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  • Video: SXSW 2013: JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound 'Want More'

    March 16, 2013 1:15 PM ET

    "Alright, I know we just got started," J.C. Brooks said to the Rolling Stone Rock Room crowd at SXSW, "but you all still want a little more, right?" Brooks and his band, the Uptown Sound, then launched into "Want More," the title track off of the band's last record, thus answering Brooks's original question. Brooks and Co. did their darndest to rile up a festival crowd, at various points turning the mic into the audience for some crowd participation. You can watch their perfor...  | More »

  • Video: SXSW 2013: JC Brooks Shows Off His 'Howl'

    March 16, 2013 1:15 PM ET

    The six-member rock-soul group J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound stopped by Rolling Stone's Rock Room at SXSW and played songs off of the as-yet-unreleased Howl, winning over the festival crowd with their enveloping stage presence and palpable charisma. Check out the performance above.  | More »

  • Video: SXSW 2013: Eric Burdon Takes a Moment to 'Wait'

    March 16, 2013 12:45 PM ET

    Eric Burdon swung by Rolling Stone's Rock Room at SXSW on Friday and played "Wait," off his 2013 LP 'Til The River Runs Dry. "Wait" provided a bongo-infused, downtempo break in a day party set list that tended toward the loud and fast.  Watch the performance above.  | More »

  • Video: SXSW 2013: Eric Burdon Brings 'Water' to the Rock Room

    March 16, 2013 12:45 PM ET

    Former Animals and War frontman Eric Burdon hit the stage at the Rolling Stone Rock Room Friday afternoon at SXSW to play tunes from this year's 'Til Your River Runs Dry. He played album-opener "Water," which, he told Rolling Stone in an interview after the set, was inspired by a conversation he once had with Mikhail Gorbachev. Yes, that Mikhail Gorbachev. Check out his performance above.  | More »

  • Video: SXSW: Shout Out Louds Go 'Walking in Your Footsteps'

    March 16, 2013 12:15 PM ET

    Swedish pop-rockers Shout Out Louds played "Walking in Your Footsteps" at the Rolling Stone Rock Room at SXSW. The track's flutelike synths, which harken back to sounds from the 1970s, get the band into its trademark, shuffling groove onstage. Watch their performance above.  | More »

  • Video: SXSW 2013: Shout Out Louds Get Warmed Up With 'Sugar'

    March 16, 2013 12:15 PM ET

    Swedish pop-rockers Shout Out Louds played "Sugar" during their set at the Rolling Stone Rock Room at SXSW. The five-piece warmed up a mid-day crowd by opening with this upbeat album-opener from their latest album, Optica.  Check out their performance above.  | More »

  • Video: SXSW 2013: Eric Burdon Gets Inspired by Mikhail Gorbachev

    March 16, 2013 11:45 AM ET

    Eric Burdon, who rocked SXSW with hits from his bands the Animals and War, talked about his activist side and casually discussed geopolitics in the the Rolling Stone Rock Room. "There's a track on my new album called 'Water.' I got that from my conversation from Mikhail Gorbachev, and I asked him about the next big problem the earth would face. He said 'water.'"  Burdon also mentioned a book project he's currently working on, which he someday hopes to turn ...  | More »

  • Video: JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound on Fighting Fan Apathy

    March 16, 2013 11:15 AM ET

    The soul six-piece JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound visited the Rolling Stone Rock Room to talk about their new LP Howl, due out May 21st, and weigh in on their ideal live crowd. "I appreciate a crowd that is ready and open to the connection to having a good time," says Brooks. "It makes what we do onstage seem much less like work when we don't have to pry them open." The rest of the band chimed in about the frustrations of dealing with the "indie-rock arm-fold," a widespread phenomen...  | More »

  • Video: SXSW 2013: Shout Out Louds on Creating 'Light' in the Studio

    March 16, 2013 10:45 AM ET

    Light was the theme of Shout Out Louds' newest record, Optica, singer-guitarist Adam Olenius and bassist Ted Malmros explained at the Rolling Stone Rock Room in sunny Austin, Texas. "We wanted the songs to be bright and colorful," says Olenius. "Light is almost a delicacy in Sweden, because during winter it's only three to four hours of sunlight. We had to create light in the studio."  Malmros also theorized about why Sweden has produced such a vibrant Engl...  | More »

  • Depeche Mode Debut New Songs in Austin

    March 16, 2013 10:34 AM ET
     |  Adam Gold

    Brazos Hall isn't big enough for Dave Gahan, who took to the Austin club's stage at SXSW last night and commanded a self-pinching 900-capacity crowd – including Billy Corgan, Usher and Matt Sorum – like he was playing the Rose Bowl. Aside from the band's Letterman preview stream last week, it was Depeche Mode's first proper gig since 2010. If the synth-pop pioneers were rusty, they didn't show it. Throughout the criminally-brief 45-minute, 10-song se...  | More »

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