SXSW 2019: Music
PHOTOS: Photos From the Final Weekend of SXSW 2019
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, John Anderson, John Leach, Savannah Opre, and Todd V. Wolfson

Mon., March 18, 2019

SXSW Music Review: From the Hills With Love
SXSW Music Review: From the Hills With Love
Israel Nash’s answer to Luck Reunion and Revival Experience

March 18, 2019

PHOTOS: The Austin Chronicle Hair of the 3-Legged Dog SXSW 2019 Day Party
Photos by John Anderson

Mon., March 18, 2019

SXSW Music News: Arthur Brown Cancels Performance After New Zealand Mosque Shooter Plays “Fire”
SXSW Music News: Arthur Brown Cancels Performance After New Zealand Mosque Shooter Plays “Fire”
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown will not play at Waterloo Records today

March 17, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Leyla McCalla
SXSW Music Review: Leyla McCalla
Cultural folk chanteuse gives voice to the voiceless

March 16, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Nicole Atkins/Erin Rae
SXSW Music Review: Nicole Atkins/Erin Rae
The new Nashville sound

March 16, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Bush Tetras
SXSW Music Review: Bush Tetras
Dance music only the Lower East Side in 1979 could’ve produced

March 16, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Swervedriver
SXSW Music Review: Swervedriver
Pulling the plug on the sweetest of crunches

March 16, 2019

SXSW Music Review: The Beths
SXSW Music Review: The Beths
Kiwis process the Christchurch mosque shooting at last SX set

March 16, 2019

SXSW Music Review: MUSICOMEXP by Aurélie Ferrière
SXSW Music Review: MUSICOMEXP by Aurélie Ferrière
Transformative travelogue of a Magellan-like sea voyage

March 16, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Shao
SXSW Music Review: Shao
Dark, ominous, electronic “sound design”

March 16, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Japan/Korea Summit
SXSW Music Review: Japan/Korea Summit
The best of Asian rap and electro for the cost of a Lone Star

March 16, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Dungeon Family
SXSW Music Review: Dungeon Family
Big Boi and Goodie Mob make hay

March 16, 2019

SXSW Music Keynote: Beastie Boys
SXSW Music Keynote: Beastie Boys
Ad-Rock and Mike D remain funny to us, too

March 16, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion
SXSW Music Review: Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion
Mavis Staples steals show at the Red Headed Stranger’s ranch

March 15, 2019

PHOTOS: Photos from Day 7 of SXSW 2019
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Jana Birchum, John Anderson, Savannah Opre, and Todd V. Wolfson

Fri., March 15, 2019

SXSW Music: Beastie Boys Talk <i>Ill Communication</i> in Austin Studio
Beastie Boys Talk Ill Communication in Austin Studio
Ad-Rock & Mike D detail the origins of “Sabotage” and “Sure Shot”

March 15, 2019

SXSW Music Featured Session: Laura Jane Grace, Our Lady of Punk, Devours SXSW
SXSW Music Featured Session: Laura Jane Grace, Our Lady of Punk, Devours SXSW
Against Me! founder on the “demonstrable power of punk”

March 15, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Amyl & the Sniffers
SXSW Music Review: Amyl & the Sniffers
Aussie punks froth equal parts AC/DC and Ramones

March 15, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Cherry Glazerr
SXSW Music Review: Cherry Glazerr
Meet Clementine Creevy, rocking headstand specialist

March 15, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Lonnie Holley/Mary Lattimore
SXSW Music Review: Lonnie Holley/Mary Lattimore
Instant poetry by Holley and golden harp from Lattimore

March 15, 2019

SXSW Music Review: DJ Paypal/DJ Taye/Madam X
SXSW Music Review: DJ Paypal/DJ Taye/Madam X
Teklife footwork heroes meet a genre-bending UK ambassador

March 15, 2019

SXSW Music Review: The Comet Is Coming
SXSW Music Review: The Comet Is Coming
London jazz-tronica trio sparks psychedelic soul vibrations

March 15, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Kokoko!/Bixiga 70/Jojo Abot
SXSW Music Review: Kokoko!/Bixiga 70/Jojo Abot
Afro tsunami lays waste to Sixth Street world music hub

March 15, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Rico Nasty/Tierra Whack/Dreezy
SXSW Music Review: Rico Nasty/Tierra Whack/Dreezy
Three of the many women in hip-hop clawing new self-expression

March 15, 2019

SXSW Music Panel: The Hip-Hop Bubble That Popped Culture
SXSW Music Panel: The Hip-Hop Bubble That Popped Culture
Long ignored, the genre now takes industry to the next level

March 15, 2019

SXSW Music Keynotes: Shirley Manson & Lauren Mayberry
SXSW Music Keynotes: Shirley Manson & Lauren Mayberry
Scottish powerhouses take control of the narrative

