"...Reminding us that it's never too early to think about that March behemoth that takes over Austin (whether you're a participant or not), SXSW released some tidbits on its 2017 Festival...."
"...Political stink wafting from the White House casts a foul odor over American culture in 2017. No one escapes it, certainly not SXSW..."
"...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..."
"...SXSW Music nabbed the morning headlines with the unveiling of a second keynote speaker and 200-plus acts on the 2017 bill. But the conference also dropped a few non-Music speakers into the mix today, including a Muslim journalist who started a movement and a producing powerhouse who co-parented a Terminator...."
"...A smattering of films, including the Opening Night Film (Terrence Malick’s Austin-set film Song to Song) have already dropped, and previously announced keynotes and featured speakers include Lee Daniels, Gareth Edwards, Kathryn Hahn, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Jill Soloway, and more. SXSW 2017 runs March 10-19..."
"...Named the Preferred Car Rental Company of SXSW 2017, Enterprise is offering a rental code discount (L65SXSW, PIN SXS) for festivalgoers. Enterprise has a number of locations across Austin, and you can rent online or by phone at 800/261-7331...."
"...Headlining SXSW 2017 with a last-minute free concert at Auditorium Shores on Saturday night, Garth Brooks at 55 is a necessarily different entertainer than the Nineties superstar who transformed country music by climbing stage riggings and wearing out audiences...."
"...South by Southwest kicks off Friday, March 10 and, once again, we're here to keep things queer. Following in last year's footsteps, 2017’s Fest is literally sparkling with queer bands, queer panelists, and queer films..."
"...Hype!Saturday, March 11, 7:30pm Long Center Terrace, 701 W. Riverside schedule.sxsw.com/2017/films/66351 It's the 20th anniversary of this documentary covering the humble beginnings and not-so-humble rise to prominence of grunge in the Nineties..."
"...They get to meet these chef coaches, seeing themselves represented in a plethora of ways that will get them to start thinking about their life outside the food desert.” [image-3] The New Food Words: What Do They All Mean? SXSW is all about buzz, and what’s buzzier than buzzwords? By the end of the weekend, my head was swimming. Fortunately for me, I ended my day with a panel moderated by Farmhouse Delivery's Martha Pincoffs, Whole Foods Market's Joe Dickson, EPIC meat bars cofounder Taylor Collins, and the Wall Street Journal's Annie Gasparro, who talked about the how consumers can language of emerging food trends and helped deconstruct words consumers will be seeing on supermarket shelves in 2017 and beyond..."
"...Saturday's big event is the 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards, a ceremony recognizing the achievements of games in categories like Excellence in Narrative, Fan Creation of the Year (which includes fan-made games and modifications in addition to art and video projects), and the Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award for unconventional themes, content, or characters. The winners were determined by votes from fans earlier this year..."
"...In that regard, whether you want to acknowledge it or not, the most starfuckable entertainer at SXSW 2017 – per sales volume – is country icon Garth Brooks. The alter ego of unsuccessful smooth-pop singer Chris Gaines ranks as the top selling solo artist in the history of American music and holds a local record for the fastest sellout of the Erwin Center, moving all the tickets for his 1992 appearance at the UT basketball stadium in just 47 minutes – before people had internet...."