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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 »

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 »

SXSW Announces Gaming Award Nominees and Hosts
You can almost feel the tectonic shift as March approaches marking the annual disappearance of UT students and appearance of copious hipsters, tastemakers, disruptors, and synergists for SXSW. Don’t forget the geeks though. SXSW hasn’t, and they proved it this morning when they announced the SXSW Gaming Awards nominees and hosts.

10:00AM Wed. Jan. 25, James Renovitch Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music List Four
Since last fall, South by Southwest has parceled out its 2017 music lineup via sometimes massive lists revealing hundreds of performers. From here on out, the conference will release small batches every Friday. This week’s arrives a day early so as not to compete with tomorrow’s presidential inauguration.

1:15PM Thu. Jan. 19, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Announces New Batch of Featured Speakers
Today, SXSW unveiled some more of their Featured Speakers for the Fest. Notable among the names are Game of Thrones co-creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

10:00AM Wed. Jan. 11, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music List No. 3
Now two months way, South by Southwest Music released its largest block of bands to date this morning. The new batch of 498 acts includes psychedelic stoner trio Dead Meadow, rising Minneapolis singer/rapper Lizzo, B-52’s singer Cindy Wilson, and Sad13, pop project of Speedy Ortiz frontwoman Sadie Dupuis.

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

Terrence Malick Film to Open SXSW
Today’s announcement of seven world premieres scheduled to play at South by Southwest 2017 includes the news that Terrence Malick’s Song to Song, a love story set against the Austin music scene, has been selected as the March 10 opening night film. The film festival runs March 10-19.

1:01PM Thu. Jan. 5, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

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