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"...Meanwhile, SXSW notches up its ATX selection to 224 with the addition of 29 locals, including post-bluegrass hellraisers Whiskey Shivers, song maverick Jonathan Terrell, and inspirational hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm, who garnered Band of the Year honors at the Austin Music Awards a landmark three times, 2014-2016...."
"...Jansen Fri. 17, Elephant Room, 1am Born in Cincinnati and based in Philadelphia, Jansen brings the oft-overlooked baritone saxophone back to prominence with the straightforward jazz found on his second LP, 2014's Ronin...."
"...Annabelle Chairlegs started in 2014, after Mackin moved from Santa Fe to Austin. She met Schweinberg that SXSW at her house show, and by late summer the band performed its first set – opening Holy Wave's European tour kickoff at Hotel Vegas..."
"...Parker Millsap's sophomore LP kicks off raw and raucous, "Hades Pleads" chugging a howling blues that immediately showcases the 23-year-old's growth from his eponymous 2014 debut. The Oklahoma songwriter's eclectic roots reach likewise stretches impressively, from the soul-tinged "Pining" and trembled touch of "Morning Blues" to the cathartic apocalypse of "The Very Last Day." Centerpiece "Heaven Sent" draws poignant tension as a young gay man searches for reconciliation with his religious father, and while the gentle "Jealous Sun" and "A Little Fire" find Millsap still trying to tackle his higher trill effectively, "Tribulation Hymn" closes in fervent throwback gospel fashion..."
"...Dre yet uses wildly inventive beats. One of Africa's most versatile young musicians and film actors, Augustine Kelechukwu, aka Tekno, won a slew of Best New Artist awards when he burst upon the scene in 2014...."
"...This is because Clark, whose previous feature White Reindeer played SXSW in 2014, displays among the most sensitive touches of any independent filmmaker at work today. As in the films of Hedges, James C..."
"...Smooth and smart, they rip through keys and steel-backed roots stomps inflected with touches of Muscle Shoals. Two of Austin's top young songwriters cement the bill, with Ben Ballinger's dusky, weathered vocals matching his emotionally worn ballads in preparation for this year's follow-up to 2014 sophomore outing The State I'm In..."
"...Sour Notes 11pm, Cheer Up Charlies What began as a bedroom project for singer-songwriter Jared Boulanger has blossomed into a band of serious intent. The Austin quintet's fifth LP, 2014's Do What May, features a wall of sound and synths, yet never strays too far from its pure pop aspirations..."
"...Nor was it the presence of Gareth Edwards, director of 2010 SXSW microbudget marvel Monsters and director of the upcoming 2014 Godzilla for Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures and Toho...."
"...Mason Endres remembers very little about being hit by a drunk driver who plowed through late-night crowds on Red River during South by Southwest 2014. A concussion wiped out most of her memories from that evening...."
"...J. Cole2014 Forest Hills Drive (Columbia)..."
"...March 6, 2014. 42 photos...."
"...This morning, Shake Shack, the uncommonly popular burger joint that’s spent the past decade setting the world ablaze from all points between Florida, New York, England, and Kuwait, announced it will offer Austinites excited about the restaurant’s Oct. 2014 inclusion into the Austin Burger Conversation a free sampling of what they’ll be eating when the first Texan Shake Shack opens at Lamar Union...."
"...Yet director Finlay Pretsell deliberately avoids any details of what and how and why. It's enough to know that, in 2014, Millar tried to get back on the road to the Tour de France – his nemesis, his greatest victory, his defining achievement...."
"...Serial, released in 2014, reached 16 million people in season 1, a number greater than the opening viewership of many successful TV shows and movies. He said according to figures by Edison Research, one-quarter of Americans over 12 say they have listened to a podcast and that podcasts are advancing quickly, with This American Life getting 1 million listeners in four years, Serial achieving this in four weeks, and S-Town in four days...."
"...In 2014, Charlene deGuzman was already an indie-cool YouTube and social media star (she describes her route to fame as "telling sad-girl Twitter jokes") when she hit rock bottom in her sex and love addiction journey. She sought help, entered a 12-step program, and forced herself through a difficult period of abstinence...."
"...Residing in outer space with a green card for Amsterdam, Olf van Elden produces a clean galactic sound, echewing cosmic noodling in favor of the crisp gunmetal of a house music starship. Disco reigned on his memorable play of 1985 Italo classic "Baja Imperial" during a 2014 Dekmantel appearance. Catz N Dogz..."
"...2014 sophomore platter All or Nothin' broke out Nikki Lane as part of the new wrecking-ball crew razing the Nashville establishment. 2017 follow-up Highway Queen on New West paired the South Carolina native with producer Jonathan Tyler for a more rocking rebel twang. Red Shahan..."
"...punks' first proper LP. Sonically, Nothing Feels Natural proves an easier pill to swallow in that the barbed, political lyrics are even more visceral and cutting than 2014 EP Bodies and Control and Money and Power..."
"...On Tuesday, Kesha arrived at SXSW to discuss online bullying with Refinery29’s Chief Content Officer Amy Emmerich. Although she hasn’t released new material in several years, 30-year-old Kesha Rose Sebert (she removed the $ in 2014) has developed a massive fan base in that time – for both her music and her activism...."
