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SXSW’s Big Third List
In one gargantuan list, South by Southwest programmers have stocked more than a quarter of the music lineup for the March mega conference. Big names include “Everyday We Lit” rapper YFN Lucci, Fugees Haitian Wyclef Jean, and Canadian post-punk breakouts Ought.

10:00AM Wed. Jan. 10, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Adds Melinda Gates
SXSW has already loaded up with heavy-hitter keynotes for 2018, and today sees another big name: Melinda Gates, often seen as the real philanthropic force behind the globe-spanning Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will speak at this year's conference.

10:33AM Mon. Jan. 8, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Keynotes: Albini, Cohen & Deal
Lyor Cohen, the music industry veteran who headed up Def Jam Records and Warner Music Group before advancing the contemporary label model with his 300 Entertainment, will deliver a keynote speech at South by Southwest.

10:00AM Tue. Dec. 12, 2017, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Hey, SXSW, How You Doin'?
SXSW has never shied away from controversy, and today's latest round of speakers carries one of the most divisive figures to be added to the roster: Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire famous for killing Gawker. That's not the only surprise, because today's wave of speakers stretches from tech to daytime TV favorites.

10:00AM Thu. Nov. 9, 2017, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

London Mayor Sadiq Khan for SXSW
There are groundbreaking politicians, and then there is Sadiq Khan. From working class migrant roots to the first Muslim leader of a major Western city, he has personified diversity in Britain. Now SXSW has just added the Mayor of London as its latest keynote speaker.

6:00AM Wed. Nov. 8, 2017, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Adds to 2018 Music Lineup
South by Southwest has released a second wave of showcasing music acts for the conference’s 2018 iteration, including rock & roll life coach Andrew W.K. and recent ACL Fest performers Tank & the Bangas, the New Orleans funk and soul tribe that won the 2017 NPR Tiny Desk contest.

10:00AM Tue. Nov. 7, 2017, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Releases First Wave of 2018 Performers
For most of us, South by Southwest remains a distant concern – still five months away. For the conference’s music programmers, however, the culling of talent has been going on for months and now the unloading begins. Today’s list, numbering 207 acts, represents a 10th of the talent that will ultimately descend on Austin March 12-18, 2018.

10:00AM Wed. Oct. 11, 2017, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Darren Aronofsky Speaking at SXSW
No film has baffled, befuddled, and split audiences this year quite like Mother!, but love it or hate it, there's no doubt it secured Darren Aronofsky's reputation as one of the great directors of this era. Now he adds another accolade: SXSW 2018 Keynote speaker.

10:00AM Tue. Oct. 10, 2017, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Gaming Announces Dates and Headliners
South by Southwest lingers far off in the distance, but the hype builds regardless. Case in point: SXSW Gaming just announced its 2018 dates and details. If you are already on board, the event takes place March 15-17 at the Austin Convention Center, and wristbands are on sale now at www.sxswgaming.com.

3:35PM Thu. Sep. 14, 2017, Bailey Shelden Read More | Comment »

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