In honor of this past weekend’s “Mid-Year Best-Of” episode of Sound Opinions, here are my top-five albums of 2011 so far, listed in no particular order.1. Le Butcherettes, “Sin Sin Sin” (Rodriguez Lopez Productions)2. Bewitched Hands, “Birds and Drums” (Look Mum No Hands)3.
Austin's Sixth Street in full swing on Wednesday night. AUSTIN—My second night of South by Southwest showcases yielded another handful of great performances—none of them on the list of the festival’s most-hyped “buzz bands,” thou