J. Edward Keyes
King Tuff Spikes Hard Rock With Glittery Glam at Hype Hotel
On stage, King Tuff cuts a striking figure – flowing mane of black hair, full beard, hulking physique.
Chastity Belt are Imposing + Hypnotic at SXSW’s Hype Hotel
The music of the Seattle group Chastity Belt is made mostly of shadows.
Viet Cong Pair Power With Proficiency at SXSW’s Hype Hotel
The music of Viet Cong is intricate and dazzling, with songs consisting of hundreds of little tiny parts that sometimes work together, sometimes in opposition.
Best Coast Roar and Pounce in Ferocious Hype Hotel Set at SXSW
At the Hype Hotel, Best Coast announced a newfound sense of confidence to SXSW-goers.
Alvvays Transform From Meek to Mighty at Hype Hotel Set
There's an element of reticence to the music of the Canadian group Alvvays.
Circa Waves Deliver Big, Booming Variations on Britpop at Hype Hotel
At their afternoon set at Hype Hotel at SXSW, Circa Waves radiated pure joy.
Odesza Create Pure Ecstasy + Mystery at SXSW’s Hype Hotel
On record -- particularly their latest, In Return -- Seattle duo Odesza are defined by their songlike approach to electronic music.
Spoon Close Out First Night of Hype Hotel at SXSW With Flawless Set
Spoon's gig at Hype Hotel in Austin, Texas, was breathless and ecstatic, the product of a unit fully comfortable with themselves and with one another.