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[Download] Alan Wilkis - "Wolfman"

Longtime SKOA favorite Alan Wilkis teamed up with Microsoft last month during SXSW to create a song using the sounds of SXSW and putting it all together on a Lenovo laptop. The finished product from the sponsored endeavour is the cleverly titled (as you'll learn from the video) "Wolfman". You can learn more about the project via the video above and then listen and grab the track below. I especially like how this track has a bit of a Ratatat vibe going on. The way he incorporated the sounds from walking around at SXSW is really cool. There is no way I could ever pull off something like that myself, so kudos to you, Mr. Wilkis.

Make sure you go grab PRINTS too if you haven't already.

[Download] Saint Motel - "Honest Feedback"

I've been keeping a close eye and ear on LA-based band Saint Motel after trying to get them on the bill for one of our CMJ shows last year. The band has continued to put out solid tracks and their new one, "Honest Feedback" is another sparkly gem. The track flows along with glimmering guitars and a simple chorus that you'll be humming for hours after the song ends.

If you're at SXSW right now, make sure you catch these guys tonight at the Keep A Breast/Emergen-C Official SXSW Showcase over at BandPage HQ with Chairlift and plenty of other great bands.

[SXSW 2012] Party Party Party: Events You Should Check Out On Wednesday, March 14

Gary Clark Jr.
Dr. John
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Ed Sheeran
Punch Brothers



12:00 Elliot & The Ghost
12:30 Nightlife
1:00 AmericanRoyalty
1:30 Stepdad
2:00 1,2,3
2:30 Santah
3:00 Luster
3:30 Vanaprasta
4:00 Bleeding Knees Club
4:30 Stamps
5:00 Deleted Scenes
5:30 Saint Motel
6:00 The Chain Gang of 1974

6:30 PaperRoute
6:50 Ume
7:30 Harriet


11:30 am – Doors
12:00 – Future Unlimited (I)
12:30 – Princeton (O)
01:00 – The Henry Clay People (I)
01:30 – Mikal Cronin (0)
02:00 – Bleached (I)
02:30 – Mr. Dream (O)
03:00 – The Men (I)
03:30 – Screaming Females (O)
04:00 – Titus Andronicus (I)
04:45 – Cloud Nothings (O)

I = Indoor Stage O = Outdoor stage

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[Contest] [NYC-Only] Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Breton @ Mercury Lounge On 3/21!

Ever since the first listen of The Blanket Rule EP, it's been hard not to obsess over London five piece Breton. In addition to their experimental sound, we learned that experiencing the band live is more than just checking out some great music, it's a performance deeply enriched in multimedia. The band is currently heading to SXSW to make the rounds to promote their upcoming album Other People's Problems, which is out on March 26th (April 3rd in the US) via FatCat. When the complete chaos that is SXSW is over, the band will be making their debut in NYC at Mercury Lounge on March 21st and we want you to be there!

If you live in the greater NYC area, are 21 or older, and want to catch some great music for free keep reading!

We have one pair of tickets to give away for their show on Wednesday, March the 21st at Mercury Lounge. It is a 21+ show so make sure you are old enough to enter. To have your entry qualify, simply leave us a comment on this post before Tuesday, March 20th at noon EDT Update (3/20): Wednesday, March 21st at 11am EDT. A winner will be chosen at random and notified shortly after so we can confirm your name for the guest list.

In case you need some convincing of their awesomeness or are new to Breton, you can grab The Blanket Rule EP for the actual retail price of $FREE.99. We also featured their dancetastic jam, "Sandpaper" on the very first Some Kind of Mixtape so you can have a listen to that as well. Or if you're more into experiencing a band through visuals, you can have a look at some of their music videos for songs from Other People's Problems like "Interference", "Edward The Confessor", or our personal favorite: "The Commission":

If you don't live in NYC but live in the US, the band will be returning to the US after a round of dates in Europe to promote their album. Make sure you have a look at those dates and mark your calendars. If you're at SXSW, be sure to catch them at one of their four shows: 

14th March - 12:30am - KVRX Party @ Spiderhouse Cafe (2908 Fourth St)
15th March - 3:45pm - Clash Party @ Latitiude 30 (512 San Jacinto)
16th March - 2pm - Sea Now! Party @ Brew Exchange (706 W 6th)
17th March - 10pm - FatCat/Flower Booking Showcase @ Red 7 (611 E 7th)

[SXSW 2012] Party Party Party: Events You Should Check Out On Tuesday, March 13

Unfortuately for Team SKOA, SXSW 2012 was just not in the cards for us this year. Don't think we're going to leave you emptyhanded on the happenings and goings on of the festival, though! Throughout the week we'll be highlighting events we think you should attend and bands you simply must check out if you happen to be hitting the streets in Austin this week.

If you are throwing a party at SXSW and would like your flyer to be considered in our upcoming posts, please make sure to get in touch with us.


Stones Throw’s coming to SXSW. Find them in Austin, March 13 at Elysium, 705 Red River St., 9PM-2AM. Free with SXSW badge.

MCs, DJs and live performance, Stones Throw style with: Peanut Butter Wolf, The Stepkids, Jonwayne, Homeboy Sandman, Strong Arm Steady, MEDVex Ruffin, Jonti and their latest: Myron & E. The event will be hosted by KCRW's Jeremy Sole.

Conflict Of Interest returns to Austin, TX on Tuesday, March 13th at Hype Machine's Hype Hotel presented by Feed The Beat. The event is free with Hype Hotel RSVP or a SXSW badge.

The Syndicate Presents Conflict Of Interest

DATE: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
VENUE: Hype Hotel presented by Feed The Beat
ADDRESS: 504 Trinity
CITY: Austin, TX
TIME: 7pm - 2am
Free w/ RSVP or SXSW Badge

Delta Spirit
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Miniature Tigers
Little Hurricane
Incan Abraham

w/ DJ Aaron Axelsen spinning all night

For more information, make sure you head over to


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[Listen] Jack White - "Sixteen Saltines"

A few Saturdays back, Jack White unveiled a new song on Saturday Night Live to the masses called, "Sixteen Saltines". Today ol' Jackie officially shares with us that the song is his second single, which will drop on March 20th. To hold you over until then, you can have a listen to the song a few hundred times via the player below. In addition to the song being included on his upcoming debut solo album Blunderbuss, which will be released on April 24th via Third Man Records/Columbia, the single will also be available on 7" that will include the non-LP b-side cover of the U2 classic "Love Is Blindness". You can head over to the Third Man Records store to pre-order both the single and the album now.

Jack White is hitting the road starting today for a string of headlining tour dates, including a stop at SXSW for the Third Man Records showcase. He will also be performing at select festivals across the globe, so make sure you have a look at the dates below.

03/13/12  - Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theatre +
03/15/12 -  Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom +
03/16/12 - Austin, TX - The Stage on Sixth (Third Man Records Texas Stand-Off with Karen Elson, John Reilly & Friends, White Rabbits, Reggie Watts, Pujol, Lanie Lane, The Black Belles, Electric Guest, Natural Child, Purling Hiss)
05/18-20/12 - Gulf Shores, AL - The Hangout Music Fest
05/26/12 - Quincy, WA - The Gorge Amphitheater - Sasquatch!
06/23-24/12 - Hackney Marshes, London, UK - Radio 1's Hackney Weekend
06/29/12 -Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
07/01/12 - Belfort, France - Les Eurockeennes
07/27-29/12 - Niigata, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
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