Fri 11 Sep The Safia boys have had a darn busy year – hitting SXSW, playing every local festival imaginable and releasing new material – and now it's time for...
photo: Pity Sex @ SXSW 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Talib Kweli, Rapsody, NIKO IS, K Valentine @ Brooklyn Bowl NYC hip...
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I stumbled across this trio at SXSW earlier this year. I only caught the tail end of their set but am eager to see more. As this video illustrates, their live shows are a whole heap of fun. What’s not to like about tasty pop songs served up in a tex-mex package?
The battle between Meerkat and Periscope for video livestreaming supremacy is going strong, and brands are quickly picking sides. While Meerkat, the SXSW darling, has started inking deals—like the one with CMT and Mountain Dew—Nestlé recently ran the first sponsored Periscope stream. Show More Summary
Streaming service Fandor and indie distributor Factory 25 are teaming to jointly release seven films day-and-date, including this year’s SXSW Audience Award winner Uncle Kent 2 from filmmaker Todd Rohal and Charles Poekel’s Sundance pic Christmas, Again. Show More Summary
photo: Flatbush Zombies at SXSW 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson) Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers have a big Central Park SummerStage show on July 7 coming up (tickets). That show ends at 10 PM, but...
It’s probably impossible for Atlanta rap presence ILoveMakonnen to have as big a year in 2015 as he did last year. But thus far this year, he’s released a mixtape, greatly improved A$AP Rocky’s SXSW experience, and helped shift rap’s cultural barriers. That’s still pretty good! And now he’s got a new video for his […]
London quartet Boxed In — featuring Oli Bayston, formerly of the Manchester band Keith — released their self-titled debut album earlier this year, and have since played SXSW and were invited by TV On The Radio to play at one of the KCRW Sound In Focus free concerts next month. Today, we’ve got Boxed In’s […]
During SXSW in 2012, Titus Andronicus were selling a mixtape called Titus Andronicus LLC Mixtape Vol. 1, a limited CDR of demos, outtakes, covers, and rarities. (My copy was #36 of 200.) They threw the whole thing up online shortly afterward. And now they’re back with their second mixtape. This one is called Sorry For […]
photo: DJ Windows 98 at SXSW 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield) DJ Windows 98, the DJ moniker of Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler, plans to grace NYC with another of his sets on August 27 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets...
Epic Pictures shared new images from Chris Blaine and Ben Blaine’s SXSW Film Festival indie Nina Forever, starring Abigail Hardingham, Cian Barry, Fiona O’Shaughnessy, Elizabeth Elvin, David Troughton. Holly loves Rob and tries to help him through his grief – even if it means contending with his dead girlfriend Nina, who comes back, bloody and […]
Brand: A Second Coming, the Russell Brand documentary whose subject tried to get the film pulled from its opening-night slot at SXSW in March, has found a North American distributor. Ignite Channel, whose pickups include Twinsters and Poached, both from SXSW, has acquired director Ondi Timoner’s film for theatrical release but gave no date. Show More Summary
[[recommended]] Starting today, NXNE officially gets underway! With so many acts to choose from for the five day SXSW compatriot, it can be difficult to discern which acts are worthy of your attention. Oh, and you'll probably want to download this to your phone beforehand since you definitely won't have service up there in the Yukon. Show More Summary
photo: Spoon at SXSW 2015 (more by Jesse Deflorio) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Spoon, The Antlers @ The Wick Spoon are such a consistently good band...
The arrangement is crucial to Meerkat, which launched to much acclaim at the SxSW.
It's sort of passe to talk about how much SXSW has changed over the years because, well, it has and there's no going back. If you feel the need to reminisce or wallow in the past, you can read this, this, this, this and this. Or youShow More Summary
I’ve gone to a number of music festivals over the years, including covering SXSW for this site in 2009. Generally, it’s a super-fun time: music, the great outdoors, friends. But I recently turned thirty, and this past weekend at the Governors Ball Music Festival felt a little different. Here are some things I saw and how my feelings about them have changed:
London duo bring their instrumental dance rock to SXSW.