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Ryne Warner's Recipe Time!

Ohioan frontman Ryne Warner recently relocated from Portland to a remote New Mexican mountaintop, and he learned to cook some new dishes while in exile. “Life in New Mexico revolves around the green chile (and the red chile, to a lesser extent),” Warner writes. “So this is mandatory.” You can find two more recipes at wweek.com.GREEN CHILE SAUCE1/4 cup o...   More
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 by Local Cut

CD Reviews: Nick Jaina, Future Historians

Nick Jaina A Bird In The Opera House

[ROCK POETICS] It’s a shame Nick Jaina’s new album doesn’t come with a lyric sheet. More than any other local songwriter, Jaina songs beg to be read, labored over and deconstructed. On A Bird in the Opera House, his fourth full-length for Hush, his words are still the first thing you notice. Though...   More
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by Local Cut

Last Gasps from SXSW: Megan Holmes' Photos

Portland photographer extraordinaire Megan Holmes was down in Austin hanging out with Explode Into Colors, and she took some shots of that trio plus a handful of other acts (Best Coast, Talk Normal, Vivian Girls, Wampire, etc.) she caught while she was at SXSW. She was kind enough to send a ha...   More
Thursday, March 25, 2010 by Local Cut

Last Gasps from SXSW: Videorama

Phew! We're finally back from our trip to Austin's SXSW festival (and a three-day vacation to the Gulf Coast that followed), and there are a few loose ends to tie up before we say goodbye to Texas completely. The first point of order are these random videos (of varying quality—Casey's camera ...   More
Thursday, March 25, 2010 by Local Cut

Top Five

Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu’s Top 5 Anthropomorphisms

If you add glasses and a mustache to one watermelon and then tears streaming down the cheeks of the other watermelon, they are a perfect couple. One can be triangular, the other can be a crescent wedge.Frog
Any frog looks great if you put it in a pink frock coat and lacy cravat. If you can get i...   More
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by Local Cut

24-Hour Party People

Austin, Texas, heats up—then cools down—for the SXSW Music Festival.

by Casey Jarman & Michael Mannheimer

People laugh when you tell them attending the music portion of Austin’s multi-tentacled festival, South by Southwest, is hard work. But you know that phrase “too much of a good thing”? After one full day of too much squeali...   More
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by Local Cut

LocalCut at South By Southwest: Saturday

On day four of our Austin trip, things take a turn for the cold, and for the strange. At the end of the day, we may have stumbled into a Music Festival Time Machine! Read on...

Best band (rapper) Casey saw: Murs
Best band Michael saw: The Capstan Shafts
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Sunday, March 21, 2010 by Local Cut

LocalCut at South By Southwest: Friday

Day three of SXSW! The LC staff (Casey Jarman and Michael Mannheimer) is still in Austin, trying to survive the epic 3 am bus rides and horrible sunburns. Here's our Friday diary, featuring more tacos, Danish pop, and churches.

Best band Casey saw: Band of Horses
Best ba...   More
Saturday, March 20, 2010 by Local Cut

LocalCut at South By Southwest: Wednesday and Thursday

It's that time of year again: Time for tacos, sunburns, deafness and lots of beers they don't sell back home. That's right, it's SXSW, America's zaniest music festival! And your WW music staff—Casey Jarman and Michael Mannheimer—are right in the shit-storm middle of it, trying to find t...   More
Friday, March 19, 2010 by Local Cut

Top Five

Things we’re looking forward to at SXSW

Breakfast tacos
Have two more beautiful words ever been stuck together?Bats
Thousands of them! They hang out under a bridge, then fly around at dusk. Whee!Swag
We’re trying to find day parties sponsored by companies like Apple and Adidas. The Harley-Davidson party isn’t giving away motorcycles, ...   More
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 by Local Cut
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