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SXSW 2016 Film Awards
Screens Story  March 17, 2016


Playback – SXSW 2016: FOMO
Fear of Missing Out at SXSW Music 2016? Best pack it in now.
Music Column  March 17, 2016, by Kevin Curtin


Tech Guru to Close SXSW Interactive
Headspace founder Andy Puddicombe to speak at 2016 fest
DAILY SXSW  September 21, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...Puddicombe joins a roster of SXSW 2016 speakers that includes MBAs Across America CEO and opening keynote Casey Gerald, world traveller and food expert Anthony Bourdain, Black Girls CODE founder Kimberly Bryant, Vox media CEO Jim Bankoff, and Facebook global director for diversity Maxine Williams (as announced in the first and second rounds of speakers)...."

SXSW Cancels Panels, Cites Safety Threats
Harassment panel pulled; BuzzFeed threatens boycott
DAILY SXSW  October 27, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...Bands drop out, films have technical issues, panelists and moderators oversleep. However, the festival has announced that two panels scheduled for SXSW Interactive 2016 have been canceled over security concerns...."

SXSW Music News: Wednesday/Thursday
Dignitaries, cancellations, surprise pop-ups, and Thursday picks
DAILY SXSW  March 17, 2016, by Kevin Curtin


SXSW Co-Founder Louis Jay Meyers (1955-2016)
Festival instigator dies on its biggest day
DAILY Music  March 11, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...Louis Jay Meyers, one of the four men who founded South by Southwest, died locally of a heart attack this morning at St. David’s South – coincidentally the first day of SXSW 2016 and hours before perhaps the major moment in the conference’s 30-year history: a keynote speech by President Barack Obama...."

2016 SXSW Film Venue Guide
Where to go, how to get there, and what that line’s going to be like
DAILY Screens  March 7, 2016


SXSW Music: Mega Third List
L7, the Cult, Loretta Lynn and 556 more added to the Fest
DAILY Music  January 12, 2016, by Kevin Curtin and Raoul Hernandez
"...South By Southwest beefs up its 2016 Music lineup this morning with the third and largest artist announcement yet. Highlights include 83-year-old country pioneer Loretta Lynn, reunited grunge heroines L7, and UK goth rockers the Cult..."

SXSW Unleashes the Midnighters
Mayhem, 68 Kill, plus Behind the Mask retrospective
DAILY SXSW  February 7, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...And speaking of pure raw midnight fodder, SXSW 2016 sees Doug Benson team up with local cinema baiters Master Pancake for the fifth St. Patrick's Day takedown of the Leprechaun series, the inappropriate-at-all-levels Leprechaun in the Hood..."

SXSW Interactive Announces Several Featured Speakers
You have seven months to let this sink in
DAILY Screens  July 28, 2015, by James Renovitch
"...Just yesterday SXsports announced it will feature NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Today they reveal a handful of Interactive speakers “curated to highlight some of the hot topics at SXSW 2016.”..."

SXSW Expands Music Festival
Pussy Riot speaker announced along with badge latitude
DAILY Music  July 25, 2016, by Kevin Curtin


Getting Around Austin: SXSW Edition
Alternatives to driving your car (because that's a terrible idea)
DAILY SXSW  March 3, 2016, by Eloise Kirn
"...Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the preferred rental car vendor for SXSW 2016. Enterprise and its sister company, National Rent Car, will be offering a variety of vehicles and convenient locations at the airport and around Austin..."

SXSW Music: Luck Reunion
Anything can happen in Willie World!
DAILY SXSW  March 17, 2017, by Doug Freeman


SXSW Music News: Tuesday/Wednesday
First night climaxes and 5 Next Big Things
DAILY Music  March 16, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...All the acts campaigning for attention in 2016 were there Tuesday night:..."

SXSW Music News: Thursday/Friday
Ready for the weekend? Tonight’s top picks
DAILY SXSW  March 18, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...London rapper Jay Prince, not to be confused with Rap-A-Lot Records CEO and SXSW 2016 keynoter J. Prince, has been keeping his Soundcloud page stocked with hot verses for a few years, but it was last fall’s 8-track EP Beautiful Mercy that took his game to the next level..."

SXSW Film Announces Features Lineup
Competitive narratives and docs unveiled, plus more
DAILY Screens  February 2, 2016, by Josh Kupecki
"...After January's sneak peek of a half-dozen titles, SXSW Film has finally drawn back the curtain on its 2016 lineup...."

SXSW Film Announces Keynotes
Fest releases full schedule, plus convergence details
DAILY SXSW  February 16, 2016, by Richard Whittaker


SXSW Adds Speakers, Films
Buzz Aldrin, Kesha, Cory Booker, Cecile Richards, and more
DAILY SXSW  February 7, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...Firpo Refuge is a multimedia project chronicling human stories from the European Refugee Crisis, focused on humanity and hope. Shot on location in Greece, January 2016..."

