The Austin Chronicle Guide to SXSW 2017

SXSW
SXSW 2017
Spoon's <i>Hot Thoughts</i> Remodels the Locals' Art-Funk
Spoon's Hot Thoughts Remodels the Locals' Art-Funk
Britt Daniel and Jim Eno talk about the rise of R&B in the band's sound

June 1, 2017

Unleashing the <i>Hounds of Love</i>
Unleashing the Hounds of Love
Director Ben Young on his serial-killer couple drama

May 12, 2017

Ben Wheatley  Catches <i>Free Fire</i>
Ben Wheatley Catches Free Fire
Director on making his U.S. action debut

April 21, 2017

So What Is <i>Trainspotting </i> Anyway?
So What Is Trainspotting Anyway?
Choose life. Choose a sequel. Choose director Danny Boyle.

March 24, 2017

Playback – SXSW Recap: Love, Hate, Garth & Trump
Playback – SXSW Recap: Love, Hate, Garth & Trump
Final love / hate SXSW listicles

March 23, 2017

SXSW Music Live: The Roots & Friends
SXSW Music Live: The Roots & Friends
“This is the best shit of the whole South By!”

March 19, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Stones Throw Showcase
SXSW Music Live: Stones Throw Showcase
L.A. hip-hop imprint throws another closing-night banger

March 19, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Garth Brooks
SXSW Music Live: Garth Brooks
Stage antics get winded but not his bestselling catalog

March 19, 2017

PHOTOS: SXSW Music 2017: Rachael Ray's Feedback
Photos by Gary Miller

Sun., March 19, 2017

PHOTOS: Austin Chronicle Hair of the Three-Legged Dog Day Party 2017
Photos by David Brendan Hall

Sun., March 19, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Big Thief
SXSW Music Live: Big Thief
Day party robbed by Masterpiece maker Adrianne Lenker!

March 19, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Conqueroo Day Party
SXSW Music Live: Conqueroo Day Party
ATX hootenanny sends beloved PR maven out with a bang

March 19, 2017

PHOTOS: SXSW Music 2017: Saturday
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, John Anderson, and Todd V. Wolfson

Sun., March 19, 2017

PHOTOS: Life Red Carpet
Photos by Gary Miller

Sun., March 19, 2017

SXSW Film Announces Audience Awards
SXSW Film Announces Audience Awards
Grand Jury awards for Virtual Cinema also named

March 18, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>68 Kill</i>
SXSW Film Review: 68 Kill
Amorality road-trip tale heists Midnighter Audience Award

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Grandaddy
SXSW Music Live: Grandaddy
Wrestling guitars back from the rise of synthesizers

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Lemon Twigs
SXSW Music Live: Lemon Twigs
Shredded Seventies pop laced with Todd Rundgren, Queen, Beatles

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Mastodon
SXSW Music Live: Mastodon
Brutally efficient as equally heavy

March 18, 2017

PHOTOS: SXSW Music 2017: Friday
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, John Anderson, and Todd V. Wolfson

Sat., March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Live: The Sandinistas
SXSW Music Live: The Sandinistas
Clash city rockers

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Live: No Brain
SXSW Music Live: No Brain
Seoul’s answer to Green Day

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Live: D.R.A.M., Talib Kweli, Benjamin Booker, Tkay Maidza
SXSW Music Live: D.R.A.M., Talib Kweli, Benjamin Booker, Tkay Maidza
Rappin’, rockin’, bangin’

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Prince Tribute
SXSW Music Live: Prince Tribute
Free Auditorium Shores “partyup” rages like 1999

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Keynote: Garth Brooks
SXSW Music Keynote: Garth Brooks
Country music standard talks up songwriters

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Big Star’s <i>Third</i> & Friends
SXSW Music Live: Big Star’s Third & Friends
Alex Chilton remembered still

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Richard Barone Presents Greenwich Village in the Sixties
SXSW Music Live: Richard Barone Presents Greenwich Village in the Sixties
Soft Boys, Youngbloods, Moby Grape, Brian Jones’ grandson, etc.

March 18, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Spoon Nite 3
SXSW Music Live: Spoon Nite 3
Local heroes split the difference between the first two nights

March 17, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Reverberation Appreciation Society Showcase
SXSW Music Live: Reverberation Appreciation Society Showcase
ATX viral synth wave stars Survive levitate

March 17, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Banks
SXSW Music Live: Banks
Fuckery or non-fuckwithable?

March 17, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Durand Jones & the Indications, Jamila Woods
SXSW Music Live: Durand Jones & the Indications, Jamila Woods
Old souls, new faces

March 17, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Prevenge</i>
SXSW Film Review: Prevenge
Maternity can be murder

March 17, 2017

SXSW Comedy: Doug Benson & Master Pancake: <i>Leprechaun 5</i>
SXSW Comedy: Doug Benson & Master Pancake: Leprechaun 5
Beloved pot and movie buff is back at SXSW with signature shows

March 17, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Lil Wayne
SXSW Music Live: Lil Wayne
Weezy holds court

March 17, 2017

SXSW Film Q&A: Divine Divas
SXSW Film Q&A: Divine Divas
Behind the scenes with the iconic drag queens of Brazil

March 17, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Def Jam Direct Deposit Live
SXSW Music Live: Def Jam Direct Deposit Live
Where’s Russell Simmons when you need him?

