Roxwel News

by Kristi Lee // Thursday, March 29, 2007 // News // 0 Comments


With hundreds of shows for Roxwel to cover during South By Southwest it was hard to pick favorites. One of the biggest moments during the festival was when Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine/Audioslave was scheduled to perform a solo acoustic introducing his alter ego the Nightwatchman. This performance turned into an all-star showcase featuring Slash from GNR/Velvet Revolver, Perry Ferrell, MC5's guitarist Wayne Kramer, Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt and Primus leader Les Claypool, and many others. Covering Janes Addiction to Rage fans couldn't believe their eyes OR ears. Everyone who witnessed knew this was a music moment that could not be duplicated.

Stay tuned for up coming 101x interviews that Roxwel captured with Tom Morello (sings an acoustic version off the "One Man Revolution" album) and an Artist Commentary with Primus frontman of Les Claypool.

by Unknown // Monday, March 19, 2007 // News // 0 Comments

Playboy's Rock The Rabbit
Playboy Magazine made quite a splash this year at the annual SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX. Playboy's 'Rock The Rabbit' project enlisted today's next crop of indie superheros (Monsters Are Waiting, Illinois, to throw down a late-night set for those lucky enough to squeeze into the packed warehouse. Austin's own Ghostland Observatory stole the show with an amped up set that primed the audience for a DJ set from Bloc Party's Kele Okereke. Expect to hear a lot more from Ghostland Observatory this year as their buzz slowly becomes a roar.
Despite the disappointing shortage of bunnies, Playboy's first SXSW event was hit which did exactly what it set out to do... rock the pants off of SXSW!

by Unknown // Monday, March 5, 2007 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Bjork has officially announced an album release date for the highly anticipated "Volta'. Last month a release date of 7-05-07 was posted on her personal website, but only hours after Pitchfork announced the date it had changed to 7-0X-XX. No more confusion Bjork's album will officially surface in the U.S. on May 7 this year.

[Via Gigwise]