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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Neil Young’s SXSW Keynote Derailed By Simple Question About Pono

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…
Chris DeVille | March 12, 2014 - 10:03 am

Watch Coldplay Debut “Always In My Head” & “Another’s Arms” At SXSW

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…
Chris DeVille | March 12, 2014 - 8:18 am
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