March 17, 2017

SXSW News: Garth Brooks Performing at Auditorium Shores on Saturday
SXSW News: Garth Brooks Performing at Auditorium Shores on Saturday
Country icon stages his own version of Willie’s Picnic

March 17, 2017

PHOTOS: SXSW Music 2017: Thursday
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, John Anderson, and Todd V. Wolfson

Fri., March 17, 2017

SXSW Music Live: MetalSucks Showcase
SXSW Music Live: MetalSucks Showcase
Even death won’t get festivalers off Sixth Street

March 17, 2017

SXSW Music: Luck Reunion
Luck Reunion
Anything can happen in Willie World!

March 17, 2017

Wrestling the Mic From Colt Cabana
Wrestling the Mic From Colt Cabana
Underground wrestler-turned-podcaster slams SXSW

March 17, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>The Work</i>
SXSW Film Review: The Work
Sensitive look at the prison system is a reminder of common humanity

March 16, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Walking Out</i>
SXSW Film Review: Walking Out
He ain’t heavy, he’s my father

March 16, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Lemon</i>
SXSW Film Review: Lemon
An excoriating critique of white privilege dotted with funny freaks

March 16, 2017

Rodeo Austin Day 5: Fitz & the Tantrums
Rodeo Austin Day 5: Fitz & the Tantrums
Kiddiepalooza continues as SXSW rages

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Spoon Nite 2
SXSW Music Live: Spoon Nite 2
Two nights down, one to go

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Avett Brothers
SXSW Music Live: Avett Brothers
Make way for the headliners

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: British Jazz
SXSW Music Live: British Jazz
U.S. Immigration can’t keep great jazzmen/women down

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Lil Yachty, Tei Shi, Noname
SXSW Music Live: Lil Yachty, Tei Shi, Noname
Chicago meets Hotlanta

March 16, 2017

Joe Lynch Unleashes <i>Mayhem</i>
Joe Lynch Unleashes Mayhem
Corporate horror/comedy is his most personal film to date

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: NPR Music Presents Pwr Bttm, Lizzo
SXSW Music Live: NPR Music Presents Pwr Bttm, Lizzo
Punk and pop-hop for outsiders

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Showtime Presents Nick Waterhouse, Grandmaster Flash
SXSW Music Live: Showtime Presents Nick Waterhouse, Grandmaster Flash
Waterhouse sets the stage, Flash torches it

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Solange
SXSW Music Live: Solange
Soft, vulnerable, and in control

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: At the Drive-In
SXSW Music Live: At the Drive-In
Surprise set from reunited El Pasoans steals the showcase

March 16, 2017

PHOTOS: SXSW Music 2017: Wednesday
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, John Anderson, and Todd V. Wolfson

Thu., March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Pegi Young
SXSW Music Live: Pegi Young
D-i-v-o-r-c-e and all-star ’Bama backing

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Bash & Pop
SXSW Music Live: Bash & Pop
Replacements bassist ties one on

March 16, 2017

SXSW Panel: G-Funk With Warren G
SXSW Panel: G-Funk With Warren G
Barbecue at G’s pad!

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music Keynote: Nile Rodgers
SXSW Music Keynote: Nile Rodgers
Don’t be afraid of the Top 40

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music: Must-See Country
Must-See Country
10 twangy acts to catch

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music: Must-See Indie
Must-See Indie
11 essential indie bands at SXSW

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music: Must-See International Acts
Must-See International Acts
10 trending bands scanning the globe from Brazil and Israel to Austria and Australia

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music: Must-See Punk
Must-See Punk
Fast and loud

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music: Must-See Metal
Must-See Metal
11 headbangers

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music: Must-See Jazz
Must-See Jazz
Jazz imperatives

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music: Must-See Singer-Songwriters
Must-See Singer-Songwriters
Ryan Adams, Robyn Hitchcock, Neko Case, and the next generation of solo strummers

March 16, 2017

SXSW Music: Must-See EDM
Must-See EDM
Dance your ass off to these 11 EDM acts

March 16, 2017

All in the Family
All in the Family

March 16, 2017

Americana 12-Pack
Americana 12-Pack

March 16, 2017

Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom

March 16, 2017

Brazil
Brazil

March 16, 2017

Faces of Death
Faces of Death

March 16, 2017

Italy
Italy

March 16, 2017

Culinary School
Culinary School

March 16, 2017

Mexico
Mexico

March 16, 2017

New Nashville Skyline
New Nashville Skyline

March 16, 2017

Lima, Peru
Lima, Peru

March 16, 2017

5 DJs
5 DJs

March 16, 2017

Modern Composers/Classical
Modern Composers/Classical

March 16, 2017

SXSW Comedy Review: <i>A Good Trip With Shane Mauss</i>
SXSW Comedy Review: A Good Trip With Shane Mauss
Mauss lights up Hideout with cleverness and faux-slacker charm

