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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, Bailey Shelden Read More | Comment »

Ta-Nehisi Coates for SXSW 2018
Revolutionaries of news, technology, and music rub shoulders with institutions in the latest additions to the lineup for SXSW 2018, with modern media heavy hitters like Ta-Nehisi Coates, the team from The Daily Show, and Teen Vogue's editor joining the roster alongside greats like Charlie Rose.

10:00AM Wed. Aug. 30, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Ta-Nehisi Coates for SXSW 2018
 
Moonlight Director Returns to SXSW
In 2008, a little-known filmmaker named Barry Jenkins premiered his first film, Medicine for Melancholy, at SXSW. A decade later, and with an Oscar for Moonlight on his shelf, he returns as the first announced keynote speaker for SXSW 2018.

10:00AM Mon. Jul. 24, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Unleashing the Hounds of Love
The serial killer as lone wolf is terrifying enough. Yet two serial killers bonded by blood seems infinitely more frightening. That hideous dynamic inspired Ben Young to film Hounds of Love. He said, "We've all seen 'girl gets kidnapped' stories before, but we haven't really seen 'couple who kidnaps girls' stories before."

9:00AM Fri. May 12, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: The Roots & Friends
On a stacked SXSW Saturday night billed as the Roots & Friends, a seemingly endless array of artists graced the stage of a 450-capacity shotgun venue. This meant that for every one ecstatic fan that made it into the Bud Light-sponsored revue, another five were left on the outside looking in, many of whom had waited in line for hours.

1:25PM Sun. Mar. 19, Thomas Fawcett Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Stones Throw Showcase
Peanut Butter Wolf sure knows how to pick ’em. Once more, canny Stones Throw label founder and curator Chris Manak delivered a strong Saturday SXSW showcase for cool kids at the Main. Drummer/producer Karriem Riggins’ soul-rattling bass kicks and the mainstream-divergent R&B of Gabriel Garzón-Montano distinguished themselves in particular.

12:30PM Sun. Mar. 19, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Music Live: Garth Brooks
Headlining SXSW 2017 with a last-minute free concert at Auditorium Shores on Saturday night, Garth Brooks at 55 is a necessarily different entertainer than the Nineties superstar who transformed country music by climbing stage riggings and wearing out audiences.

11:55AM Sun. Mar. 19, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Big Thief
Despite unforgiving Austin sunshine beating down all day Saturday, throngs of people packed the inside and outside of Cheer Up Charlies. The Lost Weekend day parties, pulled together by BrooklynVegan and the local Sound on Sound Fest – replacement for Fun Fun Fun Fest – closed its three-day for brave souls needing to squeeze in six more hours of music.

11:30AM Sun. Mar. 19, Libby Webster Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Conqueroo Day Party
For nearly a decade, veteran music publicist Cary Baker has hosted a SXSW day party boasting the best Americana talent in the name of his L.A.-based firm Conqueroo, founded in 2004. Baker declared this year his final trek to the festival, ending a run that began in 1988, SXSW’s second year. He left on a high note with Saturday’s blowout at Threadgill’s.

11:00AM Sun. Mar. 19, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

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