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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 at vast, fun clusterfuck shows that usually require multiple hoop-jumps to get into. This year, the big two rumors happen to be two men who are very, very good at… More »

By: 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 brands. And we’re throwing our own branded show (what’s up, Taco Bell and Rdio) rife with great bands and free tacos. It’s called Range Life, as we like to call… More »

By: 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, and would ya look at that, they’re on it. Next year’s SXSW Music Festival will take over Austin (and your Twitter feed) from 3/12 – 3/17, and the first wave… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 8, 2012 - 12:29 pm

Stereogum’s SXSW Superlatives 2012

Guess what? We went to SXSW 2012. Without further introduction, here are our SXSW superlatives for 2012:… More »

By: Stereogum / March 19, 2012 - 5:21 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 evening to debut her forthcoming breakup concept LP …Little Broken Hearts start to finish. Switching between keyboard and guitar, a relaxed Jones exuded confidence with Hearts’s more adventurous Danger Mouse-collabs,… More »

By: 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 Rocky and Fidlar. Well, Fidlar, as you might have heard, never quite got the chance as ASAP’s set erupted into a throwdown after one beer can too many was launched… More »

By: 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 Brion-produced The Only Place. One of the new tunes, “Mean Girls,” made the setlist at SXSW’s Google Rooftop show on Thursday and Stubb’s SPIN event the following day. It’s not… More »

By: 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 magical affair — a great talent gutting her way through obvious issues of stage-fright and self-consciousness, rising to the occasion and reminding the world of her own power. During those… More »

By: 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 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 - 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. 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 - 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 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 - 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 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 - 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 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 show’… More »

By: 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 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 starting… More »

By: 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, 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 - 9:18 am

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 Rabbits, Lanie… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 6, 2012 - 3:51 pm

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 the… More »

By: Stereogum / March 6, 2012 - 1:12 pm

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 - 9:38 am

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 ticket… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2012 - 2:03 pm

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 - 11:09 am
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