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Willie Nelson and Avett Brothers Fête Ray Benson
SXSW Music Live: Willie Nelson and Avett Brothers Fête Ray Benson
GSD&M b-day bash for Asleep at the Wheel leader runs three hours

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Spoon Nite 1
SXSW Music Live: Spoon Nite 1
ATX brand grooves like Prince

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Erykah Badu, Thievery Corp, Wu-Tang
SXSW Music Live: Erykah Badu, Thievery Corp, Wu-Tang
Some go-go, some Baduizm, even Shaolin mastery

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Modern English
SXSW Music Live: Modern English
I melt with you – mostly

March 15, 2017

PHOTOS: SXSW Music 2017: Tuesday
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, John Anderson, and Todd V. Wolfson

Wed., March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: BBC Radio
SXSW Music Live: BBC Radio
Grime, glitch, and throat-squelched screams

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: UK Grime
SXSW Music Live: UK Grime
Mutt mixture of hip-hop, bass music, garage

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Stereogum Party
SXSW Music Live: Stereogum Party
Real Estate, Sleigh Bells – feh! Girlpool bests all

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: City of Austin Showcase
SXSW Music Live: City of Austin Showcase
Calliope Musicals and Emily Wolfe blow the rooftop off

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Kevin Morby
SXSW Music Live: Kevin Morby
Texan channels a new millennial Townes Van Zandt

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Modern Outsider Showcase
SXSW Music Live: Modern Outsider Showcase
Austin label packs club, dance floor, and homegrown breakouts

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Live: David Vincent
SXSW Music Live: David Vincent
Death metal pioneer and new Austinite goes stone country

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Panel: Kesha
SXSW Music Panel: Kesha
“I’m not going to let hate win”

March 15, 2017

SXSW 2017 Film Awards
SXSW 2017 Film Awards

March 15, 2017

100 Local SXSW Music Acts
100 Local SXSW Music Acts
A-Z list of 100 Austin acts showcasing at the Fest

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Interview: Mick Fleetwood
SXSW Music Interview: Mick Fleetwood
Fleetwood Mac co-founder reflects on 50 years since the band first got together

March 15, 2017

Free Stuff to Do at SXSW: Week Two
Free Stuff to Do at Week Two
No badge, no wristband, no problem

March 15, 2017

Austin's Most Famous Atheist
Austin's Most Famous Atheist
The life and death of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, The Most Hated Woman in America

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Interview: Bash & Pop
SXSW Music Interview: Bash & Pop
Veteran rocker Tommy Stinson on the Replacements, and his new replacement band

March 15, 2017

Bob Byington's <i>Infinity Baby</i>
Infinity Baby
Austin director has made a reputation for his low-key social comedies

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Interview: Valerie June
SXSW Music Interview: Valerie June
This Memphis singer is no overnight sensation

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Interview: Peter & Arwen Lewis
SXSW Music Interview: Peter & Arwen Lewis
Moby Grape dad and daughter make new music together

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Interview: Grandaddy
SXSW Music Interview: Grandaddy
Jason Lytle is ready to pick up the Grandaddy mantle again

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Interview: La Vida Boheme
SXSW Music Interview: La Vida Boheme
“If we didn’t move out of Caracas, we wouldn’t be a band anymore”

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Interview: The Lemon Twigs
SXSW Music Interview: The Lemon Twigs
Sophisticated, Seventies rock-pop, courtesy of two brothers still in their teens

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music Interview: Mastodon
SXSW Music Interview: Mastodon
Prog-metal giants go heavier yet

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music: Must-See Hip-Hop
Must-See Hip-Hop
Rap royalty and rising stars

March 15, 2017

SXSW Gaming Events
SXSW Gaming Events
The little brother of the Fest grows up

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music: Must-See Pop
Must-See Pop
Power-pop, French pop, mellow pop, electro pop – so many pops to choose from!

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music: Must-See R&B
Must-See R&B
Rhythm and blues and everything in between

March 15, 2017

SXSW Music: Must-See Latin
Must-See Latin
Puerto Rican rap, Mexico City shoegazing, and seven other acts en español

