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Motorbreath Entertainment SXSW 2012 Showcase Announced

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Metalunderground.com is proud to sponsor the Motorbreath Entertainment SXSW 2012 Showcase, featuring Havok, Spellcaster, Exmortus, Witchaven, Speedwolf and many more. The event takes place on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM (CT) at Betsy's Bar in Austin, Texas. Doors open at 3:00 pm CT. You can purchase tickets here.

Here's the complete line-up:

Havok (CO)
Exmortus (CA)
Bonded By Blood (CA)
Spellcaster (OR)
Witchaven (CA)
Confused
Speedwolf (CO)
Owl Witch
Last word (CO)
Legion
Beyond the Blood
Aggravator
Imminent Descent
Numbskull

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1. SXSW Lifer writes:

Pretty ridiculous that these guys are going to be charging a cover of $15 to $20 when every single other day show will be free. Yes, I've seen Enslaved, Helmet, Motorhead, Hogh On Fire, 1349, Napalm Death, Metallica, Kvelertak, Red Fang, Havok (who is playing this gig), Meek Is Murder, Crowbar, Skrew, Kylesa, etc. in the past two years for absolutely no money. Didn't need a badge either!

This is a joke! Enjoy the 10 people in the audience.

All of you other metalheads be sure to go to the Full Metal Texas day show, the MetalSucks day show, the Artery Foundation day show, etc. ALL FREE!!!

# Feb 1, 2012 @ 1:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

sounds as if sxsw lifer needs a diaper change.......

# Feb 1, 2012 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

Actually, he has a point Branded. Are any of the bands on the bill worth shelling out that much cash? Oh! That's right, you'd pay 15-20 bucks to see ANY of them with an opener and a local band. Morons like this guy skoff at dropping 20 bucks on a show with 14 bands when we know heavy hitters like Wilco who fly to Europe for a festival and don't drop a tear doing it. Some people's kids...

# Feb 1, 2012 @ 4:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

wow, I never thought I'd be one to advocate spending money on things, when you can get it free, but I guess some people don't see that maybe these bands, who may not be well known, could use some money to help them get their product out...but, alas, there are some whiny a$$es that always need something to complain about or else their day isnt fully enjoyable.....

BG: would you travel from AZ to TX to play a free show after shelling out possibly hundreds of bucks on gas alone to get to and from the show? or would like to get some money to help you with maybe food, a place to stay for the night, or some gas money home? Yes, I am a downloader of music instead of paying $20 for a cd, but sometimes even I will shell out a $20 bill to see bands in a live setting that I dont know that well to help them out with some expenses that come with bands traveling long distances for a gig. It's called showing support!!!

# Feb 1, 2012 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

No doubt about it. I'd take the gas money (because at 20 bucks a pop split between 14 bands; a little for gas is all they're gonna get). A better question would be: would you rather see the musicians get up on stage, play the gig and hop on the bus to the next show or watch them grovel for gas and meal money at the merch table, because that's what it comes down to.

# Feb 1, 2012 @ 5:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. brandedcfh420 writes:

and being a merch seller at shows for the band i roadie for, i see what its like for bands that get little to no $$ at shows, especially bands that travel a long ways on tours and still have to go further with little or no money....

# Feb 1, 2012 @ 6:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. silvermountains writes:

If some how I can get down to ATX, I'll be there. Its a days drive, and a fun way to get away and hit the good ole road

# Feb 1, 2012 @ 8:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. SXSW Lifer writes:

Obviously, you have no clue what SXSW actually is. People pay more than $1000 to see sanctioned showcases and can choose from over 1,000 acts. This year alone we will be seeing DevilDriver, Asking Alexandria, Dying Fetus, Amoral, Ancestors, Corrosion of Conformity, Black Tusk, Deafheaven, Early Graves, Impending Doom, Hull, Skrew, A Storm of Light, Fear, OFF!, Junius, Scale The Summit, Therapy?, with a ton more metal bands to be named soon.

In addition, there are several day shows, not affiliated with SXSW, that bring the metal to the kids who can't afford a SXSW conference badge. And guess what? These shows ARE FREE!!! Always!!! With bands who are not a part of the conference proper. It's tradition. Has been for over 25 years.

For some dumbasses to come in and think they are going to get more than a tiny handful of patrons is laughable. Especially when there are already going to be FIVE FREE day shows this year, with much bigger bands than this line-up, and, oh yeah, did I mention that they are all GOING TO BE FREE?!?

