SXSW 2008: The Weakerthans


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hide captionThe Weakerthans performing at SXSW.

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Four albums in, The Weakerthans' members are still making intelligent, punk-tinged pop music. The band's leader, John K. Samson, is a fiction writer disguised as a songwriter, crafting an impressive array of troubled wanderers and everyday Joes. In his narrative world, cats reflect on self-confidence, curlers are heroes, and Edward Hopper paintings reveal cold truths. Hear a concert recorded live from the Paste Magazine and Stereogum Party at Volume in Austin, Tex., March 14, 2008 broadcast by World Cafe.

Hear the other bands from this concert: Liam Finn, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Kaki King, The Whigs.

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Reunion Tour

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  • Album: Reunion Tour
  • Artist: The Weakerthans
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Released: 2007



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