March 15, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Revival Experience at Camp Lucy
SXSW Music Review: Revival Experience at Camp Lucy
Not at all the Hill Country brush Fyre Fest trolls predicted

March 14, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Army
SXSW Music Review: Army
Hardcore punk townies siege Beerland’s patio

March 14, 2019

PHOTOS: Photos from Day 6 of SXSW 2019
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, John Anderson, Savannah Opre, and Todd V. Wolfson

Thu., March 14, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Viagra Boys
SXSW Music Review: Viagra Boys
Stockholm irony punks contort mass hypnosis

March 14, 2019

SXSW Music Review: The Klitz
SXSW Music Review: The Klitz
Memphis punk pioneers endure

March 14, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Omar Apollo
SXSW Music Review: Omar Apollo
Chicano psych-soul breakout busts a move

March 14, 2019

SXSW Music Review: De La Soul/Black Pumas/Leikeli47
SXSW Music Review: De La Soul/Black Pumas/Leikeli47
Stage barrier can’t contain rock star triad

March 14, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Jazz Re:Freshed Showcase
SXSW Music Review: Jazz Re:Freshed Showcase
Ezra Collective grounds another all-star UK jazz convergence

March 14, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Moritz Simon Geist/Daniel Brandt
SXSW Music Review: Moritz Simon Geist/Daniel Brandt
German sound scientists court and counter the rise of the bots

March 14, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Byrke Lou
SXSW Music Review: Byrke Lou
German physicist scans for life and structure with digital soul

March 14, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Laura Misch
SXSW Music Review: Laura Misch
Sound bleed can’t silence South London experimentalist

March 14, 2019

Joan Jett Shreds Stubb's at SXSW Music
Joan Jett Shreds Stubb's at SXSW Music
I love rock & roll is here to stay

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Fontaines D.C.
SXSW Music Review: Fontaines D.C.
Post-punk Dubliners achieve must-see, early-week greatness

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Review: The Chills
SXSW Music Review: The Chills
Kiwi pop legends christen Texas for the first time in decades

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Boy Better Know Collective
SXSW Music Review: Boy Better Know Collective
London grime collective seizes Seventh Street

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Husky Loops
SXSW Music Review: Husky Loops
Pop-steady Italian trio practices law at Mansun, Moroder & Schifrin

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Vaarwell/The Fur
SXSW Music Review: Vaarwell/The Fur
St. Paddy’s Day arrives early for Lisbon and Taiwan imports

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Mavis Staples
SXSW Music Review: Mavis Staples
The freedom highway extends all the way to the Clive Bar

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Review: KCRW Showcase
SXSW Music Review: KCRW Showcase
J.S. Ondara, Broken Social Scene, and Cautious Clay go goth!

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Tiny Desk Family Hour
SXSW Music Review: Tiny Desk Family Hour
Nine sanctified mini concerts debut a future SX staple

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Kokoko!
SXSW Music Review: Kokoko!
Congolese instrument recyclers amplify euphoria out of chaos

March 13, 2019

16 Punk Rock Bands to Slam Into at SXSW
16 Punk Rock Bands to Slam Into at SXSW

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Interview: The Stitches
Interview: The Stitches
OC fourpiece has been preaching the punk gospel of 1977 since 1993

March 13, 2019

11 EDM Artists to Help You Find the Beat at SXSW
11 EDM Artists to Help You Find the Beat at SXSW

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Interview: Daniel Brandt
Interview: Daniel Brandt
Suit-and-tie techno artist talks about his musical influences

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Interview: Moritz Simon Geist
SXSW Music Interview: Moritz Simon Geist
German musician creates robotic electronic music

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Interview: Lou Rebecca
SXSW Music Interview: Lou Rebecca
French chanteuse infuses current pop with retro influences

March 13, 2019

18 International Frontwomen at SXSW Music
18 International Frontwomen at SXSW Music

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Interview: Ayelle
SXSW Music Interview: Ayelle
Nomadic musician tracks where she's been through her songs

March 13, 2019

19 Post-Punks to Bounce Around To
19 Post-Punks to Bounce Around To

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Interview: Fontaines D.C.
SXSW Music Interview: Fontaines D.C.
How frontman Grian Chatten worked his childhood in Dublin into debut album Dogrel

March 13, 2019

The Best of Asia at SXSW Music
The Best of Asia at SXSW Music

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Interview: Ikon
SXSW Music Interview: Ikon
South Korean boy band touches down for first U.S. performance

March 13, 2019

13 Jazz Acts to Help You Keep Cool at SXSW
13 Jazz Acts to Help You Keep Cool at SXSW

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Interview: Joe Armon-Jones / Ezra Collective
SXSW Music Interview: Joe Armon-Jones / Ezra Collective
Avant-garde jazz collective brings genre back to its roots

