The Best Shows at SXSW 2013
|Slipknot's Corey Taylor fronts the Sound City Players, with ringleader Dave Grohl on drums|
And who would have thought that in the span of four hours I would be singing along to Fear's "I Love Livin' In The City," Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide," and "Jessie's Girl"? That was the pop-drenched world that Grohl created with Sound City. CRAIG HLAVATY
Dave Grohl Crushes Bitchiness: How SXSW will manage to top the back-to-back positivity and charisma of Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl is beyond me. The latter's keynote speech managed to turn Nirvana's story into something genuinely inspirational, an affirmation of personal expression.
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But by far my favorite little rhetorical turn was the way he made both Pitchfork and reality singing shows look so incredibly silly, just by talking about them in the same sentence. Because it's true, isn't it, that the difference between Christina Aguilera and the lazier end of Pitchfork's criticism boils down to little more than amount of hairspray. KIERNAN MALETSKY