No need to insult you personally since you are simply clueless. Wouldn't be fair now, would it?

# Feb 1, 2012 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. brandedcfh420 writes:

so, you are saying to hell with giving something back to some bands who have given something to the fans. Well, if people are payng $1,000 then how does $15-$20 make such a huge difference, especially to someone who has already said they will not be attending those specific shows? enjoy the shows you do attend, and let others enjoy theirs witout having to hear the crying of of someone who feels that bands are not deserving of some payment for services rendered. Maybe its not the bands doing at all to begin with. Maybe its the venue you should take it up with. Maybe this specific venue didnt get the big money people to come in and pay the $1000 for a showcased band/bands. maybe the venue its trying to pay its bills so it doesnt go under for having a free show. Maybe they will be able to give out discounted rinks for having a cover charge when other shows are free....It appears all you care about is a free show and cant accept the fact that not every venue will have some free things for your whiny self.

# Feb 1, 2012 @ 11:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. SXSW Lifer writes:

Yep, tried to give you the benefit of the doubt, but you're just another ignorant meathead who has no clue what goes on at SXSW. It's worthless trying to get through the fourteen layers of fat between your ears, so I will simply direct this to the bands playing the bill.

NO ONE WILL BE AT YOUR SHOW!!! Not when there are other FREE SHOWS going on at the same time. With FREE BOOZE and FREE BBQ!!! That's what the day shows are all about.

Enjoy your piss poor turnout and don't let branded there see you ticked off afterwards because he might get all internet tough guy on ya and call you "whiny."

Scary.

# Feb 1, 2012 @ 11:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. brandedcfh420 writes:

again, a whiny a$$ crying that the show isnt free.....typical of todays pathetic group of people who demand everything free............

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12. brandedcfh420 writes:

and i wont be there, but if i could i wouldnt cry about a small cover charge....id pay it and enjoy the show!! then go get some free food, but definitely wouldnt cry about a cover charge because id be busy telling the people which bands were good.......

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 12:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Chains writes:

Yeah...... there's gonna be some way better free shows than this sh**...... he makes a good point......

SXSW is HUGE though, of course this show will fill up.....
But uh, I had to pay for some of the ones you claim were "free". Crowbar and Helmet was $15 and barely anyone without a wristband got in..... Enslaved and 1349 was $10..... And Metallica was badge only, that was a big deal that year...... so either you're lying or got lucky.....

The free shows are really good promotion for kids, it was always the thing to do in high school on the Saturday of that week......

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 3:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. SXSW Lifer writes:

@Chains: The Helmet show was at the Red 7 three years ago, immediately after the Enslaved/Motorhead/Napalm Death/High On Fire FREE SHOW!!! About 5:00pm and they played later that week as part of SXSW. Helmet also played last year as part of Metal Alliance for a proper showcase.

Enslaved (again) played a daytime free show with 1349 on the east side of town (near the Smoot Inn, I believe) as part of the Scion stage FOR FREE!!! and then went over to Red 7 for an official showcase with 1349, Sabaton, and Goat The Head. Enslaved and 1349 switched places for the latter show.

Crowbar had a very private show three years ago. Sorry you weren't invited. At least you got to see them last year at an official SXSW showcase as part of the Metal Alliance tour.

Metallica absolutely was free. Packed, but free. Again, sorry you didn't know the right people then either.

Just because you don't know about 'em, doesn't mean they didn't happen.

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 6:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. SXSW Lifer writes:

"again, a whiny a$$ crying that the show isnt free.....typical of todays pathetic group of people who demand everything free............"

Hilarious coming from a meathead who openly admits in this very forum to stealing music.

Ignorant and hypocritical. The perfect negative stereotype of a metalhead. What an embarrassment you are to the metal community.

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 6:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. R10 writes:

I see you've made a new friend branded. Who cares about any of this crap;free,cover charge,whatever!

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 6:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Magic Beaner writes:

Just ignore branded. He's a f***ing idiot.

Lifer's right BTW. other than press and girlfriends, no one else will be at that show. Cold harsh reality.

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 7:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. brandedcfh420 writes:

"lifer" definitely just found out about the IP logged script, heh magic beaner/lifer?! the reason i D/L music is because the record companies are ripping off the bands by paying them verylittle of the money they make on record sales, yet i will gladly "pay" to go to a show where the bands get direct payment for playing the show and buy merch as well. you can call me a hypicrit meathead or w/e it doesnt bother me at all.....

