Wilco | “Country Disappeared” on La Blogotheque

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It’s been a while since we posted anything about Chicago alt-country rockers Wilco, but thanks to French music vlog La Blogotheque, we now have some new content from Tweedy and the gang. Videographer Vincent Moon made his way to Montreal where Wilco were set to perform a gig later in the evening, and recorded the band going through a stripped-down version of their “Country Disappeared.” I’ve been hoping Wilco would meet Vincent Moon Derrick Belcham, and it finally happened. I would’ve loved to see them do one of Moon’s famous Take-Away shows, where bands take to the streets to perform unique two or three songs sets in different parts of the city they are in, but this will definitely suffice. Damn, I love this band!

Hopefully Wilco makes it to Houston again sometime soon, and when that happens, let’s pray that Cereal won’t get in a chick fight and have to poor a beer on some rude girls head.

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BOT-Approved Shows: March 29 – April 4

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SXSW 2009: Friday
Black Joe Lewis plays Walter”s on Friday night

Check out whats hitting Houston”s clubs and venues over the next week:

Monday, March 29
The Mighty Orq
The Big Easy
8 PM

Tuesday, March 30
El Ten Eleven and I Am Mesmer
Rudyard”s
9 PM

Wednesday, March 31
Fat Man and Little Boy
Under The Volcano
8 PM

Roky Moon & Bolt
Walter”s On Washington
9 PM

Check out the rest of this week”s shows after the jump

Thursday, April 1
, Something Fierce and Ghormeh Sabzi
Walter”s On Washington
9 PM

The Belleville Outfit
McGonigel”s Mucky Duck
7:30 PM

Hockey, The Constellations and The Postelles
Warehouse Live
8:30 PM

Friday, March 2
and Grandfather Child
Walter”s On Washington
9 PM

Southern Culture On The Skids
Continental Club
11 PM

Saturday, March 3
Ferry Corsten
Stereo Live
9 PM

Southern Culture On The Skids
Continental Club
11 PM

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SXSW 2010 | Friday In Photos

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SXSW 2010

Day two of the SXSW music festival was just as action-packed as day one, this time filled with a host of my must-see acts of the year. After our initial plans were deviated, we ended up catching sets from Everest, Delta Spirit, Citizen Cope, Minus The Bear, Grupo Fantasma, Mariachi El Bronx, Billy Bragg, Frightened Rabbit and Man Man.

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SXSW 2010 | Friday In Review

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SXSW 2010

With one full day at the 2010 SXSW music festival done and gone, we still had two more to go. While I studied my ass off leading up to the weekend, I still went into it with no real plan – just ideas of what I might want to do. I had the parents and sister in tow for another day, and Bacon had plans to meet us later in the day, so all I knew was that I was ready for a party. We got up decently late, and shipped off in favor of another brilliant day of music, friends, partying and whatever other hi-jinks we could get ourselves into.

 

Our initial plan for the day was to head to Filter Magazine’s free day party at Cedar Creek Courtyard, but upon arrival we found a packed house and a line a block and a half long. I had my group jump in line, and I headed around the block to Antone’s where I knew that jam-centric Relix Magazine was hosting their day party. Another of my favorites, Everest, was just about to hit the stage there, so I grabbed my group and brought them all there. We walked in during the LA-based groups first song, and quickly noticed that The Watson Twins were guesting with the group on backing vocals. The indie-rockers, a group that was hand-picked by Neil Young to open up his entire 2008 tour, worked their way through a strong set of new and old originals which was capped off by an incredible version of their debut album Ghost Notes‘ stand-out single, “Rebel In The Roses.” This set stood out as one of my top five of the weekend, and proved to be a great deviation from our original plan.

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The Besnard Lakes | “And This Is What We Call Progress”

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A couple years back, Cereal and I had the opportunity to attend a performance by Swedish indie-rock trio Peter, Bjorn and John at Houston’s Warehouse Live. They were quite good that night, but it was their supporting act, The Besnard Lakes, that truly caught our attention. After the show we scooped up a copy of their 2007 album, The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse, and immediately fell in love with the grandiose sounds that were coming from the Montreal quartet. Towards the beginning of this month, the group released The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Horse, and while I still haven’t heard the album completely, reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. For their national television debut, they took the stage on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to work through the first single from the new album, “And This Is What We Call Progress.” Check it out…

Great tune! I can’t wait to pick up a copy of Roaring Horse in the next couple of days. Also, for us Houstonians, The Besnard Lakes will be visiting our fair city for a gig at Walter’s on May 19. Get excited folks!

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