Tag Archives: SXSW

Felix Walworth
SXSW pulls a Trump card — language in artist contact threatens to deport international acts for playing unofficial shows

According to a recent article by the AV Club, it looks like Austin’s “SXSW may refer international artists to immigration for playing unofficial shows.” Basically, in a disgusting Trump-esque move, SXSW is threatening to deport international acts who take part in any “non-sanctioned” SXSW event. Musician Felix Walworth—of bands such as Told Slant, Eskimeaux, and […]

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Diarrhea Planet at Do512 showcase at Barracuda shot by Maggie Boyd
SXSW 2016 (Saturday): HINDS, Diet Cig, Formation make up for line-wasting time

The one big drawback of SXSW is that you could potentially wait in a line for three or more hours for a really hyped event, think you’re going to get in, and then get royally effed over and left in the cold. This is what happened to me on my last day of SXSW 2016 […]

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Lightning Strikes at SXSW (Friday) shot by Maggie Boyd
SXSW 2016 (Friday): Willie Nelson’s party weathers the storm; CHVRCHES, Deftones rock SPIN showcase

Friday was a wild day for SXSW goers everywhere. The afternoon came and went without issue, but when the evening started rolling in, a nasty storm came along with it. All outdoor showcases were postponed and later shut down due to the weather. I myself was nowhere near Austin at the time, instead an hour […]

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Gallant at John Legend SXSW Showcase shot by Maggie Boyd
SXSW 2016 (Thursday): John Legend, Loretta Lynn, Gallant, DMA’S sparkle

Thursday at South by Southwest, we got to take in a diverse range of acts spanning a multitude of genres, including acts ranging from heavyweights like John Legend, Loretta Lynn and The Kills to up-and-comers like Gallant, Vince Staples and DMA’s. John Legend not only topped a SXSW showcase this year, but he showcased some buzzy […]

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Kacey Musgraves at Spotify House
SXSW 2016 (Wednesday): Kacey Musgraves, Charles Bradley, Julien Baker bring variety and good feels

Wednesday at SXSW we covered quite a bit of ground, hitting showcases all over downtown Austin featuring acts like Kacey Musgraves, Charles Bradley, BORNS, HAELOS, Anderson .Paak and a slew of other awesome acts. Check out our full coverage of the day! Things got started over at the Waterloo Records’ first showcase. There were some […]

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Jack Garratt at Spotify House shot by Maggie Boyd
SXSW 2016 (Tuesday): Big Boi, St. Lucia, Kacy Hill, Jack Garratt leave lasting impressions

Ah, Austin. It’s good to be back inside your town for South by Southwest (SXSW), and you really knew how to officially kick off the music portion of your epic city-wide festival, didn’t you? We got around quite a bit, and it’s only the beginning. Be sure to check in on our daily coverage if […]

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Scott Weiland
Remembering Scott Weiland: 1967-2015 — one of the greatest voices of our generation

Some will say that Scott Weiland lived many years beyond what was expected, given his hard and fast lifestyle as one of the biggest rock stars of the 1990s. It didn’t make it any less sad when the former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer was found dead Thursday in his tour bus at the […]

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ryn weaver
Out from under the microscope: an interview with rising pop-star Ryn Weaver

Last June, a song exploded in the music blogosphere that had tons of people asking one question: Who the f*ck is Ryn Weaver? When the wildly addictive “OctaHate” arrived on the scene last year, there was very little information out there on the talented singer-songwriter behind the track. Now almost a year-and-a-half later, the 23-year-old […]

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Ryn Weaver
Watch Ryn Weaver’s new video for “Traveling Song” (will probably make you cry)

The new music video from Ryn Weaver for her song “Traveling Song” should come with a NSFW disclaimer — because nobody wants to cry when sitting at their desk at work. Having seen Weaver perform live a number of times (from SXSW to Coachella to Bonnaroo), an emotional moment always comes in the form of […]

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Watch Grimy TV’s festival mini documentary from SXSW 2015

A couple weeks ago we sent our writer and video correspondent (Mark E. Ortega) to the musical madness that is South By Southwest for a five-day music bender. We wanted to capture the SXSW experience on video so people that have not been, can see what SXSW is all about. Not to mention, what the […]

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