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 8:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. brandedcfh420 writes:

R10: im sure lifer will come on here and claim that someone else was usingnhis pc and it wasnt him who posted magic beaners post!!

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 8:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. deathbringer writes:

I had not thought about it much, but I think Mr. Lifer may have jumped to a conclusion as well to spark this whole flame war off (and didn't exactly make the first comment with any intentions aside from b****ing). Given that there are 14 bands on the bill, I was under the impression that this show would go well into the night (unless there are 2 stages).

Most of the day shows I attended last year started around noon or 1pm and ended around dinner time. Yes, those are free but the night shows are not, so whether you show up at this one at 3 or 6 or 8pm, it will cost the same whether or not folks choose to see free day shows early on. You may be correct in that people will be out at other free shows for the early portion of this show, but I'm not sure the comparison to the free day shows and complaining is entirely warranted.

I'm not yet sure what the "competition" looks like for this night yet. All I know is last year there were generally about 1 or 2 decent day shows each day and a TON of night shows to check out. But the night shows with the big names fill up fast too.

For a night show, this lineup certainly feels a little more on the underground side (which is fine by me). I saw Havok on the MetalSucks day show last year and they blew me away, so I'm looking forward to seeing them play again this year, as well as catching a few others on this bill. They can't all be big shows and we are proud to support the metal underground at SXSW. Despite the lack of big names, this lineup looks to be a night of thrashing good madness.

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 9:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. deathbringer writes:

So my point directly to SXSW Lifer is to maybe not be such a d*** in stating your opinion and people wouldn't be so quick to jump all over your comments. I think you raise a valid concern, but present it as an entitled whiner who knows it all.

We'll (Darren aka Rex_84, and I) be there supporting the MetalSucks show and whatever other metal shows we can make it to. Unfortunately, it's just not possible to make it to them all. But come say hi if you see us - obviously we'll be at this show, but we'll be at many others too.

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 9:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. SXSW Lifer writes:

@branded: We'll just stick with calling you a thief.

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 10:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. SXSW Lifer writes:

@deathbringer: Of course you're going to defend this show, you're sponsoring it!! And, yes, I did make an apples-to-apples comparison. There are free shows all day long. As the conference gets closer check Austin Showlist for all of the free shows during SXSW. They happen to go on during the morning, the afternoon, the evening, and late into the night. Sorry you're such a n00b.

As for people thinking I'm a d***, I could give two f***s. The real d***s in this case are Motorbreath Entertainment for attempting to gauge metalheads for $15/$20 a pop when there will be far better shows all week long. Oh, and MetalUndeground for supporting this paid show.

Enjoy hanging out with your unpaid writers, the production guys, and the bands' girlfriends, because no one else with any sense is going to throw down that kind of money.

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24. SXSW Lifer writes:

If you want to see how to do an all-day, all-week long underground metal fest during SXSW, check this out.

Oh yeah, AND IT'S FREE!!!!


Monday, March 12, 2012 at 6:00pm until Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 1:00am

NO BRACELETS. NO BADGES. NO BULLsh**.

Texas Metal Collective is hosting an entire week of incredible metal and hardcore music at the world famous Hoek's Death Metal Pizza on the famed 6th Street in Austin, TX. Bands from all over the state, country, and even the world will be gracing the stage for you. Bring your cameras and bring some money for merch! You'll have plenty to spare because THIS showcase is...

FREE FOR THE DRINKIN' CLASS! (Minors to be determined)

MONDAY --------------------------------------------------------------- March 12th
12am- The Periwinkle Massacre (Corpus Christi, TX)
11pm- No Hope In Texas (San Antonio, TX)
10pm- Former Thieves (Cedar Falls, IA)
9pm- Walk The Graves (McAllen, TX)
8pm- Curse The Heavens (Austin, TX)
7pm- Fat Fuxxx (Austin, TX)

TUESDAY -------------------------------------------------------------- March 13th
12am- Indisgust (New Braunfels, TX)
11pm- Stonedakota (Austin, TX)
10pm- Perish The Land (San Antonio, TX)
9pm- Southern Front (Austin, TX)
8pm- Terror Eyes (El Paso, TX)
7pm- Texas Hate Machine (Corpus Christi, TX)
6pm- Blood For Master (Austin, TX)
5pm- Vile Aura (Austin, TX)
4pm- Fear Control (Austin, TX)
3pm- The Monk (San Marcos, TX)
2pm- Nekrist (Austin, TX)

