Karen O, Sky Ferreira, Duran Duran, And A Dozen More Artists Paid Tribute To David Lynch (And Die Antwoord Heckled The Whole Time)

Amongst the shabby, shuttered vaudeville theaters that line Broadway in Los Angeles, the Theatre at Ace Hotel burns bright. A line stretched from the theater…
Molly Bergen | April 2, 2015 - 11:05 am

Photos: Burgerama Four

Burger Records held their fourth annual Burgerama festival at the Observatory in Santa Ana this past weekend. The two-day fest featured appearances from bands like…
Caitlin White | March 30, 2015 - 12:22 pm

Photos: Father John Misty, King Tuff @ 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C. 3/28/15

Father John Misty has been out on the road promoting his latest record, I Love You, Honeybear, for the past month and will continue to…
Stereogum | March 30, 2015 - 11:41 am

Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015 Yearbook

Congratulations to the SXSW Class Of 2015! We are honored that you could join us at Stereogum x Exploding In Sound's Austin Invasion this year,…
James Rettig & Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 24, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Good Thing Makthaverskan Made It To SXSW Because They Were Awesome

After undergoing a series of unforeseeable visa issues that brought their long-awaited debut US tour to a standstill, Sweden's Makthaverskan finally made it to SXSW.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 23, 2015 - 11:55 am

Mitski Silences The Rain At SXSW

SXSW is exhausting. If you throw yourself into it, by the end of the week your feet hurt, your ears are ringing, and you probably…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 23, 2015 - 10:57 am

Shura Take Their Dancefloor Synthpop To Church At SXSW

It's easy to get lost in Shura's '80s-channeling doe-eyed pop without realizing how sad the songs are. The British trio is fronted by Alexandra Denton…
Caitlin White | March 21, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Photos From Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015

Yesterday, we threw a 14-hour unofficial SXSW showcase at Austin's Hole In The Wall alongside the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Boston label Exploding In Sound Records. Thirty-one bands played…
Stereogum | March 21, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Tobias Jesso Jr. Taught Piano Lessons At SXSW

Last week Tobias Jesso Jr. shared sheet music for "Just A Dream," the first song he ever wrote on piano. It was an unusual move…
Chris DeVille | March 20, 2015 - 6:03 pm

PC Music And Kero Kero Bonito Make Their Spectacular U.S. Debuts At SXSW

The internet is a weird place. I was a little nervous to see how acts like Kero Kero Bonito and all of the PC Music…
James Rettig | March 20, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Vince Staples + Migos Struggle To Connect At SXSW

In a year for hip-hop that's this stacked, Migos need to be completely on top of their shit. And they aren't. The Atlanta trio have…
Caitlin White | March 20, 2015 - 11:47 am

Action Bronson Debuts Mr. Wonderful, Serves Lunch At SXSW

Action Bronson takes a classicist, no-bullshit approach to hip-hop -- verbal wizardry over rock-solid beats with minimal gimmicks -- but the man understands how to…
Chris DeVille | March 19, 2015 - 8:07 pm

Shamir And Courtney Barnett Have Their Coronation At NPR’s SXSW Showcase

Shamir and Courtney Barnett have a lot more in common than you might think on first glance. Their careers seem to be following pretty much…
James Rettig | March 19, 2015 - 7:30 pm

The Week In Pop: Sam Hunt Brings Hip-Hop-Informed Country To SXSW

It's gotten to where you can't read about Sam Hunt without reading about Drake. Hunt -- a former college football quarterback and philosophy major turned…
Chris DeVille | March 19, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Rae Sremmurd’s SremmLife Prospers At SXSW

There's something to be said for hedonism, for unabashedly glorying in your own desires, for recklessly pursuing the present. In a moment when rap has…
Caitlin White | March 19, 2015 - 12:24 pm

Viet Cong Played With A One-Armed Drummer At SXSW, Still Kicked Ass

Viet Cong's self-titled debut is the kind of album that makes references to certain musical epochs without confining itself to their particular genre conventions. The…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 19, 2015 - 11:35 am

Vic Mensa Submits His Application For Superstardom At SXSW

Vic Mensa's 2013 mixtape Innanetape was the kind of project that creeps up on you, gradually ingratiating itself over days and weeks. In the 17…
Chris DeVille | March 18, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Natalie Prass Embraces Her Rock Roots In SXSW Debut

Natalie Prass' SXSW debut was absolutely packed. She was squeezed onto the inside stage at Austin's Cheer Up Charlie's late Tuesday night, and it became…
James Rettig | March 18, 2015 - 12:19 pm

Tibet House US Benefit Concert @ Carnegie Hall, New York 3/5/15

Right before Patti Smith abandoned the low, throaty hum of her alto to burst into the growling second half of "Ghandi," she spit on the…
Caitlin White | March 6, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Paul McCartney @ Irving Plaza, NYC 2/14/15

Every now and then, I take a trip to some other, quieter city and, like a lot of people who live here, get tempted to…
Ryan Leas | February 15, 2015 - 2:52 pm
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