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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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Austin Denies Permit For Lady Gaga To Play In A Giant Doritos Vending Machine At SXSW

Two years ago, one of the greatest, weirdest landmarks in downtown Austin during SXSW was the Doritos Stage, a gigantic monstrosity made up to look…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2014 - 9:18 am
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Stereogum SXSW 2014 Day Party Lineup

At next month's SXSW music festival, Stereogum will throw a daytime party at House Of Vans At The Mohawk (912 Red River St. @ 10th…
Scott Lapatine | February 20, 2014 - 9:30 am
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Apple’s Bringing iTunes Festival (And Coldplay) To SXSW

In recent years, it wouldn’t be SXSW without corporations bringing giant stars to SXSW and generally undermining what dorks like us thought was the point…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2014 - 9:19 am
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SXSW Announces A Ton More Bands

SXSW is getting closer and closer, and now we know another massive batch of bands that will be playing. We're happy to see that familiar…
Miles Bowe | January 7, 2014 - 3:46 pm
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SXSW Announces More Artists For 2014

The 2013 festival season has come and gone which means it's time to start looking forward to the next big thing. SXSW Music will descend…
James Rettig | November 19, 2013 - 2:00 pm
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Watch Youth Lagoon & Hundred Waters Full Sets From Stereogum’s SXSW Party

For our SXSW party at Hype Hotel last month, we brought out Sky Ferreira, Kitty, and others, including Youth Lagoon and Hundred Waters. If you…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 16, 2013 - 4:13 pm
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$20 In My Pocket: A Cheap SXSW Diary

Ostensibly, attending Austin's logo-infused music (and movie, and tech) industry sprawl South By Southwest is expensive. Count on inflated airfare to Austin, $200…
Chris DeVille | March 18, 2013 - 5:45 pm
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Stream The Flaming Lips’ SXSW Performance Of The Terror

The Flaming Lips debuted their new album The Terror in Austin over the weekend at SXSW. Two fan sites, The Future Heart and Slow Nerve…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 18, 2013 - 1:44 pm
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SXSW 2013 Saturday: Justin Timberlake, Earl Sweatshirt, French Montana, More

Here it is, our last recap-post from last week in Austin. If you're just getting caught up, you can dip back into Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,…
Stereogum | March 18, 2013 - 1:26 pm
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Watch Vampire Weekend Debut “Diane Young” & “Ya Hey” At SXSW

Vampire Weekend have a new album forthcoming, Modern Vampires, out May 7 in the U.S. and May 6 in the U.K. via XL Recordings. I…
Liz Pelly | March 17, 2013 - 1:38 pm
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SXSW 2013 Friday: Future, T.I., Master P, More

Our SXSW 2013 coverage continues with a detailed report from that FADER Fort show that brought us Future, T.I., and of course, Usher + Sinkane
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2013 - 5:26 pm
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SXSW 2013: Stereogum Range Life, Featuring Youth Lagoon, METZ, Sky Ferreira, Hundred Waters, Bleeding Rainbow, Lakutis

For an afternoon, Stereogum got the keys to the Hype Hotel, bringing at all-over-the-place lineup of performers to the cavernous space. Bleeding Rainbow opened thing…
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2013 - 2:59 pm

Watch Major Lazer And Amber Coffman Perform “Get Free” Live For The First Time At SXSW

Major Lazer's 2012 album Free The Universe featured a collaboration with Amber Coffman of the Dirty Projectors, "Get Free." At this year's SXSW both Coffma…
Liz Pelly | March 16, 2013 - 2:21 pm
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Watch Usher Join Afghan Whigs At SXSW

We'll have more on this when we post our SXSW roundup for last night, since your entire Stereogum staff was on hand for it, but…
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2013 - 12:03 pm
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SXSW 2013 Thursday: Solange, Pissed Jeans, Savages, More

Our SXSW 2013 coverage continues below, with Rhye, Autre Ne Veut, Savages, Pissed Jeans, Solange, Parquet Courts, and so many other bands you may or…
Stereogum | March 15, 2013 - 12:29 pm

DIIV: “Fuck SXSW”

Brooklyn dream-poppers DIIV are among the many, many buzzed-about bands playing about 52 shows apiece in Austin this week for SXSW. And they're probably not…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2013 - 11:34 am
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SXSW 2013 Wednesday: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Waxahatchee, White Lung, & Lots Of Metal

Stereogum's recaps and photos from SXSW continue...
Stereogum | March 14, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs Play Four Mosquito Songs At SXSW

Last night, after sets from Nick Cave and Café Tacvba, Yeah Yeah Yeahs played to a rapt audience at Stubb's outdoor stage for NPR's SXSW…
Scott Lapatine | March 14, 2013 - 12:11 pm
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SXSW 2013 Tuesday: Japandroids, Divine Fits, Marnie Stern

The 'Gum crew got into Austin last night and made the most of SXSW Music's slow ramp-up into full on noise-overwhelming-the-signal mode. The options were…
Stereogum | March 13, 2013 - 1:52 pm
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