SXSW 2020
In a Previously Unpublished Interview Late Power Trip Frontman Riley Gale Talks SXSW, COVID, & American Healthcare
In a Previously Unpublished Interview Late Power Trip Frontman Riley Gale Talks SXSW, COVID, & American Healthcare
“I’m having nightmares about what [COVID] is going to do to the status quo”

Sept. 3, 2020

AFS Announces 2020 Feature Grant Recipients
AFS Announces 2020 Feature Grant Recipients
Special new fund will help those hit by SXSW cancellation

Sept. 1, 2020

Seeing the Future of Politics in SXSW Documentary <i>Boys State</i>
Seeing the Future of Politics in SXSW Documentary Boys State
Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine look at the state of boys

Aug. 13, 2020

Questioning How We Embrace Mortality in <i>She Dies Tomorrow</i>
Questioning How We Embrace Mortality in She Dies Tomorrow
Director Amy Seimetz new film is death positive

July 30, 2020

Star Parks Soundtracks <I>I Used To Go Here</I>
Star Parks Soundtracks I Used To Go Here
Austin's Andy Bianculli on the ups and downs of movie music

July 30, 2020

Checking In: Alesia Lani Hermits Happily
Alesia Lani Hermits Happily
Powerhouse live presence ramps down

June 2, 2020

Sir Woman & Friends Dance Off the Lockdown in New Video
Sir Woman & Friends Dance Off the Lockdown in New Video
Singer collected clips from fans and family dancing to “Making Love”

May 15, 2020

Amazon Takes SXSW Streaming
Amazon Takes SXSW Streaming
Film festival director Janet Pierson brings some gems to your TV

April 30, 2020

SXSW and Amazon Announce Virtual Festival Lineup
SXSW and Amazon Announce Virtual Festival Lineup
Feature and shorts from 2020 fest going online for 10 days

April 21, 2020

Texas-Set Drama <i>Bull</i> Gets in the Chute With Black Rodeo Riders
Texas-Set Drama Bull Gets in the Chute With Black Rodeo Riders
Austin-based director Annie Silverstein premieres her SXSW selected feature

April 16, 2020

Faster Than Sound: $1.5 Million in HOT Funds Routed to Emergency Musician Relief
Faster Than Sound: $1.5 Million in HOT Funds Routed to Emergency Musician Relief
Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund created – contentiously.

April 16, 2020

SXSW Episodic Pilots Find a Home on Vimeo
SXSW Episodic Pilots Find a Home on Vimeo
Watch a selection of the new shows right here

April 14, 2020

Now Streaming in Austin: "Waffle"
Now Streaming in Austin: "Waffle"
Catch an AFS alum's SXSW short with a comedy-horror twist

April 8, 2020

Comedian Colton Dowling Launches Kickstarter for SXSW Selection <i>Van Damn, Jean Claude!</i>
Comedian Colton Dowling Launches Kickstarter for SXSW Selection Van Damn, Jean Claude!
Queer web series skewers stereotypes for right- and left-wing alike

April 6, 2020

Amazon Providing Platform for SXSW Films
Amazon Providing Platform for SXSW Films
Details of 10-day "virtual festival" still to be confirmed

April 3, 2020

Song Premiere: Sour Notes Cut New Single in a Sanctuary
Song Premiere: Sour Notes Cut New Single in a Sanctuary
Austin pop shifters get tighter, louder, more collaborative

April 3, 2020

Checking In: Pleasure Venom’s Audrey Campbell Stays Calm
Pleasure Venom’s Audrey Campbell Stays Calm
Firebrand frontwoman takes “a sec to reassess”

April 3, 2020

Now Streaming in Austin: "The Paint Wizzard"
Now Streaming in Austin: "The Paint Wizzard"
Locally made SXSW short gets a new home in virtual initiative

April 3, 2020

Checking In: Mike Melinoe Got the Memo
Mike Melinoe Got the Memo
ATX rapper stays cool, calm, and creative

April 1, 2020

SXSW Film Review: <i>The Donut King</i>
SXSW Film Review: The Donut King
Award-winning documentary finds the bitter truth in sweets

March 24, 2020

SXSW Announces Film Award Winners
SXSW Announces Film Award Winners
Shithouse takes top narrative honors

March 24, 2020

SXSW Review: <i>Shithouse</i>
SXSW Review: Shithouse
Remarkable debut is the anti-Say Anything

March 20, 2020

SXSW Review: <i>Once Upon a Time in Uganda</i>
SXSW Review: Once Upon a Time in Uganda
The true, crazy story of Wakaliwood

