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DC Swoops Into SXSW to Kick Off Batman's 80th Anniversary
If you're looking to launch the global celebration of a certain Dark Knight's 80th bat-day, where better than a spot where a million bats make a choreographed flight into the night every sunset? So thought Batman publisher DC, which is kicking off its worldwide #LongLiveTheBat party at the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge on Fri., March 15.

2:20PM Fri. Mar. 15, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music News: Lauren Mayberry, Lizzo & Khalid Highlight Thursday
SXSW Music enters its final stretch, but there’s no winding down.

1:35PM Fri. Mar. 15, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion
Now in its eighth year, the Luck Reunion at Willie Nelson’s Spicewood ranch has become one of the premier events during SXSW. The single-day festival mixing artists new and veteran boasts a diversity-expanding Americana. With Mavis Staples headlining a new stage dedicated to female artists, that mission struck more powerfully than ever on Thursday.

1:10PM Fri. Mar. 15, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music: Beastie Boys Talk Ill Communication in Austin Studio
“It’s a little sad to admit,” Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz sighed, reflecting on how often the Beastie Boys wore disguises – wigs, fake mustaches, and ludicrous outfits – in 1993 and 1994 for nothing but their own amusement.

12:40PM Fri. Mar. 15, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Featured Session: Laura Jane Grace, Our Lady of Punk, Devours SXSW
Only one day into Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers’ tour for their debut LP Bought to Rot, Laura Jane Grace joined music writer Kayleigh Hughes for a SXSW retrospective on her life and career as the founder of seminal Gainesville punksters Against Me!, her experience coming out as transgender, and the “demonstrable power of punk.”

12:20PM Fri. Mar. 15, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: Amyl & the Sniffers
“This one’s called ‘Go Fuck Yourself,’” grinned Amy Taylor, spitfire vocalist for Australian boogie punks Amyl & the Sniffers, two thirds of the way into their Thursday night showcase. “No one else will.”

12:10PM Fri. Mar. 15, Tim Stegall Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Music Review: Cherry Glazerr
The happy hodgepodge that is SXSW filled Stubb’s outdoors with a group just getting to know Cherry Glazerr on Thursday night. They didn’t sing along. In fact, the audience took a bit to get warmed up.

11:55AM Fri. Mar. 15, Christina Garcia Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: Lonnie Holley/Mary Lattimore
Drifting through truth without illusion, Lonnie Holley rendered the clear facts of the moment into instantly divine poetry on Thursday evening as he streamed Astral Weeks-style testimony on the Colorado River, where the Southwestern sun scattered light across the wavy water and toward the stage outside of the Waller Creek Boathouse.

11:35AM Fri. Mar. 15, Rick Weaver Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: DJ Paypal/DJ Taye/Madam X
I counted five pieces of Teklife clothing in the crowd at Scratchouse on Thursday night. Visiting fans of the Chicago-turned-worldwide footwork collective were here for it, jittering to the turbo speed BPMs of affiliates DJ Paypal and DJ Taye. One futuristic club soldier in all black even led his own personal mosh pit.

11:15AM Fri. Mar. 15, Dan Gentile Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Music News: Arthur Brown Cancels Performance After New Zealand Mosque Shooter Plays “Fire” The Crazy World of Arthur Brown will not play at Waterloo Records today
Crisis Pregnancy Center Pushed Out Abortion Provider Whole Woman’s Health Anti-abortion CPC to replace reproductive health clinic
Batman’s Iconic Emblem Lights up Lady Bird Lake for Caped Crusader’s 80th Anniversary Congress Ave. Bridge and its resident bats proved the perfect backdrop
SXSW Music Review: From the Hills With Love Israel Nash’s answer to Luck Reunion and Revival Experience

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