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Miami Rhapsody

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

The 22nd Winter Music Conference kicked off in Miami with its Ultra Music Festival, featuring a wide range of musical talent including The Cure, Shiny Toy Guns, Brazilian Girls, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Sasha and Digweed, and Paul Van Dyk.


Data Entry

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SXSW, Day 5

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

My last day at music extravanganza South By Southwest (SXSW).


at the Viper Room


NY2LON (New York to London) Party, presented by Le Tigre

SXSW, Day 4

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Carousing at all hours of the (day and) night at SXSW's music festival.


Spin Party at Stubb's

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SXSW, Day 3

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Variety was the name of the game on day three of South By Southwest's music fest.


Dangerbird/Polyvinyl Showcase at Mother Egan's Irish Pub


SXSW, Day 2

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

South By Southwest's music festival, held in Austin since 1987, strings together a medley of shows at a bunch of different venues over the course of six days. The hundreds of tried-and-true as well as up-and-coming artists taking part in SXSW draw crowds numbering more than 10,000.

Here are a few of the headliners who hit center stage last Wednesday.


4AD Showcase at Emo's Main Room

Teaspoon, Clouds and a Rich Wife

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

With three albums now under its belt, Seattle-based indie-rock band The Long Winters—whose latest album with songs entitled "Teaspoon," "Clouds," "Honest" and "Rich Wife" is "addictive listening" according to Spin magazine, headlined at The Independent on Saturday with West Indian Girl as the opener.

When the President Talks to God

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, indie trio Bright Eyes played to a sold-out audience at the Great American Music Hall last Friday. The group won Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for "When the President Talks to God," a diatribe against George W. Bush, at the 2006 PLUG Independent Music Awards.

Young Knives

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Indie pop-rock group The Young Knives worked the crowd at Popscene last Thursday as part of its world tour that includes shows in Austin, TX, for South by Southwest, New York, Boston and then a bunch more back in the homeland, the U.K.

Giddy Up

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

With more than 450 songs under its belt, The Mountain Goats had plenty to pull out of its proverbial hat at The Independent last Wednesday. Montreal's all-female pop band, Pony Up, shared the spotlight as the Goats' opening band.


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