March 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews
Spoon
Hot Thoughts (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews
Pegi Young & the Survivors
Raw (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews
Valerie June
The Order of Time (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews
Yussef Kamaal
Black Focus (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews
Gabriel Garzón-Montano
Jardín (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews
Vagabon
Infinite Worlds (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews
Bleached
Can You Deal? (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews
The Regrettes
Feel Your Feelings Fool! (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews
Meat Wave
The Incessant (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews
Ian Sweet
Shapeshifter (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews
Spiral Stairs
Doris & the Daggers (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews
Ha Ha Tonka
Heart-Shaped Mountain (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews
Dude York
Sincerely (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews
Cory Branan
Adios (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews
Horse Thief
Trials & Truths (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews
Merchandise
A Corpse Wired for Sound (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews
San Fermin
Belong (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews
Sohn
Rennen (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Thursday Record Reviews
Jamila Woods
Heavn (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Thursday Record Reviews
Chicano Batman
Freedom Is Free (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Thursday Record Reviews
Eastside Kings
Eastside Kings (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Thursday Record Reviews
Hurray for the Riff Raff
The Navigator (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Thursday Record Reviews
Jay Som
Everybody Works (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Thursday Record Reviews
Johnny Flynn
Sillion (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Thursday Record Reviews
Lift to Experience
The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Thursday Record Reviews
Ecstatic Vision
Raw Rock Fury (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Friday Record Reviews
Sunny Sweeney
Trophy (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Friday Record Reviews
Andrew Combs
Canyons of My Mind (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Friday Record Reviews
The Wild Reeds
The Worlds We Built (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Friday Record Reviews
Richard Barone
Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Friday Record Reviews
Grandaddy
Last Place (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Friday Record Reviews
Mastodon
Emperor of Sand (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Friday Record Reviews
Priests
Nothing Feels Natural (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Friday Record Reviews
Diet Cig
Swear I'm Good at This (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Friday Record Reviews
The Rumjacks
Sleepin' Rough (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Friday Record Reviews
Big Jesus
Oneiric (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Friday Record Reviews
Lvl Up
Return to Love (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Friday Record Reviews
Minus the Bear
Voids (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Friday Record Reviews
Tiger! Shit! Tiger! Tiger!
Corners (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Saturday Record Reviews
Gabriel Royal
Gabriel Royal (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Saturday Record Reviews
Karriem Riggins
Headnod Suite (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Saturday Record Reviews
Capyac
Fis (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Saturday Record Reviews
Doeman
Barrio God Vol. 1 (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Saturday Record Reviews
The Shelters
The Shelters (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Saturday Record Reviews
Brutal Juice
Welcome to the Panopticon (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Saturday Record Reviews
Telephone Lovers
Telephone Lovers (Lolipop Records cassette)

March 15, 2017

SXSW Saturday Record Reviews
Little Simz
Stillness in Wonderland (Record Review)

March 15, 2017

Playback: Starf**king SXSW
Playback: Starf**king SXSW
SXSW’s bubble burst? Sure, okay – if you say so. Leave the starfucking to us, then.

March 15, 2017

Refugees Record for Free at SXSW
Refugees Record for Free at SXSW
ATX studio donates recording time for displaced musicians

March 14, 2017

SXSW Comedy Review: <i>Witch Taint: The Black Metal Dialogues Live!</i>
SXSW Comedy Review: Witch Taint: The Black Metal Dialogues Live!
Blackest metal and droll humor combine for nonstop laughs

March 14, 2017

SXSW Comedy: <i>A Good Trip</i> with Shane Mauss
SXSW Comedy: A Good Trip with Shane Mauss
Jokes, jokes, jokes, and the meaning of life. No big deal.

March 14, 2017

Chrissie Hynde, Talk of the Town
Chrissie Hynde, Talk of the Town
Pretenders’ ageless voice completes an ATX trifecta

March 14, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Give Me Future</i>
SXSW Film Review: Give Me Future
Major Lazer invites the people of Cuba to party

March 14, 2017

SXSW Panel: <i>Veep</i>: A Conversation with the Cast and Showrunner
SXSW Panel: Veep: A Conversation with the Cast and Showrunner
How does a show that outlived its initial concept keep getting laughs?

March 14, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>David Lynch – The Art Life</i>
SXSW Film Review: David Lynch – The Art Life
Doc excavates the creative mind of the eccentric artist

March 14, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Robert Glasper
SXSW Music Live: Robert Glasper
One limb in jazz, others in hip-hop and modern R&B

March 14, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Tragedy Girls</i>
SXSW Film Review: Tragedy Girls
Neo-Heathers cuts, but not so deep

March 14, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Most Beautiful Island</i>
SXSW Film Review: Most Beautiful Island
Poverty and immigration power this taut thriller

March 14, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Cindy Wilson
SXSW Music Live: Cindy Wilson
B-52s beehive tames down

March 14, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Served Like a Girl</i>
SXSW Film Review: Served Like a Girl
Thank you for your service, now figure it out alone

March 14, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Ramblin' Freak</i>
SXSW Film Review: Ramblin' Freak
A grieving millennial goes on the road again

March 14, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Dara Ju</i>
SXSW Film Review: Dara Ju
White-collar crime collides with first-generation immigrants

March 13, 2017

SXSW Panel: Gareth Edwards Keynote
SXSW Panel: Gareth Edwards Keynote
Star Wars, Monsters, and the drive to tell a story

March 13, 2017

SXSW Panel: The Future of Policing
SXSW Panel: The Future of Policing
That thin blue line is a little shaky and could definitely use some help

March 13, 2017

SXSW Panel: Arthouse Awakening: Indie Distribution Today
SXSW Panel: Arthouse Awakening: Indie Distribution Today
What's the future of cinema amid a landscape of streaming services?