March 19, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Austin Musicians Brace for Public Shutdown
Faster Than Sound: Austin Musicians Brace for Public Shutdown
Dispatches from the week the music died

March 19, 2020

Patreon Announces Weird Stream-A-Thon to Help After SXSW Cancellation
Patreon Announces Weird Stream-A-Thon to Help After SXSW Cancellation
Three-hour streaming event to raise funds for affected artists

March 16, 2020

How Pepe Was Martyred by the Right
How Pepe Was Martyred by the Right
Austin-linked SXSW doc Feels Good Man liberates the frog

March 13, 2020

SXSW Film Announces Awards Will Go Ahead
SXSW Film Announces Awards Will Go Ahead
Fest's support for films continues with industry access, more

March 13, 2020

A Lesson in Gender Fluidity: <i>I'm Gonna Make You Love Me</i>
A Lesson in Gender Fluidity: I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
SXSW selection finds new life courtesy of Amazon Prime

March 13, 2020

How the SXSW Cancellation Has Impacted Filmmakers
How the SXSW Cancellation Has Impacted Filmmakers
Two filmmakers mourn the big break that didn’t happen

March 12, 2020

How the SXSW Cancellation Has Impacted Poster Artists
How the SXSW Cancellation Has Impacted Poster Artists
With gallery shows and Flatstock shuttered, artists look to online to get their posters seen

March 12, 2020

How the SXSW Cancellation Has Impacted the Hideout Theatre
How the SXSW Cancellation Has Impacted the Hideout Theatre
Comedy theatre mulls the corporate cash influx and concession sales that went away

March 12, 2020

How the SXSW Cancellation Has Impacted Tso Chinese Delivery
How the SXSW Cancellation Has Impacted Tso Chinese Delivery
Catering orders dropped, and anxiety over anti-Asian fears impacting restaurants nationwide

March 12, 2020

Qmmunity: Austin’s Queer Community Feels Effects of SXSW Cancellation
Qmmunity: Austin’s Queer Community Feels Effects of SXSW Cancellation
Now's the time show local support however you can

March 12, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Austin Industry Bands Together for March Music Week
Faster Than Sound: Austin Industry Bands Together for March Music Week
Why Austin venues and musicians need you to turn out the next 10 days, and where to do it

March 12, 2020

SXSW Lays Off Some 50 Employees After Cancellation of 2020 Festival
SXSW Lays Off Some 50 Employees After Cancellation of 2020 Festival
Senior source says it was the only way to “stop the bleeding”

March 9, 2020

SXSW Cancellation “Devastating” for Austin’s Grassroots Music Businesses
SXSW Cancellation “Devastating” for Austin’s Grassroots Music Businesses
Coronavirus shutdown impacts all levels of Austin music

March 6, 2020

SXSW Cancellation Not Covered by Insurance
SXSW Cancellation Not Covered by Insurance
Communicable diseases, viruses, and pandemics not part of policy

March 6, 2020

Hair of the 3-Legged Dog SXSW Day Party Lineup Announced
Hair of the 3-Legged Dog SXSW Day Party Lineup Announced
Dallas Acid, Go Fever, Being Dead, and Mike Melinoe soundtrack

March 5, 2020

Another Sea Change Year at the Austin Music Awards
Another Sea Change Year at the Austin Music Awards
So much so that even we don't know what to expect!

March 5, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Industry Awards Honor Old &amp; New
Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Industry Awards Honor Old & New
Recapping the ceremony, plus local trio Nevil pack shout-along garage rock, and concert site ShowList Austin relaunches

March 5, 2020

SXSW EDU Panels Tackle Stopping the School-to Prison Pipeline
SXSW EDU Panels Tackle Stopping the School-to Prison Pipeline
Speakers explore solutions through policy change, relationship-building in the classroom

March 5, 2020

SXSW EDU on a Budget
SXSW EDU on a Budget
SXSWedu's free expo caters to a diverse crowd with a variety of activities, interactive exhibits

March 5, 2020

RZA, NASA, and Captain America for South by Southwest
RZA, NASA, and Captain America for South by Southwest
New keynotes, speakers added with days to spare

March 3, 2020

<i>The Green Knight</i> Pledges Fealty to SXSW
The Green Knight Pledges Fealty to SXSW
David Lowery's adaptation of the Arthurian myth joins festival

March 2, 2020

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Adam Schiff Headed to SXSW
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Adam Schiff Headed to SXSW
Conversations About America’s Future gathers movers & shakers

March 2, 2020

SXSW Adds Glass Animals, Girlpool & Black Lips
SXSW Adds Glass Animals, Girlpool & Black Lips
Artist roster expands by 162 acts

