"...Last year, the multimedia mega conference didn’t unveil a Music keynote until 10 days before Snoop Dogg internizzled on behalf of SXSW. Seeing as 2016 already telegrams an all-Bowie, all-the-time year, following Visconti with Iggy Pop and/or Iman only makes sense......."
"...London rapper Jay Prince, not to be confused with Rap-A-Lot Records CEO and SXSW 2016 keynoter J. Prince, has been keeping his Soundcloud page stocked with hot verses for a few years, but it was last fall’s 8-track EP Beautiful Mercy that took his game to the next level..."
"...All the acts campaigning for attention in 2016 were there Tuesday night:..."
"...South By Southwest beefs up its 2016 Music lineup this morning with the third and largest artist announcement yet. Highlights include 83-year-old country pioneer Loretta Lynn, reunited grunge heroines L7, and UK goth rockers the Cult..."
"...Produced with local promoter Jenni Finlay, the afternoon hit an early high with a performance by ATX’s Charlie Faye & the Fayettes, who delivered “Sweet Little Messages” with the swooning, throwback harmonies found on their girl group bow of 2016. Fellow Austinite Kinky Friedman followed with 30 minutes that offered as much comedy as music, and debuted several new cowboy cuts, including “Jesus in Pajamas” and “Circus of Life.”..."
"...Hamilton Leithauser Wed. 15, Banger's, 11pm After fronting NYC's beloved Walkmen 2000-14, Hamilton Leithauser struck out on his own with 2016's I Had a Dream That You Were Mine, his second solo album..."
"...Recent LP Malibu will stand as one of the best albums of 2016, and .Paak is keenly aware of the buzz surrounding his name, even if it’s overdue...."
"...Thu. 16, Hotel Vegas, 8:10pm Born and raised by Austin music royalty (psych drummer Lisa Cameron) the synth maven and Austin label Holodeck Records' in-house producer released a salient and introspective debut in 2016's Infinity Floor, a fervent mixture of techno atmospherics, old-school jungle, and house flavors. – Kahron Spearman Capyac..."
"...16, Victorian Room at the Driskill, 10pm A legendary songwriter for his Sixties/Seventies work with the Youngbloods, Jesse Colin Young pioneered Americana. In 2016, he began reissuing his catalog on vinyl, while also readying a new collection of songs for later this year...."