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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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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

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

22 SXSW ’13 Showcases Not To Miss

Today the Stereogum staff travels to Austin for what folks used to call "indie rock spring break" but in 2013 call "a chance to see…
Amrit Singh | March 12, 2013 - 9:27 am

Prince, Justin Timberlake Rumored For SXSW

Every year, a whole lot of very, very famous people come to Austin for SXSW, mixing uneasily with the glut of unsigned bands and performing…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2013 - 11:01 am

Stereogum Range Life 2013 Lineup

In a few weeks we join the herd and migrate south by southwest to Austin, where the bands are second in number only to the…
Amrit Singh | February 27, 2013 - 10:55 am

SXSW 2013 Initial Lineup Announced: Thurston Moore, Alt-J, Marnie Stern, More

Well, Fun Fun Fun Fest ended all of four days ago, so Austin, TX really has to get moving on the next big music festival,…
Michael Nelson | November 8, 2012 - 12:29 pm

Norah Jones – “Say Goodbye” (Live @ SXSW)

Norah Jones played two earlier SXSW shows with country project the Little Willies before taking center stage at a packed La Zona Rosa early Saturady…
Scott Lapatine | March 19, 2012 - 11:10 am

Watch A$AP Rocky’s SXSW-Closing Brawl

Several Stereogum staffers made it out to Vice's fest-closing Vice Killed Texas showcase, a lineup that featured the particularly resplendent Trash Talk followed by ASAP…
Corban Goble | March 19, 2012 - 10:53 am

Best Coast – “Mean Girls,” “The Only Place,” & “Last Year” (Live)

Bethany Cosentino's Best Coast, now with an expanded four-person live lineup, used the 35 Denton Festival then SXSW to debut songs from the forthcoming Jon…
Scott Lapatine | March 19, 2012 - 10:11 am

Fiona Apple – “Valentine” (Live @ SXSW)

Last week, Fiona Apple played her first two solo shows in a few years at SXSW. The one I saw, at Stubb's, was a pretty…
Tom Breihan | March 19, 2012 - 9:07 am

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…
Amrit Singh | March 16, 2012 - 3:24 pm

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.
Stereogum | March 15, 2012 - 2:49 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2012 - 11:46 am

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…
Stereogum | March 14, 2012 - 5:22 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | March 12, 2012 - 8:00 pm

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…
Stereogum | March 9, 2012 - 11:24 am

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,…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2012 - 9:18 am
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