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Q&A: A.C. Newman On Canadian Healthcare, Dan Bejar, And The New Pornographers’ Whiteout Conditions

For almost two decades now, the New Pornographers have operated as a shifting collective of musicians adept at crafting music filled with hooks that demand…
Ryan Leas | March 17, 2017 - 3:26 pm


Q&A: Real Estate On Growing Up Together, Moving Away From Each Other, & Superpowers

Over the last few years, Real Estate have solidified their position as the beloved jangle-rockers once from New Jersey, now several albums deep into a…
Ryan Leas | March 16, 2017 - 9:34 am

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Song To Song Is Disappointing As Both A Musical And Personal Drama

It was silly of me to think that a Terrence Malick movie set against the backdrop of the Austin music scene would come anywhere close…
James Rettig | March 13, 2017 - 11:00 am

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SXSW 2019 Announces 300 More Artists Including Priests, Yung Lean, Edie Brickell, Illuminati Hotties

SXSW is coming. We're only about two months out from Austin's annual multi-industry bacchanal, and today the event's music segment -- officially going down March…
Chris DeVille | January 9, 2019 - 11:00 am

SXSW Announces More 2019 Performers

SXSW 2019 is only a few months (but a whole lot of terrible weather and work days) away. Today, the festival has shared their second…
Jael Goldfine | November 28, 2018 - 11:05 am

SXSW Announces Initial 2019 Bands List

The year of our lord 2018 is finally drawing to a close, which, if you're in the music industry, means it's already time to start…
Peter Helman | October 17, 2018 - 12:05 pm

SXSW 2018: Waxahatchee Plays New Songs For Rachael Ray

Less than a decade ago, Katie Crutchfield was performing at punk houses as part of P.S. Eliot, and now she's out here playing for celebrity…
James Rettig | March 18, 2018 - 5:01 pm

The Roots’ SXSW Cancelled After Bomb Threat

The Roots & Friends show at SXSW was canceled Saturday night (March 16) because of security issues.
Billboard | March 17, 2018 - 10:17 pm

SXSW 2018: bbymutha Can And Will Win You Over, No Problem

Midway through bbymutha's set at Fader Fort yesterday, the rapper looked out at the crowd and said: "There's this thing my daughter does before my…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 17, 2018 - 12:27 pm

SXSW 2018: Illuminati Hotties Are The Best Band That Almost No One Saw

There's a trajectory that a lot of the best bands playing SXSW tend to follow, in that the first year they're here barely anyone sees…
James Rettig | March 17, 2018 - 12:24 pm

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

"I can't believe I'm about to say this," Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner remarked onstage last night at Scoot Inn, "but we are actually having so…
Scott Lapatine | March 16, 2018 - 4:35 pm

SXSW 2018: Soccer Mommy’s “Scorpio Rising” Is The Only Song

Soccer Mommy kind of dresses like Avril Lavigne. When she walked onto the Fader Fort stage yesterday, Sophie Allison wore a pair of black leather…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 16, 2018 - 12:48 pm

SXSW 2018: Behold Superorganism’s Ecstatic Pop Utopia

Superorganism take the stage in a cult-like procession. Most of them are wearing brightly colored rain jackets, hoods up. Their three back-up singers are holding…
James Rettig | March 15, 2018 - 1:36 pm

SXSW 2018: Mal Blum Is Punk’s Greatest Hidden Treasure

Mal Blum has been releasing music for over a decade now, and in that time they've built up a solid fanbase, most recently opening up…
James Rettig | March 14, 2018 - 12:50 pm

SXSW Drops Controversial Deportation Clause From Artist Contracts

After a flood of controversy last year surrounding a standard deportation clause included in its artist contracts, South By Southwest has updated that contract for…
Monique Melendez / Spin | March 12, 2018 - 5:05 pm

Peter Thiel Drops Out Of SXSW Panel

Peter Thiel has dropped out of a SXSW festival panel in which he apparently would have discussed funding the lawsuit that ultimately put Gawker Media…
Ryan Parker / THR | February 13, 2018 - 9:15 am

SXSW 2018 Adds 570 Artists Including Low, Flasher, & Superorganism

We are only about two months out from Austin's annual orgy of creative activity and corporate branding, South By Southwest. As such, today SXSW has…
Chris DeVille | January 10, 2018 - 10:58 am

Ugh, SXSW Booked Peter Thiel

SXSW will return to Austin in 2018, and today the festival announced the names of featured speakers and the panels they will participate in. Peter…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 9, 2017 - 12:37 pm
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