The Austin Chronicle Guide to SXSW 2017

SXSW
SXSW 2017: music
SXSW Music Live: The Roots & Friends
SXSW Music Live: The Roots & Friends
“This is the best shit of the whole South By!”

March 19, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Stones Throw Showcase
SXSW Music Live: Stones Throw Showcase
L.A. hip-hop imprint throws another closing-night banger

March 19, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Garth Brooks
SXSW Music Live: Garth Brooks
Stage antics get winded but not his bestselling catalog

March 19, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Big Thief
SXSW Music Live: Big Thief
Day party robbed by Masterpiece maker Adrianne Lenker!

March 19, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Conqueroo Day Party
SXSW Music Live: Conqueroo Day Party
ATX hootenanny sends beloved PR maven out with a bang

March 19, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Grandaddy
SXSW Music Live: Grandaddy
Wrestling guitars back from the rise of synthesizers

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Lemon Twigs
SXSW Music Live: Lemon Twigs
Shredded Seventies pop laced with Todd Rundgren, Queen, Beatles

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Mastodon
SXSW Music Live: Mastodon
Brutally efficient as equally heavy

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Live: The Sandinistas
SXSW Music Live: The Sandinistas
Clash city rockers

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Live: No Brain
SXSW Music Live: No Brain
Seoul’s answer to Green Day

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Live: D.R.A.M., Talib Kweli, Benjamin Booker, Tkay Maidza
SXSW Music Live: D.R.A.M., Talib Kweli, Benjamin Booker, Tkay Maidza
Rappin’, rockin’, bangin’

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Prince Tribute
SXSW Music Live: Prince Tribute
Free Auditorium Shores “partyup” rages like 1999

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Keynote: Garth Brooks
SXSW Music Keynote: Garth Brooks
Country music standard talks up songwriters

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Big Star’s <i>Third</i> & Friends
SXSW Music Live: Big Star’s Third & Friends
Alex Chilton remembered still

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Richard Barone Presents Greenwich Village in the Sixties
SXSW Music Live: Richard Barone Presents Greenwich Village in the Sixties
Soft Boys, Youngbloods, Moby Grape, Brian Jones’ grandson, etc.

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Spoon Nite 3
SXSW Music Live: Spoon Nite 3
Local heroes split the difference between the first two nights

March 17, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Reverberation Appreciation Society Showcase
SXSW Music Live: Reverberation Appreciation Society Showcase
ATX viral synth wave stars Survive levitate

March 17, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Banks
SXSW Music Live: Banks
Fuckery or non-fuckwithable?

March 17, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Durand Jones & the Indications, Jamila Woods
SXSW Music Live: Durand Jones & the Indications, Jamila Woods
Old souls, new faces

March 17, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Def Jam Direct Deposit Live
SXSW Music Live: Def Jam Direct Deposit Live
Where’s Russell Simmons when you need him?

March 17, 2017

SXSW Music Live: MetalSucks Showcase
SXSW Music Live: MetalSucks Showcase
Even death won’t get festivalers off Sixth Street

March 17, 2017

SXSW Music: Luck Reunion
Luck Reunion
Anything can happen in Willie World!

March 17, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Spoon Nite 2
SXSW Music Live: Spoon Nite 2
Two nights down, one to go

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Avett Brothers
SXSW Music Live: Avett Brothers
Make way for the headliners

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: British Jazz
SXSW Music Live: British Jazz
U.S. Immigration can’t keep great jazzmen/women down

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Lil Yachty, Tei Shi, Noname
SXSW Music Live: Lil Yachty, Tei Shi, Noname
Chicago meets Hotlanta

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: NPR Music Presents Pwr Bttm, Lizzo
SXSW Music Live: NPR Music Presents Pwr Bttm, Lizzo
Punk and pop-hop for outsiders

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Showtime Presents Nick Waterhouse, Grandmaster Flash
SXSW Music Live: Showtime Presents Nick Waterhouse, Grandmaster Flash
Waterhouse sets the stage, Flash torches it

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Solange
SXSW Music Live: Solange
Soft, vulnerable, and in control

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: At the Drive-In
SXSW Music Live: At the Drive-In
Surprise set from reunited El Pasoans steals the showcase

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Pegi Young
SXSW Music Live: Pegi Young
D-i-v-o-r-c-e and all-star ’Bama backing

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Bash & Pop
SXSW Music Live: Bash & Pop
Replacements bassist ties one on

March 16, 2017

SXSW Panel: G-Funk With Warren G
SXSW Panel: G-Funk With Warren G
Barbecue at G’s pad!

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Keynote: Nile Rodgers
SXSW Music Keynote: Nile Rodgers
Don’t be afraid of the Top 40

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Spoon Nite 1
SXSW Music Live: Spoon Nite 1
ATX brand grooves like Prince

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Erykah Badu, Thievery Corp, Wu-Tang
SXSW Music Live: Erykah Badu, Thievery Corp, Wu-Tang
Some go-go, some Baduizm, even Shaolin mastery

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Modern English
SXSW Music Live: Modern English
I melt with you – mostly

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: BBC Radio
SXSW Music Live: BBC Radio
Grime, glitch, and throat-squelched screams

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: UK Grime
SXSW Music Live: UK Grime
Mutt mixture of hip-hop, bass music, garage

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Stereogum Party
SXSW Music Live: Stereogum Party
Real Estate, Sleigh Bells – feh! Girlpool bests all

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: City of Austin Showcase
SXSW Music Live: City of Austin Showcase
Calliope Musicals and Emily Wolfe blow the rooftop off

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Kevin Morby
SXSW Music Live: Kevin Morby
Texan channels a new millennial Townes Van Zandt

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Modern Outsider Showcase
SXSW Music Live: Modern Outsider Showcase
Austin label packs club, dance floor, and homegrown breakouts

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: David Vincent
SXSW Music Live: David Vincent
Death metal pioneer and new Austinite goes stone country

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Panel: Kesha
SXSW Music Panel: Kesha
“I’m not going to let hate win”

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Robert Glasper
SXSW Music Live: Robert Glasper
One limb in jazz, others in hip-hop and modern R&B

March 14, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Cindy Wilson
SXSW Music Live: Cindy Wilson
B-52s beehive tames down

March 14, 2017