March 13, 2019

Top 20 Hip-Hop Artists at SXSW Music
Top 20 Hip-Hop Artists at SXSW Music

March 13, 2019

Nine Must-See Indie Rockers at SXSW
Nine Must-See Indie Rockers at SXSW

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Interview: Black Belt Eagle Scout
SXSW Music Interview: Black Belt Eagle Scout
Multi-instrumentalist pushes increased visibility for Native people in music scene

March 13, 2019

14 R&B Acts to Soothe Your SXSW Soul
14 R&B Acts to Soothe Your SXSW Soul

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Interview: Pink Sweat$
SXSW Music Interview: Pink Sweat$
How a color inspires R&B artist David Bowden’s work

March 13, 2019

14 Australian Acts to See at SXSW
14 Australian Acts to See at SXSW

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Interview: Body Type
SXSW Music Interview: Body Type
Sydney-based band turns heartbreak to community in recent EP

March 13, 2019

Expand Your Mind With These 13 Psychedelic Bands at SXSW
Expand Your Mind With These 13 Psychedelic Bands at SXSW

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Interview: Swervedriver
SXSW Music Interview: Swervedriver
British shoegaze icons tune out doom and gloom with latest music

March 13, 2019

Nine Metal Bands to Bang Your Head to at SXSW
Nine Metal Bands to Bang Your Head to at SXSW

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Interview: Deathchant
SXSW Music Interview: Deathchant
A few words with L.A. death metal trio's frontman TJ Lemieux

March 13, 2019

16 Experimentalists to Help You Get Weird at SXSW
16 Experimentalists to Help You Get Weird at SXSW

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Interview: Lonnie Holley
Interview: Lonnie Holley
Alabama-born artist and musician explains his process

March 13, 2019

Eight International All-Stars at SXSW Music
Eight International All-Stars at SXSW Music

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Interview: Kokoko!
Interview: Kokoko!
The street sounds of Kinshasa come alive in Congolese band's inventive beats

March 13, 2019

Go South of the Border With These 15 Latinx Acts
Go South of the Border With These 15 Latinx Acts

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Interview: Sávila
Interview: Sávila
Portland trio's cumbia-R&B soothes and cools

March 13, 2019

19 Exceptional Songwriters Showcase Their Craft at SXSW
19 Exceptional Songwriters Showcase Their Craft at SXSW

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Interview: J.S. Ondara
Interview: J.S. Ondara
Kenyan-born songwriter works out his feelings about America on debut LP

March 13, 2019

Laura Jane Grace Finishes Media Therapy to Concentrate on Music Again
Laura Jane Grace Finishes Media Therapy to Concentrate on Music Again
Catching up with the singer, activist, and Against Me! and Devouring Mothers bandleader

March 13, 2019

Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock and Mike D Talk Trap, Basketball, Bogus Conspiracies, SXSW, and Their New Book
Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock and Mike D Talk Trap, Basketball, Bogus Conspiracies, SXSW, and Their New Book
"We realized that all we do have, before this started and after it ends, is the three of us.”

March 13, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Cracking the SXSW Music Algorithm
Faster Than Sound: Cracking the SXSW Music Algorithm
If my phone broke and clickbait subsided, where would bring me joy at SXSW?

March 13, 2019

SXSW Music News: Jenny Lewis Makes Surprise Appearance on Rainey Street
SXSW Music News: Jenny Lewis Makes Surprise Appearance on Rainey Street
Netflix embed follows up Father John Misty with Rilo Kiley singer

March 12, 2019

PHOTOS: Father John Misty, Santigold, Lukas Nelson, and More
Photos by David Brendan Hall

Tue., March 12, 2019

SXSW Music Rounds Up Last Wave of Talent
SXSW Music Rounds Up Last Wave of Talent
Bully, Khalid, Car Seat Headrest, Lizzo, and Billie Eilish join fest

March 7, 2019

Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
Borzoi
Post-punk funk!

March 7, 2019

Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
Blackillac
ATX rap vets double down with an assist from Gary Clark Jr.

