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Joel Meyer

Executive Producer, Soundcheck

Joel Meyer appears in the following:

Back to Stubb's

Saturday, March 15, 2008

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I split mid-way through Crystal Castles' set and head over to Stubb's, quite likely the largest official outdoor venue at SXSW. It's where R.E.M. played on Wednesday night. Onstage is an artist who seems poised for big things: Santogold. The Brooklyn-based ...

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Crystal Castles [3/14/08]

Saturday, March 15, 2008

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I first heard about Crystal Castles when Soundcheck did a segment on the Underage Festival, an under-19-only outdoor concert held in London last year. What their performance at the event, and you'll get an idea of the frenzy this group tends ...

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The Duke Spirit [3/14/08]

Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Duke Spirit

Bands at SXSW cram in as many performances as possible over the course of just a few days. For young bands, it can be extremely taxing. The English band The Duke Spirit has been touring like crazy, so it's ...

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Frightened Rabbit [3/14/08]

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Scott Hutchison of Glasgow, Scotland's Frightened Rabbit, at Emo's Annex during a day party performance. He remarked that, at 1:45 in the afternoon, it still felt like morning to him. I knew exactly what he was talking about.

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She & Him [3/14/08]

Friday, March 14, 2008

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Singer-songwriter Matt Ward and actress Zooey Deschanel have teamed up for She & Him. Ward, Deschanel and their band played a 'day party' (read: free!)badge or wristband required!) hosted this afternoon by Minnesota Public Radio's The Current (FYI: Red River and 7th ...

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View From Austin Pedicab

Friday, March 14, 2008

En route to our failed attempt to get into the Austin Children's Museum to see a grindcore act:

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Flying Blind

Friday, March 14, 2008

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Last night was this Soundcheck staffer's third straight night of clubhopping here in Austin. For the most part, I've decided to wander around without a clear itinerary of bands to see. The result: lots of good shows, a few stinkers, and a few excellent ones. ...

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It's a Shame To Leave Early

Thursday, March 13, 2008

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I left the R.E.M. show a bit early to get some shuteye before a big day on the show tomorrow. And as I walked to the car, I passed by Emo's and heard a '90s siren song: 'It's a shaaaaaaaaame ...

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R.E.M. [3/12/08]

Thursday, March 13, 2008

0312_28.jpgOK, so it seemed doubtful that I would make it into the R.E.M. show at Stubb's. Lots of factors working against me: first album in four years, big preview show at SXSW, first time festival attendee who doesn't really, truth be told, ...

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Live in Live Music Capital...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Peter and the Wolf

Check out Soundcheck's first of two special broadcasts from the South by Southwest music festival! Today we welcomed a slew of awesome guests to talk about the festival, including Amy Phillips of Pitchfork Media and John ...

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Moby at Stubb's [3/11/08]

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Moby onstage at Stubbs
[Photo credit: The cell phone of John Schaefer]

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Schwag As Far As the Eye Can See

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

sxsw0312_1.jpgIf you have a badge at SXSW, you'll get a canvas tote bag full of stuff. It's not on the 'gift bag' level of events like the Oscars, however. Instead of cellphones and jewelry, SXSW's bags contain a log of magazines, promotional publications, and ...

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Sneak Preview: Sixth Street

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

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The Soundcheck staff ventured to Sixth Street last night, to check out bands before the music portion of SXSW starts officially tonight. I caught the ultra-80s electronic rave-up outfit Tiger City and the Stoogesy group The Hands at Emo's.

The Hands ...

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The Return of 17 Hippies

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

After our encounter with Quiet Company, the Soundcheck staff bumped into a familiar face. Several familiar faces, actually: 17 Hippies, the German band who played on Soundcheck when we visited Berlin last fall (listen to their performance and interview here).

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SXSW Eve

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Quiet Company outside convention centerThe South by Southwest music festival officially starts today, but the Soundcheck staff hit the town yesterday -- it turned out to be a great opportunity to see Austin before madness likely sets in sometime around ...

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Jeremiah the Frog

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

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Austin legend Daniel Johnston's Jeremiah the Frog mural, located at 21st Street and Guadalupe. (Quick quiz: How do you pronounce 'Guadalupe?') More here on the campaign to save it a few years back. The mural was saved. The Baja Fresh outlet was ...

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The Sum of Whole Foods

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

whole_foods_web.jpgAustin is home to the Whole Foods headquarters, and their flagship store is something to witness. As a guy who lives in a neighborhood that lacks a gourmet grocery store, I was kind of in heaven.

Nine a.m. is the perfect time to ...

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Austin: Day 1

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

gueros_web.jpgDeparted for Austin yesterday from Newark Airport. When I arrived at my gate, it became clear that space in the overhead bins was going to be scarce: the seating area was filled with musicians and their instrument cases. The flight was delayed ...

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Advice From the Guy Upstairs

Monday, March 10, 2008

I've been posting SXSW tips from my friend and current Austin resident Vic. As it turns out, there are former Austinites among the ranks here at WNYC. Robby from the 26th Floor weighs in with guidance on everything from BBQ to how NOT to catch a cab.

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Vic's SXSW Tips 3: Check Under the Hoodie

Saturday, March 08, 2008

More from my friend Vic Krothe, this time on how to dress for 'The Live Music Capital of the World:'

monkey_hoodie.jpg'Bring a variety of different layers. It might be in the 70's-80's during the day, and it might get down to 40 at ...

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