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Black Taxi: The New Standard for Live, Indie Performance?

Black Taxi is a wonderful, wacky, high-energy, double-fronted, musically promiscuous band from Brooklyn. Their live show is one of the best on the indie scene.  We caught them at Firehouse last week.  If you get a chance to see these guys, take it.  Not everybody has this kind of bravura. CAJUNCREOLE.COM/RVC/rogersvillealabama.com/dir/ © Vesper Magazine 2012

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Kool Keith.

I hadn’t experienced the awesome that is Kool Keith (AKA, Dr. Octagon) until we happened to see him perform at the Mohawk.  We caught it and cut it.  Look, if Kool Keith doesn’t make you want to engage in risk-taking behaviors then you’re doing it wrong. payday loan fast easy for example was limited © [...]

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Lee Fields is Your New God

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We caught this badass last night at ND Studios.  He’s Lee Fields and his new album Faithful Man pulverizes anything I’ve heard a white person do in the last ten years.  The title track made Vesper-contributor Heather Brown cry three bars in.  Sorry people, Rock and Roll is dead.  I don’t have time to explain [...]

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Awesome New Republic Are All Over Usher’s ‘Climax’

Our SXSW rollout begins today with this teaser from ANR.  We caught their show on Wednesday at Firehouse.  Here’s their finale–Usher’s Climax.  Caveat:  This video was made with haste not taste. We’ll be dropping much more from ANR shortly, including our interview with MJ.  Check back. © Vesper Magazine 2012

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The White White Lights Perform ‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night’

The response to our first WWL’s video was pretty overwhelming, so we decided to cut another track off of the block.  Keep in mind we have a bunch of SXSW coverage coming, and it’ll be here as fast as our editorial monkeys can monkey.  Meanwhile, sit back, relax, and enjoy– expense © Vesper Magazine 2012

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Vesper Video: The White White Lights Kill It at Total Crush 2

Looking for demonstration of the badassness of Austin’s music scene?  Look no further.  As promised, here is an ecstatic, contagious, guitar-string-ripping performance from The White White Lights, delivered last week at Cheer Up Charlie’s.  Huge thanks to KINDFORM for putting this show on. The White White Lights will be performing during SXSW.  Don’t miss them.  [...]

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Photobooth at KINDFORM’s Total Crush

(Photo by Steph Gajewski) We were invited to cover Kindform‘s party Total Crush 2 at Cheer Up Charlie’s on Friday.  The music was Austin-tops.  I don’t know how many times we have to say it:  The White White Lights.  We also enjoyed Boy + Kite, Magnificent Snails, and New Roman Times.  Today, we’ll give you [...]

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Austin’s 6th Street through the lens of Jeff Vaillancourt

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Vesper:  What draws you to 6th Street?   credit repair clinics exploiting Jeff Vaillancourt:  It’s all about stolen moments.  I truly enjoy waiting and searching for that perfect moment that will tell a story, or stories, in a single shot. V:  Influences? JV:  I have influences, yeah.  Henri Cartier-Bresson, Peter Turnley, and so on, but I [...]

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Ash Wednesday, New York

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Evelyn: Thousands of roses and lots of chocolate truffles. Godiva, and oysters in the half-shell. Patrick: [Narrating] I’m trying to listen to the new Robert Palmer tape, but Evelyn, my supposed fiancée, keeps buzzing in my ear. Evelyn: Annie Leibovitz. We’ll get Annie Leibovitz. And we’ll have to get someone to videotape. Patrick, we should [...]

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M.i.’s “Paradise” and Interview

http://www.humanesocietyofknoxcounty.org/2013/ M.i is an Austin-based hip hop artist.  His LP, “The Coldplay Sessions,” dropped today.  Vesper sat down with M.i and his collaborator and video director Aaron Vazquez.  See our interview after the break. V:   M.i, how long have you been involved in hip hop? M.i:  I was 14 when I started, so I’m [...]

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