The Blanton Museum of Art
"...Last year's keynoter was MakerBot's Bre Pettis, CEO of the premier 3-D printing company. Read all of our SXSW 2013 coverage over here, and stay tuned to that same page as 2014 news begins to trickle in...."
"...Seventies-style street rockers led by namesake singer/guitar-handler Orville Bateman Neely, who restaffed his band in 2014 and left the garage scene in the dust. Since then, the band’s released a pair of 4-star albums propelled by the almighty guitar riff and hardened with big-dick attitude..."
"...In 2014, I advised you to check out brothers from Tupelo with a confusing name (Rae Sremmurd). The following season, it was a little-known Canadian pop singer with a weird dreadlock tuft (the Weeknd)..."
"...The Led Zeppelin wailer crowns a musical segment honoring Austin's greatest deejay and now Chronicle cover icon Paul Ray, who died days after David Bowie, following nearly 40 years of soundtracking the Texas state capital's Saturday nights with choice soul, blues, and R&B selections on KUTX flagship Twine Time. Plant, a regular listener in his townie days (2011-2014), makes a special trip to pay his respects via song...."
"...Seven weeks after the official announcement that SXSW Film & Interactive would move into the sports world, news emerges that a marquee component of the conference, set to run March 7-9, will include a conversation between Grantland’s Roger Bennett, a fixture on the ESPN subsidiary’s soccer-centric Men In Blazers podcast, and the German-born Jürgen Klinsmann, ageless head coach of United States Men’s National Team. While seated, the two will discuss, among other things (the success of the Austin Aztex, maybe?), the United States’ chances at the 2014 World Cup...."
"...SXSW Interactive will be held March 7-11, 2014. Keep up with all our SXSW coverage at austinchronicle.com/sxsw...."
"..."We are very excited about today's announcement and all the amazing content scheduled for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival," said Interactive Director Hugh Forrest in a press release. "From design to social good to privacy to non-profits to space exploration, these sessions represent the breadth of programming that SXSW Interactive offers the digital creative community."..."
"...SXSW runs March 7-16, 2014...."
"...Announced this morning, Red River venues Cheer Up Charlies and the Mohawk will engage in a midnight moment of silence Thursday morning to honor the four lives lost (and injuries sustained by others) when a car driven by Rashad Owens crashed through a crowd of festival-goers shortly after midnight during SXSW Music 2014...."
"...The news marks year three in which the prestigious Moody acts as the designated space for SXSW’s truly huge names, beginning with Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen in 2012 and shooting on through to Green Day last year. The difference in 2014 is that Apple will hold court for the entirety of the Music fest, whereas last year brought more diversity...."
"...audiences as maniac-in-the-making Tina in Ben Wheatley's pitch-black romantic comedy Sightseers. Yet that was scarcely her first or last dalliance with the more unnerving end of horror/comedy (see her career-starting work on cult favorite Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, Lee Hardcastle's 2014 short "There's Something in the Attic," or her directorial debut, Fantastic Fest 2014 short selection "Solitudo")..."
"...Road warriors throughout the South, their brand of Texas rock struts and rumbles. They've been working on a follow-up to acclaimed 2014 release Make Out King and Other Stories of Love..."
"...This year, the singer partnered with experimental Welsh act Jesu for January's Jesu /Sun Kil Moon. The SXSW vet's stirring set at Central Presbyterian Church in 2014 remains a festival high. – Neph Basedow..."
"...Guitarist for that disbanded trio, Yonatan Gat returns to the conference with a similarly workhorse schedule. Gat launched a solo career with his 2014 Iberian Passage EP, then topped it with last year's Director LP, a cement mixer of spazz jazz, noise rock, and world music..."
"...Lewis & the Funeral Five chronicle debauchery and deceit through juiced-up cabaret revivalism on their high-water mark, Delirium Tremendous. Puckish Austin supply-side punks the Yuppie Pricks lambaste Obamacare and celebrate Wall Street corruption on 2014's metallic-tasting Appetite for Consumption..."
"...March 16, 2014..."
"...14, Hotel Vegas Annex, 9:35pm "You're a feminist until I won't fuck you," scowls Eilidh McMillan in a thick Scottish accent. The Glasgow trio's been churning out fearless, no frills, sociopolitical punk since 2014..."
