Breakfast of Champions: 3/18



A week's worth of work on music occurring elsewhere has culminated in slideshows, blog posts and other reportage from South By Southwest. As special as that event is, it's time to turn the gaze homeward and remember -- hey, tons of great shows happen here all the time. Especially now that the local bands that made the pilgrimage to Austin are back, we've got a full complement of artists around to support.

We start with material from three recent shows at three different locales. As I write this, it's 2 a.m. after an inspiring performance by the Raveonettes -- an event I was fortunate enough to review at the 7th St. Entry.

The Raveonettes slideshow will be up later today, and I'll add the photos to my post as they come in. While you're waiting, take a gander at our new galleries for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band from Sunday and Xiu Xiu and Thao Nguyen from the Triple Rock on Friday night.

Paul Demko breaks down the Gophers' matchup with the Terps in the Not Invited Tournament.

A stopped clock is right twice a day. This is, on average. 1.97 times more often than the current president. But is there a positive legacy to be found in his presidency? Jeff Severns Guntzel may have found one.

J.S.G. also has a retroactive review of the Minnesota Migration event at SXSW that serves as a welcome home to local musicians. It is the best blog post you will read today that features the words "poopy water."

I'm not going to do any work for the next week now that I know about this iPod game. Thanks, Hoffman.

This is the kind of cooking advice I can get behind. Also, the kind of grammatical advice I can get behind. Find out how to make brownies better thanks to James Norton.