Monthly Archives: March 2013

About Last Night | Taylor Swift, Colonial Life Arena, March 20

Around the time Taylor Swift was taking her final bow, Fred Van Vleet, backup guard for West Region No. 9 seed Wichita State, drilled a three-pointer, the dagger in the heart of No. 1 Gonzaga. Gonzaga was a heavy tournament favorite, but the Bulldogs’ loss wasn’t exactly surprising; they barely survived a tough game against No. 16 seed Southern. The Zags, Deadspin’s Sean Newell notes, remain one-and-done in the tournament since 2009, and everyone who argued their No. 1 seeding — and they were myriad — now looks like a genius.

Free Times | March 24, 2013

South By South Carolina | Four Days With Eight Columbia Bands at South By Southwest

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If nothing else, it serves as a morale boost, a reminder that sometimes things that seem impossible for Columbia bands — like playing a showcase during a massive mid-March festival in the live music capital of the world — isn’t so out of reach.

Free Times | March 20, 2013