On this week's special double edition of Pulse, we tag-team our coverage of last week's SXSW. In New York, host Jess Westberg asks musicians why they decided to sit the Austin fest out. Meanwhile, in Austin, DJ Matt Lehtola talks to participating bands and industry insiders, to find out whether the trip was really worth it. Austin sights, Tex Mex cuisine and bands abound. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iLy9DN8FFE&hd=1[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6FX7gO5CY4&hd=1[/youtube]
Sway, a.k.a. Steve Clarke, is the "vocal freedom" of Toronto band Freedom or Death. He performs "Nobody Listens" at soul food stalwart, Spoonbread Too, in Morningside Heights, New York. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm68E0LYe7w&hd=1[/youtube]
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper performs "Aubergine" live in our studio. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHU_A9NKvqQ&hd=1[/youtube]