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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J. Cole
SXSW Saturday explodes with hip hop: J Cole, Too $hort, G-Eazy & more

If Friday was the busiest day of SXSW for me, Saturday was the most intense. If you would have told me I’d end up seeing 39 performances and almost half of them would be hip hop or rap, I wouldn’t have believed it. But that’s what SXSW is partly about, broadening your horizons. My day […]

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Charlotte OC
SXSW Friday — The Ladies rule: Elle King, Natalie Prass, Charlotte OC & more

All week I knew that Friday promised to be the busiest day for me music-wise from beginning to end. From noon to 1:30 AM, I hit five different venues and got to see a dozen different acts, almost all of which I hadn’t gotten a chance to see the previous two days. My day started […]

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Raury
SXSW Thursday: Rising stars — Raury, Clairity, James Bay & more

I woke up Thursday to the sound of housekeeping knocking on the door of my cheap motel room that I found at 3:30 AM for $60. It was 11 AM and I had planned on being awake a few hours earlier but after being at SXSW all day Wednesday, I needed the few extra hours […]

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Ryn Weaver
SXSW Wednesday: Courtney Barnett, Ryn Weaver, Action Bronson & more

After taking a bus from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and flying into Austin from there (cheaper flight, y’all), I hit the ground running for South by Southwest (SXSW) on Wednesday. After waiting in line at the House of Vans at Mohawk for about an hour, I finally got in and was able to see […]

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SXSW’s Can’t Miss Showcases That Don’t Require A Badge

Were you like me and decided way late in the game to pull the trigger on attending this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin? Fear not. We’ve got a list of some of the best showcases that are open to non-SXSW badgeholders (usually with an RSVP). But remember to get there early kids because […]

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Win tickets to the Echo’s post SXSW party!

Did you miss out on last week’s SXSW? Lucky for you the Echo is hosting an all-star post SXSW party this Saturday, March 22nd at the Echoplex. It all starts at 3 p.m. and the line-up will feature: The Districts, Gavin Turek, DUNE RATS, Kauf, Misun, Chrome Canyon, Chad & the Meat Bodies, Twin Peaks, […]

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Danny Brown, Deap Vally, Guantanamo Baywatch & more bands close up SXSW with a bang!

We closed up our SXSW 2014 experience with a lot of L.A. love, and then some. Check out our photos below of Danny Brown, Mr. Elevator & Brain Hotel, Kiev, Deap Vally, and Guantanamo Baywatch going out with a bang! To view more of our 2014 SXSW photos and coverage, take a look at the […]

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SXSW Fashion Photos: Partying it up in style to some amazing tunes

Every year we deliver the best SXSW fashion and style photos for you to oogle at in awe (or shock). From hipsters to goths, hip hop heads and more — our photographers shoot the best style portraits depicting the vibrant scene at SXSW. We even get a lot of behind-the-scenes and backstage photos of some […]

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deap vally photos
Photos: Jeremy Messersmith, Happy Jawbone Family Band and Deap Vally at SXSW

We took it a bit easier at SXSW on Friday, but still catched some great bands. Our SXSW highlights on Friday were Jeremy Messersmith, Happy Jawbone Family Band, and Bad Not Good and Deap Vally. All three bands put on some very amazing sets and if you’re not already hip to the aforementioned bands we highly […]

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The Strypes charm SXSW with an explosive indie rock ‘n’ blues performance

In celebration of St. Paddy’s Day, we decided to dedicate an entire blog post to The Strypes. The Irish indie blues rockers absolutely blew minds at SXSW, especially ours. The Strypes are a powerhouse four-piece rhythm and blues band hailing from Cavan, Ireland, formed in 2011 by Ross Farrelly (lead vocals/harmonica), Josh McClorey (lead guitar/vocals), […]

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