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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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."