A place to talk about Pete & the Pirates and other things
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Found something that looks like it will be webcast from Austin.
at EAR studios (local recording studio):
Wednesday, March 18th
10a LONEY DEAR
12p PETE & THE PIRATES
4p VIVA VOCE
6p ALL THE SAINTS
Will we need to listen live? If so, do you know the time difference?
I think that you can listen live but the sessions are probably archived.
From the WOXY website :
Are you ready? South By Southwest is upon us again and WOXY is headed back to Austin to bring you another weeklong series of broadcasts and live sessions from EAR Studios March 16-21.
Last edited by poptartjen (2009-02-27 14:39:27)
Thanks for all the info!
6 hours behind means midday show would go out 6pm our time.
SXSW preview/interview : http://strangeglue.com/interviews/sxsw- … -/10003786
Steve Lamacq first introduced us to young indie punk band Pete and the Pirates back in June '07 when he gave them some air time on his show In New Music We Trust.
Shortly afterwards they released their 13 track debut on Stolen Recordings. The young folks have been touring with the likes of Maximo Park and Vampire Weekend since November and what better way to finish a tour than SxSW? None. Due to their extensive touring we haven't had a chance to hear much new material since their debut, but the guys recently released two new songs 'Blood Gets Thin' and 'Jennifer' for any indie-rockers interested.
If you like what you hear on CD or the interview then be sure to check out the members solo projects, Tap Tap are equally stunning. Evidently they like to keep themselves busy.
1) How many times have you been to SxSW?
This will be the 2nd
2) What's the best thing about being in Austin? or if you've not been before.... What are your tourism related plans?
There is a place which sells Mexican breakfasts, that was very popular when we last went, I guess because the food is very very good. I heard about there being a mass of bats that fly over the river in the evening, which i missed last time, so i will try see them this time.
3) Why are you playing SxSW? (Cos we hear the money isn't too good)
I guess because we were asked to and wanted to go, as we had fun last time we went. Also some of our friends bands are going out, so we didn't want to be the only ones left at home.
4) Who are you showcasing for, and where and when can we expect to see you?
We are doing a Stolen Recordings showcase (they are our record label) which should be great, as all the bands playing are really good, and friends of ours, so it should be a kinda party hopefully. Also we are playing the other music lawn party, a show for music for listeners at a pizza restaurant, a show for New York Noise and quite a few others too.
5) Which other bands/artists are you most looking forward to seeing over music week?
Lets Wrestle, Micachu, Screaming Tea Party, Oh Sees, Artefacts for Space Travel, Ducktails, Jason Lyttle.
6) Will you visit the Film or Interactive sections of SxSW this year? Or is time tight?
I would love to, but I fear we won't have much/any spare time unfortunately.
7) What does the rest of 2009 hold for you?
We are planning to record our 2nd album and release it and play lots of shows, write the third album, and come visit the USA at some point maybe?
Blo*dy nora I cant believe I'm missing all the fun. Have some bricks and mortar in Houston, Texas and am over there for 10 days in April for the Shell Houston Open Golf, US Mens Claycourt Champs and shedloads of baseball. Not a little live music either to be fair but Austin's only about 3 hours drive away and I'm finding it tough to accept I'm missing so many Pirates performances by a couple of weeks.....feck! :'(
Neat Beats - Let me know when you're in Houston. Some of my friends in Austin bands play in H-town occasionally.
The band has another radio broadcast during SXSW. Here are the details :
KEXP Live in Austin during South By Southwest
SXSW '09 KEXP is taking it on the road to Austin, TX during the 2009 South By Southwest Music Festival. Join us as we broadcast LIVE from ME Television Studios in Austin.
KEXP joins ME Television in a LIVE broadcast in Austin with KEXP DJs John Richards, Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole.
KEXP SXSW - LIVE BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Wednesday, March 18th Performances (Austin time)
* 11:30am BLK JKS
* 1:30pm Alela Diane
* 3:30pm Pete & the Pirates (9:30 pm UK time)
* 5:30pm Wild Yaks
* 7:30pm The Features
They should be somewhere over the atlantic at the moment, on their way.
I was able to catch most of their set shortly after 6 pm. It was one of 4 appearances that they did just yesterday alone. The room I saw them in was packed and they sounded absolutely fantastic. I met up with my friends from Notts, Deb and Richard, who are on holiday at SXSW. They've seen the band back at home before. Sorry if I'm misquoting you Deb but I think that you said something along the lines that it was one of the better shows you've seen from them recently. It was my first time seeing them and I was very pleased :-) I managed to make my way to the front of the stage at the end and introduced myself to Peter C. No time for chat as the band needed to pack up gear and head to another show. The official festival showcase is at 1 am tonight and I will definitely be there :-).
http://www.thetripwire.com/news/2009/03 … -paradise/
Video (really not great sound)
http://woxy.com/blog/2009/03/19/pete-th … n-woxycom/
http://stereogum.com/archives/concert/s … &gp=12
Thanks Mike for the doing the research that I've been too busy to do ;-)...lol !
