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The Airborne Toxic Event Take SXSW by Storm

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With an opening gig at Thursday’s Waterloo Records SXSW Day Party, Los Angeles’ the Airborne Toxic Event delivered in spades.

They didn’t have much time in the abbreviated time slot that the South by Southwest music festival typically allows, but the indie rockers fit a lot into their set.

At one point, the energy was so high that singer Mikel Jollett even climbed to the top of the scaffolding to deliver the anthemic “Does This Mean You’re Moving On?” off their self-titled debut. (more…)

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Fifth-Annual Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion Festival is a Hit

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With a backdrop of crystal blue waters, beautiful blue skies and mid-70s temperatures, the Fifth-Annual Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion festival drew 11,000-plus attendees from Feb. 15-17. If you appreciate hotrod cars, pinup girl contests and twanging Gretsch guitars, Lake Havasu State Park (Arizona) was indeed the place to be. (more…)

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Grammys Bring Out Another Blockbuster Show

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The 55th annual Grammy Awards show honored several breakout acts this year, drawing from an eclectic group of artists.

The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach actually led the night with four trophies, sweeping the rock categories (song, album and performance) while also nabbing a Grammy for producer of the year.

British folk band Mumford & Sons won Album of the Year for Babel, indie-pop act Fun. won Song of the Year for “We Are Young,” Halestorm was honored with the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for “Love Bites (So Do I)” and Australian singer Gotye won Record of the Year for “Somebody That I Used to Know.”

Gretsch signature artist Tim Armstrong might not have won an award with his punk outfit Rancid, but the singer-songwriter did take home some hardware for his collaboration with reggae icon Jimmy Cliff. (more…)

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Steve Alba Celebrated 50th Birthday in Style

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Legendary skateboarder Steve Alba celebrated his 50th birthday in style, gathering a crew at the Fontana North skatepark in California for a party that included a skate session and live music from the Flamethrowers.

Check out a video from the event after the jump and visit Alba’s official website for more information. (more…)

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The Black Lips Play ‘Stuck in My Mind’ for Lucky ACL Audience

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While at the Austin City Limits music festival, the Black Lips performed a special version of “Stuck in My Mind” before they took the Austin Ventures Stage.

The song is from some of the band’s earliest recording sessions back around 2000.

Watch the Black Lips in action below and visit their official Facebook page for more information.

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