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Artists Drop Out of Official SXSW Shows Due to Army Sponsorship
Ahead of South by Southwest’s Friday kickoff, several visiting musical artists including Squirrel Flower and Mamalarky have dropped out of their official showcasing concerts in protest of the festival’s U.S. Army sponsorship.

1:46PM Tue. Mar. 5, Carys Anderson Read More | Comment »

At Besame Mucho, a Latin Music Capital Por Nosotros
Booked like first-year Lollapalooza and staged à la ACL Fest, Circuit of the Americas’ Latin music eclipse, Besame Mucho on March 2, manifested a first for Austin and who knows where else: an alternate reality.

11:45AM Mon. Mar. 4, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

W.C. Clark, the Godfather of Austin Blues, Has Died
Austin musician W.C. Clark, known as “the Godfather of Austin Blues” and a mentor to Stevie Ray Vaughan, has died. He was 84.

9:30PM Sat. Mar. 2, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

Cactus Lee, Nemegata, Font, Grace Sorensen Set for the Chronicle’s Hair of the 3-Legged Dog Party
Changing venues, delayed set times, notoriously erratic Texas weather: Almost nothing about South by Southwest is predictable. Right as rain, however, comes Hair of the 3-Legged Dog, the Chronicle’s annual March day party.

5:11PM Thu. Feb. 29, Carys Anderson Read More | Comment »

Olivia Rodrigo, at the Precipice of Rock and Pop Stardom
Beginning with hair flips and Dr. Martens kicks, Olivia Rodrigo’s Wednesday stop in Austin constructed a rock-and-pop sandwich.

12:03PM Thu. Feb. 29, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

DAWA Highlights BIPOC Artists With Third Annual Unity Showcase
Vision: 8291, a collaboration between DAWA (Diversity Awareness and Wellness in Action) and South by Southwest, presents its third annual Unity music showcase.

4:19PM Wed. Feb. 28, Miranda Garza Read More | Comment »

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Selena Gomez, Conan O’Brien, Sydney Sweeney Top SXSW’s Sixth Featured Speakers Announcement
The stars have aligned for South by Southwest’s latest keynotes and featured speakers announcement – meaning a ton of celebrities, including Selena Gomez, Conan O’Brien, and Sydney Sweeney, have signed on to attend the festival.

1:54PM Tue. Feb. 27, Carys Anderson Read More | Comment »

Less Talkin’, More Rockin’: The Austin Music Awards Touch Down at Antone’s
For our 42nd go-around, we at The Austin Chronicle thought we’d take a different approach to the 2024 Austin Music Awards: Less talkin’, more rockin’.

4:15PM Mon. Feb. 26, Carys Anderson Read More | Comment »

SXSW Announces Free Public Events Featuring Bootsy Collins, Bob Schneider
South by Southwest has announced the lineup for this year’s Community Concert series at Lady Bird Lake. Bootsy Collins, Bob Schneider, and more are slated to play free gigs March 14-16, with all shows open to the public (not just SXSW badge holders).

2:51PM Thu. Feb. 22, Carys Anderson Read More | Comment »

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