March 13, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin</i>
SXSW Film Review: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin
Biographical doc tamely depicts a vigorous life

March 13, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Walk With Me</i>
SXSW Film Review: Walk With Me
Mindfulness guru takes center stage in profound nonfiction weeper

March 13, 2017

Stevie Nicks Soars
Stevie Nicks Soars
Fleetwood Mac singer solo and with Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde

March 13, 2017

SXSW Panel: You Are Not Anonymous: The Myth of Online Privacy
SXSW Panel: You Are Not Anonymous: The Myth of Online Privacy
The moving hand clicks, and its activity is tracked and sold everywhere

March 13, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Bill Nye: Science Guy</i>
SXSW Film Review: Bill Nye: Science Guy
TV science-maker is called into battle against willed ignorance

March 13, 2017

SXSW Comedy Review: <i>Comedy Bang! Bang!</i>
SXSW Comedy Review: Comedy Bang! Bang!
Aukerman’s high-wire absurdism makes for an electric live show

March 13, 2017

SXSW Panel: Good Night & Good Luck: Media in Election Years
SXSW Panel: Good Night & Good Luck: Media in Election Years
Freedom of press in the age of alt-facts

March 13, 2017

SXSW Panel: A Conversation With Bob Odenkirk
SXSW Panel: A Conversation With Bob Odenkirk
Two legendary comic voices shoot the shit with warmth and sincerity

March 13, 2017

SXSW Film Keynote: Lee Daniels
SXSW Film Keynote: Lee Daniels
#oscarsnotsowhiteafterall

March 13, 2017

Austin Music Awards’ Message of Love
Austin Music Awards’ Message of Love
35th annual local prom sets a new standard

March 13, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Porto</i>
SXSW Film Review: Porto
Anton Yelchin's heartbreaking final performance

March 13, 2017

PHOTOS: The 2016/17 Austin Music Awards
Photos by David Brendan Hall, and Todd V. Wolfson

Mon., March 13, 2017

PHOTOS: Atomic Blonde Red Carpet
Photos by David Brendan Hall

Mon., March 13, 2017

PHOTOS: The Son Red Carpet
Photos by John Anderson

Mon., March 13, 2017

PHOTOS: The Disaster Artist Red Carpet
Photos by John Leach

Mon., March 13, 2017

"It Began Without Warning" at SXSW
Body horror-tinged tale crawls into Midnight Shorts

March 13, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>A Critically Endangered Species</i>
SXSW Film Review: A Critically Endangered Species
A renowned poet attempts to end her life

March 13, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Inheritance</i>
SXSW Film Review: Inheritance
A death, a funeral, and much family drama

March 13, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Pornocracy</i>
SXSW Film Review: Pornocracy
The economy (and the price) of free porn

March 12, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Signature Move</i>
SXSW Film Review: Signature Move
Love collides with Luchadora

March 12, 2017

SXSW Panel: <i>Game of Thrones</i> Showrunners
SXSW Panel: Game of Thrones Showrunners
Sansa or Arya? The truth comes out at the panel for the popular HBO show.

March 12, 2017

SXSW Panels: The Future of Food and Drink
SXSW Panels: The Future of Food and Drink
Highlights from the 2017 food track

March 12, 2017

SXSW Meet Up: Underground Tables
SXSW Meet Up: Underground Tables
Some secret supper clubs and pop-up dinners are hidden in plain sight

March 12, 2017

Guitarist Shot After a Show Friday
Guitarist Shot After a Show Friday
Löwin’s Michael Sanders won’t be playing festival week after all

March 12, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Becoming Bond</i>
SXSW Film Review: Becoming Bond
The secret life of the forgotten James Bond

March 12, 2017

SXSW Panel: Covering POTUS: A Conversation With the Failing <i>NYT</i>
SXSW Panel: Covering POTUS: A Conversation With the Failing NYT
Editor Dean Baquet defends NYT's “honorable pursuit of the truth”

March 12, 2017

SXSW Comedy: <i>Talk Show the Game Show</i>
SXSW Comedy: Talk Show the Game Show
Guy Branum’s brainchild yields real laughs and real conflict

March 12, 2017

SXSW Comedy: Completely Official Showcase of Comedy
SXSW Comedy: Completely Official Showcase of Comedy
Even in a lineup of stars, Austin’s Lashonda Lester is the one to watch

March 12, 2017

PHOTOS: Baby Driver Red Carpet
Photos by David Brendan Hall

Sun., March 12, 2017

PHOTOS: Infinity Baby Red Carpet
Photos by John Anderson

Sun., March 12, 2017

PHOTOS: Small Town Crime Red Carpet
Photos by Gary Miller

Sun., March 12, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Sylvio</i>
SXSW Film Review: Sylvio
Fame turns dark for a small-town gorilla with a sensitive side

March 12, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Hounds of Love</i>
SXSW Film Review: Hounds of Love
They come from a land down under and they want to kill you

March 12, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>A Bad Idea Gone Wrong</i>
SXSW Film Review: A Bad Idea Gone Wrong
The very model of a modern major indie comedy

March 12, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>The Archer</i>
SXSW Film Review: The Archer
Teen action flick's aim rings true

March 12, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press</i>
SXSW Film Review: Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press
How Gawker got killed by Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel

March 12, 2017

SXSW Panel: Face Your Fears
SXSW Panel: Face Your Fears
First look at Annabelle 2 and It

March 12, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Maineland</i>
SXSW Film Review: Maineland
From sea to shining sea: Chinese teens tackle American boarding school

March 12, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>This Is Your Death</i>
SXSW Film Review: This Is Your Death
Would you kill yourself on TV for money?

