SXSW diary by Laura Mendoza of White Shag, part 5

March 20, 2014
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SXSW diary by Laura Mendoza of White Shag, part 5

Saturday, March 15, 2014 – Day 5 This was the most gruesome day for Jorge and I. We had 3 gigs. We were only playing as a band for our gig at 11am for the GOGirls Showcase at Austin Java. Then, Jorge and I were trucking on over to Curra’s for an acoustic set...
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SXSW diary by White Shag’s Laura Mendoza, part 4

March 18, 2014
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SXSW diary by White Shag’s Laura Mendoza, part 4

Friday, March 14, 2014 – Day 4 Friday we had two separate gigs, one at 5:30 on “shit street” and another one at 10:30 that night at the Spider House. We headed downtown a bit early to pass out flyers and stickers for our shows and then retreated up to the venue where we...
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SXSW diary by White Shag’s Laura Mendoza, part 3

March 17, 2014
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SXSW diary by White Shag’s Laura Mendoza, part 3

By Laura Mendoza Thursday, March 13, 2014 – Day 3 Thursday was a SXS-Lola’s day in Fort Worth. We still had shows left in Austin the rest of the week so we decided to make the truck out to Fort Worth and back in the same night. No biggie. It’s like driving to Dayton...
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More from SXSW

March 17, 2014
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More from SXSW

By Bree Houlihan Tuesday started at 8am with continental breakfast and coffee. I spent most of the morning fine-tuning my schedule along side maps and looking up more information for all the artists. The schedules were every changing which left me to messaging artists Facebook’s in hopes of getting some direction back. Tuesday’s agenda:...
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A view of SXSW

March 14, 2014
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A view of SXSW

By Bree Houlihan As a first year attendee of South by South West (SXSW), the thought of going to Austin, Texas during Michigan’s polar vortex is enough to get you packing. Then there is the music. For a passionate music lover, working in the music industry, or emerging artist this festival is a must....
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SXSW diary by Laura Mendoza of White Shag, part 2

March 14, 2014
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SXSW diary by Laura Mendoza of White Shag, part 2

White Shag’s Laura Mendoza with the second installment of her SXSW report… Wednesday, March 12, 2014 – Day 2 Today was a “promoting the band” day so I decided to head out by myself to 6th street and hand out some flyers and stickers. I didn’t want to worry about parking so Jorge dropped...
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SXSW diary by Laura Mendoza of White Shag, part 1

March 13, 2014
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SXSW diary by Laura Mendoza of White Shag, part 1

When we knew that Detroit’s White Shag was going to be performing a few different sets at SXSW, we grabbed front-woman Laura Mendoza and requested that she send us a regular diary of the goings on. Here’s the first installment… Tuesday, March 11, 2014 – SXSW Week – Austin, TX I finished up some...
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SXSW 2012 Day 3: Dispatch from Austin

March 19, 2012
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SXSW 2012 Day 3: Dispatch from Austin

The Hounds Below, officially the main project of The Von Bondies’ Jason Stollsteimer, stayed busy with multiple shows scheduled each day of SXSW. Even though they’ve been whittled down to a typical rock four-piece from a band that has seen many larger incarnations over the past couple years, the Hounds Below somehow now boast...
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SXSW 2012 Day 2: Dispatch from Austin

March 16, 2012
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SXSW 2012 Day 2: Dispatch from Austin

Some notes on seeing Fiona Apple in a church: music, an already sacred enough phenomenon, is made even more sacred-seeming in the church setting, which paradoxically makes the whole thing a tad sacrilegious. For example, a polite applause followed each song, followed by a solemn silence, which Apple sheepishly filled with anecdotes like using...
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SXSW 2012 Day 1: Dispatch from Austin

March 15, 2012
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SXSW 2012 Day 1: Dispatch from Austin

The annual South By Southwest festival draws musicians and music fans from all over to the Live Musical Capital of the World- that’s Austin, TX- and once again Detroit was well-represented. Detroit-related festivities kicked-off in earnest at a FADER-sponsored party with a much-hyped performance by rapper Danny Brown, taking to the stage (ironically? …Reverently?)...
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