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Austin City Limits: A Texas-Sized Music Experience

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Beyond the western horizon, nestled within the city of Austin, awaits a festival teeming with holistic musical vibes and a down-home appeal that you could only get from an oasis in the heart of Texas. Stemming back to 2002, Austin City Limits is still holding tight to its roots this year.  Bringing together rock, hip-hop, reggae, world fusion, indie and local flavor, the...

Lollapalooza 2010 Photo Gallery: Day 2

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Metric at Lollapalooza 2010
Lollapalooza's first day may have had Lady Gaga, but day 2 was jam packed with artists whether you were a huge electronica head, an indie rocker or Bayside ska kid. We knew we definitely had our day cut out for us but with Grant Park's massive size for a festival, we must have walked miles as we rushed to see band after band. Some big names that got us warmed up for the...

Lollapalooza 2010: Top 5 Bands To Avoid!

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Well, it's that time of year again, in which we all flood towards Chicago for all the same bands we saw at Coachella now Rubiks-cubed with a handful of other acts and headliners for three days of music, humidity, and wildly overpriced bottled water and pizza.  It's time for Lollapalooza 2010. And while Beatcrave will be offering up a list of the Top 5 bands you...

The xx Music Video: Islands

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The xx Music Video: Islands
One of the bands who received a ton of the hype in 2009 was definitely The xx. With down tempo sounds that almost dip into the R&B genre, their self-titled album has landed them numerous spots at festivals including SXSW, Coachella and plenty more. Fans have also slapped the "must-see" label on the band, because according to some, The xx has offered some of heavenliest and...

SXSW Highlight: The xx

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SXSW Highlight: The xx
With a location beyond the freeway, the walk was lengthy and I arrived to see a ridiculously long line for The xx at The Lawn Party. Knowing that they were scheduled to go on at 6 PM and that it was well past that point already, I regretted hiking all the way to a party to see a band I didn't even particularly like. I've had an odd relationship with The xx's...

SXSW Day 2: The Love Language, Titus Andronicus, The xx, The Rocketboys,...

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SXSW Day 2- The Love Language, Titus Andronicus, The xx, The Rocketboys, Fenech-Soler
SXSW continued for day 2 as I woke up on Thursday ready to see some more great music. Although Austin isn't that huge, SXSW, itself, is quite large as there can be shows happening right in the middle of 6th street, beyond the freeway or a bus ride away. Thursday morning was the day I took the initiative to take a bus and see a show further away, and it turned out that it was...