WEDNESDAY ---------------------------------------------------------- March 14th
12am- Critical Assembly (Austin, TX)
11pm- Prey For Sleep (Austin, TX)
10pm- Of The Sun (Austin, TX)
9pm- A Day of Bloodshed (San Antonio, TX)
8pm- DSGNS (Austin, TX)
7pm- Let The Night Roar (Atlanta, GA)
6pm- Ominous Black (Philadelphia, PA)
5pm- Dutchguts (New Jersey)
4pm- Deliver Us From Evil (Evansville, IN)
3pm- Black Thorn Halo (Austin, TX)
2pm- Immerse (Austin, TX)

THURSDAY ------------------------------------------------------------ March 15th
12am- Brink of Disaster (Austin, TX)
11pm- Lug (Austin, TX)
10pm- Nothing In Return (Austin, TX)
9pm- Bult (Gothenburg, Sweden)
8pm- Stonedakota (Austin, TX)
7pm- Maidens (Milwuakee, WI)
6pm- Dead Earth Politics (Austin, TX)
5pm- One Beat Off (Austin, TX)
4pm- In Search of Sight (Arlington, TX)
3pm- Meek is Murder (Brooklyn, NY)
2pm- Tiger Flowers (Brooklyn, NY)

FRIDAY----------------------------------------------------------------- March 16th
12am- Prey For Sleep (Austin, TX)
11pm- Beyond Gods and Empires (Austin, TX)
10pm- Vile Aura (Austin, TX)
9pm- Perish The Land (San Antonio, TX)
8pm- Head Crusher (Austin, TX)
7pm- Before The Eyewall (Columbus, OH)
6pm- Wake The Colossus (Killeen, TX)
5pm- Rust (Austin, TX)
4pm- Carrion Sun (Houston, TX)
3pm- Family (Brooklyn, NY)
2pm- Opposition A.D.

SATURDAY---------------------------------------------------------------March17th
12am- Bult (Gothenburg, Sweden)
11pm- Indisgust (New Braunfels, TX)
10pm- Brink of Disaster (Austin, TX)
9pm- Lug (Austin, TX)
8pm- Better Left Unsaid (Modesto, CA)
7pm- Strength Beyond Strength (New Braunfels, TX)
6pm- Sever The Senses (Dallas, TX)
5pm- The Audran Sequence (Channelview, TX)
4pm- Unspeakable Things (Austin, TX)
3pm- Rise From Your Grave (Houston, TX)
2pm- The Revival Party (Austin, TX)

SUNDAY------------------------------------------------------------------ March18th
12am- Former Thieves (Cedar Falls, IA)
11pm- TBA
10pm- Maidens (Milwaukee, WI)
9pm- Seize the Prophet (San Antonio, TX)
8pm- Of The Sun (Austin, TX)
7pm- Deliver Us From Evil (Evansville, IN)
6pm- Untitled We Stand (Copperas Cove, TX)
5pm- Lead The Follower (Austin, TX)
4pm- Wake The Colossus (Killeen, TX)
3pm- Fall (Portland, TX)
2pm- Shattered Sun (Alice, TX)
1pm- Memories in Broken Glass (San Antonio, TX)

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25. Blindgreed1 writes:

I do love the IP logged feature here. Lol. Agree with DB, as usual. And yes of course I have no clue what goes on at SXSW. Actually performing at one doesn't count as attending I guess.

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26. Rex_84 writes:

I support, 100 percent, everything Death Bringer said. This is technically not a day show. $15 is not steep for what basically amounts to a thrash-metal festival. SXSW 2011 was dominated by down tempo and stoner acts, so I'm sure the thrashers are looking forward to something faster.

Besides the Hull show, all the shows I've been were at or above capacity, and the people at the Hull show were happy to be there. Last year we had over 200,000 attendees and the number is supposed to be higher this year.

@SXSW Lifer, either you're trying to slander our partner because he's not part of your elitist club or you're just trolling. I suppose I should thank you for the attention, though. All the comments should pique our readers' interest.

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27. brandedcfh420 writes:

i weep at being called a thief....hahahahaha....is that all you have, call me something truly unique and have not been called before...calling DB a noob is showing how trully pathetic you are because you got shown that you have to change your name and try your best to make yourself sound like you are someone that knows everything when you are nobody of any importance and never will be.....

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28. Blindgreed1 writes:

Rex: You know nothing. Just ask Lifer, he'll tell ya. LMAO!

