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South by Southwest Festival

  • Voice Choices

    March 26, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Chase N. Cashe: "Troy Ave Has the Best Rap Album of 2013"

    Chase N. Cashe may be the most popular guy in hip-hop. In a few short years, the New Orleans rapper/producer has ingratiated himself with seemingly everyone; being memorably name-checked by Drake on "9 am in Dallas," winning Grammy Awards, clocking production credits with the likes of Beyonce and Li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Joseph King Talks Out His Bad Break-Ups and His Wanderlusting

    As he very bluntly puts it, "shit went south" for Joseph King towards the end of 2012. The Austin transplant, who had fronted and based the alt-psych rock band Canvas in his hometown after founding it in California, moved to New York in 2005 and found his way to another band he would lead almost as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Marnie Stern Gets Personal

    It's when Marnie Stern, bundled in a gold puffer jacket, steps away from the Starbucks counter that I see she's covered from waist down in day-glo, neon lemon shoes sticking out from electric cerulean pants declaring her the brightest person on the Upper East Side before she's even opened her mouth. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    The Best Shows at SXSW This Year

    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.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    50 Things To Know About Austin Before SXSW

    I love Austin. It's simultaneously wonderful and totally infuriating. The city meets every cliché about it almost effortlessly, to the point where the onslaught of weirdness can be almost numbing. I once saw a unicycle brigade spin down the street, and it honestly took like 15 minutes until I reali ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 12, 2012

    UNSIGNED HYPE

    Rebel Diaz and friends host the first South by South Bronx

  • Voice Choices

    March 28, 2012

    READY, SET, LOOP

    SBTRKT brings the beats to Webster Hall

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Live: Kwes Steps Into The Spotlight At Cameo Gallery

    Kwes w/CHLLNGR, Beacon Cameo Gallery Monday, March 19 Better than: A four-day SXSW hangover. Making the transition from remixer and producer to full-fledged solo artist usually takes a career worth of self-doubt, external prodding and personal development. Just a couple years after reaching promin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2012

    Nas Takes Illmatic To Texas As South By Southwest Comes To An End

    Before the 2012 edition of South By Southwest blows out of town, allow Village Voice Media's editors to share their favorite moments from the festival's fourth, and final, day.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    50 Cent, Eminem, And Skrillex's Hordes Of Fans Swarm Austin On Day Three Of SXSW

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in this planet's many happenings, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. To break down the chaos, a few of Village ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Lil Wayne, Skrillex, And Others Fire Up Austin On Day Two Of SXSW

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in this planet's many happenings, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. To break down the chaos, a few of Village ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Fiona Apple, The-Dream, And More At SXSW Day One (With Video Of Two New Fiona Apple Songs)

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in this planet's many happenings, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. To break down the chaos, a few of Village ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 14, 2012

    CALIFORNIA DREAMING

    EMA skips SXSW for NYC

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2012

    How To Pretend You're At SXSW: A Brief Field Guide

    Is your Twitter feed feeling a little extra insufferable today? Do you hear the sort of "I'm at a really cool event and you're not" echo running through the Internet? Are you suddenly craving Tex Mex and you're not sure why? That's because the South by Southwest Conference has begun! And you're not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Q&A: Freshkills Frontman Zachary Lipez On Lounge Singers, LBJ, And The Landfill That Inspired His Band's Name

    Gentrified Brooklyn can be a rough place for the struggling artiste, what with ever-ballooning rent prices, subway breakdowns, and feeling of being in a constant state of catching up. But all three of those basic roadblocks can be an inspiring launching pad too—you've got to work hard to make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Childish Gambino Is Playing Brooklyn Bowl Tonight

    Nate "Igor" SmithDonald "Childish Glover" Gambino at SXSW.​This just in from Brooklyn Bowl's Twitter feed: The special guest for tonight's Halloween extravaganza will be former Voice cover subject slash TV guy slash rap artist Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino. He'll play all of his album ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 11, 2011
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    March 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Burger King CEO Insults British Food, Women; Josh Ozersky Sings Praises of Margarine

    ​Bernardo Hees, the CEO of Burger King, recently said of England: "The food is terrible and the women are not very attractive," pissing off both Brits and women. [Telegraph] A roundup of whole chicken dinners includes the "Million Dollar" whole roast chicken for two at Standard Grill and fire ... More >>

  • Music

    March 9, 2011

    SXSW Cheat Sheet 2011

    An assortment of local bands heading to Texas for beer, BBQ, and maximum blogability

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    Huzzah, it's Friday afternoon. Time for a little bit of nostalgia: We ranked Our 10 Best Vegetarian Street Foods. Just in time for South by Southwest, Our Man Sietsema provided an eating guide for New Yorkers who find themselves in Austin. A battle of the ostrich burgers between Bare Burger and E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Week In Review: "This Was A Weird One, Folks."

    ​Charlie Sheen dominated the wild and weird this week but the rest of the world proved able keep pace. Lady Gaga birthed some sort of goey monster-baby while blood-covered panda bears danced with leather-bound vampires at the Cradle of Filth show. Suffice it to say we felt the stirrings of a t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 2, 2011

    G'DAY, BOWERY

    A doubly imported, all-day showcase

  • Voice Choices

    January 5, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Announcing the Siren Festival 2010 Tenth Anniversary Line-Up: Matt & Kim, Ted Leo, Surfer Blood, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Harlem

    Paul Antonson This year, we proudly celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Siren Festival. In the history of the our free Coney Island corndog bonanza, no band has ever played Siren twice. This was a conscious decision on behalf of our fearless festival founder and organizer (who we've kindly rewar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Swedish Twee-&-B Duo jj Cover "Birthday Sex." Why?

