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SXSW Live Shot: J. Cole
Outside was a mob scene, with lines wrapping around turnstiles before eventually meeting bigger groups of lines. VIP traffic jams frayed out unto beaucoup bored bystanders. It was the longest line SXSW saw this year, according to Sam Heineman, manager of the conference’s grandest gatherings.

1:45PM Sun. Mar. 22, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

SXSW Live Shot: Twista
You were out of luck if attempting to gain entry through a bevy of the burliest security even an hour before Twista’s 1:20am start time. While the former Tung Twista’s set was brief and chaotic, the Chi-Town legend didn’t disappoint nearly as much as the Trinity Hall at Old School’s cranky sound system.

1:25PM Sun. Mar. 22, Marc Savlov Read More | Comment »

SXSW Live Shot: Okayplayer
Founded by Questlove, Okayplayer has long served as a curator of cool and champion of left-of-center underground talent. Saturday night’s Rainey Street showcase at Bungalow proved the website and online community still has a finger on the pulse.

1:15PM Sun. Mar. 22, Thomas Fawcett Read More | Comment »

SXSW Live Shot: Taiwan Music Night
K-Pop this is not. Inhabiting the fringes of SXSW for multiple years, Taiwan Nite possessed its Rainey Street headquarters Saturday night, Icenhauer’s, each act exposing another of the island’s many musical kinks.

12:55PM Sun. Mar. 22, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

SXSW Live Shot: Doug Sahm Tribute
“If y’all can’t get in the groove tonight, you’d better just go back to where you came from,” offered Joe Nick Patoski to a packed Paramount Theatre Saturday night. Having just screened his new doc, Sir Doug & the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove, he made the most convincing case for his subject as Texas’ essential musician with an all-star music tribute.

12:30PM Sun. Mar. 22, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film 2015 Rundown
Over nine days of SXSW Film, we churned out so many reviews and interviews and photo galleries, it’s hard to keep track. Here’s a handy rundown of all our SXSW Film 2015 coverage.

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SXSW Live Shot: Best Coast
Things were relatively tame at the Uproxx House late Saturday night. That is until Bill Murray walked in and the entire venue swarmed him, cell-phones snapping away at the actor. His presence, unfortunately, meant music momentarily took a backseat for most present.

11:40AM Sun. Mar. 22, Neph Basedow Read More | Comment »

SXSW Comedy: Doug Loves Movies
During his second show at this year’s Fest, comedian Doug Benson said the Downtown government buildings made a “great backdrop for all the anti-government movies they’re showing” at SXSW. Just as fitting: his 4:20 curtain call three blocks from the Texas State Capitol.

11:30AM Sun. Mar. 22, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

SXSW Live Shot: Sick of It All
Must have felt like old times for the Koller brothers. After a brawl shut down the Gypsy Lounge before Skepta’s Thursday headline set, by Saturday the East Sixth venue had five Travis County Sheriff cars parked out front, and constables patrolling inside. Just like the good old/bad old post-Reagan days that forged Sick of It All.

11:25AM Sun. Mar. 22, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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