Feb. 27, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Austin Bands for Bernie
Faster Than Sound: Austin Bands for Bernie
Bands turn out for Bernie Sanders, plus a dive into the SXSW rumor mill and an expanded lineup for the Austin Music Awards

Feb. 27, 2020

SXSW Announces Free Shows on Lady Bird Lake
SXSW Announces Free Shows on Lady Bird Lake
Selena Tribute, Margo Price & Milky Chance for the people

Feb. 26, 2020

Japanese Breakfast, José Feliciano Join SXSW
Japanese Breakfast, José Feliciano Join SXSW
118 new acts added to Music roster

Feb. 20, 2020

SXSW Taps Baby Rose, Heart Bones & Laundry Day
SXSW Taps Baby Rose, Heart Bones & Laundry Day
108 more acts added to music fest

Feb. 13, 2020

Now Speaking at SXSW: Ozzy Osbourne, Trent Reznor, Janelle Monae
Now Speaking at Ozzy Osbourne, Trent Reznor, Janelle Monae
Plus: St. Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, Judd Apatow, Desus & Mero

Feb. 11, 2020

Margo Price Leads New SXSW Talent List
Margo Price Leads New SXSW Talent List
Yung Baby Tate, Broncho, David Wax Museum, and 77 more added to the fest

Feb. 6, 2020

SXSW Announces Midnighters, VR And More
SXSW Announces Midnighters, VR And More
Time to get dark and artistic with the latest film wave

Feb. 5, 2020

SXSW Adds 105 Acts
SXSW Adds 105 Acts
Whoop-Szo, Blood, Fennesz, and La Meme Gang join the fest

Jan. 30, 2020

SXSW Accelerates Into Weekly Artist Lists
SXSW Accelerates Into Weekly Artist Lists
Naked Giants, Ghost Wolves & Saint Phnx top 111 new reveals

Jan. 23, 2020

National Lampoon Takes Aim at SXSW
National Lampoon Takes Aim at SXSW
Exclusive: Comedy institution brings podcast for 50th anniversary

Jan. 16, 2020

SXSW Film Gets Latest Apatow, <i>Snowpiercer</i> Premiere
SXSW Film Gets Latest Apatow, Snowpiercer Premiere
Huge lineup includes new docs on St. Vincent, Ozzy, Zappa

Jan. 15, 2020

SXSW Schedules <i>Supernatural</i> Retrospective, Stephen Colbert, and More
SXSW Schedules Supernatural Retrospective, Stephen Colbert, and More
2020 fest adds Samantha Bee, Diplo, Jack Dorsey, Disney Imagineers

Jan. 13, 2020

Whitney Wolfe Herd, Bob Odenkirk, M. Night Shyamalan to Speak at SXSW
Whitney Wolfe Herd, Bob Odenkirk, M. Night Shyamalan to Speak at SXSW
Plus Jim Belushi on weed and T Bone Burnett on surveillance capitalism

Dec. 11, 2019

Roger Waters and Erin Lee Carr to Keynote SXSW 2020
Roger Waters and Erin Lee Carr to Keynote SXSW 2020
Also appearing: Phoebe Robinson, 50 Cent & Bon Appétit Test Kitchen

Nov. 12, 2019

Iconic Rocker Kim Gordon, Former Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aimé Lead SXSW 2020 Lineup
Rocker Kim Gordon, Ex-Nintendo Prez Reggie Fils-Aimé to Keyote SXSW 2020
Fixer Upper power couple Chip & Joanna Gaines also join fest

Sept. 10, 2019

The Hidden Cost of Labor Calculated in <i>Building the American Dream</i>
The Hidden Cost of Labor Calculated in Building the American Dream
In the rubble of the NOLA hotel collapse, Chelsea Hernandez's documentary remains relevant

Dec. 5, 2019

Gun-Filled Weekend Prompts APD Action
Gun-Filled Weekend Prompts APD Action
Spring fest unrest

March 21, 2019

Batman’s Iconic Emblem Lights up Lady Bird Lake for Caped Crusader’s 80th Anniversary
Batman’s Iconic Emblem Lights up Lady Bird Lake for Caped Crusader’s 80th Anniversary
Congress Ave. Bridge and its resident bats proved the perfect backdrop

March 18, 2019

Loud and Proud at Pink Elephant Radio’s First SXSW Showcase
Loud and Proud at Pink Elephant Radio’s First SXSW Showcase
Pink Privilege becomes SX's inaugural queer hip hop event

March 18, 2019

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

PHOTOS: Pet Sematary Red Carpet
Photos by Gary Miller

Mon., March 18, 2019

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