Chad Swiatecki

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Divine Fits Play All the Songs They’ve Got at First Official Gig

Divine Fits — an indie rock supergroup made up of former Wolf Parader Dan Boeckner, Spoon leader Britt Daniel, drummer Sam Brown of the New…
Chad Swiatecki / August 2, 2012

Ted Leo Performs Intimate Memorial for Slain Austin Scene Booster Esme Barrera

"It's a hard honor, but it's an honor to be here tonight."
Chad Swiatecki / January 30, 2012

Green Day Burn Though New Songs, Drunken Misfits Covers at Austin Club Show

On Thursday night, and well into Friday morning, punk storytellers Green Day squeezed into Austin dive Red 7 (capacity: 500) for an intimate show that…
Chad Swiatecki / November 18, 2011

Throw Me the Statue

Who? A Half Moon Bay, California native, Throw Me the Statue creative force Scott Reitherman relocated to Seattle and began self-releasing CDs of buzzy, lo-fi…
Chad Swiatecki / February 19, 2008

Crystal Castles

Who? Toronto-based musicians Alice Glass (of Fetus Fatale) and Ethan Kath (of Jakarta) came together in December 2003 and started recording the electronic freakouts that…
Chad Swiatecki / February 11, 2008

Bon Iver

Who? Once a member of DeYarmond Edison, singer/songwriter Justin Vernon parted ways with the folk outfit when its other members relocated from its home base…
Chad Swiatecki / January 30, 2008

Clipd Beaks

Who? The abrasive noiseniks in Clipd Beaks bonded earlyon in the icy air and basements of Minneapolis -- bassist Scott Eckleinand drummer Ray Benjamin met…
Chad Swiatecki / January 18, 2008

Emily Jane White

Who? From the rolling hills of San Francisco emergesCalifornia's latest offering to the neo-folk canon, in the form of26-year-old Emily Jane White and a ghostly…
Chad Swiatecki / November 15, 2007

The Stiletto Formal

Who? Formed in 2004, you can still get hints of thatnew-band smell off of the Stiletto Formal and its members; vocalistKyle Howard, guitarist Jimi Lamp,…
Chad Swiatecki / November 14, 2007

We Are Wolves

Who? Combining two seemingly inexhaustible indie rocktrends -- bands from Montreal and groups with razor-toothed wildlife intheir names -- dance/thrash/punk trio We Are Wolves definitively…
Chad Swiatecki / November 7, 2007

The Rosewood Thieves

Who? Restless spirit and gifted songwriter Erick Jordan (vocals/guitar) is the hub of New York's Rosewood Thieves, a throwback roots-rock outfit rounded out by Mackenzie…
Chad Swiatecki / October 9, 2007

White Shoes & the Couples Company

Who? Vocalist Aprilia Apsari and boyfriend/guitarist Yusmario Farabi met while teaching at the Art Institute of Cikini in Jakarta, Indonesia and formed a Burt Bacharach/'70s…
Chad Swiatecki / September 28, 2007

Emma Pollock

Who? Formerly one fourth of baroque pop critical darlings the Delgados, singer/songwriter Emma Pollock is the first member of the perennial cult faves to test…
Chad Swiatecki / September 17, 2007

Songs of Green Pheasant

Who? Sheffield, U.K. teacher Duncan Sumpner is the one-man wonder behind ethereal prog-folk act Songs of Green Pheasant. Starting off as a solo artist on…
Chad Swiatecki / September 10, 2007

Kate Nash

Who? British (by way of Scotland) 20-year-old chirper Kate Nash wrote most of her chart-topping debut record, Made of Bricks, on a guitar and laptop…
Chad Swiatecki / September 6, 2007

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