The 2013 music festival season officially launched with Coachella last month. You might think the music fest season kicks off with South By Southwest, but SXSW is not really a music fest as much as it is a music free-for-all, sort of like New York’s CMJ Music Marathon that happens each October is. In the [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
This year during South By Southwest Interactive, Paste and Sennheiser teamed up to present a spread of great interviews each day from the Blackheart on Rainey Street. From actors to game developers to musicians and more, each interview was an engaging encounter that highlighted the amount of creative energy present in Austin that week. Show More Summary
One of my favourite albums of the year, one of my favourite new discoveries of the year band-wise and probably my favourite band I saw play at this year’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, and yet they released Images du Futur in the first week of March and it has taken me this bloody [...]
Back in March during South by Southwest, London-via-Stockholm synth-pop duo K.I.D.S. performed their very first live show, and afterwards we spoke to Rosanna Munter and Charles Cave about that first experience as a live band. They’ve since had a few more weeks to hone their show and start putting together a debut album, and so when... More »
Lightning Entertainment, the Santa Monica-based sales, production and distribution company, has acquired international rights to the hit South by Southwest Film Festival comedy, Gus, starring Michelle Monaghan ( Source Code, Gone Baby...Show More Summary
Briefly: You may remember last year’s South by Southwest film festival when I wrote a blog about appearing in a documentary. That documentary, Just Like Being There directed by Scout Shannon, is now available on Netflix Instant. It’s a carefree journey through the world of limited edition gig posters, told through the music of festivals like [...]
The on-stage magic of New Jersey eight-piece River City Extension has been solidifying its reputation for a while now. Since they really caught our eye at South by Southwest in 2011, River City Extension has appeared on stages at big...Show More Summary
My discovery of Kopecky Family Band happened during one of those serendipitous moments at South By Southwest a couple/few years ago. I was at South Congress, walking in an alley behind Yard Dog Art Gallery to get to my next destination, when I heard some sweet music sounds coming from a small stage near a [...]
The 2013 music festival season gets under way in just a few hours with the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. While last month’s South By Southwest in Austin is the biggest musical event each year in sheer numbers, it is not a musical festival per se. Therefore, over the past [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
Mother Falcom, the orchestral indie pop group that made quite a splash last month at South By Southwest, is set to release their latest album in May. The record, You Knew, is Mother Falcon’s follow-up albumt o the acclaimed 2011 LP Alhambra,...Show More Summary
The 2013 edition of the South By Southwest music festival wrapped up late last month, but here at FORBES, we've still got a few more stories to deliver from deep in the heart of Texas.
XLrator Media has announced their acquisition of the North American rights to Holy Ghost People, a dark and moody backwoods thriller that riveted audiences at this year's South By Southwest Film Festival. The film is directed by Mitchell...Show More Summary
For our ninth annual dayparties during South By Southwest, Paste teamed up with HGTV to bring downtown Austin four days of music at the Stage on Sixth. Leagues was one band we knew would deliver a great performance. Layering Thad Cockrell’s...Show More Summary
Brooklyn band Team Spirit had a busy South by Southwest, and the buzz from their many performances is growing, not fading. The band, composed of members Ayad Al Adhamy, Cosmo Kilburn DiGiulio, Roman Tobias Pettigrew and Mike Addesso,...Show More Summary
Known for its hectic nature and around-the-clock music, South by Southwest is an essential destination for many music lovers. But day after day of constant motion, Texas sun and crowded venues can grow exhausting. We at Paste were lucky enough to take a break from the commotion and invite several of top-notch artists to our very own backyard. Show More Summary
Anticipation has been building for the release of Evil Dead, what's likely to be the goriest horror movie of the year, and last month, after the movie's rousing premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival, ShockTillYouDrop.com had...Show More Summary
For the second year in a row, Paste photographer Josh Darr traveled to South by Southwest and met up with several bands to document their trip to Austin. Check out Darr’s portrait series in the gallery below....
Promotional Content Last week at South By Southwest, several bands graced the stage at Converse Rubber Tracks Austin, performing their latest songs for an audience primed to hear new music and find a new favorite artist. Widowspeak performed...Show More Summary
With the end of South By Southwest last weekend, the flow of new albums and EPs from well-known, popular and signed artists and bands has resumed, with releases such as our Album of the Week, Specter at the Festival by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and new drops from long-time slowcore favorites Low and Phosphorescent, plus [...]Show More Summary
FORBES sat down with Davis to discuss his book last week at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. For those of you who haven't had time to read the 608-page tome, we've captured a few of the volume's better anecdotes--including Janis Joplin's attempts to physically consummate her record deal--on video.