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Q&A: Diarrhea Planet On The Nashville Scene, Their Memorable Moniker, And Their Awesome New Album Turn To Gold

The final day of SXSW can be the sort of thing where you're too burnt-out, sunburnt, or both to care about seeing anyone. Sometimes there's…
Ryan Leas | March 21, 2016 - 3:02 pm


Q&A: Wye Oak On Moving Apart And Moving Forward

Just about two years ago, Wye Oak released their stunning fourth album, Shriek. It was one of our favorite albums of 2014, and a crucial…
Ryan Leas | March 21, 2016 - 11:39 am

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Sorority Noise And Pinegrove Save Indie Rock At SXSW

Word on the street is indie rock is dead -- or at least indie rock made by sad white males is dead. It's certainly felt…
Chris DeVille | March 18, 2016 - 2:56 pm

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SXSW Announces 156 More Bands For 2017

Every year, like clockwork, the entire music industry descends on Austin for SXSW. The music portion of the this year's festival will go down 3/13-3/19,…
Peter Helman | October 12, 2016 - 10:56 am

White House Fest SXSL Announces Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Jones, Stranger Things Cast

Earlier this month, the White House announced that they were teaming up with SXSW to bring a one-day miniature version of the festival to the…
Peter Helman | September 25, 2016 - 5:34 pm

White House & SXSW Team For South By South Lawn Festival

Both Barack and Michelle Obama were keynote speakers at this year past year's SXSW, and it seems like they enjoyed the experience because the White…
James Rettig | September 2, 2016 - 12:15 pm

Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2016 Yearbook

Congratulations to the SXSW Class of 2016! We made it! In this, the second year of our Stereogum x Exploding In Sound Austin Invasion, we…
Gabriela Tully Claymore & James Rettig | March 21, 2016 - 1:01 pm

SXSW 2016 Ends With Gunshots On 6th Street

Gunshots rang out in downtown Austin early this morning as SXSW drew to a close, USA Today reports. According to the Austin Police Department, the…
Peter Helman | March 20, 2016 - 2:13 pm

Drake Brings A Surprise OVO Showcase To SXSW

Fader Fort, The Fader's annual SXSW event, always brings in a few surprise performers at the end of the week, and the rumors always indicate…
Chris DeVille | March 20, 2016 - 8:24 am

Watch Deftones Perform With Bushwick Bill At SXSW

Deftones played SXSW for the first time ever yesterday, and they were joined by a surprise guest. A few songs into their set, before they…
Peter Helman | March 19, 2016 - 7:54 pm

Young Thug Announces Slime Season 3 Release With SXSW Funeral Procession

Young Thug announced the release date for Slime Season 3, the sequel to November's Slime Season 2 and September's Slime Season mixtapes, in a bit…
Peter Helman | March 19, 2016 - 10:52 am

Charli XCX Reinvents Her Pop With A Whole New Set At SXSW

The last time I saw Charli XCX was in October 2014 in New York. Sucker had recently been delayed from that month to December of…
Ryan Leas | March 18, 2016 - 6:01 pm

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Stereogum's first SXSW party was 10 years ago. That was my first time at this industry clusterfuck, and things have changed a lot since then.
Scott Lapatine | March 18, 2016 - 3:03 pm


Q&A: Kristin Welchez On The Evolution From Dee Dee & The Dum Dum Girls To Kristin Kontrol

In late January, Kristin Welchez -- who has been known as Dee Dee from the Dum Dum Girls -- announced that she'd be adopting a…
Ryan Leas | March 18, 2016 - 11:04 am

Flatbush Zombies Put The Beast In Beast Coast At SXSW

When Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era, the Flatbush Zombies, the Underachievers, Phony Ppl, and Action Bronson began the "Beast Coast" movement back around 2011, I…
Collin Robinson | March 18, 2016 - 11:00 am
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