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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. Tomorrow we’ll… More »

By: 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 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 was already… More »

By: 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 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 SXSW, come to… More »

By: 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. (That’s Zola Jesus above, by Ryan Muir.) Click on:… More »

By: 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 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 - 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 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 - 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 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 takes place… More »

By: 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 and one of Austin’s greatest institutions Chaos In Tejas to present a free all day/night party on Thursday March 17th at Beerland (711 Red River Street). It focuses on the… More »

By: 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 buffet of buzz bands playing showcases curated by your favorite blogger, usually at the cost of just an RSVP email in advance. The Strokes are doing that all one better… More »

By: 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 cable, will hold their annual awards ceremony in Austin during South By Southwest’s 25th anniversary festival. They announced their nominations yesterday, with hip-hop acts taking the lead on many categories:… More »

By: 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 an unplugged Ben Gibbard unveiling his cover of another cherished lyricist to make you feel lucky to be within earshot. For those of you that couldn’t join us at our… More »

By: 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 Estelle, but it’s the earlier set featuring Macy Gray that caught our attention for her choice of cover: Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up.” If your eye’s cocked at mainstream artists covering… More »

By: 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 necks and barking feet worth it. Here’s Wednesday, Thursday, Gibbarday, and SXSW’s metal shows, and more. This last post contains our notes, and photos from our intrepid photographers — RyanMore »

By: 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 process everything that happened during SXSW.'” Well no Ben Gibbard, we can’t take this week off — but the rest was true enough. There was free food and booze so… More »

By: 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. Yesterday was not one of those days. Aside from the always-on-point imprint True Panther Sounds’ top-to-bottom burner at Ms. Bea’s — giving us our first look at Hunx and Hi… More »

By: 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. Just like this past CMJ, the L.A.-based imprint owned their night, pulling together an eclectic lineup that showcased the right bands, all having a moment: Scott already posted some videoMore »

By: 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 perfect baker’s dozen. A few of those were a lot of fun — Chicago’s upswinging Atlas Moth and their three-guitar tapestries (and beer-buzzed banter), frontwoman Grace Perry’s afternoon pit-initiating for… More »

By: 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 downtown Austin. Great people, free BBQ, and the very best (feat Ezra Koenig) reason to get off the beaten path (6th St) on SXSW Day 1. I was not able… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 18, 2010 - 3:04 pm

SXSW 2010: Fool’s Gold – “Poseidon” Video (Live At Malverde)

When Stereogum first saw Fool’s Gold open for Cat Power a little over a year ago, Amrit noted the LA collective’s “love for benga (Kenya-based), juju (rooted in Nigeria), and the Congolese genre called soukous (mother of kwassa kwassa, maybe you’ve heard of it).” At last night’s packed IAMSOUND showcase, I was reminded most of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 18, 2010 - 11:59 am

R.I.P. Alex Chilton

By: Scott Lapatine / March 17, 2010 - 9:37 pm
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