Put on your Friday meditative hats; music criticism could be headed in a Zen direction. Ben Sisario, writing for the ArtsBeat blog at the New York Times, gives us twenty words on five performances last night at the sweatily kinetic (I’m-ready-for-my-blog-close-up) music festival South by Southwest, which is progressing in downtown Austin this week:
Matt and Kim: They swear too much.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (at Malverde): Childlike bounce brings smile.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (at Opal Divine’s Freehouse): Too loud; intimacy lost.
Telepathe: Tribal futurism? Futuristic tribalism?
The Soft Pack: Prefer former name, Muslims.