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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 showcase…   Read Story »
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 Up" doesn't sound like Cuomo's handiwork. When that cock-rock…   Read Story »
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 devices that have installed Samsung's new…   Read Story »
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 for big moments. Befitting his status as a leading light…   Read Story »
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 off for SXSW, killing at least two people. Several…   Read Story »
UPDATE 3/13: In light of yesterday's tragedy outside the Mohawk, Stereogum's event has been canceled. // Just a reminder that Stereogum's SXSW '14 party comes to House Of Vans at the Mohawk…   Read Story »
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 XCX-led bill at House Of Vans, OR Speedy…   Read Story »
During the buildup to Pono, his new high-resolution digital music player, Neil Young and his bevy of rock star pals have presented his new product as an advancement for music fans who want real…   Read Story »
Last night the celebrification of SXSW continued with the arrival of the iTunes Festival and its first headliner, those promising up-and-comers Coldplay. Chris Martin and company played an 11-song…   Read Story »
The SXSW Music Conference officially kicks off today, but it's sort of a soft launch; with a majority of attendees arriving no earlier than that afternoon, Tuesday's music festivities are relatively…   Read Story »