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Magnolia City Mixtape: The Cost Of SXSW, Mourning Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous, New Wild Moccasins Album, Dan Aykroyd At The Art Car Parade, Etc.

On Broken Record, an interesting breakdown of what it costs even a well-known band to play SXSW. And here's a follow-up.

Here's a plethora of remembrances for Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous, who committed suicide over the weekend. Nonalignment Pact writes about seeing the band at Rudyards in 1999. Andrew Dansby of 29-95 writes about his favorite Sparklehorse album. And Gilbert Alfaro of Spain Colored Orange sent MCM a note this morning:

"Mark Linkous was one of my favorite song writers.... I had a hard time sleeping so I covered, 'It's A Wonderful Life.'"

Gilbert Alfaro, "It's a Wonderful Life"

Gilbert Alfaro, "It's a Wonderful Life"

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