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29. The_Avant_Garde writes:

I had a fantastic laugh at when he called DB a noob, especially since he went with the classic two zeros spelling of n00b! LOL

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 11:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. deathbringer writes:

Please list some of the free metal shows at night from last year. I must have missed them and I'm curious what I missed. I am asking in all seriousness.

Every night show I went to was a paid show and I don't regret going to any of them, even though a couple were largely bands I didn't care for - just good headliners. Should I have boycotted them all on principle alone and demand free shows? They were all pretty packed too, regardless of charging for entry.

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31. SXSW Lifer writes:

@BG: Hahahahahahahahaha!!! So you played a gig for free? Or, at least one badge, cuz that's all the bands get. Way to be hypocritical. BTW, how'd that rock career thing work out for ya?

@branded: Wasting words on troglodyte meatheads is better left to those who give a rat's ass.

@Rex: Not sure what this means -- "all the shows I've been" -- now I understand why no one at MetalUnderground gets paid.

SXSW 2011 stoner fest? Hmmm, let's see. Havok, Kvelertak, The Faceless, Animals As Leaders, Veil Of Maya, Bad Brains, Arson Anthem, Haarp, Warbeast, Structures, All Pigs Must Die, Trap Them, The Red Chord, Goes Cube, Meek Is Murder, T.R.A.M., The Acacia Strain, Within The Ruins, Dawn Of Ashes, The Funeral Pyre, Across The Sun, Wormrot, Horse The Band, Skrew, Skatenigs, Pentagram, Ken Mode, Agalloch, Amber Asylum, Evergreen Terrace, Asking Alexandria, Emmure, I See Stars, Trash Talk, Liturgy, Ringworm, Magrudergrind, Kill The Client, Owen Hart, Helmet, Crowbar, Tombs, Grayceon, Castevet, etc. Nary a stoner band among the bunch.

Guess you don't even know basic genres of metal. Again, obvious why you don't get paid.

Oh yeah, and Hull played an official showcase last year and A FREE SHOW!!!!! I guess they don't support other metal bands, huh?

As far as drawing any attention to this PAID SHOW, I'm not concerned. The amount of people reading here is negligible at best. And I can bet you the overwhelming majority of them won't be anywhere near Austin during SXSW. Nice try though.

Me and the elitists (you know, those of us who like FREE SHOWS!!!) will attempt to have fun without you. Shouldn't be difficult.

@Deathbringer: I see you moderated my additional post about Hoek's Death Metal Pizza 7-day Metal Fest which is ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! And goes from noon until 2:00am every day. And, oh yeah, did I mention that it was FREE?!?!?!

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32. brandedcfh420 writes:

"@branded: Wasting words on troglodyte meatheads is better left to those who give a rat's ass"

then why do you keep coming back and giving a rat's a$$ about this thread if you don't really care?

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33. Blindgreed1 writes:

Lifer: Yep, more than once. It's never really been a career for me. Cant say it's ever paid all my bills but I did get to tour the US and Europe on someone else's dime so I guess you could say Im pleased with how it all worked out for me. What about you? You ever been out of Texas before? I heard you take rope to the face in the airport restrooms down there. So much so that your face looks like a painters radio. Hows that workin out for ya? You gettin your fair share of uncut tips to the jaw?

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34. deathbringer writes:

SXSW Lifer: post approved - it was flagged automatically. Well the more you talk, the less I care. Being elitist about free shows is silly to argue about. I had an amazing time last year. No regrets. I did not make it to a show at Hoek's because I always had something else going on and those bands just didn't catch my eye. I did get their pizza, but don't think I ever saw the inside of the place to see how big it is. Sure, I like free, but I would not have missed Kylesa, Agalloch, Pentagram, St Vitus or the many other great shows I saw for another show just because it was free. I saw many of the bigger name bands for the first time as well as tons of more underground bands. So arguing about free shows (which I saw many good ones too), is pointless.

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35. deathbringer writes:

And to back of Darren's comment: yes, a lot of the shows had a down-tempo vibe, and I felt a big style shift from what I normally listen to while down there. Sure, there were fast, thrashy, extreme bands too, but many of the shows I went to and bands I saw were very sludge and doom oriented. With so many options, it could have just been where we landed though.

