The best party of SXSW week last year looks to do it again this year… The Mess With Texas 3 initial lineup for March 21 has been announced, and includes the following: The Black Lips Soft Pack (formerly The Muslims)King Khan & the ShrinesThe Thermals Akron/FamilyThao and the Get Down Stay DownCircle JerksJapanther Crystal AntlersMonotonixTrash […]

As the crazy redhead from Rock Of Love, Lacey, would say, “What’s up, skanks?!” Here’s January’s extrawack!-approved thirteen downloads, just in time to help melt your frozen selves in this record-setting cold weather. Lower Heaven – “Lose It All At Once” mp3 Dead Heart Bloom – “Flash In A Bottle” mp3 O’Death – “Lowtide” mp3 […]

The fine folks at Scion want to give ten lucky extrawack! readers a copy of their latest fly mix CD, presented by Vice Records and mixed by Flosstradamus, featuring Bloc Party, Chromeo, Charlotte Gainsbourg and more. This disc, which I’ve been pumping in my own Scion xB for the last couple weeks, features this crazy-good […]

Here’s the set schedule for the Siren Festival, on July 21: That’s a long day. I’m counting on The Black Lips to give me a second wind to take me through to the Dolls’ set. Black Lips – “Stranger” mp3 Voxtrot – “Kid Gloves” mp3 We Are Scientists – “Inaction” mp3 Cursive – “Sucker & […]

***contest has ended…thanks for all the entries!*** extrawack! and The Fader Magazine want to give one lucky reader a prize pack celebrating their recent Icon Issue, which can be downloaded for free as a .pdf here. The prize pack includes a limited edition Fader t-shirt featuring current issue cover star Jerry Garcia (Fader Store here), […]

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I’m a pretty big fan of record store free shows…first off, they are free. That’s always a good price. But they usually allow a band to do something a little different…maybe they’ll play acoustic, or try out some covers, or even let fans sit in on a song. Here’s a clip of Black Lips’ recent […]