This was one of the top three concerts I think I've ever been to in my life. His first set was the entirety of "Because the Internet". Then the encore was the entirety of "Camp". His third encore was assorted other songs, then a freestyle battle with I think Chance the Rapper (?).
"Freaks and Geeks" was the first Childish Gambino song I ever heard. With the title and the performer (Donald Glover from "Community" for the unintiated) I was expecting a funny song. I got about 4 seconds into it before I was disabused of that notion. He's been one of my favorites since.
I know hungryjoe just played one of her songs. But I'm going to her concert in about a month, so I'm playing her again. If I haven't made this clear, I'm a fan of her new album.
Thanks for a fun week. Back to non-guest DJs tomorrow.
Hey guys, it's Mags again. I'm gonna spin a couple more SXSW artists. I'm not gonna go crazy with it, just on a Saturday here and there. Because believe me, I could fill at least 3 weeks, but that seems a bit excessive, so just a few highlights.
This one is Gossling. I saw them at the Aussie BBQ, which featured exclusively bands from Australia. I picked them over the other band I really liked (Miami Horror) because I immediately developed a huge crush on the singer. Shallow? Probably. Am I sorry? Not in the slightest.
The songs they did at the BBQ were a little more electronic(?) than this one, which I felt suited her voice better.
I'd never heard of Chromeo before Thursday night, but I enjoyed their show. This video doesn't really capture the energy in the tent. I'm not sure what exactly to call their sound, but it's interesting.
If there's more interest, I'll see about posting a few more after we all enjoy The Dread Pirate's selections.
Hey guys, it's Mags. Today and tomorrow I'm sharing an artist each that I heard for the first time at SXSW. Today is Nicole Atkins. She went on at like 6:30 in the morning on Thursday before The Hold Steady. My friend and I agreed Nicole was our favorite artist of the morning.
"Girl You Look Amazing" starts around 7:15, which she played on Thursday and was in my head most of the rest of the day.