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36. Rex_84 writes:

@SXSW, I must have forgotten to add the word "to" to my statement. Oh wait, my college is on the phone. They said they are revoking my degree. Obviously, you don't understand the modifier "down tempo" because you listed several bands that play at slower paces--Pentagram, Agalloch, Amber Asylum, Haarp and Crowbar. Also, my patience is wearing thin. You see my picture, add glasses to it and you can find me. Come disrespect me to my face and find out what happens. It must feel good to have the Internet as a safety net, as well as your anonymity. It makes your feel like a tough guys because we all know punks like you who talk smack from behind their computers are only getting revenge for all the beat downs you've received. I know most of the metal heads around town, so I'll find you. Watch your back!

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37. R10 writes:

Wow! Holy fvckin anger! SxSW or whoever he is,is a fvckin chode! Calls out Branded about downloading,then makes a big deal about a 15$ cover charge. Sounds like he's got scene connections,gets in to all the exclusive shows for nothing. Fvckin tosser! Hell,id pay 15 bucks for a nights entertainment,no problem. Anyways,off topic; when will the MU's best of '11 be announced? Just curious. Thanks.

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38. Blindgreed1 writes:

My brothah Rex serves it up cold b!tches! Go on wit yo bad sef! \m/\m/

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39. brandedcfh420 writes:

exactly, i would gladly pay $15 to see 14 bands in a festival type atmospehere anytime!! I d/l music, but have no problems at all at paying to see a live show where i know the bands get the money owed to them. also, i buy merch and that shows me exactly where my money goes to,

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40. brandedcfh420 writes:

damn computer freakin out again....to the BANDS themselves directly!!

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 2:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Blindgreed1 writes:

Rex: Make sure you get pics when you stomp this nut sack huffer into the ground, we can use it for a pit story column. LMAO!

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 3:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. KanadianKoRn writes:

lol^

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 3:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. wilco writes:

stop whyning pay th emoney or just stay at home
you freaking cheap skate
havok is the money worth

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 3:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. sonictherapy writes:

How does this guy know whether we get paid or we don't? Was he originally a staff member who was fired?

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Rex_84 writes:

Sonic, there is some ulterior motive to his comments. That's for sure. He's butt-sore about something, probably the gerbil he bought from Petco.

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Blindgreed1 writes:

I'd wager it's because he got his arse chewed by the manager at McDonalds for overcooking the fries or some sh!t. It makes for a valid argument for free shows if you can't afford 20 bucks to buy a ticket or a coupe of bucks for a slice of pizza. These things seem to be very important to the lad.

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. R10 writes:

I can see Rex's point. There seems to be a personal issue involved for sxsw. To take a cover charge so seriously,then throw out personal attacks. I hope this know it all queef gets turned away at all his connected free gigs. Fvck him!

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 6:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. SXSW Lifer writes:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! So easy to get under the thin-skinned ITGs here at MU.

All five of ya AKA your entire fanbase.

Have fun at your over-priced ripoff gig!!

Buh-bye weak, pathetic, circle jerkin' assbags.

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 6:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. R10 writes:

Jeez,was hoping sxsw was going to stick around,make an account,get to know us a little. Seems such a good fella,with his expert commentary and all.

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 6:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. hellrat writes:

Well, that was fun! Sorry I missed it...

I will say that Tex C0CKsnout4life has a valid point: roughly $1 per band for a multi band thrash fest is a MAJOR fvckin ripoff!! :)

Fvcking freeloader clown prolly snuffles sausage down at the welfare office, turnin' tricks fer foodstamps

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 7:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. brandedcfh420 writes:

there ya are HR, was wondering when you'd hop in!!!!

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 9:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. deathbringer writes:

I tried to be fair about it, but he just wants to troll and fling insults... Didn't get under my skin, but obviously a waste of time.

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 10:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. brandedcfh420 writes:

definitely failed if he thinks he got under my skin about anything....he is just your typical faceless internet coward who has to smack talk in order to feel tough. if he has to cry about $15 being too much that shows you how he feels about the any of the bands involved in the festivities, because he has shown he wouldnt pay a small cover for a show and show any kind of support to the bands..........

# Feb 3, 2012 @ 9:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. R10 writes:

And a total hypocrite to boot,branded. Call someone out for downloading,then make a big scene and production about a $15 cover,and there being too many free shows to pay such a HIGH charge to see 14 bands! Crazy! Hell,i pay $10 cover to see five or six nobody bands at the local Knights of Columbus hall,so 15 bucks isnt nothing. Some people...

