Best of SXSW 2008
Best of SXSW 2008
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Best of SXSW 2008

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^B00:00:00 [ Music ] >> Hey. What's up everyone? I'm Anngie Dehoyos and I'm back in full effect to tell you about some of my favorite South by Southwest music highlights. One artist I was really honored to be at was the Mercury invite only showcase, featuring pop-solo artist Duffy. ^M00:00:20 [ Music ] ^M00:00:27 Duffy's performance was simply amazing, sounding like an Amy Winehouse but 10 times better and cuter. ^M00:00:32 [ Music ] ^M00:00:39 Sorry, Amy. I still love ya. Another band I was also honored to be at was the Theater showcase, featuring a tribute to Lou Reed. The showcase ran a little bit over two hours, featuring 11 acts, including My Morning Jacket, Thurston Moore, and others. However, it was Moby, the last act, and Lou Reed performing "Walk on the Wild Side" that made the entire experience incredibly memorable. ^M00:00:59 [ Music ] ^M00:01:08 Check out more South by highlights from the rest of our music team by visiting our music blog located on the upper right tab, titled "Crossfade." >> Hey. How's it going? This is Mike Tao. One of my highlights from the South by Southwest Festival was checking out one of my all time favorite rappers, Ice Cube, who ran through a gang of old hits, which is all I wanted to hear, as well as some of his later songs, which I could have done without. But then again, I also could have done without acting in movies like "Are We There Yet?" and "Torque." ^M00:01:34 [ Music ] ^M00:01:40 Anyway, Guilty Simpson was another artist I was impressed with. I've been a fan of his since I heard him on the J Lloyd album, but watching his live performance made me an even bigger fan. Dude got the entire crowd open with some ill verbal tactics in dope beat. ^M00:01:54 [ Music ] ^M00:02:02 Cube's album is due out later this year, and Guilty's album is in stores now. >> Hey. This is Kurt Wolf, and my South by Southwest week was jammed full of great music as usual, including REM, Black Mountain, Memphis supergroup, the Bow Keys [phonetic], and two awesome Norwegian metal bands, 1349 and Enslaved. It's hard to narrow my picks, but I definitely need to give a shout out to The Explorers Club. These six guys have an obvious Beach Boys fixation, but their harmonies and vintage smile-style arrangements were absolutely amazing. ^M00:02:29 [ Music ] ^M00:02:37 Another favorite was These are Powers, a Brooklyn trio that made a noisy racket Saturday night at the Mohawk. The sound was loud and fuzzy, but it was also totally fun and somehow it stayed together and never crashed. ^M00:02:47 [ Music ]

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