Archive for the ‘Concert Photos’ Category

The Kills

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

The Kills

The Kills have a disquieting intensity to their music. It reflects into their videos – the gritty, unsettling, often violent cinematography of Last Day of Magic and Black Balloon exemplify – and, appropriately enough, carried into their live show on Friday. Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince prowled the stage, pacing and circling each other like a cat and dog ready to fight. They leaned over a sea of grasping hands and sang into the crowd; Jamie aimed his guitar at Alison like a gun; they each snarled lyrics into the other’s face.

Within the three-song encore, they included a cover of I Put A Spell On You… it was entirely appropriate.
The Kills

The Kills

The Kills

More at Mary’s Flickr photo set.

Spoon at Scoot Inn

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Spoon

Spoon played last night to a sold-out hometown crowd for a solid hour-and-a-half, with a mix of old and new material.

The first part of the set was devoted almost entirely to new music, and it showed in the band’s slight hesitancy at first: you could tell that they were not quite comfortable with the songs yet. At the same time, their focus on recording over the past months also meant that some of the older songs showed the same hesitancy, as the band tried to get back into the swing of playing live again.

The crowd called out requests for old favorites, Britt laughed off any slip-ups with a rueful smile, and the sound was superb. The new material was intriguing, and while Britt didn’t let slip any details about a release date, you can be sure we can’t wait to hear the tracks all polished and pretty.

Spoon

For more pics, check out Mary’s Flickr photo set.

YellowFever, Vivian Girls, Ariel Pink

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Local minimalist pop trio YellowFever opened for Vivian Girls, who played 15+ shows during just the few short days of SXSW, and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. We’ve got some pics from the show below, and more in Mary’s Flickr photos set.

YellowFever

YellowFever

Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

SXSW in Photos Part II

Friday, April 17th, 2009

St. Vincent

St. Vincent

Wavves

Wavves

King Khan and the Shrines

King Khan & the Shrines

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

M. Ward

M. Ward

Will Sheff (of Okkervil River)

Will Sheff

Juliette Lewis

Juliette Lewis

SXSW in Photos

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

It’s been weeks since the insanity passed, and we’re still recovering from the influx of tourists and musicians to our fair city. We interviewed some stellar artists, snapped thousands of photos, and are still going through all the material. Here are just a few shots of that crazy week… click the band name for more photos.

Ume

Ume

Brazos

Brazos

Sunset

Sunset

The Black and White Years

The Black and White Years

Dikes of Holland

Dikes of Holland

White Denim

White Denim

Gomez

Gomez

The Decemberists

The Decemberists

That gets you through Tuesday of SXSW; we’ll be posting the rest soon enough.

IFC Crossroads Party

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

It was a struggle finagling our way into the ultra-private IFC Crossroads Party with Gomez and the Decemberists, but we managed! The lighting at Pangaea, a dance club except during sxsw insanity, was wonderful, so check out a few shots from the night.
Gomez
Gomez

Gomez
The Decemberists
The Decemberists

The Decemberists

The Decemberists

As usual, more photos from the party are up at Mary’s Flickr.

Pnuma & Big Gigantic

Friday, March 6th, 2009

You’ve probably heard of the Pnuma Trio, right? If not, let us sum up: funky electronica mixed with driving live drums and bass. Well, on Saturday night two of the famous group were getting feet moving at the Parish. Big Gigantic, an unsigned group from Colorado – who, given their party-startin’ skillz probably won’t stay unsigned for long - kicked it off with a mix of laptops and live drums and saxophone.

Big Gigantic

Big Gigantic

Big Gigantic

Pnuma

Pnuma duo

Pnuma duo

More shots on Flickr.