# Feb 3, 2012 @ 9:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. deathbringer writes:

There really are fantastic free shows during the day (way better than the ones he posted) at SXSW, but to make such a stink about one that is not entirely in competition with those is pointless. And no need to act like such a prick about it either.

# Feb 3, 2012 @ 10:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. brandedcfh420 writes:

agreed completely.........!!

# Feb 3, 2012 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. Blindgreed1 writes:

Under our skins? BWAAAAHAHAHA!!! I was just getting warmed up. Been a while since I fvcking P3WNED a troll. You'll notice he didn't bother to deny ANY of my accusations. You fellas keep an eye on your backs when you use the public restrooms at SXSW this year. Lifers gonna try and sneak up behind ya and go in for the ole rusty trombone.

# Feb 3, 2012 @ 10:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. Rex_84 writes:

The rusty trombone! Haha. I hope he'll give a courtesy reach-around.

# Feb 3, 2012 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. Blindgreed1 writes:

I believe it's standard procedure for the rusty trombone Rex. Look it up on urban dictionary. LMFAO!

# Feb 3, 2012 @ 5:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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60. silvermountains writes:

If $15 for a show is to much for you, then why do you attend shows in the first place? if your just in it to see a band for free, you 1. don't support metal music. 2. don't support the bands that travel from all around the US to play for YOU. and 3. you just aren't a fan of music in general.

music is so downloaded nowadays to see a great killer show for $15 is no problem for me whatsoever,
expecally if it's all my local metal bands from colorado thrashin up the stage in ATX.

sxswlifer, it's a shame you think so highly of the music at sxsw but you don't look at the broader picture of the music.

anyways, have fun at your free shows man, i'll support the musicians so that we all have a fun time down there.

peace

# Feb 3, 2012 @ 8:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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61. deathbringer writes:

Anyway, if any of our readers are going to SXSW, we'd love to meet you. You know we'll be here at least :-)

# Feb 4, 2012 @ 8:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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62. SXSW Lifer writes:

Banning people from your blog because you can't handle the criticism? How metal.

Enjoy your five-man circle jerk.

# Feb 7, 2012 @ 1:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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63. xFiruath writes:

Geeze, talk about a chip on your shoulder. Ah well, it's the Internet, I guess there's always going to be someone who is p***ed off about something and has to let the world know as rudely as possible :)

# Feb 7, 2012 @ 1:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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64. brandedcfh420 writes:

typical unevolved monkeys for ya!!

# Feb 7, 2012 @ 2:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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65. SXSW Lifer writes:

Aloha!

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 11:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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66. SXSW Lifer writes:

Screening posts again, I see. How metal.

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 11:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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67. Blindgreed1 writes:

SXSW Lifer: Show the Dr. on the Panda where the big bad internet man touched you.

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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68. SXSW Lifer writes:

@Blindgreed: I woud, but we would have to have it surgically removed from your anal tract.

Meanwhie, I'll be hanging out at the FREE SHOWS on the same day as this $20 travesty such as the Brooklyn Vegan all day event with High On Fire, OFF!, Deafheaven, Black Cobra, Trash Talk or the FREE Shirts For A Cure show with Darkest Hour and Coliseum, or the all-day FREE metal fest at Hoek's Death metal pizza. And that's before we even know what SXSW metal showcases will be happening later that night.

Smoochies, sunshine!!

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 1:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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69. cbella writes:

Lol at this whole conversation!

You should count your blessings you can attend ANY free events, I live in a place where u have to pay a huge amount to see anything!!!! The bands that do come here charge a fortune! Most bands don't even come close to this place so I have to pay out for flights, hotels, car rental etc. but if music is your passion, it's worth it! Nobody here cries about it - pay up or shut up!

SXSW Lifer - I'm sure you'll find more than that up BG1's a$$ - maybe if u reach in really deep you'll find some free tickets ;)

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 2:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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70. Blindgreed1 writes:

You really should have thought that through before you clicked "post my coment". You've bassically just outted yourself. Do mom and dad know that you troll the internet for men to stick your little crank into Nancy? Does it make you feel pretty? Why don't you just embrace your sexuality and find a nice well to do twink that can afford to pay your way to the shows you want to see? Seems like it'd make more sense than crying like a little b!tch on a metal website??? Just an idea for you to toss around while you gulp down man milk in the public restrooms. Get back to us and let us know what you come up with okay pretty boi? Ciao sssailor.

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 2:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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71. Drum_Junkie writes:

I've heard BG1 will be on an upcoming episode of Storage Wars... as the storage unit, of course.

