south by southwest Reviews, Interviews & More

VOTD: Arcade Fire, Tom Morello And More Join Bruce Springsteen To Perform...

Posted by

Bruce Springsteen
Here’s how you know you’re missing out by skipping the South By SouthWest festival this year—on Thursday night, not only did you miss a nearly three hour Bruce Springsteen show, you missed a three hour Bruce Springsteen show that features Arcade Fire, Tom Morello, Alejandro Escovedo, the Low Anthem, Eric Burdon of the Animals, and more joining together to perform...

SXSW 2012: Fiona Apple Drops New Tunes, Springsteen Plays A Surprise Set,...

Posted by

sxsw 2012
As is the case every March, Austin, Texas, has become the center of the musical universe for one week, as the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival attracts thousands of bands, bloggers, and industry bigwigs for several days of debauchery and tunes.  And, as is the case every year, the ostensibly “indie” fest has thus far been more notable for the established artists who show up for surprise...

SXSW Roundup: Who to Look Out For

Posted by

sxsw-jco-3-14-11
South by Southwest is officially underway in Austin, Texas, and while the festival so far has been dominated by tech stories and film screenings, we're all waiting for the major music acts to begin taking the stage. As always, a dream lineup has been put together, featuring everyone from major names to obscure, hip artists. Read on to see what acts will be...

SXSW Music Has Its Moments, But Caters to the Elite

Posted by

sxsw09-3-24
By the early Friday evening at the 2009 SXSW music conference, the line for the “secret” Metallica show at Stubb's BBQ had extended halfway around the block. Even when the doors opened, the queue didn't budge. After nearly an hour of glowering at a steady stream of mostly middle-aged hipsters flashing their badges (which cost nearly $700 for the highest level of...