RECENT WORK

BONNAROO 2013
A lifelong music nerd makes his first pilgrimage to Bonnaroo and reacts to the experience. The ending may surprise you...

THE LIBERTY
Instead of trying to capture the overall experience of SXSW 2012, we decided to hone in one unofficial SXSW showcase and document the heck out of it.

"A YEAR OF MIRTH," BY AVA LUNA
When we found out Ava Luna was playing SXSW 2012, we made it a priority to stalk them and document their adventures. It was amazing -- we ended up recording an acoustic version of "A Year of Mirth" in Ava Luna's van!

CMJ 2012
The music blog I Guess I'm Floating always puts on well-curated showcases at CMJ and SXSW (which is why we always end up covering them).

SXSW 2011
This was our attempt to show SXSW from a more macro perspective, through the eyes of locals, bands and promoters.

NHA TOI
A love letter to our favorite restaurant in Brooklyn.

CHAD VANGAALEN
Mr. VanGaalen is easily one of my favorite producer/musicians, so when the opportunity arose to interview him, I called up Phil and we sprang into action. Listen to the entire 19-minute interview here.

BATHS
After doing a bit of research, we realized that Baths was playing more shows than just about anybody at SXSW 2011, so we made it a priority to talk to him.

AVA LUNA
Our first experience with the incredible Ava Luna, back when they were still a septet.

ABOUT

Matt has been on the air since 2004, beginning in terrestrial radio and continuing online via breakthruradio.com, where he's hosted more than 1,200 podcasts, recorded over a hundred interviews and aurally/visually documented music festivals and conferences such as SXSW, CMJ, Bonnaroo and The Fest. He frequently collaborates with multimedia producer Phillip Nguyen (who shot and cut all the videos you see here). Subscribe to all his weekly podcasts for free on iTunes.

All material copyright Matt Lehtola and Phillip Nguyen 2011-2013.