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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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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

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

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

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

Watch Mark Kozelek Perform “I Can’t Live Without My Mother’s Love” At SXSW

It's hard to imagine a better venue than a church for Mark Kozelek's sparse, meditative songs. The Sun Kil Moon singer took the second-to-last slot…
James Rettig | March 17, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Third Person Dies From SXSW Crash

A third person has died in the tragic SXSW drunk driving incident that occurred early Thursday morning, according to The Austin American-Statesman. Sandy Le, 26,…
James Rettig | March 17, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Watch Julian Casablancas’ Unfortunate SXSW Show At FADER Fort

Julian Casablancas and his new band the Voidz played two shows during SXSW. The first, Thursday night at Cedar Street Courtyard, was a short hit-less…
Scott Lapatine | March 16, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Tyler, The Creator Arrested For Inciting A Riot At SXSW

UPDATE: Tyler was charged with a Class A Misdemeanor and released on $25,000 bail. He's since spoken out on Twitter about the incident...
Chris DeVille | March 15, 2014 - 5:48 pm

EMA Lights Up The Darkness At SXSW

If you're willing to spend a small eternity on line to get in, Austin's Central Presbyterian Church is one of the great places to catch…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2014 - 2:35 pm

Watch The Hold Steady Play New Song “The Ambassador” At SXSW

The Hold Steady's new album Teeth Dreams is about a week and a half away from entering your life, and we've posted the album-starting ragers…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2014 - 1:58 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2014 - 1:40 pm

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…
Ryan Leas | March 15, 2014 - 1:01 pm

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…
Stereogum | March 15, 2014 - 12:18 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2014 - 11:54 am

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.
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2014 - 11:38 am

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…
Chris DeVille | March 14, 2014 - 4:05 pm

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…
Miles Bowe | March 14, 2014 - 3:09 pm

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…
Miles Bowe | March 14, 2014 - 2:55 pm
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