For this year's opening night film, South by Southwest serves up Chef, an indie homecoming by Hollywood bigshot Jon Favreau, who wrote, directed, and stars in a visual dish that’s more a passable gumbo than a four-star entrée. Read More | Comment »
Following the world premiere of his new comedy Chef at SXSW Film, actor/director Jon Favreau announced via Twitter yesterday that Gary Clark Jr. would be his afterparty’s surprise musical guest, causing a line of hundreds to form outside of Mohawk Friday. Read More | Comment »
The free and public expo continues through the weekend as the crowds swell and parking grows increasingly scarce. Here are some of the highlights from Friday that might help your wandering through the Palmer Events Center. Read More | Comment »
Boyan Radakovich thinks board games have reached a golden age. No, not Monopoly. (Sorry!) Think more like Catan, Puerto Rico, Pandemic, and Austinite Steve Jackson’s Munchkin. (No more Outburst of puns after the jump. Promise!) Read More | Comment »
There have been too many plenty of films about the world-famous live music scene deep in the heart of Texas. Documentaries and narratives alike have spent countless hours trying to strike a chord with viewers and convey the spirit – the steadily beating heart – of Austin's artists and venues. Read More | Comment »
This is one for the fans. If Madlib, J Dilla, and MF Doom records spin on your deck regularly, Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton will feed your appreciation. Otherwise it’s a pleasant document of an art-first, profits-last outfit done good. Read More | Comment »
Welcome to South by Southwest Film, where the lines are a mess and your planning won't matter. Do you race across town for another show, or start lining up now for your evening pick? For the duration of the Fest, we're posting a few trailers for each day's films to help you make (or, you know, complicate) some of those tough scheduling decisions. Read More | Comment »
Jace Clayon, also known as DJ/rupture, had never heard of Julius Eastman, but quickly fell in love with his experimental, minimal music and confrontational, fiercely queer personality. Admiration turned into inspiration and now here we are at the first Southern performance of his tribute show. Read More | Comment »
While the reports of their closing may not have been greatly exaggerated, Austin shopping institution Toy Joy, reported to be closing this weekend, is not quite ready to throw in the brightly colored, Hello Kitty-festooned towel.
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Hey SXSW attendees, did you arrive in Austin with family in tow? Is your wife burning through that coveted music badge while you’re on baby-wearing duty? We’ve got you covered with family friendly music events that prove you can still party with a cross-body diaper bag.
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