Kansas City’s Power & Light District has been packed with music fans all summer looking for a reprieve from the heat with good music and a cold beer. Canada’s Metric was the latest band to join in the free music summer series in the entertainment district with San Francisco’s Panic Is Perfect opening.
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.