"...As a love letter to Hanh himself, no film that I know – including 2014’s One Week in Plum Village or Meditation in Action: The Life and Work of Thich Nhat Hanh – has matched the cinematic grandeur of Walk With Me. Ultimately, this lovely movie falls somewhere between unintentional mindfulness propaganda and brief (truly brief) historical consideration of Hanh’s impact on international spiritual health..."
"...In the two clips he screened, Sandberg showed his new direction for Annabelle 2 (ETA Aug. 11), which he noted is not a straightforward successor to the 2014 Rosemary's Baby-inspired original..."
"...Located 30 miles outside of Austin on Nelson’s Spicewood ranch, the makeshift Western town had provided an idyllic and surreal setting for what has become one of the best nonaffiliated events during SXSW. Nonetheless, the charm of the old storefronts and barns offered little in the way of security from a major storm, and as the skies darkened, thoughts turned to the town’s 2014 destruction by tornado-force winds...."
"...That lack of fullness, of variety of sound, caused a lot of the material to blend together, despite the set being made up of forthcoming material, picks from recent EPs, 2014’s LP Zentropy, and more. Recordings of “Young” and “O Contest Winner,” two new tracks relying heavily on synths, sound like a dramatic departure from Zentropy, but came out indistinguishable live..."
"...Billowing smoke, glowing rings, dashikis, masks, mystery, mayhem – dancing: Golden Dawn Arkestra amounts to visual LSD onstage. Austin's Afrobeat aliens successfully etched a psychedelic jazz-funk party onto their 2014 debut EP, and now repeat the trick with sophomore vinyl that deepens the grooves into electro-funk..."
"...There's effortless, unhurried groove as he slides from the disarming grit of Nineties hip-hop in "Without You" to Sixties soul on "The Bird" and honey-dripped R&B with "Am I Wrong," all following like Kendrick Lamar opus To Pimp a Butterfly. And at 30, .Paak's still like you and me: "A product of the tube, living room watching old reruns." The less conventional of the two, Milo, 24-year-old Wisconsin rapper Rory Ferreira, rearranges words with a childlike curiosity heard on his 2014 Hellfyre Club-helmed debut, A Toothpaste Suburb..."
"...Then make way for K-Pop juggernaut Mamamoo. A Korean chart fixture since 2014 debut, their back-to-back 2016 singles "I Miss You" and "Taller Than You (1cm)" add slow-jam R&B and sly hip-hop to the quartet's TLC-style arsenal..."
"...Millsap continues the thread of 2014's self-titled debut with songs about being spiritual, but not necessarily religious. He walks a fine line sometimes, invoking fire and brimstone in folk and blues settings augmented by the occasional scary screech from fiddler Daniel Foulks...."
"...Noise-rock trio So Pitted follows, the Washingtonians' showcasing their first LP, Neo. Next, former Smith Westerns singer Cullen Omori premieres his solo debut, New Misery, which marks the Chicagoan's first recording since the 2014 disbanding..."
"...Nashville songwriter Bryan Simpson opens with eclectically cacophonic eponymous debut as the Whistles & the Bells, his creaking vox howling over strings and aggressive percussion. North Mississippi Allstar Luther Dickinson digs revealingly retrospective for new double-LP Blues & Ballads, while Houstonian Robert Ellis highlights new work following up his impressively genre-stretched third LP from 2014, The Lights From the Chemical Plant..."
"...By contrast, Bye Bye Badman works a dreamy, Eighties electro-pop vibe on second LP Authentic. Fellow traveler WYM dances down a similar road, intermingling disco and anthemic pop via his 2014 album After Moon..."
"...Queen Suitcase won the grand prize at New Taipei City's massive Ho-Hai-Yan Rock Festival in 2010. The quartet serves up a winning swirl of surf, psychedelia, girl-group vocalizing, and spaghetti Western-isms on their 2014 debut, The Carefree Hyperspace Band..."
"...Opening Austin imprint Nile Mile Records’ showcase on Tuesday at Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room, the local songwriter looked like an appropriately disheveled blur of bad decisions himself, more like standing at the close of SXSW than its beginning. Yet the moment he struck the first chords of “Natatorium” from 2014 LP The State I’m In, Ballinger fell into place onstage, uncompromised and focused...."
"...Brodsky and, let’s face it, pretty much everyone wants a sane explanation as to why, on Saturday, May 31, 2014, two seemingly ordinary 12-year-old girls led another girl, a close friend, into the woods outside their home in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and attempted to kill her her, stabbing her 19 times and then leaving her for dead, a ritual sacrifice to the fictional internet meme dubbed "the Slenderman.”..."
"...Cóndor Jet11pm, Friends Part of a thriving Chilean rock scene, Providencia's Cóndor Jet formed in 2010 and have released two well-received albums: 2013's Anillos and 2014's Sin Lugar. The trio is a regular at South American festivals and in opening slots for the likes of Tame Impala, whose fans will find much to love in Cóndor Jet's soaring dream pop..."