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Day one done at SXSW ’09

Day one done at SXSW '09

It’s always the bands you find by accident that turn out to be the best, as you’ll find by reading further about new music recommendations from NPR vs what we found by stumbling down 6th Street… CFO Bob Carnahan and I arrived here in Austin last Friday to catch SXSW interactive, so even though yesterday [...]

The Answer – Interview with Cormac Neeson

The Answer - Interview with Cormac Neeson

Shortly after SXSW 2008, Anny Randel spoke to Cormac Neeson, the front man of The Answer, over the phone just outside their practice room back in Ireland. Here are a few excerpts from the interview! (I tried to leave in the traces of his really beautiful Irish accent, but to hear it for real you’ll [...]

Sultry Tori Sparks sets fire in Austin

On Friday night, Savvant Music CFO, Bob Carnahan, and I took advantage of our Austin locale and attended a non-SXSW show performed by lovely Nashville singer/songwriter Tori Sparks. Sparks’ bluesy vocals and intensely rhythmic groove paints a sexy and sultry sound that’s a joy to hear in any venue. Sparks followed a highly amplified four [...]

The Answer – Incredible rock and roll

The Answer - Incredible rock and roll

I managed to catch an acoustic set by the up and coming rock band The Answer, an awesome group from Northern Ireland, earlier in the week, and I was really impressed, so Friday night (or early Saturday morning) found us back at Latitude 30 to check out how this group sounds live. The answer is [...]

Lou Reed’s SXSW Keynote Interview

Entertaining repartee delivered with scintillating irony was the form of the day as rock icon Lou Reed was interviewed by good friend and music producer Hal Willner. Willner introduced Reed as the man who is to rock and roll what Miles Davis is to jazz, as Lou has literally changed the face of rock and [...]

The Jimi Austin at Hodi’s Hideaway

Since my Bob Carnahan, my erstwhile business partner, was busy last Friday, I took my husband Dave with me to Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins, Colorado to see The Jimi Austin, a band my business partner Bob and I had been impressed with at the Bohemian Nights festival as part of Fort Collins New West Fest. Sadly, [...]