin this past weekend was the biggest breakout star of the bunch. But, all the same, a number of locals did make at least some sort of impact during their trips to Austin.
For instance? Well, Toadies used their Saturday evening set at Stubb's to perform Rubberneck from front to back live for the first time ever. That performance earned praise from Austin 360, which wrote: “Toadies are rock gods; deal with it America.” Speaking of the Toadies: Though it's been somewhat overlooked in light of Rubberneck's 20th anniversary hoopla, the first four issues of drummer Mark Reznicek's graphic novel Buzzkill will officially earn their release on April 2 via Dark Horse Comics. You can read our interview with Rez in which he discusses his motivation for creating the world's first drunk super hero here.
Meanwhile, check out a clip of A.Dd+ warming up the crowd for Danny Brown at one of Red Bull's SXSW showcases here. Moreover, you can head here to catch a clip of Erykah Badu performing a chilled out version of “The Healer” in the excessively popular Fader Fort. Following that one, check out Cannabinoids member DJ A1, who this week released house remixes of Badu's “Back in the Day” and “Bump It,” doing his thing in the below embed.
We've gotta say, though: Our favorite video to come from SXSW is without a doubt this below clip of this correspondent from PBS's “Everything But The News” attempting, rather hilariously, to do a stand-up remote from the pit of a Power Trip show — and during the middle of the band's set, no less..
Moving on, the other big national music story of the week is the news that Miley Cyrus and The Flaming Lips recorded a cover of The Beatles' “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” for an upcoming Lips tribute album. While bands like MGMT, Tame Impala, and Zorch are but a few of the other bands said to be attached to the project, neither the full list of bands nor the songs they'll be covering has been officially confirmed by the Lips, however. We are able to report that Dallas' New Fumes — who was also a part of the band's Stone Roses tribute — has been working on a version of “Within You Without You” for the project.
Other locally-tied new releases include this new nine-track effort from Denton's Sunnybrook; a new full-length from Fort Worth outfit Luke Wade & No Civilians that'll earn its release with a March 21 show at Queen City Music Hall; and the debut EP from Triple Lutz, the new project from Cheyenne “Sir Silky” Schweitzer and galleryCat members Jonny Mack and Rich Williams, who'll make their live debut March 27 at Double Wide. Ahead of that show you can stream the band's record here. Also on the horizon is the upcoming full-length from Dallas rockers Goodnight Ned, which sent its album off to be mastered earlier this week.
Elsewhere, the Dallas Film Festival will debut its second documentary on The Starck Club in the last three years; The Longshots did the Daytrotter thing; and the Rock-a-Tron 5000 folks announced the lineup to this year's fest.
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