GLG Fresh MP3 Friday: SXSW Kickoff
SXSW will be flourishing with musicians, artists, publicists, producers and actors of all varieties; no discrimination within this flourishing crowd. Today is the start of SXSW’s Film Week, which overlaps Music Week, running from Mar. 15-20. Matthew Dunehoo, of Baby Teardrops, combines his talents as both actor and musician, a triple threat when taking his piercing blue eyes into consideration. From an actor/musician perspective, Dunehoo hears color and sees sound. Not an easy task, unless artistically inclined. After a few conversations with him and The Sewing Circle, another GLG band, we wondered what SXSW film they would add one of their tracks to.
Film: “BAD FEVER” by Dustin Guy Defa
Matthew Dunehoo from Baby Teardrops
Song: "ME Where" from X is for Love
"I was attracted to 'BAD FEVER' because of the compelling appearance of the two main characters, and the dusky subrubindustrial landscapes much of the short seems to be shot in. Large, '80s model automobiles and the way sunlight looks, refracted as dusk through their windshields. 'ME Where' is about the effort of focusing one's attention on someone else, when in reality, we all know this is all but impossible."
"The idea of the protagonist of the film's 'eternal longing to find someone, anyone, who understands or even pretends to understand' is copacetic with the tone of 'ME Where'. Come with me, please, let's unlock our magical potential together. Someone? Anyone? 'ME Where'?"
Film: "The City Dark”
Song: "Buzz Light-Year” from I Saw Stars
Release date: 5/10/11
Although The Sewing Circle will not be performing at this year’s SXSW, their song “Buzz Light-Year” is perfect for this film.
“'Buzz Light-Year' references space and space exploration which would fit well with the film's search for the night sky and connection with the stars."
Going to be at SXSW? Here are a few bands you DON'T want to miss:
For fans of: The Pixies, The New Pornographers
Saturday, 3/19/11 @ 7:30 PM - Midcoast Takeover Party @ The Liberty, Austin, TX
"Poison To The Vine" from Constellations
Genre: Brit Pop/Powerpop
For fans of: My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Dandy Warhols
Tuesday, 3/15/11 Dart Music International House, Austin, TX
Wednesday, 3/16/11 Aussie’s Grill & Beach Bar, Austin, TX
Thursday, 3/17/11 Paisley Underground SXSW Day Party @ Spiderhouse, Austin, TX (Show time 2:30 PM)
Friday, 3/18/11 Dancing in the Moonlight SXSW Day Party @ Jovita's, Austin, TX
Saturday, 3/19/11 B.D Reily's Austin, TX
Genre: Folk/Experimental/Indie Rock
For fans of: Joanna Newsom, Dirty Projectors, Fleet Foxes
Thursday, 3/17/11 Everything Independent Party @ Revolution Bar, Austin, TX
For fans of: Ben Kweller, Wilco (Summerteeth Era)
Wednesday, 3/16/11 The Beatles Complete on Ukulele SXSW Day Party @ Jo's Coffee, Austin, TX
Sunday, 3/20/11 @ Ham Jam House, Austin, TX
Cowboy and Indian
For fans of: Johnny Cash and June Carter, Johnny & Jenny (the Jonathan Rice and Jenny Lewis project)
Tuesday, 3/15/11 The Ghost Room, SXSW Showcase, Austin, TX
Thursday, 3/17/11 Betsy’s Bar, Austin, TX
Thursday, 3/17/11 Gueros, Austin, TX
Thursday, 3/17/11 Botticelli’s, Austin TX
Friday, 3/18/11 "Sinister Foxy Showcase (Unofficial SXSW Day Party) Hotel Vegas, Austin, TX
Saturday, 3/19/11 Romeo’s, Austin, TX
Sunday, 3/20/11 The Art of Giving at Ballet Austin, Austin, TX
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