"...Finding Bonnie McFarlane at SXSW 2017 won't be a problem. The comedian who took on – and took down – the fallacy that "women aren't funny" in her 2014 "cockumentary" Women Aren't Funny, and who continues to put the lie to it every time she takes the mic, is booked at five events, including one with her name front and center: Bonnie McFarlane presents These Four Dudes (Sat., March 11, 11pm, Hideout Theatre)..."
"...Without further ado here are the winners of the 2014 SXSW Gaming Awards: Game of the Year Award The Last of Us – Naughty Dog Excellence in Gameplay Award Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons – 505 Studios Excellence in Art Award Bioshock Infinite – Irrational Games Excellence in Animation Award Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – NAMCO BANDAI Excellence in Technical Achievement Award Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar Games Excellence in Narrative Award The Last of Us – Naughty Dog Excellence in Design and Direction Award Tearaway – Media Molecule Excellence in Gaming Marketing Award Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Ubisoft Excellence in SFX Award The Last of Us – Naughty Dog Excellence in Musical Score Award The Last of Us – Naughty Dog Convergence Award Awarded to the 2013 indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence and pure crossover appeal through multiple mediums. Injustice: Gods Among Us – Warner Bros..."
"...This is all the more impressive given that this look into the world’s many beef-covered foodways also serves as one of SXSW’s most sumptuous feature-length debuts. Barbecue, adapted from Salleh’s 2014 short “Central Texas Barbecue,” divides its time between a dozen countries united in the narrative by their love for the title dish..."
"...On the venue’s second night hosting House of Vans once again, the Toronto pop quintet showcased material from its 2014 debut LP, curiously dedicating standout single “Marry Me, Archie” to New Jersey’s Real Estate, playing next door at Cheer Up Charlies. The minor-keyed “Party Police” slowed the pace from an otherwise upbeat string of similar-themed numbers, Rankin, 26, singing of “comfort in debauchery.”..."
"...He endeared the crowd with a few of his earlier, angrier mixtape cuts, but this set was primarily focused on his upcoming album. If you’ve heard “Down On My Luck,” that gorgeous, dusky, burbling ode to dance floor momentum and my personal pick for song of 2014, you’ll know that Mensa’s increasingly interested in the house and new jack swing that defined Chicago in the airbrushed Eighties...."
"...That same yearning voice began a capella under an outdoor tent Tuesday night on Rainey Street at Blackheart, belting out the opening lines of brooding soul ballad “Your Love Will Blow Me Away When My Heart Aches.” Dressed in a black t-shirt and playing guitar backed by bass and drums, Little leaned on 2014 debut EP Things I Forgot in a 20-minute set...."
"...Writer/director/co-star Trey Edward Shults used what he had on hand to create his first feature film (an expansion of his award-winning 2014 short film of the same name): his parents’ suburban Houston house, many of his own relatives, and most importantly, inspiration from family conflict that most people would rather forget than explore...."
"...So when producer and Outsports.com's Cyd Zeigler dubbed 2014 "the Year of the Gay Athlete," the time on the shot clock to examine "Why?" began to tick. Director Malcolm Ingram (Small Town Gay Bar, Continental) and Zeigler assembled a dream team of LGBTQ athletes: From Seventies San Francisco 49er David Kopay and tennis legend Billie Jean King to contemporary icons including the WNBA's Brittney Griner, NBA's Jason Collins, and Canadian hockey player, Charline Labonte (whose coming out story broke online as she interviewed for the film)...."
"...A trio called Unlocking the Truth – made up of extroverted fronted Malcolm Brickhouse, bassist Alec Atkins, and thunderous drummer Jarad Dawkins — first hit national radar after The New York Times published a an article on the band in August of 2014. What’s great about Luke Meyer’s affectionate doc Breaking a Monster is how it chooses to focus on this new-school band and its relationship with old-school music titan and Disney producer Alan Sacks (he handled the Jonas Brothers, once upon a time)..."
"...While it's known for horror, Blumhouse has been built on experimentation and diversity. However, its BH Tilt sub-label was founded in 2014 to extend its portfolio even further; now revamped through a deal with Neon, the imprint is pushing even more boundaries..."
"...After meeting with farmers and hearing their concerns in his first term, O’Rourke went against the advice of his D.C. fundraiser and voted no on the 2014 Farm Bill..."
"...Idea fermenting for years, the band was born amidst a spirited 2014 World Cup run by la patria. Fútbol nationalism in the air, Sanchez enlisted his brother Daniel on drums, and Erick Bohorquez (from Houston with Bogotá roots) and Medellín native Andres Villegas, both on guitar..."