March 7, 2019

Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
Single Lash
Welcome to the ATX shoegaze revival

March 7, 2019

Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
Blushing
From the Indigo Girls to a celestial, Cocteau Twins-infused shoegaze comer

March 7, 2019

Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
Fuvk
Bedroom Zhu goes global

March 7, 2019

Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
Western Youth
Songsmiths join forces in Band and Petty land

March 7, 2019

Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
Drakulas
Local punk supergroup gets all Dickies

March 7, 2019

Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
Night Glitter
Thievery Corporation siren calls to the fireflies

March 7, 2019

Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
The Reputations
Explosive rock troupe gets Big Star(s) in its eyes

March 7, 2019

Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
Harry Edohoukwa
Nigerian rapper’s gonna break

March 7, 2019

Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
Future Museums
Neil Lord, putting the bam in ambient

March 7, 2019

Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
Deezie Brown
After the Bastrop fires, Deezie Brown pursues happiness over Lamborghinis

March 7, 2019

Faster Than Sound: 15 SXSW Buzz Bands to Cure Millennial Burnout
Faster Than Sound: 15 SXSW Buzz Bands to Cure Millennial Burnout
By legs, Lyft, or Lime scooter, get to the following 15 acts

March 7, 2019

12 Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
12 Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
Hip-hop, roots rock, pop, shoegaze, and more to keep your ears ringing

March 7, 2019

Fader Fort Announces SXSW Lineup
Fader Fort Announces SXSW Lineup
Omar Apollo, Charly Bliss, Megan Thee Stallion, and Lil Gotit on deck

March 6, 2019

The Sun Machine Visualizes a “Body by the Water” in New Video
The Sun Machine Visualizes a “Body by the Water” in New Video
Melodic ATX psych tribe soundtracks soul possession

March 5, 2019

37th Annual Austin Music Awards Kick Open Some Back Doors
37th Annual Austin Music Awards Kick Open Some Back Doors
Generations old and new nab honors and rock the Moody

Feb. 28, 2019

SXSW Turns Out Final Weekly Band List
SXSW Turns Out Final Weekly Band List
De La Soul, Mavis Staples, Ximena Sariñana highlight 10th lineup drop

Feb. 28, 2019

Faster Than Sound: KVRX Launches the Largest College Radio Festival
Faster Than Sound: KVRX Launches the Largest College Radio Festival
KVRX station manager Gab Soong starts the largest ever student-run radio fest, national phone theft ring uncovered from ACL Fest, and Big Thief’s Buck Meek settles down outside the city

Feb. 28, 2019

Patty Griffin and Andrew Bird Headline SXSW Free Outdoor Stage
Patty Griffin and Andrew Bird Headline SXSW Free Outdoor Stage
Concert series at Auditorium Shores takes shape

Feb. 27, 2019

SXSW Music Steps Up Ninth Artist List
SXSW Music Steps Up Ninth Artist List
Japanese Breakfast, Broken Social Scene, Ambar Lucid and 154 others

Feb. 21, 2019

2018/19 Austin Music Industry Poll Top 10s
2018/19 Austin Music Industry Poll Top 10s
Nearly half of this year's Austin Music Poll/Austin Music Awards winners are now known

Feb. 21, 2019

Lovely Sparrows Questions the Occult in New Video
Lovely Sparrows Questions the Occult in New Video
“Shake the Shadow” spooks up stop motion animation

Feb. 20, 2019

Celebrating the 2018/19 Austin Music Industry Award Winners
Celebrating the 2018/19 Austin Music Industry Award Winners
Behind-the-scenes players of Austin music get their night

Feb. 18, 2019

SXSW Music Churns Out 8th Artist List
SXSW Music Churns Out 8th Artist List
Ho99o9, Questlove, Nothing, and Get Up Kids join the action

Feb. 14, 2019

Think No Think Endures Stomach Surgery From Butthole Surfer Guitarist
Think No Think Endures Stomach Surgery From Butthole Surfer Guitarist
Watch the proggy local trio’s new clip “9-5er” now

Feb. 7, 2019

SXSW Music Reveals Surpass Halfway Mark
SXSW Music Reveals Surpass Halfway Mark
ATX shines on list No. 7 alongside Karol Conká, Crumb & Pedro the Lion

Feb. 7, 2019

SXSW Music Adds 80 Acts
SXSW Music Adds 80 Acts
Steve Earle and Easy Life highlight sixth list

Jan. 31, 2019

Adding to Pile: SXSW’s Fifth Artist List
Adding to Pile: SXSW’s Fifth Artist List
Kirin J. Callinan, Heart Bones, Texas Gentlemen, and 97 more

Jan. 24, 2019

SXSW Unloads Fourth Artist List
SXSW Unloads Fourth Artist List
Quin NFN, Cayucas, Gabriella Cohen, and 128 more

Jan. 17, 2019

SXSW Unveils Third Artist List
SXSW Unveils Third Artist List
Bedouine, Priests, Mystery Lights, Kokoko!, and 297 more

Jan. 9, 2019

Second SXSW 2019 Band List
Second SXSW 2019 Band List
Black Midi, Jealous of the Birds, Deerhunter, and 247 others

Nov. 28, 2018

SXSW 2019 Reveals Initial Artist List
SXSW 2019 Reveals Initial Artist List
Amanda Palmer, Oh Sees, Laura Jane Grace, Swervedriver and 236 more

Oct. 17, 2018

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