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South by Southwest looms just 21 days away, so the lineup ticks toward completion, while big names remain reserved for a March reveal. Today’s confirmation, including Stones Throw mastermind Peanut Butter Wolf, pop charmers Royal Teeth, Aussie songbird Kasey Chambers, and local rockers White Denim, adds grist for the mill.

10:10AM Fri. Feb. 17, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music List No. 7
One month. That’s how long we have until the planet tilts southerly on its axis for the largest summit of music, film, and tech on Earth. South by Southwest, March 10-19, thus beefs up its music lineup this morning, adding 140 acts including Pussy Riot Theatre, jazzed-out soul vocalist Bilal, and British MC Kano.

10:00AM Fri. Feb. 10, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

John Doe Moves to Austin
“Oh, come on! It ain’t that cold is it?” John Doe pokes fun at me for cranking up a space heater in my garage office at the onset of our phone interview.

10:00AM Thu. Feb. 9, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Unleashes the Midnighters
Get ready to lose sleep and gain bragging rights at SXSW. Just as the rest of the Festival has been heavy on world premieres, so the Midnighters gang leaps out with a series of first screenings, including the eagerly awaited Mayhem, some Tokyo-style gore, and a local headtrip.

1:10PM Tue. Feb. 7, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Adds Speakers, Films
From moon explorers to tech investors, musicians to Muppets, and from the joint chiefs of staff to the wrestling ring: SXSW just unleashed a monster wave of guests, speakers, and extra film titles for the upcoming Fest.

1:00PM Tue. Feb. 7, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Rolls Out Sixth List
Another Friday, another list of acts headed to Austin for South by Southwest. The mega-festival creeps just five weeks away now and today’s list of 126 artist additions – highlighted by Moby Grape great Peter Lewis, raging L.A. power duo Deap Vally, and neo-retro Latin rockers Chicano Batman – brings the running total to roughly 1,303.

10:00AM Fri. Feb. 3, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Rolls Out Sixth List
SXSW Announces Film Lineup
125 films. 85 world premieres. 11 North American first time looks, and 51 feature debuts. The SXSW Film roster has arrived, with big features like Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, the debut of Starz's American Gods adaptation, and documentaries on subjects from the Grateful Dead to Black Lives Matter.

2:00PM Tue. Jan. 31, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music No. 5
South by Southwest arrives in exactly six weeks. Music fans from Austin to Australia remain eager for some mention of headliners, but so far the local conference has proved stingy in that department. The most prominent act on today’s rack of 174 festival additions is folk charmer Hurray for the Riff Raff.

10:00AM Fri. Jan. 27, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Taps FBI Director James Comey
South by Southwest has a hot ticket to announce today: The Conference plans to bring James Comey to Austin for a sit-down in mid-March.

1:00PM Thu. Jan. 26, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

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