March 12, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>The Strange Ones</i>
SXSW Film Review: The Strange Ones
High-caliber thriller achieves the perfect balance of story and mood

March 12, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film</i>
SXSW Film Review: Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film
Local documentarian captures ephemeral beauty along the border

March 11, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Win It All</i>
SXSW Film Review: Win It All
Joe Swanberg takes a shot at a feel-good movie about addiction

March 11, 2017

SXSW Episodic: <i>American Gods</i>
SXSW Episodic: American Gods
It's old gods vs. new in Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman novel

March 11, 2017

SXSW Panel: Women’s Representation: Five Steps to Win Gender Parity
SXSW Panel: Women’s Representation: Five Steps to Win Gender Parity
Wendy Davis on Clinton's loss and the prospect of future gains

March 11, 2017

SXSW Panel: <i>The Messy Truth</i> With Van Jones
SXSW Panel: The Messy Truth With Van Jones
CNN commentator takes on our new reality television society

March 11, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Barbecue</i>
SXSW Film Review: Barbecue
Engaged, celebratory doc is far more than just food porn

March 11, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Fits and Starts</i>
SXSW Film Review: Fits and Starts
Wyatt Cenac is a born movie star (just don't tell him that)

March 11, 2017

PHOTOS: Song to Song Red Carpet
Photos by Gary Miller

Sat., March 11, 2017

PHOTOS: Alien Red Carpet
Photos by Gary Miller

Sat., March 11, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Person to Person</i>
SXSW Film Review: Person to Person
Ensemble slice-of-life comedy searches for the soul of New York City

March 11, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>The Transfiguration</i>
SXSW Film Review: The Transfiguration
Introspective vampire flick set in the projects thrills and troubles

March 11, 2017

SXSW Film Review: <i>Rat Film</i>
SXSW Film Review: Rat Film
Doc transforms unwelcome critters into metaphor of human inequality

March 11, 2017

Audio Interview: Mastodon
Audio Interview: Mastodon
Gary Lindsey interviews Brann Dailor

March 10, 2017

Monstrous Masterpiece <i>Pig</i> at Midnight
Monstrous Masterpiece Pig at Midnight
Adam Mason on the brief return of his extreme horror at SXSW

March 10, 2017

SRV’s Pride & Joy on Display
SRV’s Pride & Joy on Display
Stevie Ray Vaughan exhibit opens at the Bullock

March 9, 2017

Daily Editions and Online Guides
Daily Editions and Online Guides

March 9, 2017

The 2016-17 Austin Music Awards’ Texan Tower of Song
A Texan Tower of Song
Thirty-five years of AMAs? More like 181 years of Texas on one stage, on one night!

March 9, 2017

Comedian Bonnie McFarlane Is All Over SXSW
Comedian Bonnie McFarlane Is All Over SXSW
A memoir, a podcast, a doc – McFarlane has lots going for her

March 9, 2017

SXSW Downtown Dining Guide
SXSW Downtown Dining Guide
So you’re hungry at SXSW?

March 9, 2017

Podcast Fever
Podcast Fever
Catch a live taping of these comedy podcasts

March 9, 2017

SXSW Monday Showcase Picks
SXSW Monday Showcase Picks

March 9, 2017

The Wonderful World of Frank Oz
The Wonderful World of Frank Oz
It’s time to meet the folks behind Muppet Guys Talking

March 9, 2017

SXSW Music Interview: Cindy Wilson
SXSW Music Interview: Cindy Wilson
Wilson swirls psychedelia and breathy vocals over electronic beats

March 9, 2017

The Black Metal Dialogues Live!
The Black Metal Dialogues Live!
Dave Hill brings the legend of Witch Taint to extreme black life at SXSW

March 9, 2017

Putting the Pedal to the Metal
Putting the Pedal to the Metal
Edgar Wright cranks up the jams for his new film Baby Driver

March 9, 2017

SXSW Music Interview: Robert Glasper
SXSW Music Interview: Robert Glasper
"Jazz musicians, we feel the need to always educate people.”

March 9, 2017

SXSW Tuesday Showcase Picks
SXSW Tuesday Showcase Picks

March 9, 2017

Gagging the Free Press
Gagging the Free Press
Prescient doc uncovers the war on journalism

March 9, 2017

SXSW Record Review: Idle Bloom
SXSW Record Review: Idle Bloom
Little Deaths (Fraternity as Vanity)

March 9, 2017

The Needle and the Damage Done
The Needle and the Damage Done
Meth Storm: Arkansas USA lays it down on both sides of the law

March 9, 2017

SXSW Music Interview: Bilal
SXSW Music Interview: Bilal
“I’m a jazz artist by trade,” states the Philly-born Grammy winner

March 9, 2017

The Death of Dontre Hamilton
The Death of Dontre Hamilton
Family of Milwaukee man shot by police finds strength in organizing

March 9, 2017

Playback: Austin Music Awards (On Everything)
Playback: Austin Music Awards (On Everything)
Austin Music Industry Awards down, here come the 2016/17 AMAs and a slew of SXSW buzz acts

