Back in March 2014, before Glen Tickle became a Contributing Writer at Laughing Squid, he attended the SXSW festival on behalf of Geekosystem. While he was there, he challenged Bill Nye — perhaps best known for the live-action educational television series Bill Nye the Science Guy — to a bow tie-tying race which resulted in […]
So now you know all about the Los Angeles premiere of the intense new horror film Starry Eyes (read my SXSW review here), but did you know you can win tickets to that premiere? We have 5 PAIRS to give away. You have to be over 18 to win and you must live in or near Los Angeles. […]
Unofficial events occurring during SXSW, especially the "Spring Music Festival" portion, can expect closer examination when requesting permits next year if the recommendations of a report to the City of Austin are taken up. Celebrities may also be under greater scrutiny and new curfews and traffic restrictions could be in effect. Show More Summary
Delta Spirit worked their way into our hearts with their passionate brand of Americana via their first two albums – Ode To Sunshine & History From Below. I can still remember the first time I saw them at Buffalo Billiards at SXSW. It was a midnight show on Saturday night and I was flat out [...]
Summary: T3 is a full-service, independent shop that was founded in Austin in 1989 by Gay Gaddis. This was not only before SXSW was cool, but also before female leadership was familiar in the industry. Today, Gay runs a successful agency of 190 people across three offices (including SF and NY) that pulled $23 million in revenue...
SXSW's annual report on the economic impact of the festival on Austin estimated that over $315 million was generated by the festival and festival attendees. That's way up from 2013's estimated $218.2 million. Unfortunately neither the...Show More Summary
Leigh Janiak’s SXSW Film Festival horror hit “Honeymoon” belongs to a long line of films about people who may not know enough about the recent object of their admiration. Great horror movies have been built around he concept of protector as betrayer as people like Rosemary’s husband worked with the devil to destroy her baby. Show More Summary
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Somehow we’ve missed posting the trailer for Housebound, and that’s a huge oversight. The New Zealand film stormed SXSW when it debuted there this past March, and is open in NZ now. The film also hits Fantastic Fest in the next couple weeks, and opens in the US in October. Show More Summary
Netflix has released the trailer for Print The Legend, Luis Lopez and J. Clay Tweel‘s documentary about the 3D printing revolution. The streaming company acquired the movie at the SXSW Film Festival this March, where it was met with good reviews (Indiewire called it “a slick documentary with widespread appeal”. Show More Summary
“My name is not OG Bobby Johnson,” the Atlanta rapper Que felt compelled to tell the crowd when I saw him jump onstage at the Fool’s Gold SXSW showcase this year. This is probably something Que says a lot. For the early months of the year, Que’s street-rap harangue “OG Bobby Johnson” was inescapable in [...]
by Bill Pearis Austin all-analogue synth quartet S U R V I V E (who played the BV Austin stage at Flatstock during SXSW this year), as you might suspect, make dark-hued, highly textured, creepy soundtracks of the mind, owing...
by Andrew Sacher In a little less than two months, a huge handful of the best punk bands in the world will head to Gainesville, FL for The Fest (10/31-11/2), a three-day multi-venue festival (similar to CMJ or SXSW, but...
by Andrew Sacher Nona at SXSW 2014 (via BrooklynVegan Instagram) NYC fans of scrappy DIY punk take note, there's a great show happening with Philly's Nona, Providence's Downtown Boys, and San Francisco's joyride! on October 3 at Silent Barn. Rounding...
Last week we announced that we would be hosting the Los Angeles premiere of the intense new horror film Starry Eyes (read SXSW review here). I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the film since I saw it five months ago, so I can’t wait to share it with you guys. And tickets are now on […]
Sun Kil Moon mastermind Mark Kozelek has been in the game for decades, and he released what might be this year’s greatest album with Benji. He’s earned the right to be a little standoffish to audiences. (Playing Pitchfork’s SXSW showcase this year, he thanked the site for not assigning the Benji review to one particular [...]
Every time I’ve spoken at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, I’ve always had someone else arranging all the details, including the panel and the attendant responsibilities of getting it to pass muster. This time, however, I’ve put together something neat, and the process needs, nay, requires you to really get out there […]
I really, really dug Starry Eyes when I first saw it at SXSW (review here). But something interesting has happened to me in the 5 or so months since I’ve seen the film… I can’t stop thinking about it. So much so that I’m beginning to think I was actually too hard on the film […]
Tensions are running high in this exclusive clip from the SXSW favorite Swim Little Fish Swim, opening in NYC and premiering on VOD in the U.S. on September 19. Photo courtesy of Under the Milky Way I recently read an article in which...Show More Summary
Jesse Redniss, Chief Strategy Officer at Mass Relevance, was recently at a Twitter event and struck up a conversion with Univision’s David Beck about what’s really missing from social TV conferences. Redniss and Beck started to discuss...Show More Summary