If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
Well, we're going to be very popular in Austin come South by Southwest time. The reason? Our annual SXSW fete, held each year at La Zona Rosa, will feature -- get this -- the xx, Superchunk, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Surfer Blood. It will take place on Friday, March 19, from 12pm - 5pm. ... More >>
Legendary Brazilian tropicalia group Os Mutantes, whose work in the late 1960s fused Brazilian samba rhythms with Beatle-esque baroque pop, will perform at the Echoplex on August 28. The band, who recently signed to the LA-based Anti- imprint, are getting ready to release their first studio album in ... More >>
With the biggest conference presence of the entire SXSW festival, SXSW Interactive is more than just a place where, as ace SXSW Interactive Press and Publicity coordinator Tammy Lynn Gilmore put it, "you get to meet all those people you follow on Twitter." Unlike music and film, it's difficult to ma ... More >>
This is a good bill, huh?
Van Morrison Lou Reed: 2 points. SXSW festival: ZERO.
Van Morrison at La Zona Rosa, Austin, Texas; Division Day, The Ting Tings and The Duke Spirit at Buffalo Billiards. Van Morrison's pretty cool, wearing his trademark cap and sunglasses, holding a saxophone and totally nonplussed about this show. He's got nothing to prove, nothing to hide. He couldn ... More >>
Mark your calendars if you're making the trip to Austin for South by Southwest this year. The LA Weekly party is Friday, March 14 from noon to 5:00, at La Zona Rosa, 612 W. 4th Street, Austin. The LA Weekly / Village Voice concert will feature The Black Keys (seen below playing Austin two years ago ... More >>
SXSW or no SXSW, my first sign of Texas pride was the Texas-shaped gravestone in the Texas State Cemetery I noticed outside the airport shuttle. Landed in Austin in drizzling weather; even in a crowded airplane making four stops it's easy to single out the passengers headed here – they're the ... More >>