SXSW Music News: Stormy Friday
Wind, rain, and a weapon torments SXSW on Friday night
DAILY SXSW  March 19, 2016, by Kevin Curtin


Playback: Biggest Austin Music Stories of 2016
Looking back on the biggest Music news headlines of the year
Music Column  December 22, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...Fun Fun Fun Fest is now owned by real estate billionaires ... Welcome to Austin 2016! Transmission Events, Austin's most trusted independent concert promoters, fractured when owners Graham Williams and James Moody surrendered the company to investors Stratus Properties, who wanted to shift focus away from live music..."

Tuesday SXSW Interview
Argentine rockers Capsula cover Bowie's Ziggy Stardust to open SXSW Music 2016
Music Story  March 10, 2016, by Alejandra Ramirez


Playback: Post Pop Depression: After SXSW
Still wearing your SXSW badge or wristband? We don't blame you.
Music Column  March 24, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...Hinds lived the quintessential buzz band experience at SXSW 2016, playing 17 shows over four days. It was a victory lap for the Spanish band who played 16 gigs at SXSW last year...."

SXSWedu Announces 2016 Speakers
Autism thought leader Temple Grandin to deliver keynote speech
DAILY News  October 23, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...Wondering whether your panel has been picked for SXSWedu? Wait no longer. The education-centric segment of the SXSW family has announced its first round of panels and speakers for 2016...."

ACL Fest 2016 Lineup
Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons, LCD Soundsystem
DAILY Music  May 5, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...On Wednesday, the Austin City Limits Music Festival teased its 2016 lineup with sign spinners around town holding up placards: Mumford & Sons, Haim, Chainsmokers, LCD Soundsystem. That P.T..."

SXSW List No. 8
Chvrches, Mike Watt, MSTRKRFT, and 123 more
DAILY Music  February 19, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...South by Southwest’s 2016 artist roster continues to crystallize with this morning’s fresh addition of 127 acts, including Glaswegian electro favorites Chvrches (booked for a DJ set), Minutemen/Stooges bass champion Mike Watt, and Canadian electronic duo MSTRKRFT...."

SXSW Film Announces Audience Awards
The people have spoken
DAILY Screens  March 19, 2016, by Josh Kupecki
"...2016 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award Winners..."

Transportation Options at SXSW
How to get around during the clusterfuck of festival season
DAILY SXSW  March 1, 2017, by Katarina Brown


Playback: Welcome to Terrordome: Sixth Street During SXSW
Appraising APD's solution to Sixth Street during SXSW
Music Column  April 7, 2016, by Kevin Curtin


SXSW Comedy: Briefly
Arts Story  March 10, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...The 2016 edition of South by Southwest Comedy will feature more than 100 comics over nine days. Here's a quick tour of highlights. Live But It's For TV..."

SXSW Film Adds Midnighters and More
Horror lineup announced, plus shorts and more
DAILY Screens  February 9, 2016, by Richard Whittaker


Playback – SXSW Recap: Love, Hate, Garth & Trump
Final love / hate SXSW listicles
Music Story  March 23, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Speaking of no-shows, familial obligations kept Steve Earle from the 2016/17 Austin Music Awards at the Moody Theater last Sunday, and Ryan Adams canceled his Friday night slot at the same venue due to an upper respiratory infection, then called out fans on Twitter who criticized him for skipping the show. Love & Hate..."

Top 10 Horror Films of 2016
Ghosts, ghouls, zombies, and ... turkey basters?
DAILY Screens  December 31, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Terror is arguably more universal. And as we stare into the unblinking, Sauron-esque eye of 2017, it's a good time to look back on the most terrifying cinematic and home releases of 2016...."

SXSW List No. 5
NOFX, Leon Russell, and Trae Tha Truth join Iggy Pop
DAILY Music  January 29, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...Yesterday, in a standalone announcement, South by Southwest confirmed the 2016 conference’s first superstar – Iggy Pop. The leathery punk visionary tests out his new band with Queens of the Stone Age leader Josh Homme at the Moody Theater on Wednesday, March 16, promoting upcoming LP Post Pop Depression...."

SXSW Announces Keynotes, First Speakers
Geneticist, Transparent creator head up first round
DAILY SXSW  July 25, 2016, by Richard Whittaker


SXSW List No. 9
Number nine (Wale), number nine (Miike Snow), number nine (Peaches)
DAILY Music  February 26, 2016, by Kevin Curtin and Raoul Hernandez
"...Next Friday brings the final list of SXSW 2016 roster additions. Here’s the full list of today’s cut:..."

SXSW Film Releases First Wave of Panels
The Mr. Robot crew are back
DAILY Screens  October 20, 2015, by Josh Kupecki
"...2016 SXSW Film Conference Sessions..."

