Featured sxsw2017 stories


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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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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Mike WiLL Made-It – “Come Down” (Feat. Chief Keef & Rae Sremmurd)

I spent some of my last hours in Austin for SXSW at the Fader Fort, as has become my custom. The event tends to produce…
Chris DeVille | March 21, 2017 - 9:38 am

Watch Weezer Play “Feels Like Summer” Live For The First Time At SXSW

Weezer just dropped their very poppy new single "Feels Like Summer," and they played it live for the first time during their set at SXSW…
Peter Helman | March 19, 2017 - 4:02 pm

Watch Mastodon Play Emperor Of Sand Songs Live For The First Time At SXSW

Mastodon headlined SPIN's SXSW showcase at the Mazda Studio on Friday, and they took the opportunity to play a few songs from their impending album…
Peter Helman | March 19, 2017 - 11:26 am

Alex Lahey Makes The Basics Feel Spectacular At SXSW

One downside of going to review Lana Del Rey last night was leaving Stereogum's unofficial SXSW party right when some of the festival's most exciting…
Chris DeVille | March 18, 2017 - 5:44 pm

Watch Lizzo Cover ANOHNI’s “Drone Bomb Me” At SXSW

Lizzo dropped a surprising cover into her set at NPR's SXSW showcase on Wednesday, delivering a powerful performance of ANOHNI's HOPELESSNESS highlight "Drone Bomb Me."
Peter Helman | March 18, 2017 - 1:16 pm

Melkbelly Are The Most Exciting Rock Band At SXSW

Melkbelly's journey to their first SXSW was not an easy one. They drove for 26 hours from their home base of Chicago, and along the…
James Rettig | March 18, 2017 - 12:34 pm

Lana Del Rey Performs “Love” For The First Time At Intimate SXSW Show

I would have assumed every person in the room held their phone up when Lana Del Rey took the stage if not for the flurry…
Chris DeVille | March 18, 2017 - 10:47 am

Spoon Turn SXSW Into A Huge Homecoming Party

Today, Spoon release their excellent new album Hot Thoughts, an occasion they celebrated with a three-night residency during SXSW 2017 at a venue currently known…
Ryan Leas | March 17, 2017 - 3:40 pm

Noname Will Not Perform For A Bunch Of SXSW Zombies

Noname has no time for your half-assed applause. From the outset of her performance at the French Legation Museum in East Austin yesterday, the young…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 17, 2017 - 11:25 am

Here Is Our Inevitable Review Of The Chainsmokers At SXSW

Welp, I did it: I went to see the Chainsmokers at SXSW. I liked it, too. Don't @ me.
Chris DeVille | March 17, 2017 - 10:24 am

Watch Hurray For The Riff Raff Join PWR BTTM At SXSW

PWR BTTM and Hurray For The Riff Raff both played NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's yesterday, and they briefly joined forces. Watch Alynda Lee…
Peter Helman | March 16, 2017 - 7:59 pm

Lana Del Rey Playing Surprise SXSW Set Tomorrow

As rumored, Lana Del Rey is indeed playing a surprise set at SXSW tomorrow. Apple Music has already hosted shows with Vince Staples, Spoon, and…
Peter Helman | March 16, 2017 - 6:45 pm

Solange’s SXSW Set Was A Contagiously Joyous Experience

Joy may not be the predominant emotion on A Seat At The Table, but it's the one most apparent at a Solange concert. She never…
Chris DeVille | March 16, 2017 - 1:58 pm

Lomelda Bring Starry-Eyed Texas Romanticism To SXSW

Lomelda are based out of Silsbee, TX -- a four hour drive east of Austin -- but the crowd at their opening slot at AdHoc's…
James Rettig | March 16, 2017 - 12:53 pm