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Stereogum Range Life @ SXSW 3/15/12

On SXSW's third night, we threw a party that went almost until sunrise. It was a pretty good time! Thanks to all who braved the line and came to hang, and salute to our estimable lineup -- Lakutis, Mr. Dream, Shearwater, Screaming Females, and Zambri, and DJs Rewards, Korallreven, and Neon Indian. Above you ca… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 16, 2012

The 5 Most Memorable SXSW Sets Of The Past 5 Years

The "discovery" function of SXSW faded long ago, when the internet democratized access to information and YouTube brought every band's live show to everyone's laptops. And at SXSW, this annual cattle call of overbooked bands playing shitty sounding rooms to attention-addled industry types, it's tough to cut through the noise and make an impression. So,… More »

By: Stereogum / March 15, 2012

Watch Fiona Apple Debut “Anything We Want” & “Every Single Night” At SXSW

Part of the deal with loving Fiona Apple is feeling protective of her, perhaps even condescendingly so. It's tough to judge her new songs on first listen, especially live, because you (you meaning me) want her to do well, to knock it out of the park every time. So please keep in mind that I'm… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2012

Stereogum’s SXSW 2012 Photo Diary

Generally, Wednesday is when the music things get going in Austin, and Tuesday is the changeover between the SXSW festival's Interactive portion, and the full-force band fare. And yet there were bands a plenty last night. "Tuesday is the new Wednesday," is something we heard someone say. Tragically, that person was taken out to a… More »

By: Stereogum / March 14, 2012

Stream Jay-Z’s SXSW Show

Tonight, Jay-Z is in Austin, digging deep into his endless bag of awesome songs as some sort of American Express promotional stunt that's presumably netted him only god knows how much money. But Jay-Z getting paid is also good news for us, since it means we get to stream his show for free. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 12, 2012

The 25 Bands We’re Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012

Hey, everybody, it's that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How's your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the Austin institution grows larger and larger, with more and more high-level acts (ahem) interjecting themselves into the fray, there's still plenty of room for the groups that are just… More »

By: Stereogum / March 9, 2012

Jay-Z To Play SXSW On Monday

At least in theory, SXSW is supposed to be about discovering emerging and ascendent bands, but the fest just keeps adding big names: Bruce Springsteen, Fiona Apple, Norah Jones, John Mayer, T.I., Nas, the Shins, and -- now -- Jay-Z, arguably the biggest name and best live performer in rap history. Last year, Jay wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 7, 2012

Jack White Announces SXSW Show

As we await the April release of Jack White's first solo LP Blunderbuss, we've already seen Jack put himself out there on SNL. Along those lines, Third Man Records announced today that it will host a SXSW showcase featuring White, ex-wife Karen Elson, John C. Reilly And Friends, The Black Belles, PUJOL White… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 6, 2012

Stereogum Range Life 2012 Preview & Mix

Last week, we announced our Range Life showcase, taking place at midnight on March 15 at the PureVolume house at 340 E. 2nd St. & Trinity, right in the middle of the brouhaha that is next week in Austin, TX. We've got a nice, well-balanced lineup in store with a dash of international, featuring… More »

By: Stereogum / March 6, 2012

Stereogum Presents… Range Life In Austin 2012 Lineup

Around midnight on the evening of March 15th, until well after every other bar in town has stopped serving legally intoxicating beverages, the Stereogum crew is throwing an Austin-based party with a bunch of bands we believe in while charging absolutely no money for admission, or legally intoxicating beverages. It's called RANGE LIFE, and it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 28, 2012

Springsteen Announces Intimate SXSW Show

Well, this type of thing doesn't happen every day. Bruce Springsteen, already announced as SXSW's Keynote Speaker, will bring his whole entire E Street Band with him to play an intimate show during the Austin festival. On 3/15 (Thursday), the band will play an unannounced venue; my money's on Stubb's. SXSW is holding a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2012

SXSW Adds Santigold, T.I., Nas, Norah Jones

Every March, thousands upon thousands of inebriated music dorks descend on Austin, Texas for the SXSW Music Festival. The whole idea of the festival is that new acts can make name for themselves by playing umpteen billion shows over five days, but bigger names can also be counted on to make appearances. Headliners like the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 23, 2012

Portraits Of SXSW 2011

The concluding post on this year's SXSW comes with this, a break from the norm for us and likely for you as well. In addition to identifying the bands we were most excited about at this year's SXSW, and filing our reports from Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, we decided… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 22, 2011

SXSW Saturday: Featuring Das Racist, Owen Pallett, Gold Panda, Puro Instinct, Cults

On the last night of SXSW there were riots at Death From Above 1979's "secret" show, there was Kanye and the G.O.O.D. roster and Jay-Z electrifying a converted power plant, and there was our Last Night party, featuring Cults, Gold Panda, Puro Instinct, Owen Pallett, Das Racist, birthday cake, and this whole thing. More »

By: Stereogum / March 21, 2011

Watch DFA1979 Reunion, Riot

We knew Death From Above 1979 was reuniting with their first planned show happening at this year's Coachella. But the band, who broke up five years ago, made their first appearance during a surprise set at SXSW. The band played late Saturday night at the outdoor, tented stage at Beauty Bar. The venue wa… More »

By: jessica / March 21, 2011

SXSW Friday: Featuring James Blake, Odd Future, Esben & The Witch, Jamie Woon, Mount Kimbie

Click on for some thoughts and sights from a very busy Friday in Austin. Tonight's the last night here, so if you need some guidance please refer to our list of must-see bands, or our favorite moments from Wednesday and Thursday. And if you're looking for a way to close out your… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 19, 2011

SXSW Thursday: Featuring Austra, Mister Heavenly, Chelsea Wolfe

Here lies our documentation of Thursday in Austin. For more, check our list of 32 Must See Bands this week, and our coverage from Wednesday. (That's Zola Jesus above, by Ryan Muir.) Click on:… More »

By: Stereogum / March 18, 2011

SXSW Wednesday: Featuring The Antlers, OFF!, Darwin Deez, Duran Duran

We've offered our suggestions as to what bands to see this week, now we shift into the bands we are actually seeing. SXSW has begun in earnest, and is earnestly crowded. We'll try to cut through the static a bit this week by recapping notable sets and posting up photos from our fleet of photographers. More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 17, 2011

Fred Armisen’s Guide To Music And SXSW 1998

A few years back we hosted Fred Armisen's comedic five part video guide to SXSW 1998. Then we switched video platforms and the clips were swallowed by our system. Whoops! We've finally rescued them and promise not to delete them. This "guide" is generally viewed as Fred's official transition from being the drummer in Chicago… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 17, 2011

Stereogum Last Night In Texas Party

In addition to eating tacos, we're doing a couple of unofficial shows at SXSW 2011. We announced our FREE all day/all night Beerland collaboration with Sacred Bones & Chaos In Tejas on Thursday. To help you ease into your post-SXSW existence, we've also put together a free Last Night In Texas party. It take… More »

By: brandon / March 2, 2011
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