Articles by: Neil Ferguson

SXSW 2017 Wraps With Rock And Roll, Zydeco, Blues And More (REVIEW/PHOTOS)

The final official day of SXSW often has one reflecting on the past week and the event as a whole with the few brain cells left. Before getting into any of the music (there was ...

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The Revolution, Waco Brothers, Hurray For The Riff Raff Among Day 4 Highlights of SXSW 2017 (REVIEW/PHOTOS)

By the fourth day of SXSW you’re usually moving at a slow crawl. Your feet and legs hurt, and your mind is fried from hangovers, lack of sleep, and overstimulation. But yet you continue, because SXSW ...

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Valerie June, Brent Cobb, Margo Price and More Gather At Willie Nelson’s Ranch For Luck Reunion on Day 3 of SXSW 2017 (REVIEW/PHOTOS)

At times SXSW can feel like a beautiful mess, a dance of chaos that is inevitable when the cultural universe convenes on one city. All of this is good, of course, but if you’re tackling ...

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Bash & Pop, Daddy Long Legs, Paul Cauthen And More Shine on Day 2 of SXSW 2017 (REVIEW/PHOTOS)

With hundreds of bands to choose from, some people have a hard time picking the best place to spend the day. Jumping around is an option and can lead to new discoveries, but so can ...

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31st SXSW Blasts Off With The Pretenders, Ron Gallo, Hamish Anderson and More (REVIEW/PHOTOS)

The music portion SXSW festival hadn’t officially started on Monday night but that didn’t stop hungry musicians and fans from congregating across Austin, Texas to partake in the festivities of the 31st edition of the ...

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20 Acts You Need To See At SXSW 2017 (PREVIEW)

Ah yes, the annual week of debauchery and good times is upon us once again. No, not Mardi Gras – South By Southwest (SXSW) y’all – that annual time of year when the music community ...

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Vinyl Lives: Vertical House Records Brings Diverse Musical Tastes To Huntsville, AL

In Vinyl Lives we spotlight and profile record stores around the country who offer music lovers an experience that goes beyond an iTunes purchase or a Spotify playlist. Vinyl has found a new resurgence and ...

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10 Ways To Hit SXSW Like a Local

South By Southwest (SXSW) is upon us and there’s nothing you can do about it. Now, there are many right ways and wrong ways to properly navigate SXSW. Ask anyone who has “attended” and you ...

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Dead Winter Carpenters and Cosmic Twang Keep The Jams Going and Spirits High in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Portland’s intimate Doug Fir Lounge was the site of a good-natured showdown between two hugely talented acts on Saturday night. Beloved local picker Scott Law brought his Cosmic Twang project to the stage and split ...

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Chicano Batman Bring Psychedelic Soul to Sold-Out Portland Crowd (SHOW REVIEW)

When Chicano Batman hit Portland on Friday night it was only the second stop of their tour, but already the group was on fire. It was also a cause for celebration as they prepare to ...

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