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SXSW Opens 2018 Showcase Applications, Panel Picker

The next SXSW will be held March 9 -18, 2018 in Austin Texas, and today, Monday Hun3e 26th, the festival begins accepting applications for one of the 2000 or so official showcase slots, as well as the panels and sessions the are held throughout the festival. ______________________________________________ SXSW 2018 Accepting...

Chilling ‘Most Beautiful Island’ Acquired by Orion and Samuel Goldwyn!

In Ana Asensio’s under-the-radar SXSW festival title Most Beautiful Island, an undocumented woman struggling in NYC is offered an opportunity she can’t refuse, but soon discovers she’s involved in a dangerous game. Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today they have acquired the North American rights to the award-winning psychological thriller that our very […]

The Yawpers announce Boy In A Well – 8/18/17

5 days agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

During this past SXSW, I witnessed my first Yapwers set. It left me a bit shaken but with a smile on my face. Purveyors of the greatest music video of all time, I shouldn’t have expected any less. Boy In A Well will be their second Bloodshot release, after 2015?s American Man. Can't really describe [...]

Hand Habits – “Spell Song”

Long steamy summer nights filled with relentless possibility, occasional bonfires, and teasing cool breezes are essential when things heat up in the city. Hand Habits, who recently played our SXSW showcase on the heels of excellent debut album Wildly Idle (Before The Void), contributed to a necessary accompanying soundtrack with their new single. "Spell Song"

SXSW Winner ‘Most Beautiful Island’ Acquired By Orion & Samuel Goldwyn

Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have acquired North American rights to Most Beautiful Island, a psychological thriller from Glass Eye Pix directed, written, produced by and starring Ana Asensio. It won a grand jury award in the...Show More Summary

SXSW condemns Texas's state-level law banning "sanctuary cities" like Austin

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

SXSW has made good on its promises to walk the talk on supporting immigration rights, coming out in support of the city of Austin's lawsuit against the state of Texas over SB-4, the Texas law that bans "sanctuary cities" where law enforcement officers do not check or take action on arrestees' immigration status unless it is relevant to their alleged crimes. (more…)

John Moreland “Hang Me in the Tulsa County Stars” Live at SXSW

Hang Me in the Tulsa County Stars – Youtube There is hope. There’s a canard that modern music is a cornucopia of vapid millennial popsters and I must admit they get more than their fair share of attention, but bubbling under there’s soul-fulfilling stuff that has gotten a push but just hasn’t landed on your […]

Two U.S. Senators Ask SXSW To Leave Texas In Protest Of Anti-Immigration Laws

Two U.S. Senators have called on the organizers of South by Southwest (SXSW) to relocate the annual conference and festival out of Texas until President Trump's anti-immigrant SB4 law is repealed or overturned by the courts. ____________________________________ In a letter to Roland Swenson, the CEO of SXSW, two Latino U.S....

Girlpool played Warsaw with Frankie Cosmos' new band Lexie (review)

Girlpool brought their tour to Brooklyn's Warsaw for a sold-out show on Friday (6/9) in support of their excellent new album Powerplant. Like when we caught them during SXSW, main Girlpool members Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker were joined by a drummer and a second guitarist... Continue reading…

SXSW Rejects Senators’ Call to Leave Texas Over Anti-Immigrant Law

In May, Texas passed Senate Bill 4, banning “sanctuary cities.” The bill requires local officials to enforce federal immigration laws, and allows those officials to question the immigration status of anyone they arrest. It is scheduled to take effect on September 1. Show More Summary

Two Democratic senators are asking SXSW to move out of Texas over new anti-immigrant law

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

It seems unlikely for SXSW to move out of the city it has called home for the last three decades, but who knows?

Annette Kellerman Survives IT COMES AT NIGHT!

Annette Kellerman Survives IT COMES AT NIGHT! Read the full article on AICN I became a fan of Trey Edward Shults when I discovered his feature debut KRISHA at my very last screening of SXSW '16. I had heard much hype about the film, and though I hadn't even planned on seeing "one last movie" at the fest that year, boy was I glad that I did. Show More Summary

‘Camera Obscura’s’ Aaron B. Koontz’s Top Austin-based Horror Directors

“Austin has such a robust, ingrained filmmaking community that, when combined with SXSW, Fantastic Fest and the Alamo Drafthouse, was the driving factor for me relocating here back in 2011,”  Aaron B. Koontz tell us during a chat about his Camera Obscura in theaters on June 9th and on VOD and Digital HD on June 13th. […]

Ships Have Sailed – “Up [Stereo Vandals Remix]”

LA’s Ships Have Sailed have been popping up on everyone’s radar over the past two years. The band has toured vigorously, including a stint at this year’s SXSW along with recent appearances in the UK. Their recent single “Up” is an anthem for the ages, especially given the current political climate. Show More Summary

‘Tragedy Girls’ Helm Tyler MacIntyre Inks With APA

APA has signed director Tyler MacIntyre, whose Clueless -inspired film Tragedy Girls debuted at SXSW this year. The horror comedy follows two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends. Show More Summary

‘Mayhem’ Director Joe Lynch Orders Up Horror Pic ‘Taste’

EXCLUSIVE: Joe Lynch, whose directing credits include Knights Of Badassdom, Salma Hayek’s Everly and most recently the SXSW Midnighters thriller Mayhem starring Steven Yuen, has landed his next gig. He has been tapped to direct Taste, a horror pic penned by David Cohen. Show More Summary

Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’: Everything We Learned on the Set

Baby Driver took SXSW by storm this past March, earning such high praise (it’s currently sitting at a perfect 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, with 22 reviews in) that distributor Sony was inspired to bump its release up from a sleepy August weekend to a prime June spot. Show More Summary

‘Atomic Blonde’ Clip: Charlize Theron Kicks Ass to an ’80s Soundtrack

Apparently Atomic Blonde is every bit as fun as it looks. David Leitch‘s (John Wick) first solo outing behind the camera premiered a few months back at the SXSW Film Festival and the folks in attendance went thoroughly nuts for Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron), including our managing editor Jacob Hall. Show More Summary

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