Mikey B Trippin, SXSW round 4

M for Mikey, en route to CMW in Toronto, fills us in on his last day at SXSW, feat. Death Grips, G. Green and Liz Liles, Austra, Feathers, a familiar face from the good old days of MTV, twins that make you pee your pants and some bona fide Mexican food, for once.

Mikey B Trippin, SXSW round 3

Follow Mikey’s full-throttle third day of the Austin music festival, when he co-hosted M for Montreal showcases and parties with Brooklyn Vegan, Arbutus Records and Invisible Oranges and met up with some Stockton, CA legends (not Pavement, but close). And as a bonus for all festival-going dudes, Mikey shares his secret to staying drunk and avoiding bathroom queues.

Mikey B Trippin: SXSW round one

M for Montreal’s M for Mikey arrives in Austin, where he’s greeted by a bounty of tanned skin and butt cheeks, Dick Linklater vibes, Thurston “Thursty” Moore, bands galore and more molestation from the friendly 5-0.

Blue Hawaii’s Untogether almost came undone

Despite nearly being hauled off to the scrap heap, the delicate, humanized computer love of Untogether will ultimately see the light of day on March 5. Ahead of tomorrow night’s double album launch with their Arbutus Records buddy Doldrums, Raphaelle Standell-Preston and Alex Cowan told Cult MTL about putting a record together as their relationship came apart.

Jerks at work

Assessing My Career as a Jerk, a documentary about oh-so seminal punk band Circle Jerks. PLUS the shows you need to see this week, starting tonight. That’s right, it’s time to leave the apartment.

M for Montreal Day 1

M for Montreal revved into action last night with a sold-out showcase at la Sala Rossa, feat. Montreal’s Half Moon Run and Mozart’s Sister, plus former Montrealers Eight and a Half (you’ll recognize them as former members of the Stills). And across the street at Casa del Popolo, locals Blue Hawaii played to a delegates-only audience. See our gallery by Cindy Lopez.