The Antlers’ evident enjoyment in playing to European crowds was certainly reciprocated by an equally fervent group of fans. It’s safe to say that The Antlers are welcome back to the Nouveau Casino at anytime as long as they continue to put on softly-layered and great sounding live performances.
While their sophomore release Burst Apart veers away from any heavily constructed concept and instead soaks in the electronic rock stratosphere, it is in no way a disappointment. Glide Magazine’s Peter Zimmerman recently spoke with Silberman about the writing and release of Burst Apart.
At South by Southwest, sometimes you ignore your schedule completely and end up in places you wouldn’t have thought about going and doing things you wouldn’t normally do. You might wait in line for an hour for free booze and popcorn at the Fader Fort or you might find yourself in a private party thrown by Entertainment Weekly, again, drinking free booze during a funk show. When you should have been trying to get on camera at Widespread Panic’s show, you might instead wander off course a bit to a rather unknown wine bar and discover a singer who turns Gangstas Paradise into a melody played on glockenspiel. There is also a chance that you’d end up at a DJ set on a smoky dance floor or seeing a good band play in a small bar with a shitty sound system. Also, we saw Wu Tang, and the rumors are true. They ain’t nothing to fuck with.
Even without a plan, we knocked a couple more items off our scavenger hunt. Check it out how we did…
See 18 Bands in a Day
We saw 19 acts perform yesterday and we weren’t even trying. However, our feet feel like whatever happens to pregnant women. Here’s our list:
Givers, The Answering Machine, The Antlers, The New Mastersounds, Fitz and the Tantrums, Alyson Greenfield, Bo Bliz, Morning Teleportation, Ume, Times New Viking, Trouble Andrew, Rocky Business, Marz Lovejoy, Trae Tha Truth, Yelawolf, Fishbone, Wu-Tang, Erykah Badu, The Fresh and Onlys
READ ON for more from 3GM’s second day at SXSW..
The Sasquatch! Festival will return to The Gorge in George, WA over Memorial Day Weekend boasting a lineup jammed packed with indie faves who are on major labels such as Wilco, the Flaming Lips (performing The Soft Bulletin plus more), Modest Mouse, Death Cab For Cutie, Chromeo, The Decemberists and the Foo Fighters.
Four-day all-inclusive passes are currently available for $285.
READ ON for the full initial lineup…