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Saturday, March 19, 2011

SXSW'11: Alex Winston, Third Man Rolling Record Store

Posted By on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 1:56 AM

Blogging from an iPod Touch with a Bluetooth keyboard. The future has arrived, and it is goofy.

Arrived in Austin Friday morning for a brief two day music binge. I'm wishing I came earlier after hearing Jack White played a brief solo show at his Third Man Rolling Record Store. No Jack White was to be found on Friday afternoon, but there was still a long line of fans waiting to buy records, T shirts, and other yellow and black miscellany. I made off with the's "Sh-Jo-Ji", afraid it might melt in the Austin sun.


Caught Alex Winston at a Dickies/Filter Magazine party later. The young former Detroiter appears to have ditched her "too pop for punk/too punk for pop" routine in favor of a take of janglier, more soulful pop, with a wider backing band dubbed "The Sister Wives"... no word on their connection to the TLC show "Sister Wives". Was mildly amused to see that Pitchfork linked to an old interview I did with her about Ted Nugent in their SXSW coverage.


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