Andy

A veteran of both SXSW and our W Austin Hotel morning show, this NYC-based singer-songwriter is readying her full-length debut for RCA Records. She’s got a huge voice and based on her EP, last year’s The Elle King EP , a knack for writing huge-sounding anthems. She’s a lot of...
Wake Owl is singer/songwriter Colyn Cameron. Based in Vancouver, BC and Portland, OR, Cameron recorded his Wild Country EP last year and released it stateside in January. The EP features songs that come across as singularly ambient and catchy. His pop sensibilities are all over...
Listen below for Monday's KGSR Music Meeting- featuring a generous sampling of SXSW artists playing our W Hotel show, plus new music from Pheonix, Atoms For Peace and Postal Service.
Seattle’s Pickwick sound a little like Spoon and a lot like your favorite Motown or Stax artist. They’re a six-piece R&B band, but with alternative rock tendencies. SXSW veterans, their national debut, Can’t Talk Medicine hits stores 3/12. In January, they introduced...
Paul MCartney, Mumford & Sons and Tom Petty And the Heartbreakers will headline this year's Bonnaroo, June 13th-16th in Manchester, Tennessee. Werid Al - who will also play the festival - announced the line-up Tuesday afternoon via an hour-long live-stream special. Other...
Dave Grohl will be this year's SXSW Keynote Speaker. This we know. What we don't have confirmation on just yet is whether he'll bring along Sound City Players - the star-studded live band he's assembled to promote his new documentary, Sound City . After the band's New York gig...
What did I do while in Los Angeles last week? One of things I did was go to see hometown hero Gary Clark Jr. tape Jimmy Kimmel Live. (Above you'll find my picture of the show's call sheet- the schedule the staff uses to keep the show running on time). Clark's first appearance on...
This week at Esquire.com my weekly playlist features songs perfect for Valentine's Day. Admittedly, "perfect" is a bit of a strectch- as I usggest on the site, Valentine's playlists are snowflakes, no two people are ever going to agree on the same ten songs. That said, I used...
SXSW Film has announced a double dose of Green Day. Under the festival’s “24 Beats Per Second” banner – which focuses on music-related films an emphasis on documentary- Green Day-related films scored two slots. First up is ¡Cuatro!, the film companion to their album trilogy (¡...