Jack’s Mannequin means a lot of different things to its fans. For some, Jack’s Mannequin means simply good piano music. For others, it’s love. And for more, it’s hope. For me, it means a bit of all those things and still more. With all those feelings tied up in Jack’s Mannequin, it’s no wonder the 10 Years in Transit tour sold out almost instantly, and luckily I managed to snag a ticket.
Perez Hilton has announced his return to Austin with his SXSW closing party: One Night in Austin. This annual event benefits the VH1 Save the Music Foundation.
SXSW’s official online radio stream, SXSWfm, is hosting a free concert in Austin as part of the HAAM Benefit Day.
SXSW is rich with brand-spanking new artists and established acts looking to relaunch or showcase a new facet of themselves. Some artists have been away from the scene for awhile and have new songs, while some artists barely even have enough songs for an EP. But half the fun is seeing these different types of acts in various stages of their career with different things to prove all side by side. Wednesday I saw the gamut: the well-known and highly buzzed Jay-Z and Kanye West to the newer Ski Lodge, and everything was a treat.
Radkey is a rock band from northern Missouri made up of three young brothers, but don’t let their age fool you. They perform like pros and have powerhouse vocals.