Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Botticelli's and Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele: SxSW recommendations

The Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, the Steve Miller Band: the music created in San Francisco has a very distinct flavor; The Botticelli's carry on this tradition, full of dreamlike ambiance and whimsical lyrics.

The Botticelli's will be performing several times at SxSW this week, check out their myspace page to see when.

I was pleasantly surprised to discover Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele at the Bay Area's NoisePop! Festival this year. Hailing from Mississippi and singing of finding love at academic conferences, the Magnificent Ukulele is funny and fun. The record The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele is silly sing-a-long music (I should know).

Find out their SxSW schedule here.

I've added some tunes of the bands I've recommended to the playlist including Dent May's cover of Prince's (and Cyndi Lauper's) "When You Were Mine." Check it out.

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