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BDWPS Podcast: Episode 58 (Cinco De Metal)

In this year’s edition of Cinco De Metal, we check out new metal from Forming the Void, Power Trip, Pallbearer, Uniform, King Woman, and Mastodon. We also revisit the Metallica documentary “Some Kind of Monster” and check out Bob Dylan’s riveting “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll”.

You can check it out HERE, or better yet, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher (search: BDWPS). 

Tracklist:

Forming the Void “After Earth”

Power Trip “Executioner’s Tax”

Pallbearer “I Saw the End”

Uniform “The Killing of America”

King Woman “Hierophant”

Mastodon “Precious Stones”

Metallica “Creeping Death”

Bob Dylan “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll”

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SXSW 2014

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Before I get into all the fun that is South By Southwest, I wanted to first take a moment to express my sympathy for those who were injured and lost their lives during Wednesday night’s festivities.  My two friends actually witnessed the horrific event, and if I hadn’t gone for a quick restroom break before leaving Cheer Up Charlie’s, we could have been out there when the drunken asshole selfishly plowed through a barricaded street. I’m not sure if the media conveyed the amazing speed and efficiency executed by the medics, volunteers, and police that evening. By the time I emerged to meet up with my friends, only minutes after the atrocity, all 25 of the victims were already receiving assistance, often from groups of three to five people, administering CPR and helping to bandage wounds.

With SXSW growing more and more each year, the streets feel more chaotic and dangerous than ever, but the quickness and professionalism displayed by everyone that night assured me that both SXSW and the city of Austin are prepared for literally anything.   While this event certainly put a damper on the week, there were still a lot of highlights to look back on.  Here are some of the best and worst moments from the week…

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