SXSW List No. 4
179 acts added to the spring music convergence
DAILY Music  January 22, 2016, by Kevin Curtin and Raoul Hernandez
"...Thus far, South by Southwest has vetted nearly half the acts (928) for its 2016 Music Conference, March 15-20, with a series of massive lineup drops arriving monthly. Today, the Festival shifts into a high gear with the first of its weekly small-batch artist announcements – this one yielding 179 performers...."

SXSW Film Drops First Round of Titles
Pee-wee Herman rubs shoulders with Slenderman and Preacher
DAILY Screens  January 7, 2016, by Josh Kupecki
"...SXSW Film has announced the first six films (well, technically five films and one TV show) for its 2016 lineup. Four of them are world premieres, and two have an Austin connection...."

2016’s 10 Biggest Queer Crushes
We’ve got a crush on you and all you do
DAILY The Gay Place  December 29, 2016, by Sarah Marloff
"...Despite – or perhaps because of – the tumultuous year, these queers brought some much needed humor, strength, and all-around badassness to 2016. We gotta admit, we’re crushin’ hard here...."

Second Big SXSW Music List
Nile Rodgers, Modern English, Cool Kids, and 204 more added
DAILY Music  November 15, 2016, by Kevin Curtin


SXSW Music Live: Conqueroo Day Party
ATX hootenanny sends beloved PR maven out with a bang
DAILY SXSW  March 19, 2017, by Doug Freeman
"...Produced with local promoter Jenni Finlay, the afternoon hit an early high with a performance by ATX’s Charlie Faye & the Fayettes, who delivered “Sweet Little Messages” with the swooning, throwback harmonies found on their girl group bow of 2016. Fellow Austinite Kinky Friedman followed with 30 minutes that offered as much comedy as music, and debuted several new cowboy cuts, including “Jesus in Pajamas” and “Circus of Life.”..."

SXSW Brings Back SouthBites Dinners
And Showtime announces Double R Diner pop-up
DAILY Food  February 24, 2017, by Thea Newell
"...Kevin Fink is the chef and owner of Rainey Street’s Emmer & Rye, a technique-driven restaurant focusing on grains, milling, and fermentation. He was named one of Food & Wine’s “Best New Chefs” in 2016, and Emmer & Rye was named one of Bon Appetit’s “Best New Restaurants 2016.”..."

An English Spaceship Lands at SXSW
Director Alex Taylor finds the alien in teenage alienation
DAILY SXSW  March 15, 2016, by Richard Whittaker


SXSW Music Live: UK Grime
Mutt mixture of hip-hop, bass music, garage
DAILY SXSW  March 15, 2017, by Kahron Spearman
"...Grime’s Jay Z without the wealth or airs, Kane Robinson tore down his set, a mixture of independent old and major label new. Bass pounding, the Top Boy actor’s high-wattage delivery surged through on “Hail” and “New Banger,” off 2016’s Made in the Manor..."

SXSW Music: Must-See Indie
11 essential indie bands at SXSW
Music Story  March 16, 2017, by Libby Webster
"...Hamilton Leithauser Wed. 15, Banger's, 11pm After fronting NYC's beloved Walkmen 2000-14, Hamilton Leithauser struck out on his own with 2016's I Had a Dream That You Were Mine, his second solo album..."

2017 SXSW Film Venue Guide
Where to go, how to get there, and how to navigate the lines
DAILY SXSW  March 3, 2017
"...Looking for alternate means to get around? Wearing out the tread in your new festival sneaks is always the best option, but our SXSW Transportation Guide has some other ideas to get you from point A to point B, C, and D. What you won’t be able to do is hail an Uber or Lyft; those guys left town in a huff back in the spring of 2016, but we’ve got plenty of other ridesharing options, including official SXSW Rideshare wheels Fasten..."

SXSW Music: Iggy Pop
More “Funtime” from the king of punks
DAILY Music  March 17, 2016, by Greg Beets


SXSW Music Keynote 1: Tony Visconti
Bowie producer leads multiple speakers as yet-to-be announced
DAILY Music  January 26, 2016, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Last year, the multimedia mega conference didn’t unveil a Music keynote until 10 days before Snoop Dogg internizzled on behalf of SXSW. Seeing as 2016 already telegrams an all-Bowie, all-the-time year, following Visconti with Iggy Pop and/or Iman only makes sense......."

SXSW Music: Second Band List of 2016
Tommy Stinson, Thee Oh Sees, Mercury Rev, and 212 more
DAILY Music  November 17, 2015, by Kevin Curtin, Raoul Hernandez and Chase Hoffberger


Hey, SXSW, How You Doin'?
Tech pioneers, music innovators, and a daytime fave added
DAILY SXSW  November 9, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...• Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador Guy Kawasaki and Symone Sanders, political strategist and press secretary for Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign..."

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