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SXSW Music Live: Prince Tribute
If, like most of us, you didn’t make it into Prince’s marathon set at La Zona Rosa during SXSW 2013 – and you weren’t snacking inside IHOP when he popped in for a late-night breakfast – Friday night at Auditorium Shores may be the closest many of us will ever come to seeing the late Minneapolis legend perform live.

10:50AM Sat. Mar. 18, Thomas Fawcett Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Keynote: Garth Brooks
“Songwriting’s going downhill, and we as artists need to try and preserve that [art],” exhorted country superstar Garth Brooks backstage at the Austin Convention Center before his SXSW Music keynote address on Friday afternoon. “Everybody’s making something, but nobody’s making enough to survive.”

10:10AM Sat. Mar. 18, Bryan Rolli Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Big Star’s Third & Friends
Alex Chilton died seven years ago on the eve of a Big Star reunion at SXSW 2010. That showcase turned into a tribute, which subsequently spawned the Big Star’s Third orchestra with rediscovery of the original string score for the legendary Memphis band’s cherished 1978 album Third/Sister Lovers.

9:45AM Sat. Mar. 18, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Richard Barone Presents Greenwich Village in the Sixties
Musicians have documented their place of origin since minstrelsy was invented. Florida native Richard Barone moved to the Big Apple in time for punk and New Wave, and eventually settled into Greenwich Village in the lower part of New York City. In the Sixties, it became ground zero of the folk explosion.

9:17AM Sat. Mar. 18, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Reverberation Appreciation Society Showcase
Takeover of Hotel Vegas by Austin’s Levitation festival and its sponsoring Reverberation Appreciation Society on Thursday evening meant a variety of what constitutes psychedelia. Dead Meadow represented heavy stoner rock, Crocodiles grinned friendly indie-pop, and Royal Trux rolled out grungy slop. Ultimately, four local acts ruled the roost.

2:00PM Fri. Mar. 17, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Banks
There’s a certain ambiguity about Banks’ 2016 single “Fuck With Myself.” Does the Orange County native mean that she’s self-sabotaging, or is it a declaration of self-love?

1:35PM Fri. Mar. 17, Abby Johnston Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Music Live: Durand Jones & the Indications, Jamila Woods
Young frontman donning a trim kelly green cardigan, Durand Jones & the Indications opened their fourth set of the day on Thursday night the same way they do their recent debut album. Fatback drums and yearning organ set the tone for the searing sociopolitical soul of “Make a Change.”

1:20PM Fri. Mar. 17, Thomas Fawcett Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Lil Wayne
Throwing his sunglasses to the side and baring his mischievous smile, Lil Wayne sermoned through a frantic “I’m Goin’ In” as red lights silhouetted a sea of Weezy disciples Thursday night at a packed Stubb’s.

12:55PM Fri. Mar. 17, Alejandra Ramirez Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Def Jam Direct Deposit Live
Disappointment after disappointment, everything from the actual lineup to mostly lackluster performances, Thursday night’s Music is Universal: Def Jam Direct Deposit Live at Antone’s fell almost completely flat. And on deaf ears.

12:15PM Fri. Mar. 17, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

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