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Band To Watch: Injury Reserve

"Jailbreak The Tesla" is an evocative title, one that can work as a mantra for the Phoenix hip-hop trio that created it. "That was kind…
Chris DeVille | March 21, 2019 - 2:31 pm

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The Lil Peep Documentary Is As Messy And Alluring As Lil Peep

When I think about Lil Peep, it's hard not to think about Kurt Cobain. Objectively, there are many similarities. Both were strikingly handsome young musical…
Chris DeVille | March 14, 2019 - 11:16 am


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

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Kim Gordon, Nile Rodgers, Benny Blanco Announced As SXSW 2020 Keynote Speakers

Visual artist and former Sonic Youth bassist-singer Kim Gordon has been announced as keynote speaker at next year's South By Southwest Conference in Austin. Joining…
Billboard Staff | September 10, 2019 - 3:56 pm

Otoboke Beaver – “datsu, hikage no onna” Video

One of the craziest sets I saw at SXSW this year was by Otoboke Beaver. The Kyoto hardcore punks unleashed a blitzkrieg on the inside…
Chris DeVille | April 11, 2019 - 1:47 pm

Lizzo – “Tempo” (Feat. Missy Elliott)

One of the best and worst aspects of SXSW is the ability to wander from showcase to showcase. Sometimes, on nights when you're presented with…
Chris DeVille | March 20, 2019 - 11:53 am

Austin Police Promise Tighter Security After Shootings Near 2019 SXSW Festival

Austin’s police chief is pledging more security for the city’s entertainment district following multiple shootings over the weekend as the South by Southwest Festival drew…
Associated Press | March 18, 2019 - 5:14 pm

Stef Chura Continues To Be Underrated At SXSW

Stef Chura is the kind of artist that always feels underrated. Although the Detroit rocker's 2017 debut album Messes won her some critical attention and…
Peter Helman | March 16, 2019 - 1:56 pm

Barrie’s Sweet, Soft Camaraderie Cut Through The Din Of SXSW

Pleasant may sound like faint praise, but it's hard work to be pleasant. It's even harder to be pleasant while sustaining people's focus. To do…
Chris DeVille | March 16, 2019 - 11:00 am

Car Seat Headrest’s Leveled-Up Live Show Lays Waste To SXSW

Back in February, Car Seat Headrest were the meat in a Matador Records sandwich at Madison Square Garden. Performing after buzzy upstart Snail Mail and…
Chris DeVille | March 15, 2019 - 1:26 pm

CHAI Show SXSW What Disruption Really Means

It's CHAI week here at Stereogum, where we just named the rising Japanese punk band's new LP PUNK our reigning Album Of The Week. It's…
Peter Helman | March 15, 2019 - 11:52 am

Artist Portraits From Stereogum Range Life 2019

Stereogum is in Texas for SXSW right now, and on Tuesday and Wednesday, we played host to an unofficial day party showcase at Cheer Up…
Peter Helman | March 14, 2019 - 3:13 pm

Stereogum Range Life 2019 Recap: 2 Days, 24 Bands, 500 Packs Of Gum

Stereogum returned to Texas in full force this year for Stereogum Range Life 2019, throwing a two-day day party in downtown Austin during the SXSW…
Peter Helman | March 14, 2019 - 3:01 pm

Father John Misty Plays Surprise SXSW Set At Netflix’s Speakeasy

SXSW 2019 kicked off this past weekend. The festival's music portion takes place this coming week, but apparently, Austin has already seen one memorable performance.
Julia Gray | March 10, 2019 - 5:43 pm

Broken Social Scene Performing You Forgot It In People In Full At Arts & Crafts SXSW Showcase

Young upstarts Broken Social Scene are hoping to make it big at SXSW this year, fresh off the release of their Let's Try The After
James Rettig | March 5, 2019 - 10:16 am

Stereogum Range Life 2019 Lineup

Next month we return to Austin, Texas to throw a two-day party at Cheer Up Charlies on Red River. Stereogum Range Life '19 goes down…
Scott Lapatine | February 26, 2019 - 10:00 am
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