I almost saw their set at the Babelgum party. Gorgeous setting and perfect weather but I needed to meet up with friends at another party. I spotted some of the guys enjoying Alela Diane's set on the lawn. I didn't want to bother anyone so I figured I would wait until the official showcase later that night. It was at a club that I haven't been to before. Lots of venues get used during SXSW that don't regularly feature live music or at least the local bands that I regularly see. The stage was upstairs in an area that featured a narrow, tight space for folks to stand. Not much room to move around and get by. I guess I looked puzzled enough that littlepete commented that I looked confused. So that's how we met..lol :-). Thanks for the chats before and after the show (littlepete, david, and jonny). Back to the set....for me, it was really nice to hear a longer set after the Hype party the day before. I was also entertained by some of the Brits next to me who were really into it and cheering the band on. I forgot to grab a set list (I blame exhaustion as I had been on my feet for over 12 hours). The set kicked off with Cold Black Kitty -- brilliant ! And ended with Lost in the Woods. And other new and "old" tunes in between :-).
Sorry if it sounds like I'm babbling but as much fun as it is, SXSW is also exhausting and overwhelming. I'm writing this after not much sleep and my feet are a bit sore.
Let's see...3 PATP gigs in less than 24 hours - too much of a good thing, perhaps ? Of course not ! ;-)
Thurs night had the official showcase at 1 am. I headed straight home afterwards and collapsed into bed and saw them twice more yesterday in the mid-afternoon under a carpark tent and in the evening at a lovely outdoor courtyard. I walked in the venue literally a moment before they started with "Jennifer". My friend, Renee, was with me and laughed, "They wrote a song about you !" Sure, I like that tune but after hearing "Good Girl" twice in a 24 hr span, I can die happy now ;-).
This month, I was one of a few SXSW volunteers interviewed for an article in the Austin American-Statesman. The article appeared in today's edition. And I just happened to mention one of the bands that I said I would be seeing at the festival (ahem...take a guess, folks) : http://www.austin360.com/music/content/ … teers.html
Last edited by poptartjen (2009-03-21 14:53:18)
thank you so much for these little reviews they are great to read
think I need a petey pirate fix now
I saw my 5th PATP gig on Saturday afternoon at my fave venue in Austin called The Parish. This party was sponsored by Q Magazine. The lineup also included Jay Jay Pistolet (who I missed but I had a good reason as I was coming from a party sponsored by Mojo), Delta Spirit, and Graham Coxon.
A few friends and I arrived after Jay Jay Pistolet had finished so there was time to enjoy some free beers courtesy of the 2 drink tickets given to you at the door. The venue was packed and it felt good to be in the shade again although the venue was a bit warm and stuffy. The gig went off without a hitch. It was the last SXSW gig for the boys (total gig count was 10 or 11, I think). People were dancing, clapping, and singing along. By Saturday of SXSW (SXSW Music starts on Wednesday), you're summoning that last bit of energy and people seemed to find their second wind at The Parish.
Some quick hellos to the guys and I finally met Tommy. I gave him a couple of compilation CDs I put together earlier that morning. The comps are filled with bands mostly from Austin along with a few bands from other places in Texas.
I think that I can say that it was a great week for everyone and there were comments onstage about not wanting to leave Austin. You never know...Austin might have 5 new residents later this year...lol ;-) !
I took lots of photos including a fun group one from The Parish but I'll post those later. I have some UK friends who are in Austin for 2 more days and it'll be nice to have some more relaxed time to hang out with each other.
In the meantime, I think I might already be going through some pirate withdrawal :-).
"You feel low/you get high/you'll end up somewhere in between/you've had a very good weekend/but you can't remember where you've been" could easily sum up SXSW... Just ask the guys
Thankyouthankyouthankyou so much for coming to Austin...cheers !!!
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Neat Beats - Let me know when you're in Houston. Some of my friends in Austin bands play in H-town occasionally.
Sounding amazing out there Poptartjen, cheers for the match reports. Houston features April2-12 and I'd be very receptive to any music recommendations, pals or otherwise! Windups very much frowned upon though . Will be on the web for the duration
Great stuff Jen!
Pics @ WOXY
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woxy/sets/ … 597026101/
Video Mr Understanding @ Cedar Street
Video Xtaster interview
Video Mr Understanding @ Cedar St again from a different angle (was everyone filming it?)
Story out of a newspaper
http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase … d%3A756763
A nice mention on a blog
http://www.indabamusic.com/indablog/414 … s-at-sxsw-
At Cedar Street Courtyard, that showcase was sponsored by BlackBerry so there were a bunch of people recording video on their BlackBerry devices, of course. It was a really good set -- gorgeous weather and the venue was filling up quickly as a lot of people were wanting to get in for the other bands including Dinosaur Jr. I left after PATP as there were other showcases I wanted to see.
In the video for Blood Gets Thin, you can see the back of my short sandy blonde hair a few times in the lower left side of the screen That party was for an Austin based music magazine, Soundcheck Magazine. A tent was set up in a small car park across the street from one of the main music venues, Emo's. It was nice to get out of the sun for a little while, enjoy some free tacos and cheap beer, and some good tunes.