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SXSW Premieres Remastered Print of The Breakfast Club

Cue up your John Hughes nostalgia for the SXSW Film premiere of the newly remastered version of The Breakfast Club, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:00PM Mon. Mar. 2, Marjorie Baumgarten

Next Up at SXSW: Zeke Duhon

“Next Up” continues its South by Southwest preview this week in an interview with Nashville-by-way-of-Tulsa troubadour Zeke Duhon. He recently signed to Big Deal Music (Ray LaMontagne, My Morning Jacket), and has since been writing with the likes of Brett Dennen and Kevin Griffin from Better than Ezra. Read More | Comment »

Music 1:00PM Fri. Feb. 27, William Harries Graham

SXSW Music List No. 9

With their music conference drawing near, now only 19 days away, South By Southwest’s weekly lineup announcements begin to read with some real name recognition. Read More | Comment »

Music 11:01AM Fri. Feb. 27, Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music Adds the Residents and a Free Latin Concert

The South by Southwest Music Conference bulked up its schedule today with the inclusion of San Francisco’s performance art veterans the Residents, and a free outdoor concert at Auditorium Shores featuring Latin luminaries Intocable, Bomba Estereo, and Compass. Read More | Comment »

Music 2:47PM Tue. Feb. 24, Kevin Curtin

SXSW Comedy: Your 2015 Lineup

Laugh lovers who have been holding their breaths waiting to hear who'll be at SXSW Comedy this year can exhale. The 2015 lineup is out and includes Amy Schumer, Upright Citizens Brigade, W. Kamau Bell, Dan Harmon, and more Saturday Night Live writers and players than you can shake Don Pardo at. Read More | Comment »

Rest of the Fest 2:30PM Mon. Feb. 23, Robert Faires

SXSW Music: List No. 8

The South by Southwest Music Conference – now just 25 days away (!) – continues to release its lineup via strategic strikes of midsized artists, rather than headliner bomb drops. This morning’s bulletin trumpeted another 191 acts added to the mega-bill of SXSWers that currently numbers 1,697 and will ultimately amount to over 2,000. Read More | Comment »

Music 11:30AM Fri. Feb. 20, Kevin Curtin

Next Up at SXSW: Ben Arthur

“Next Up” begins its South by Southwest campaign this week with the inaugural profile in a series of music festival previews. First up, New York songwriter Ben Arthur, who I met last year in Kansas City at the International Folk Alliance Conference. He had me from the first song. Read More | Comment »

Music 4:20PM Wed. Feb. 18, William Harries Graham

SXSW Film Conference Adds Christine Vachon, Ryan Gosling

The SXSW Film Conference complete lineup has clicked into place, with more than 240 sessions to choose from, including the just-announced final Film Keynote speaker, the legendary producer Christine Vachon of Killer Films. Read More | Comment »

Film 2:00PM Tue. Feb. 17, Kimberley Jones

SXSW Music: Lucky No. 7 List

After unloading three big lineup lists, South By Southwest has been portioning out artist announcements in small weekly batches. Lucky number seven adds 163 acts to a master list that now totals 1,506. That leaves roughly 500 slots unfilled for the SXSW Music Conference, Mar. 17-22 – just over one month away. Read More | Comment »

Music 11:01AM Fri. Feb. 13, Kevin Curtin

SXSW documentary on police violence needs finishing funds
 

One in a Crowd: Peace Officer

The law was William “Dub” Lawrence's life. The sheriff of Davis County in Utah, he founded his office's SWAT unit. Three decades later, he had a new investigation: finding out why that very SWAT team killed his son-in-law, Brian Wood. Read More | Comment »

Film 9:00AM Fri. Feb. 13, Richard Whittaker

SXSW Announces Midnighters and Shorts

When it comes to putting together SXSW's Midnighters schedule, "I program a lot with my gut," explained producer and senior programmer Jarod Neece. "I was a biochem major, so I don't have a long history as a cinephile, so I book what I like." Read More | Comment »

Film 2:00PM Tue. Feb. 10, Richard Whittaker

SXSW Music: List No. 6

Like clockwork, Friday fattens up the South by Southwest lineup. These 92 names raise the total to 1,343 of what will ultimately exceed 2,000 performers for the SXSW Music Conference, Mar. 17-22. Consistent with the last two announcements, this drop yields a handful of familiar acts and a lot awaiting mainstream discovery. Read More | Comment »

Music 11:01AM Fri. Feb. 6, Kevin Curtin

SXSW Film Announces 2015 Lineup

Following January’s tease of six titles, SXSW Film has unloosed its 145-film strong slate for the 2015 festival. Read More | Comment »

Film 2:00PM Tue. Feb. 3, Kimberley Jones

SXSW Music: List No. 5

We’ve been poring over the growing list of showcase announcements now arriving weekly from SXSW Music, combing through intriguing unknowns, international curiosities, and veteran favorites playing the conference March 17-22. Today, that talent pool deepens with another 111 artists. Read More | Comment »

Music 12:57PM Fri. Jan. 30, Kevin Curtin

Logan Green Tabbed for SXSW

His company invaded Austin last summer, and he invades South by Southwest this spring. Announced this morning, Lyft co-founder and CEO Logan Green is tabbed to provide a keynote address at SXSW Interactive, March 13-17. Read More | Comment »

Interactive 10:00AM Tue. Jan. 27, Chase Hoffberger

SXSW Music: List Four

Following last week’s gargantuan third list of Music acts, South by Southwest today announced another 176 names. That brings the total number of confirmed showcasers to 1,140. Expect Friday dispatches from the conference until not another band could possibly fit on local stages. Read More | Comment »

Music 1:40PM Fri. Jan. 23

SXSW Gaming Finalists Announced

The SXSW Gaming Awards return this year as the event moves to Downtown's Moody Theater. The co-hosts of the free show are YouTube stars Janet Varney and Markiplier. The categories have changed somewhat, but here's the list of nominees. Read More | Comment »

Interactive 8:00AM Fri. Jan. 23, James Renovitch

SXSW Music Wristbands on Sale Thursday

Wristbands for the South by Southwest Music Festival, at the discounted price of $169, are available to Austin area residents starting Thursday at 10am. Read More | Comment »

Music 2:47PM Wed. Jan. 21, Kevin Curtin

SXsports Announces Second Squad

Move aside, fellow headliners. The Round Mound of Rebound’s coming through. Announced today, Charles Barkley’s headed to Austin this March for featured speaker role at SXsports, the second-year Convergence component of South by Southwest. Read More | Comment »

Rest of the Fest 10:40AM Wed. Jan. 14, Chase Hoffberger

SXSW Interactive's Latest Speakers Announced

SXSW Interactive has dropped another list of names ranging from the nerdiest of the nerds to the brightest of stars. Read More | Comment »

Interactive 3:51PM Tue. Jan. 13, James Renovitch

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