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SXSW Song Of The Day: Robert Ellis – Fucking Crazy

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Photo Credit: Alexandra Valenti When people talk about Texas singer-songwriters, a certain type of sound comes to mind – the sounds made popular by the likes of Guy Clarke, Steve Earle, or Townes Van Zandt. But Austin’s Robert Ellis brings to mind a different kind of sound with “Fucking Crazy” – the easy, breezy sound of ’70s soft rock. Yes, with his latest, Texas Piano Man, Ellis doesn’t just dip a toe into the sort of sounds made famous by …

SXSW Song Of The Day: More Or Les – Nerd Love

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Photo Credit: Peter Chapman Nerd Love is the latest album from Toronto rapper More Or Les and its title track takes a deep, deep dive into nerd life with an unabashed love for and wholehearted embrace of all aspects of nerd/geek culture. The song is a complete celebration of individuality and keeping it real, no matter how nerdy it gets. And really, it gets pretty deep into it with lyrical references to Revenge Of The Nerds, Arrow, Pokemon Go, the …

SXSW Song Of The Day: Shitkid – Oh Me I’m Never

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Photo Credit: Linda Hedström At last year’s edition of SXSW, Stockholm’s Shitkid delivered one of the most delightful surprises of the week with a show that definitely stood out as a highlight for me. Full of bratty, punky energy and attitude (Gary described her set as “disrespectfully charming“), Asa Soderqvist and her bandmates delivered an exciting and fun performance as she stirred shit up on the tiny stage at BD Riley’s. And for those who missed it last time or …

SXSW Song Of The Day: Chastity – Children

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Photo Credit: LTD Plus Whitby Every year at SXSW, there’s a fairly large contingent of Canadian acts that make the trek to Austin, with major cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver all well represented. But who, you may ask, will rep the suburbs? Chastity, that’s who. Yes, the Whitby-based band, fronted by Brandon Williams, will be doing the Durham region proud at SouthBy this year, showcasing the tunes off their debut full length Death Lust. “Children” is one of the …