    ​You may have noticed that Zach and Camille--SOTC's daily stewards--aren't posting today, because they're on some kind of spiritual retreat that I'm not privy to the details of. As a guest, I'd be remiss in not writing an amorphous think piece that will fall through the cracks between more web ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    How Fucked Up's Savvy SXSW Post About Artist Exploitation Applies to Other Venues (Like, Um, the Internet) Too

    ​Very smart post up today written by guitarist Mike Haliechuk at the Canadian band Fucked Up's blog, talking about the economics of Austin's South By Southwest music conference. The gist of it is an attempt to answer a simple question, one that a person could easily ask about CMJ or other, sim ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Tonight! Andrew W.K., The Dirty Pearls, Aeroplane, Apache Beat, And The Asteroid Galaxy Tour

    via AndrewWK.com​While everyone is hiking down to SXSW, you can relax at the Fillmore, where, for the first time in five years, the lovably menacing, defiantly unshowered Andrew W.K. and his full band will strut their stuff alongside neo-glam rockers the Dirty Pearls. Over at the Andrew-affili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    It's sweet, sweet Friday. An ideal time to look back, through the wind and rain, at the best posts of the last five days. Alone in the kitchen with a pig's uterus... Pulino's Beth Ann Simpkins talked about pizza, bi-coastal pizza obsession, and her 100 percent carbohydrate diet... ...While Eugene ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 9, 2010
  • Music

    March 9, 2010

    SXSW Cheat Sheet 2010

    Our finest exports to this year's Texas fete, starring Maluca, Naam, Shellshag, MNDR, and Twin Sister

  • Voice Choices

    February 23, 2010

    LISTEN UP

    Preview the Armory Show with the Walkmen

  • Voice Choices

    July 8, 2009
  • Voice Choices

    July 8, 2009
  • Voice Choices

    July 1, 2009

    AGELESS BEAUTY

    A gem from the SXSW Film Fest

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Week in Review: A Night in a Camper Without a Pillow or Blanket

    In the week some of us returned bedraggled and red-eyed from SXSW and some of us returned bedraggled and red-eyed from all the weed people were blazing at that Morrissey show, we couldn't quite stop listening to that Micachu record. FYI: The Cool Kids will not tolerate you naming your indie-rock ac ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    SWXS 2009: A Biased Top-Five Recap, and How The Artists Therein Will Soon Tangibly Impact Your Life

    Well that's over with. To complete my spiritual journey, I will now both provide my top-five greatest moments (Metallica excluded) and explore how non-SXSW revelers might enjoy their music, immediately or in the immediate future. 1. Ms. Janelle Monáe, of course. Her deeply, defiantly weird dystop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    SXSW 2009: Futuristic Nostalgia with Janelle Monáe and Phosphorescent

    Janelle Monáe (Stubbs) Phosphorescent (Club De Ville) SXSW Wednesday Night, March 18 I would declare that a bunch of Decemberists fans crowding the front of the stage four hours before the sea shanties etc. even begin just to insure their spot is not exactly Atlanta r&b space-cadet Janelle Moná ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    SXSW 2009: Vivian Girls and Wavves Mercifully Request More Reverb

    Keep it comin'. Little more. Little more. OK, a lot more. Vivian Girls/Wavves (Mohawk) SXSW Thursday Afternoon, March 19 At last year's Rhapsody fete here, luxe condos were going up across the street, workers perched on all the balconies, regarding us shiftless, sunburnt, taco-snarfing revelers w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Quick Hits

    We're disappointed: Glamour left disposable cameras tethered to park benches in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and all the users shot lame pictures like this. Well, except for two guys. The New York Dolls will play at "Rachel Ray's SXSW party" this year, all jacked up on Dunkin' Donuts coffee. The Hold St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2008

    SXSW: Colourmusic and the Shape

    IT'S FINALLY-EMPTYING-OUR-SXSW-MEMORY-CARDS FRIDAY Colourmusic, "Yes!" (MP3) So five British guys decided to come to Austin and play a little prank on us Yanks. "Let's wear all white jumpsuits," one of them said. "And we'll say we're from Kansas!” said another one. "No, Oklahoma!" chi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2008

    Live from SXSW: the Barton Creek Food Court

    Apologies in advance for being one of the many assholes to blog-taunt you from Austin. But if you're into schadenfreude—and NYC, I know you are—you'll be delighted to know that the SOC family-town laptop keyboard committed suicide early this morning, so I spent the last few hours with an Apple G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2008

    Bisexuality Storms Bush Country in New Film!

    I'm a big star in Austin, Texas, and it's all thanks to a gorgeous thing called bisexuality! See, a documentary I'm in called Bi The Way—executive produced by Arianna's ex, Michael Huffington, and directed by Brittany Blockman and Josephine Decker—is playing at the SXSW 2008 Film Festival in Aus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2008

    SXSW Tip Sheet 2008, NYC Edition: Yeasayer

    Yeasayer's clearly having a little van trouble. photo by Doron Gild Every year at SXSW, there's one ubiquitous hot-shit band that plays 10,000 parties and leads off 50,000 blog posts—past luminaries include Bloc Party, the Go! Team, and Peter, Bjorn and John. As for the 2008 title, (the actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2007
  • Music

    April 26, 2005

    The Gospel According to the Hold Steady

    On their great new album, Brooklyn's best band explores why Catholic girls start much too early

  • News

    November 23, 1999

    Cum on Feel the Webnoize

    The Music Industry Turns to the Tech World for a Boost

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