SXSW 2016 & Opinions on Bob Mould

SXSW

Jim and Greg are back from their annual music-finding mission to the SXSW Music and Media Conference in Austin, TX. Tune in to find out what bands will make the most noise in 2016. Later, they review a new album from Hüsker Dü leader Bob Mould.

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A Tribe Called Quest founding member Phife Dawg has died at the young age of 45 from complications due to diabetes. Jim and Greg are still inspired by ATCQ’s masterful early ‘90s rap recordings, which introduced a jazziness and Afrocentric positivity into hip-hop. Born in Jamaica, Queens, Phife had a distinctive high-pitched tone and some of the most nimble rhymes in rap history. In tribute to Phife, Jim and Greg play Tribe’s biggest hit, Can I Kick It, showcasing the humor that was his trademark.

SXSW 2016

The South by Southwest Conferences in Austin, Texas showcase a whole host of creative content from films to developing technologies to new media. But for Greg and Jim, the chief purpose of attending is to discover their favorite new artists. Check out their picks for the best of 2016’s SXSW.

Jim

  • Downtown Boys
  • Sheer Mag
  • Beach Slang
  • Moustache Prawn

Greg

  • Sunflower Bean
  • Methyl Ethel
  • Anderson .Paak
  • Hinds

Patch the Sky Bob Mould

Patch the Sky

Guitarist and singer Bob Mould returns with a new album called Patch the Sky. Mould, previously an integral member of the power trios Hüsker Dü and Sugar, has also maintained a successful solo career. And fans can always expect introspective material about family and relationships. Greg loves Mould’s guitar playing, and really appreciates the juxtaposition of the up-tempo rhythms with the dark lyrics. He calls this Mould’s mid-career renaissance and gives the album a Buy It. Jim wholeheartedly agrees. He respects Bob Mould for using his music to express his feelings and help alleviate negative energy. It’s an enthusiastic Double Buy It for Patch the Sky.

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