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SXSW Expands Music Festival
The countdown to South by Southwest 2017 ticks at 228 days. Next year’s buzz bands are still six to eight months away from reveal, but we doubt Donald and Melania Trump will get the same keynote invitation the Obamas received earlier this year. Nevertheless, SXSW 2017 has begun taking shape with this morning’s announcement of 11 speakers.

11:00AM Mon. Jul. 25, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Announces Keynotes, First Speakers
So SXSW has just made its major announcement about huge changes for badgeholders, and what exactly those badges will get them into. Now they've put out the first roundup of speakers, with massive names from science, politics, technology, TV, music, and sports.

10:00AM Mon. Jul. 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Showtime's SXSW Comedy Puts Austin Culture in the Crosshairs
It’s easy to make jokes about SXSW – the lanyards, the tech scene enthusiasts, even the whiteness (as comedian Moshe Kasher puts it, “diverse kinds of white people”). The six performers for SXSW Comedy With Natasha Leggero never missed an opportunity to capitalize on the ridiculousness of Austin’s culture while they performed in the middle of it.

8:00AM Fri. Jul. 15, Emily Gibson Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: I Am a Hero
Sometimes it's difficult living up to your name. Especially when your name is an ideogrammatic pun that really doesn't translate well.

6:15PM Wed. Mar. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Carnage Park
Another film festival, another Mickey Keating film. The only working director to give Sion Sono a run for his money on both quality and quantity of titles, the enfant terrible of American genre cinema has gone back to the desert for his fourth feature, Carnage Park.

3:00PM Wed. Mar. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: We Are X
If X Japan were American and sang in English, they would be the biggest band in the world. So sayeth Gene Simmons of Kiss in We Are X, a history of the biggest band you never heard of.

2:45PM Wed. Mar. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Kaci and the Wagakkiband: A SXSW Interview
Before those well-dressed forces of nature that comprise Wagakkiband rocked the adoring crowd at SXSW's Des Moines Embassy last week, Chronicle freelancer (and sometimes cover model) Kaci Beeler stopped by the Zella House lounge to find out what all the buzz was about.

1:05PM Wed. Mar. 23, Kaci Beeler and Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

SXSW Interview: Parker Millsap
On March 25, Oklahoma’s Parker Millsap follows up his acclaimed debut with an even harder LP, The Very Last Day. The 23-year-old singer-songwriter tells humane stories with an unusually detailed eye, while allowing his fiddle-driven trio to soundtrack the heart of American music. Witness them Saturday at St. David’s Historic Sanctuary, 11pm.

3:00PM Sat. Mar. 19, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music: Barry Adamson
Barry Adamson’s music was always destined to exist on the fringes of society, along with the freaks, lovers, and creeps he celebrates.

2:15PM Sat. Mar. 19, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

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