Posts Tagged ‘SXSW’

Frightened Rabbit bring their buzz to the WOXY Lounge for SXSW

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Posted 20 Mar 2010

Frightened Rabbit are a band with a buzz. With a new brand new album The Winter of Mixed Drinks hot off the press, we were certainly happy to have the band into our Lounge at WOXY during our SXSW sessions. The band played five amazing songs all from the new record. Here’s some video for one that’s quickly becoming a personal favorite of mine, “Swim Until You Can’t See Land.”

Mixed, Directed, and Edited by Brian Niesz.

Sharon Jones plays a new track at WOXY

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Posted 19 Mar 2010

I was excited when I learned we’d be hosting a session with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings at WOXY during SXSW 2010. Their tech crew showed up early to make sure everything was set to accommodate the band. So when the band showed up, they quickly hopped on stage and started jamming and warming up. At first we were told we would not be shooting video, but at the last minute we got the green light. Here’s a video of Sharon singing the hell of out a brand new tune from her forthcoming album I Learned The Hard Way called “She Ain’t a Child No More.”

Engineered, Directed, and Edited by Brian Niesz.

The Megaphonic Thrift – SXSW 2010 at WOXY

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Posted 18 Mar 2010

Hailing all the way from Norway, The Megaphonic Thrift have quickly become my favorite new band.  On my first listen, I simply stated “Sonic Youth;” clearly there’s an influence there.  But with a heavy, straight-forward neo-psych sound, the band is also reminiscent The Brian Jonestown Massacre and follow Norwegians Serena-Maneesh.  We were lucky enough to have them stop by the WOXY studio for a flawless set during SXSW 2010.  Fellow fan Joe Long and I even got to name our own set!  Check out our number one request, “Talks Like a Weed Kind,” in the video we captured during their Lounge Act performance.


Mixed, Directed, and Edited by Brian Niesz.