March 9, 2017

Occupy England
Occupy England
UK drama Us and Them takes on class warfare

March 9, 2017

Croatian Crime Thriller <i>Goran</i> Is Cold-Blooded
Croatian Crime Thriller Goran Is Cold-Blooded
Nevio Marasovic’s wintry thriller is a master class in suspense

March 9, 2017

Aaron Katz’s <i>Gemini</i> Is a Stylish L.A. Mystery
Aaron Katz’s Gemini Is a Stylish L.A. Mystery
SXSW alum returns with a new feature

March 9, 2017

<i>MFA</i> and <i>Prevenge</i> Give the Revenge Genre a Feminist Spin
MFA and Prevenge Give the Revenge Genre a Feminist Spin
Vengeance is hers

March 9, 2017

<i>Satan Said Dance</i> Shuffles the Life of a Young Woman
Satan Said Dance Shuffles the Life of a Young Woman
Katarzyna Roslaniec's portrait of a girl made from single moments from her life

March 9, 2017

Fact and Fiction Merge in <i>Flesh and Blood</i>
Fact and Fiction Merge in Flesh and Blood
Mark Webber reflects on the man he's become

March 9, 2017

<i>California Dreams</i>' Postcards From the Edge
California Dreams' Postcards From the Edge
Hybrid doc explores the fringes of Hollywood hopefuls

March 9, 2017

<i>The Honor Farm</i> Gets Psychedelic
The Honor Farm Gets Psychedelic
Karen Skloss’ prom nightmare

March 9, 2017

Beware <i>La Barracuda</i>
Beware La Barracuda
A murder ballad comes to life in this Austin thriller

March 9, 2017

SNL alum Noël Wells' <i>Mr. Roosevelt</i>
SNL alum Noël Wells' Mr. Roosevelt
Indie comedy digs deep into Austin social mores

March 9, 2017

<i>Small Town Crime</i> Is a Nasty Bit of Noir
Small Town Crime Is a Nasty Bit of Noir
The Nelms brothers and John Hawkes team up for trouble

March 9, 2017

All Systems Are Go for NASA Doc <i>Mission Control</i>
All Systems Are Go for NASA Doc Mission Control
Showtime at the Apollo

March 9, 2017

<i>The Relationtrip</i> Is Weird in All the Right Places
The Relationtrip Is Weird in All the Right Places
High-speed romance kicks love into overdrive

March 9, 2017

An Intimate Look at Guitar Virtuoso Bill Frisell
An Intimate Look at Guitar Virtuoso Bill Frisell
Film showcases an oeuvre of remarkable diversity

March 9, 2017

<i>Pornocracy</i> Details the Fall of the Adult Film Industry
Pornocracy Details the Fall of the Adult Film Industry
Documentary investigates the corporate porn multinationals

March 9, 2017

Meet the Greatest Playing Card Mechanic in <i>Dealt</i>
Meet the Greatest Playing Card Mechanic in Dealt
Austinite Luke Korem spotlights magician Richard Turner

March 9, 2017

<i>Barbecue</i>'s Global Love Letter to Meat
Barbecue's Global Love Letter to Meat
Matthew Salleh chronicles the world’s obsession with barbecue

March 9, 2017

Lena Olin Plans Her Demise in <i>A Critically Endangered Species</i>
Lena Olin Plans Her Demise in A Critically Endangered Species
"That’s a challenge as an actor – and for any woman, to not be pleasing."

March 9, 2017

A Rape Survivor Story, Minus the Sensationalism
A Rape Survivor Story, Minus the Sensationalism
Stephanie Beatriz comes home to Texas with potent drama The Light of the Moon

March 9, 2017

A Place for Pot in Trump's America?
A Place for Pot in Trump's America?
Mixed signals from the White House put legalization advocates on high alert

March 9, 2017

So How Fucked Are We, Exactly?
So How Fucked Are We, Exactly?
SXSW Interactive’s Tech Under Trump panels investigate

March 9, 2017

Your Path to Tech Success
Your Path to Tech Success
A CEO at 25, Brian Wong helps plan your million-dollar idea

March 9, 2017

The Definitive Guide to Faking It as a Tech Entrepreneur at SXSW
The Definitive Guide to Faking It as a Tech Entrepreneur at SXSW
How to win food and influence barmen

March 9, 2017

How Smart Is Your City?
How Smart Is Your City?
Interactive panels dive into the data

March 9, 2017

Facial Recognition Software and You
Facial Recognition Software and You
Yes, the future of Black Mirror is here

March 9, 2017

Alternate Reality Gaming Gets Scary
Alternate Reality Gaming Gets Scary
Darren Lynn Bousman's immersive horror project the Tension Experience

March 9, 2017

Know Your Cryptocurrencies
Know Your Cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin and the blockchain laid bare

March 9, 2017

Free Stuff to Do at SXSW: Week One
Free Stuff to Do at Week One
No badge, no wristband, no problem

March 9, 2017

Joe Biden at SXSW
Joe Biden at SXSW
Former vice president to discuss new cancer initiative

March 6, 2017

The Gay Place Guide to a Kweer SX 2017
The Gay Place Guide to a Kweer SX 2017
SXSW: Another year queerer