Sorry, cbella set that one up too well for me to resist. ;)

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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72. Blindgreed1 writes:

No free tickets for SXSW lifer. He doesn't even give the courtesy of a reach around.

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 2:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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73. Blindgreed1 writes:

Anybody else find cbella incredibly hot? Just curious???

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 2:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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74. cbella writes:

DJ - LMAO - I think it's a special 'Storage Wars meets Hoarders!'

No reach around - well that's just plain rude! But I've heard that people who are too tight to pay for concerts are generally selfish lovers!

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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75. deathbringer writes:

SXSW lifer, yes, one of your posts was caught in the moderation queue. I am not going to approve it because we have reported on the Brooklyn Vegan show as well, and we will report on them all as they are announced. That's what we do - we support metal. Sorry you don't agree with the price tag on the show that we've sponsored. Free or not, there will be many options and I'm sure there will be people at all of the shows. But it does not give you the right to come here and troll and especially attack anyone about it. If you want to stay and discuss, and tell us all about the news that we're already reported, you're welcome, but personal attacks will get you banned.

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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76. cbella writes:

BG1 - Flattery will get u everywhere! I'll post u a picture on my Flickr account of me simulating a reach around bronco! ;) lol

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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77. Blindgreed1 writes:

Yes please! :D

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 2:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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78. KanadianKoRn writes:

BG- I propably shouldnt say this, but... yeah she is pretty hot...


NP- VILDHJARTA- TRACES------so god damn good!

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 3:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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79. Blindgreed1 writes:

LMAO, it's all good KK. I won't tell the lil woman if you don't.

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 3:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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80. KanadianKoRn writes:

hehe, like I always say in regards to being a Leafs fan, I may be faithful but im not blind brotha!

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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81. Blindgreed1 writes:

Just because you're on a diet doesn't mean you can't look at the menu. ;-)

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 3:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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82. Drum_Junkie writes:

Makes me wish some menus were scratch and sniff.

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 4:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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83. KanadianKoRn writes:

^^^^bahahahaha good call dj!

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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84. KanadianKoRn writes:

PS BG-i added ya on fb brotha

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 4:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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85. Blindgreed1 writes:

Me or the band? You need my name to add me brothah!

DJ: WORD...

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 5:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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86. KanadianKoRn writes:

i added blindgreed1. is that right?

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 5:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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87. Blindgreed1 writes:

Haven't gotten a friend request, but that should be me.

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 5:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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88. Blindgreed1 writes:

Hit me up in the forum.

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 5:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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89. hellrat writes:

Heh, the freeloading d!cknosed sausage snuffler got lonesome and came scragglin back eh? Pity the irony...like b!tching and squirting out of his boi gash over and over is fvckin 'Metal'? Ha! What a fvcking c0cksnatch

Ya, of course CB is a hottie, thats why her name is BELLA...now back off boys!! This is my show here :)

NP---Rivers Rise---Corrosion of Conformity

# Feb 9, 2012 @ 6:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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90. xFiruath writes:

He's so adorable! I'm glad we've got another regular on MU who can always put a smile on my face. Stick around SXSW Lifer.

# Feb 14, 2012 @ 2:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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91. Westfallen writes:

Remember a few years ago when MU had posts with 400-ish comments?

# Feb 14, 2012 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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92. SXSW Lifer writes:

Smoochies!!

# Feb 16, 2012 @ 11:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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93. Blindgreed1 writes:

subject: MU = 60,000 likes on FB. SXSW lifer was quoted as saying "And it's FREEEEEE!!!". Priceless. Who was the genius that added that quote to promote the mighty MU?

*points thumbs in at himself*

This guy! Smoochies right back at ya lifer and thanks for helping us promote our favorite metal website!

# Feb 16, 2012 @ 11:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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94. brandedcfh420 writes:

sxsw troll: maybe your post as so long that it got flagged for spam and will be put up once DB unflags it....

# Feb 16, 2012 @ 1:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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95. R10 writes:

Strange that sxsw lifer thinks this is a hack blog,yet makes sure to visit every few days to add more comments and insults. He more than made his point weeks ago;free or nothing. No need for this hipster douche around here anyhow. Good riddance.

# Feb 16, 2012 @ 2:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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96. deathbringer writes:

No, Branded, the comment I deleted was just more trolling and insults. He's proven he's not here to have a discussion - just troll and talk sh**, so he's done here.

# Feb 16, 2012 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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