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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, was pronounced dead this morning after being in critical condition throughout the weekend. Two others died in the crash: 27-year-old Jamie West and 35-year-old Steven Craenmehr. Six people remain i… More »

By: 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 headlining performance that included five new songs. The venue's muddy sound and a distinct lack of enthusiasm from Casablancas, one of the most iconic rock stars of the previous decade,… More »

By: 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... More »

By: 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 a show at SXSW. The acoustics are pristine, people are more likely to shut up and listen to the music, and -- best of all -- you can actually sitMore »

By: 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 "I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You" and "Spinners." Yesterday, playing the Public Radio Rock showcase at the SXSW day stage, they brought out a relatively restrained and eve… More »

By: 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 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 played… More »

By: 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 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 - 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 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 - 12:18 pm

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 his evening… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2014 - 12:03 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 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 - 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. 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 Man studio. More »

By: 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 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 - 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 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 play… More »

By: 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 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 interviewingMore »

By: Miles Bowe / March 14, 2014 - 2:55 pm

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 - 1:48 pm

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 - 1:42 pm

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 ARTPOP anti-rape… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 14, 2014 - 1:01 pm

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 - 12:15 pm

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 - 11:55 am

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 a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 14, 2014 - 11:31 am
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