Category: SXSW

Memories of SXSW ’16 – Summary

Memories of SXSW ’16 – Summary

Over the past week, we shared the stories of artists who attended SXSW last month. Fifty-three (53) musicians and bands told us about late nights, encountering the characters of Austin, broken vans, last-minute gigs, illnesses, Bill Murray, thunderstorms, sneaking into gigs, finding solace away from the chaos, attending frat parties that are just out of a movie, and, of course, […]

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Memories of SXSW ’16 – Podcasters Edition

Memories of SXSW ’16 – Podcasters Edition

For the last five days, we shared artists’ Memories of SXSW. Today, we have the Podcasters’ Edition, where we get insights of the business side and how those in the media experience the Mecca of music. Some of the stories aren’t too different from the escapades of the artists, showing that no one is immune to the entices of Austin. […]

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Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 10

Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 10

We’ve reached the end of our the Artist portion of the Memories of SXSW ’16. Over fifty artists have shared with their fondest memories of THE indie music festival on the planet. Here are the final five, where we follow the exploits of an under-21 band, a couple making their SXSW debuts, and the realization that a band has “made […]

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Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 9

Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 9

The Memories of SXSW ’16 continue to flood in, and we have six more for your reading pleasure. Each story reveals the magic that exists in Austin for five days, where the unexpected happens. It’s a display rarely seen in this world – that so many different people can come together and celebrate one common thing – a love for […]

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Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 8

Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 8

Part 8 of The Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition series actually has an underlying moral – even the smallest events and moments that at the time may seem frustrating can be memorable. Enjoy the moment because you may never get another chance, and the five artists featured today are living by this mantra. And so are the other […]

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Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 7

Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 7

We have ten more stories to share with you today. Four of the five share common themes – music, food, beer, and the people of Austin – while the fifth from an Austin resident sheds light on what SXSW is slowly becoming. They’re all interested reads, as are Parts One, Two, Three, Four,  Five, and Six. The Dirty Nil (Canada) […]

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Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 6

Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 6

In this edition of the Memories of SXSW ’16, we have our first Bill Murray sighting, the movie-like escapades of a young band, some Panda-headed men, a “life-and-death” situation, and a band who found a little solace with friends. This might be the wildest of collection of memories of the bunch. And in case you missed them, find Parts One, […]

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Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 5

Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 5

We hit the halfway mark of the Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition series. Five more indie acts, five more great stories. Read everything from adrenaline rushes to an impromptu gig by one of indie folk-rock’s great artists to a band’s inaugural show to meeting Randy Jackson to missing drumsticks to playing in a sex shop. And don’t forget […]

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Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 4

Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 4

For the fourth edition in our ten-part Memories of SXSW ’16 series, we have an Austin-theme with three of the five artists being from the New Music Mecca of the world. From lost voices to secret guacamole recipes to a band of introverts to McFlurry’s to trippy dreams, the stories in this edition are amusing and wild. Be entertained. And […]

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Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 3

Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 3

We continue our Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition series with more great stories from five bands. If you missed the first two features, here are Part 1 and Part 2. But be sure to read these great stories, which everything from meeting Nardwuar to people-watching to Austin cuisine to a Starship Enterprise home. While perusing the stories, listen […]

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Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 2

Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 2

Earlier today we shared the first part of our Memories of SXSW ’16 series, which you can read over here. For this afternoon, we have six great stories by Blankus Larry, Great American Canyon Band, LA Witch, Mainland, Sound of Ceres, and Twin River. Read their stories, view their photographs, and listen to some of their music all at the […]

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Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 1

Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 1

At least once in the past week you’ve read who magazines, websites, radio stations, and music “experts” thought were the best acts at South by Southwest (SXSW). We even shared our views with Wendy providing a recap of the nine acts that impressed her and Gabe sharing some great photos. But what did the artists and bands think about the […]

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SXSW Recap

SXSW Recap

This year was another one filled with surprises and after trying to succinctly describe what the SXSW Music Festival is truly about, I finally realized the simplistic reason why this festival still remains at the top of the list for bands and music lovers to attend: it’s all about discovery. Recently, music writers at the NY Times declared they are […]

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SXSW 2016 – A Photo Essay

SXSW 2016 – A Photo Essay

SXSW 2016 was a gauntlet of good times and surprises. Especially surprises. My daily schedule would change (usually for the better) despite how much time I spent researching who was playing where and when. There would be times I would be riding my bike to a venue only to get word that the waiting line to get in extended down […]

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SXSW Picks – 3/19

SXSW Picks – 3/19

Today we have Saturday band picks for SXSW. We hope the weather stays nice today and we have no more cancellations from bad weather like we did last night. So far it looks like no rain, but it’s definitely windy and calls for a jacket. We haven’t seen high in the 60s here in a month or so. Let’s get […]

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SXSW Picks – 3/18

SXSW Picks – 3/18

It’s Friday. We have today and tomorrow left with tons of music and bands still to see. It might possibly rain today so bring a raincoat or umbrella if you are going to be at any of the outside shows, and also keep watch on twitter handles and Facebook pages in case anything has to be canceled. DAY SHOW Almost […]

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SXSW Picks – 3/17

SXSW Picks – 3/17

It’s Thursday and time for more great music during the SXSW Festival. This list in the evening might seem smaller, but it’s because we have already chosen a band that might be playing tonight as well. Let’s get right to it. We are sharing a day show, a night showcase to camp at and also bands you can hop around […]

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SXSW Picks – 3/16

SXSW Picks – 3/16

It’s Wednesday and the official showcases get harder to choose between one or the other from this day forward. There are more day shows to choose from as well. Today we have even more bands that cross a myriad of genres and locations. Today we will get right to it. If you need a few tips, check out our post […]

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SXSW Picks – 3/15

SXSW Picks – 3/15

It’s back! Another year of the massive music festival that is South By Southwest. South By for locals. Many locals do their best to avoid the craziness during SXSW, but of course being a music lover it is amazing to know that thousands of bands will be descending upon Austin for almost an entire week. It is always mind blowing […]

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The Unofficial Guide to the Side Showcases at SXSW

The Unofficial Guide to the Side Showcases at SXSW

Last year we said it would be great to list bands that are just coming to SXSW to play numerous parties or shows that are not listed on the SXSW schedule of showcasing artists. This year we are sharing our top bands whom you won’t find on the SXSW schedule or on the SXSW website. There are numerous lists out […]

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