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Neat Tracks / Rostam “Don’t Let It Get To You”

By Amanda DK

Artist: ROSTAM
Origin: New York, NY
Label: None
Latest Release: None

Rostam Batmanglij became known to most people via one of the biggest breakout indie pop bands of the past decade. He then stirred up some buzz again a few years ago as one-half of Discovery, his collaboration with Wes Miles, lead singer of another popular band (in hipster circles at least) Ra Ra Riot.

That said, it seems a bit ridiculous that it took the release of his solo work to finally get my attention.
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SXSW 2012 Recap / Day 4 / Imagine Dragons, J. Irvin Dally and Meeting Taylor

By Amanda DK

PUJOL

As was the case last year, with limited time before my flight, I spent Saturday frantically trying to see as much music as I could as fast as I could.  I managed to get into Rachael Ray’s Feedback (with a bunch of moms and locals) early on for some brisket and biscuits, but when trying to return for LP a couple hours later was given the run around and then turned away (lesson learned, RSVP confirmation emails mean nothing – always pick up that extra badge).

Good thing there were only five or ten other excellent showcases on the same block.
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SXSW 2012 Recap / Day 3 / Lucius, St. Lucia and Funky Family Ties

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