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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 rising country star — makes the connection explicit, morphing his own melancholy bro-country chestnut “Single For The Summer” into a cover of Drake’s drunk-dial lament “Marvins Room” during live shows. More »

So you’re in a band. Let’s say there’s three of you: gives you a good fullness-of-sound to van-space ratio. Who else has to be in your camp? A producer, yeah. An engineer, totally. Roadies … one day. Someone’s got to take pictures and design the album, but that’s why you have a boyfriend with a… More »

Guess what? We went to SXSW 2012. Without further introduction, here are our SXSW superlatives for 2012:… More »

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Run The Jewels Attacked Onstage At SXSW

During a performance at South By Southwest's Spotify House on Monday, Run The Jewels were attacked by someone from the audience. In video taken at…
James Rettig | March 16, 2015 - 9:56 pm
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Here’s The Schedule For Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion

This week Stereogum will be reporting in Austin with words and photos from all the most compelling brand activations at SXSW 2015. Things already appear…
Scott Lapatine | March 16, 2015 - 3:26 pm
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Watch Barack Obama And Jimmy Kimmel Chat About Kanye West, Who’ll Be At SXSW

Last night, Barack Obama appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In addition to the sure-to-go-viral Presidential Mean Tweets segment, Obama also sat down for an interview…
James Rettig | March 13, 2015 - 10:05 am
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McDonald’s Will Now Pay The Bands Who Play Their SXSW Event

McDonald’s has changed their tune following all of the backlash they received once Ex Cops revealed that the corporation wasn’t planning on paying artists that…
James Rettig | March 10, 2015 - 10:35 pm
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Snoop Dogg Is The SXSW Music 2015 Keynote Speaker

Over the weekend, I saw the comedian Shakir Standley perform standup, and among his best and most cringe-worthy jokes was one about Snoop Dogg (aka…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 10, 2015 - 10:17 am
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McDonald’s Responds To SXSW Band’s Angry Letter With A Sarcastic Hashtag

Yesterday, Ex Cops posted a letter on Facebook calling out McDonald's for insisting that they don't have a budget to pay artists to play their…
James Rettig | March 5, 2015 - 7:57 pm
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Ex Cops Blast McDonald’s For Offering Its SXSW Talent Exposure Instead Of Money

SXSW is no stranger to corporate overlords, and no stranger to bands calling them out for that kind of behavior. This year, McDonald's is getting…
James Rettig | March 4, 2015 - 10:31 pm
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Stereogum & Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015 Details

This month Stereogum returns to SXSW for the 10th year, and we're throwing a party with Exploding In Sound to celebrate. Last year's Stereogum event
Scott Lapatine | March 4, 2015 - 2:13 pm
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Arcade Fire’s Win & Will Butler To Talk Music Economy With Paul Krugman At SXSW

With dwindling album sales and 360 deals and increasing corporate-sponsorship encroachment, the economics of the music business are getting tougher and tougher to figure out.
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2015 - 5:26 pm
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FLOODFest Announces Impressive Inaugural SXSW 2015 Lineup

We’re nearing the end of February, which means every inbox in the music industry is overflowing with SXSW showcase announcements. Today, FLOOD Magazine revealed that…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 19, 2015 - 11:35 am
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A. G. Cook – “Drop FM” (Feat. Hannah Diamond)

First, some super exciting news if you happen to be a fan of the collective that took the music world by storm over the past…
James Rettig | February 19, 2015 - 11:00 am
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Brian Wilson Biopic, Tower Records Doc To Premiere At SXSW

Back in 2011, director Colin Hanks made a total of $92,025 from a Kickstarter campaign in order to make a documentary about the late, great…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 3, 2015 - 5:27 pm
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SXSW 2015 Adds Best Coast, Bleachers, Dej Loaf, Diarrhea Planet, Viet Cong, & Tons More

SXSW 2015 is fast approaching, and the festival has just announced the third round of artists that will be making their way down to Austi…
James Rettig | January 13, 2015 - 10:05 am
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SXSW Sued By Car Crash Victims’ Families

The drunk driving crash that left four people dead and almost two dozen injured at this year's South By Southwest is now being brought to…
James Rettig | December 18, 2014 - 7:31 pm
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SXSW 2015 Adds Twin Shadow, Gang Of Four, Father, Lydia Ainsworth, King Tuff, & Dozens More

SXSW has announced the second round of artists that will be making their way to Austin in March. The list includes Twin Shadow (who revealed
James Rettig | November 18, 2014 - 11:11 am

SXSW 2015 Initial Band List Revealed

The musical component of SXSW 2015 is going down March 17-22 in Austin, and the first round of performers was announced this morning. Among the…
Chris DeVille | October 22, 2014 - 10:56 am
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SXSW Issues Statement: Not Leaving Austin, Hopes To Limit Some Unofficial Events

This morning, we learned that SXSW had commissioned a report from the design and planning firm Populous, which suggested that the Austin festival should try…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2014 - 4:34 pm

Will SXSW Ban Unofficial Shows?

If you've ever been to SXSW, you probably know that the unofficial shows that surround the festival -- the free daytime marathons, the corporate-sponsored superstar…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2014 - 9:49 am
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Fourth Person Dies From SXSW Car Crash

The horrific SXSW hit-and-run keeps getting worse. On the night of March 12, one Rashad Owens, trying to escape from police, plowed into a crowd…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2014 - 4:02 pm
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Tyler, The Creator SXSW Statement: That Wasn’t A Riot

Last week, during a SXSW day show at the Scoot Inn, Tyler, The Creator told the fans lined up outside the venue -- and there…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2014 - 9:35 am
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