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RUST BELT HAMMER WENT TO SXSW. HERE ARE OUR THOUGHTS AND SWEET PICTURES.

Folks from all over the world know about SXSW. It’s an annual event that puts Austin into chaos for the better part of nine days. Some call it a “hipster fest” but this gathering is much more than that. Do you like Beyonce? How about harsh noise music? Garage rock? Hip hop? Korean dance pop? You get the point, right? Everything is is available at arms length. The best part is catching up with old friends over shared beers though. Many people come from out of town and escape a drudging winter for a week in a sunny city where good looking people and hot weather are expected. It’s an escape. Luckily I live in Austin now and get to experience this city all year long. Locals may bitch that people should go back home but the March activities boost the local economy and morale in general. Unfortunately this year was marked by an unnecessary and despicable tragedy as a drunk driver with a stolen car mowed through a crowd of festival goers, murdering at least three and injuring many more. The next morning a dark cloud hung over Austin but people rallied together and raised over 100k for the victims and their families. There is hope, people. Let’s all enjoy music and be good to each other, after all that’s what SXSW really is about.
-MATT GREENFIELD Continue reading RUST BELT HAMMER WENT TO SXSW. HERE ARE OUR THOUGHTS AND SWEET PICTURES.

KENT, OHIO HAD SOME MUSICIANS YOU HAVE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD BUT SHOULD

After posting about Kill The Hippies, the Kent inspiration has been flowing.  I have a love/hate relationship with that place but will always treasure my fond memories of yesteryear.  Getting carried out of the Zephyr while on crutches for calling the door guy a “fat piece of shit, cocksucker, failure at life” after he called my ID fake, knowing that it wasn’t.  Putting on a show hosted by Toby Radloff of American Splendor and Killer Nerd fame.  Living in the “Yellow House” and hosting house shows where anything could and did happen.  Hell, I even went to class sometimes.  Like many little hidden pockets of America, Kent has always been home to some great and interesting musicians.  Everyone knows Devo, but here are some people you may not have heard before that have origins in Kent. Continue reading KENT, OHIO HAD SOME MUSICIANS YOU HAVE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD BUT SHOULD