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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:
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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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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…
Ryan Leas | March 14, 2014 - 1:48 pm
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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…
Ryan Leas | March 14, 2014 - 1:42 pm
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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.
Chris DeVille | March 14, 2014 - 1:01 pm
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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…
Stereogum | March 14, 2014 - 12:15 pm
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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.
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2014 - 11:55 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | March 14, 2014 - 11:31 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | March 14, 2014 - 10:17 am
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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…
Miles Bowe | March 13, 2014 - 2:51 pm
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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…
Stereogum | March 13, 2014 - 1:53 pm
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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.
Miles Bowe | March 13, 2014 - 1:20 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2014 - 12:18 pm
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Damon Albarn Closes SXSW Day 2 With Career-Spanning Set, But No Hits

After a long night featuring sets alternatively blistering (Perfect Pussy, Eagulls), danceable (Kelis), and mind-altering (St. Vincent), somewhere around 1:20 AM, NPR's Wednesday night SXSW…
Ryan Leas | March 13, 2014 - 11:49 am
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Watch Charli XCX Debut New Single “Breaking Up” At SXSW

We just learned that Charli XCX did a session with Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo for her new album, and damn if this new single "Breaking…
Chris DeVille | March 13, 2014 - 11:31 am
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Kanye & Jay Z Brought The Throne To SXSW’s Samsung Owners

As previously reported, Kanye West and Jay Z headlined Samsung's SXSW showcase last night at Austin Music Hall. Attendance was free for people with Samsung…
Chris DeVille | March 13, 2014 - 10:21 am
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Watch YG Perform With Snoop Dogg & Ty Dolla $ign At SXSW & Hear His New Kendrick Lamar Collab “Really Be”

Last night, the up-and-coming Compton rapper YG played what's sure to be the first of many guest-heavy shows at the Fader Fort, always a hub…
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2014 - 10:01 am

2 Dead In SXSW Hit-And-Run

Horrible news from Austin: Tonight, outside the local venue the Mohawk, a drunk driver fleeing from police plowed into an area that had been blocked…
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2014 - 4:16 am
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Here’s The Schedule For Stereogum’s SXSW ’14 Party Tomorrow

UPDATE 3/13: In light of yesterday's tragedy outside the Mohawk, Stereogum's event has been canceled. // Just a reminder that Stereogum's…
Scott Lapatine | March 12, 2014 - 1:48 pm
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SXSW 2014: Best Bets For Wednesday

Today, the madness begins in earnest. The daytime parties on Wednesday afternoon are loaded top to bottom. You could see the Pusha T/Dum Dum Girls/Charli…
Stereogum | March 12, 2014 - 11:30 am
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