March 3, 2017

2017 SXSW Film Venue Guide
2017 SXSW Film Venue Guide
Where to go, how to get there, and how to navigate the lines

March 3, 2017

SXSW Performance Contract Sparks Controversy
SXSW Performance Contract Sparks Controversy
More back-and-forth between canceled artist and SXSW director

March 2, 2017

Garth Brooks to Keynote SXSW
Garth Brooks to Keynote SXSW
DMC, Warren G, and T.I. also added as conference speakers

March 2, 2017

2017 SXSWedu Preview
2017 SXSWedu Preview
Scrubbing education's one-size-fits-all model

March 2, 2017

Eye Wide Open on Lance Letscher
Eye Wide Open on Lance Letscher
With two major solo shows and a new documentary about him, the Austin collage artist readies to be seen in a new way

March 2, 2017

How to Treat Trans Students
How to Treat Trans Students
Kentucky high school does the right thing with its bathroom policy

March 2, 2017

Making College a Lesson in Diversity
Making College a Lesson in Diversity
Blending race at Boston University and beyond

March 2, 2017

Paraguayan Youth Band Turns Trash Into Treasure
Paraguayan Youth Band Turns Trash Into Treasure
From the trash heap to the concert hall with Landfill Harmonic

March 2, 2017

Improv Comedy’s Full Spectrum
Improv Comedy’s Full Spectrum
Treating social anxiety one laugh at a time

March 2, 2017

A Roadmap Out of Poverty
A Roadmap Out of Poverty
"Curing poverty from the child up"

March 2, 2017

Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame Inductees 1983-2016
Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame Inductees 1983-2016
A complete list for the first time anywhere!

March 2, 2017

Austin Music Awards Show Performers 1983-2016
Austin Music Awards Show Performers 1983-2016
Every AMA performance lineup of the past 34 years

March 2, 2017

Playback: Collateral Events During SXSW Scale Back
Playback: Collateral Events During SXSW Scale Back
SXSW Music’s festival sideshow contracts

March 2, 2017

Transportation Options at SXSW
Transportation Options at SXSW
How to get around during the clusterfuck of festival season

March 1, 2017

SXSW Unloads Headliners
SXSW Unloads Headliners
Avett Brothers, Weezer, Wu-Tang Clan plus 134 more

Feb. 24, 2017

SXSW Announces Closing Night Film and More
SXSW Announces Closing Night Film and More
Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal fight for their Life

Feb. 22, 2017

SXSW Comedy: Your 2017 Lineup
SXSW Comedy: Your 2017 Lineup
Making you laugh this March: Cenac, Sykes, Odenkirk, Hardwick, & more

Feb. 21, 2017

SXSW Music List No. 7
SXSW Music List No. 7
Pussy Riot Theatre, Kano, Bilal, and 137 more

Feb. 10, 2017

John Doe Moves to Austin
John Doe Moves to Austin
X’s “man of the world” contemplates life in Big Boys country

Feb. 9, 2017

SXSW Rolls Out Sixth List
SXSW Rolls Out Sixth List
Deap Vally, Broncho, Chicano Batman, Peter Lewis and 122 more

Feb. 3, 2017

Shirley MacLaine and Sarah Green to Enter Texas Film Hall of Fame
Shirley MacLaine and Sarah Green to Enter Texas Film Hall of Fame
Texas Film Awards announces more honorees

Feb. 1, 2017

SXSW Music No. 5
SXSW Music No. 5
Hurray for the Riff Raff, Naomi Achu, Cakes da Killa, and 171 more added

Jan. 27, 2017

SXSW Taps FBI Director James Comey
SXSW Taps FBI Director James Comey
FBI chief will discuss privacy and cybersecurity at March fest

Jan. 26, 2017

SXSW Announces Gaming Award Nominees and Hosts
SXSW Announces Gaming Award Nominees and Hosts
WWE star Xavier Woods to co-host ceremony in March

Jan. 25, 2017

SXSW Music List Four
SXSW Music List Four
Spoon, Kate Nash, Malcolm London, and 141 more added

Jan. 19, 2017

SXSW Announces New Batch of Featured Speakers
SXSW Announces New Batch of Featured Speakers
Game of Thrones showrunners join tech, health innovators, and more

Jan. 11, 2017

SXSW Music List No. 3
SXSW Music List No. 3
Dead Meadow, Sad13, Cindy Wilson, Lizzo, Boogarins, and 494 others

Jan. 10, 2017

City Looking for Faces of Austin
City Looking for Faces of Austin
Film competition could mean SXSW screening

Nov. 22, 2016

SXSW Conference Announces New Panels
SXSW Conference Announces New Panels
Muslim-American journalist Noor Tagouri joins lineup

Nov. 15, 2016

Second Big SXSW Music List
Second Big SXSW Music List
Nile Rodgers, Modern English, Cool Kids, and 204 more added

Nov. 15, 2016

White House Announces South by South Lawn Lineup
White House Announces South by South Lawn Lineup
Event features Leonardo DiCaprio, Lumineers, Stranger Things cast

Sept. 26, 2016

South by Southwest Goes to Washington
South by Southwest Goes to Washington
South by South Lawn brings music, film, and more to the White House

Sept. 2, 2016