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Adam Faucett – Blind Water Finds Blind Water

Adam Faucett is someone who we discovered on Meursault’s March tour of the States, after SXSW. He played with the band at Boone in North Carolina, which sounds hugely unpromising, but was actually just about the best show of the tour, give or take. On the bill that night were Adam and his band, and […]

Text analytics applied to applications of things like text analytics

South by Southwest (SXSW) uses a web-based voting method to choose panels, and so Jason Baldridge took a look at the titles submitted for Phil Resnik's "Putting a Real-Time Face on Polling" session,  to … see whether some straight-forward Unix commands, text analytics and natural language processing can reveal anything interesting about them. He describes the results […]

Ex Hex to release Rips on 10/7

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Ex Hex put on a damn great set of music during SXSW at Waterloo Records. Up until that time, I had heard only track but their set of edgy set combining power-pop and punk completely won me over. Check out two of the tracks below. Here is some info from Merge. Ex Hex is Mary [...]

As SXSW Panel Picker Deadline Approaches, Which Are You Voting For?

The deadline to help choose the panels you want to see at SXSW is just a few days away. Tell us which panels you're voting for or plug you're own in the comments below. Be sure to vote here. Deadline in September 5th.

Apple Store promoting upcoming iTunes Festival w/ pins and wristbands, music-related events

After bringing the iTunes Festival to the US earlier this year at Austin SXSW, Apple’s annual music event in London kicking off next week has been the focus of much of the company’s attention recently. Earlier this week, Apple’s newly acquired Beats Music began promoting the iTunes Festival with a contest within the app to attend the […]

‘The New World’ Turns Novel Into Digital Experience

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Chris Adrian and Eli Horowitz, winners of the Webby & SXSW Interactive Awards for their digital novel The Silent History, have a new digital novel out from Atavist Books that pushes the boundaries of the published word. The story and the user experience of The New World  reflect the digital experience. Show More Summary

IBM Watson’s Startling Cancer Coup

3 weeks agoHealth : Healthland

For the early part of its existence, IBM’s Watson supercomputer was a bit of a carnival act. It could perform feats of computational magic, win on Jeopardy, and whip up crazy burrito recipes at SXSW. But Watson is designed to become IBM’s money-making, Big Data platform, earning its keep across a variety of industries. In…

MisterWives Takes You Back To Class With Their Reflections Video! Watch & Get Schooled HERE!

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

We looooove us some MisterWives! Seriously, we had them at our SXSW party and they were pretty freakin' brilliant! Well, the band debuted a new music video for their incredibly infectious song Reflections and it's totally adorable! They're bringing us back to school and we LOVE it! Ch-ch-check out the video (above)!!!

Sam Amidon releasing a new LP, touring (dates, stream)

Sam Amidon at SXSW 2011 (more by Tim Griffin) Sam Amidon is releasing a new album of re-imagined folk songs, Lily-O, on September 30 via Nonesuch. The album features jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, as well as past Sam Amidon collaborators...

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Thriller ‘Faults’ Goes To Screen Media

Screen Media Films has set a March 6, 2015 U.S. release date for Faults, an indie thriller starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead that premiered earlier this year at SXSW. Winstead stars as Claire, cult member whose parents hire a deprogrammer (Leland Orser) to kidnap and rehabilitate her, sparking a battle of wits between the two. Show More Summary

Faults, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, acquired by Screen Media

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is turning into quite the little horror honey, isn't she? Just yesterday we reported Ms. Winstead will be joining the J.J. Abrams-produced THE CELLAR, and now we've got details on her next genre release. SXSW hit FAULTS, starring Winstead and Leland Orser, has been picked up by Screen Media Films. Show More Summary

11 Clever Ways Cities Are Taking Advantage of Public Space

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A garden skyscraper. A sidewalk library. A floating pool. A DIY bike park. These are some of the finalists in the Place By Design competition announced today by SXSW Eco, a new sustainability conference by the organizers of SXSW. Which one makes the greatest impact on a city? Read more...

Kayo Dot releasing a new LP (stream a track), announce Trans Pecos show

by Ian Chainey Kayo Dot at IO SXSW showcase, 2014 (more by Tim Griffin) Kayo Dot warned that Coffins on Io, their new album to be released on October 16 via The Flenser Records, was going to be different. In...

EOne Acquires Liz Tuccillo’s SXSW Rom-Com ‘Take Care’

Entertainment One Films has acquired North American rights to Liz Tuccillo's Take Care, the romantic comedy that stars Leslie Bibb and Thomas Sadowski. A late 2014 release is in the works. Tuccillo, who co-wrote the bestseller He's Just...Show More Summary

RADiUS To Release SXSW Winner ‘The Great Invisible’

RADiUS acquired U.S. rights to Participant Media's The Great Invisible, which won the Grand Jury prize as SXSW. The Margaret Brown-directed pic tells the story of the modern South - the fishermen, the oilmen, and the survivors - through the lens of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The film will be released later this…

Roadkill Ghost Choir – In Tongues [album review]

last monthMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

In 2013, the HearYa crew saw Roadkill Ghost Choir a few times at SXSW, in Chicago and did a HearYa session with them. At every turn, we’d try to disect them. And I think it was during the session, Shirk turned to me and said, “These guys are going to be unreal when they get [...]

Vote Ramon @SXSW Presentation: The Local Celebrity Entrepreneur – Personal Branding

Ramon needs (would please like) your vote. SXSW Interactive , the biggest conference and show about all things digital, social and tech takes place in Austin of each year. I need your vote please, for my panel submission, “The Local Celebrity Entrepreneur: How Personal Branding Helps Your Small Business Crush Your Competition” Please vote. Show More Summary

Why 'Peter Pan' Is Propaganda for Perverts

By After Hours Published: August 18th, 2014 Vote for Cracked at SXSW!

SxSW Voting Guide for Infographics and Data Visualization

We Need Your Votes! The 2015 SxSW Voting Guide for Infographics and Data Visualization It’s already time to start thinking about the 2015 SxSW Interactive Conference! This past year there were more than 15 fantastic sessions about infographics and data visualization, which I summarized in my recap post “The State of Infographics at SxSW 2014”. Show More Summary

Get Weird & Grossed Out with First Trailer for German 'Wetlands'

While there isn't any straight-up nudity or profanity, we're going to call this trailer NSFW just based on content alone. The German indie Wetlands has already played at Sundance and SXSW, and it's definitely a shocking, gross out comedy, but not in the way that Jackass or American Pie have hit audiences. Show More Summary

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