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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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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.…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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,…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »