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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 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 i…
Tom Breihan | February 23, 2012 - 11:09 am

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 additio…
Amrit Singh | March 22, 2011 - 5:42 pm

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…
Stereogum | March 21, 2011 - 8:10 pm

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…
jessica | March 21, 2011 - 1:38 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | March 19, 2011 - 6:04 pm

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.
Stereogum | March 18, 2011 - 6:13 pm

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 begu…
Amrit Singh | March 17, 2011 - 5:26 pm

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…
Scott Lapatine | March 17, 2011 - 12:25 pm

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…
brandon | March 2, 2011 - 1:18 pm

Stereogum/Sacred Bones/Chaos In Tejas Unofficial SXSW Party

We’ll be in Austin in a couple weeks. Nobody likes a lazy non-contributor, so we’ve teamed up with one of our favorite labels Sacred Bones
brandon | February 28, 2011 - 1:53 pm

Strokes Confirm SXSW Free Show

The not-so-secret secret line on SXSW is that the industry fest isn’t much of an industry fest at all — all day everyday is a…
Amrit Singh | February 22, 2011 - 5:31 pm

MTVu Woodie Nominations 2011

MTVu, the dorm version of MTV that you might have watched a lot of in college because you and your roommate agreed not to get…
jessica | February 2, 2011 - 12:41 pm

Ben Gibbard – “I Don’t Want To Get Over You” (Magnetic Fields Cover Live At Stereogum Range Life 2010)

There's nothing like an unplugged Ben Gibbard set to remind you that the man has refined a signature style of storytelling. And there's nothing like…
Amrit Singh | March 25, 2010 - 2:43 pm

SXSW 2010: Macy Gray Covers Arcade Fire At Perez Hilton’s Party

Perez Hilton photoshopped his presence onto the image of SXSW yet again this year, hosting a late-night last-night party that drew Hole, Snoop Dogg, and…
Amrit Singh | March 23, 2010 - 2:34 pm

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff…
stereogum | March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am

SXSW 2010: Stereogum Range Life

"It's early Saturday afternoon and you guys are still drinking, aren't you. You're just like, 'I can take off next week to dry up and…
Amrit Singh | March 22, 2010 - 1:03 pm

SXSW 2010: Thursday In Photos

On some nights you can fool yourself into forgetting that industry weeks like SXSW have shifted from being about discovery to being full-on music festivals.
Amrit Singh | March 19, 2010 - 9:16 pm

SXSW 2010: Wednesday In Photos

Here's a tip if you're going to one of these industry festival type things: If IAMSOUND is having a party, you should attend that party.
Amrit Singh | March 18, 2010 - 6:59 pm

SXSW 2010: Salome, Torche, High On Fire Smoke Up Austin

Yesterday I saw 12 metal bands before High On Fire hopped onto the outdoor stage at the Mohawk sometime around midnight to make it a…
brandon | March 18, 2010 - 5:22 pm

SXSW 2010: Underwater Peoples Ranch @ 13813 Carpenter Lane, Manchaca, TX

D.C.-based label Underwater Peoples hosted their official unofficial showcase at a rented "swingers' retreat" in Manchack, a small rural community a short drive out of…
Scott Lapatine | March 18, 2010 - 3:04 pm
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