This year, our sister papers the Dallas Observer and Houston Press teamed up to document the SXSW madness for your amusement and/or edification. Here are the 12 best shows and moments they saw.
Stephen Malkmus (top) and Mark Ibold, each super excited about this in his own wayPavement/Jenny and Johnny East River State Park Sunday, September 19 Better Than: You probably would've guessed Pavement have arrived. At last. The bad news is they played virtually ever other major ci ... More >>
In a week wherein we bid adieu to both Fat Beats and Paste magazine, we needed something to fill the void, be that the Das Racist video game or, far less pleasantly, a glowering, shirtless Rick Ross. Good thing this one's over with.
Yesterday, the tasteful-culture bible Paste abruptly suspended its print edition, the latest music-related publication to shut down in the past few years. The Paste website, on which the display ads for subscriptions lead to an announcement of the print issue's suspension, will continue to l ... More >>
After nearly folding last summer, it looks like the Georgia-based music mag Paste is departing for good this time. Staffers got the news in an afternoon meeting yesterday, and have since taken to Twitter, looking for new jobs--pretty conclusive evidence that the pay cuts the writers took and ... More >>
Stacey Anderson Margaret Cho plus Emilyn Brodsky, Elon James White The Living Room Wednesday, October 21 I don't know what the true barometer for stupidity is, but it may just be this: not realizing you are watching a bisexually themed comedy show, instead of a depressed Russian folk singer-songwr ... More >>
--Jay-Z held a formal news conference yesterday to discuss plans for his upcoming Answer the Call September 11th benefit show at Madison Square Garden. Sitting beside Governor Patterson, Jay remembered September 11, 2001, the day the original Blueprint was released, and the days that followe ... More >>
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