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Watch Wye Oak Play New Song “Before” At SXSW

Hey, here's some more SXSW stuff! You're not sick of that yet, right? Baltimore duo Wye Oak are in town, and they're getting ready to release the synthed-up, guitar-free new album Shriek; we've already posted first single "The Tower." Thursday morning, the duo played a session for the Austin radio station KUTX, and they… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2014

Watch Julian Casablancas Play 5 New Songs At SXSW’s Chevrolet Courtyard

After recent shows in Pensacola and New Orleans, Julian Casablancas hit SXSW with his new backing band the Voidz last night for a headlining set at the Chevrolet Courtyard. Placed at the end of what essentially felt like an alleyway (though you might be able to attribute that to just how many people had packed… More »

By: Ryan Leas / March 15, 2014

SXSW 2014: Best Bets For Saturday

Technically, SXSW ends tomorrow, Sunday March 16, but for all practical purposes, today is the grand finale: Hotel checkout is at 11; a new workweek begins on Monday. The only people staying for the Sunday shows are the locals and the bands booked to perform on Sunday. So today is the last hurrah. Unfortunately, today'… More »

By: Stereogum / March 15, 2014

More Damon Albarn At SXSW: Stream His Acoustic Radio Session And Watch Him Perform With De La Soul, Del The Funkee Homosapien, Dan The Automator, And Snoop Dogg

In his first two days at SXSW, Damon Albarn played a career-spanning set for NPR and performed two new songs on Kimmel. He was not remotely done. He did a bunch of songs from his forthcoming album Lonely Press Play at an acoustic session for the Public Radio Rocks showcase. And he ended… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2014

Watch Future Debut Honest Outtake “Good Morning” At SXSW

Future shows tend to be orgies of hits, and his set yesterday, headlining the SPIN party at Stubb's, was mostly that: A thunderous "Bugatti," an even more thunderous "Same Damn Time," cameos from B.o.B. and Bun B. But he also did a couple of new songs: The intro track to his forthcoming album Honest and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2014

Neil Young Recorded A Letter Home In Jack White’s Vinyl Recording Booth, Is Writing “Fucking Weird” Sci-Fi Book

Neil Young is down in Austin right now to hype up his forthcoming Pono service, at events that included a keynote address that went awkward. But in an interview with SPIN's Garrett Kamps, Young also shared a few details about A Letter Home, the new album that he recorded at Jack White's Third… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2014

Watch Dum Dum Girls Cover Blondie With Debbie Harry At SXSW

One of the most appropriate surprise collaborations to hit SXSW this year went down Wednesday at the Spotify House. Debbie Harry herself joined Dum Dum Girls, whose Dee Dee Penny undoubtedly learned a few tricks from Harry about fronting a rock band, for a cover of Blondie's "Dreaming." Watch the full performance below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 14, 2014

Watch Diarrhea Planet & Melissa Etheridge Cover Tom Petty At SXSW

Stereogum Best New Band honoree Diarrhea Planet teamed with Grammy and Oscar honoree Melissa Etheridge yesterday to cover Tom Petty's "Refugee" during the Midgetmen's Texas Jumpstart day party. First, Austin punks the Midgetmen brought out Etheridge, billed simply as "a very special guest." Then the whole lot of them joined with Diarrhea Planet to… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 14, 2014

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Get SXSW Attendees To Act Like They’ve Heard Fake Bands

Back in the days of The Man Show, Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla did a bit in which they got people to sign a petition to end women's suffrage, without explaining that that it's just a bad-sounding word for the right to vote. Kimmel brought the joke back in a less mean way by More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 14, 2014

Perfect Pussy & Nothing Bring The Noise To Surprise SXSW Bridge Show

As the drunken apocalypse that is 6th St. and the heart of SXSW wound down Thursday night, a different show was just getting started off in another corner of Austin. Sometime in the afternoon, retweets had begun to make the rounds, announcing a show called "Above The Bridge" with a poster sardonically emblazoned with a… More »

By: Ryan Leas / March 14, 2014

Soundgarden Bring Superunknown To SXSW

There was a time when it wasn't a pseudo-common thing for a band to play a record straight through in concert. That time wasn't that long ago, but it seems to be receding ever faster into the rearview. Once a practice associated with washed-up, no-longer-relevant acts making the rounds and cashing in on lingering nostalgia,… More »

By: Ryan Leas / March 14, 2014

Watch Lady Gaga Get Doused In Neon Vomit While Riding A Mechanical S&M Pig At SXSW, Brought To You By Doritos

Lady Gaga's off-then-on Doritos SXSWstravaganza went down last night, not at the giant parking lot vending machine stage but at the midsized amphitheater Stubb's. Fans who attended had to prove their #Boldness by accepting a Doritos #Bold social media mission in advance of the event. During the climax of Gaga's performance of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 14, 2014

SXSW 2014: Best Bets For Friday

By now you're probably pretty badly sunburnt, maybe a little hung over, and could definitely just use a day to relax, right? Sorry, but that's not how SXSW works. The daytime best bets alone offer a week's worth of worthy music, with sets by Future, Against Me!, Charlie XCX, Dum Dum Girls, the Hold Steady,… More »

By: Stereogum / March 14, 2014

Kevin Gates Shines In Ridiculous Circumstances At SXSW

Rap shows at SXSW are always clusterfucky, but I don't think I've ever witnessed a clusterfuck quite as clusterfucked as Southern Hospitality's showcase last night. The show was on the roof of Avenue On Congress, a thoroughly undistinguished bar a few blocks away from the 6th Street bacchanal. The roof itself was so packed that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 14, 2014

Tyler, The Creator Almost Started A Riot At SXSW

One contender for the most thrilling performance I've ever witnessed at SXSW was Odd Future's show at the Scoot Inn in 2011, the year the chaotic skate-rat rap crew was all anybody could talk about in Austin. It was total madness in a good way -- the kind of anarchy you want out of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 14, 2014

SXSW Crash Suspect Was There To Perform

Now that Austin police have released the name of the alleged drunk driver responsible for this week's horrific and deadly SXSW hit-and-run, details about him have begun to emerge. According to The Austin American-Statesman, Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, is a father of six from Killeen, Texas, about 70 miles north of Austin. He'… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 14, 2014

Watch Twin Shadow Play In A Dumpster At SXSW

Funny Or Die just released a video parodying the secret popup shows of SXSW. It features Twin Shadow performing in a dumpster and is referred to as rare footage of a highly exclusive event, one where people are more concerned with capturing things on their phones than actually paying attention. Even though it's pretty silly,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 13, 2014

SXSW 2014: Best Bets For Thursday

In the wake of the tragedy that occurred last night, our day party at House Of Vans At Mohawk has been canceled. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the accident. Everywhere else around Austin, bands will play on. You've still got lots to do during the daytime, including set… More »

By: Stereogum / March 13, 2014

Watch Damon Albarn Play “Mr. Tembo” & “Lonely Press Play” On Jimmy Kimmel‘s SXSW Week

Damon Albarn has been performing a lot during SXSW to promote his upcoming solo album Everyday Robots, including a late-night career-spanning set at NPR's showcase. Now you can see video of Jimmy Kimmel Live's show at the AT&T stage, where Albarn performs the new song "Mr. Tembo" and the previously released "Lonely Pre… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 13, 2014

Future Islands Owned Last Night At SXSW

Even before the horrible, tragic hit-and-run last night, Austin was dark last night. I've been coming to SXSW for six years now, and while prevalent drunkenness and corporate sponsorships have been a big part of the throwdown for as long as I can remember, they haven't combined into a terrifying kaleidoscope the way I've… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 13, 2014
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