This year, our sister papers the Dallas Observer and Houston Press teamed up to document the SXSW madness for you amusement and/or edification. Here are the 12 best shows and moments they saw.
Stuart ConnerThis week Brian Jonestown Massacre, a seminal and well-named act, announced the release of a new double CD, The Singles Collection (1992-2011), out at the end of August. It got us thinking about indie rock band names, and how they've gone from fun-ironic to kill-yourself-ironic. ... More >>
Perou.co.ukUnderworldWhether you're all about the costumes or just in it for the tunes, Halloween weekend offers some massive show-going choices ... starting with, well, something very close to a massive. HARD Haunted Mansion, with an eclectic electro lineup including Bloody Beetroots, Busy ... More >>
Also, Marnie Stern, Kristian Hoffman, Elton John & Leon Russell
From Ren Faire to Rogue Wave, check out with LA Weekly was doing this weekend. Renaissance Pleasure Faire Shannon CottrellSaturday, Photographer Shannon Cottrell headed down to the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Park to check out The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire. From 16th century costume ... More >>
Bill Jensen Check out our Coachella slideshows. #Coachella Day 1: Jay Z, La Roux, Them Crooked Vultures and More #Coachella Day 2: Shooter Jennings & Hierophant, Portugal. The Man and more FILTER Magazine VIP #coachella Kick-Off Bash Desert Debauchery at the Ace Hotel #Coachella Curious ... More >>
By Michael Roberts In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today's record industry, most major-label executives don't have the time or energy to convince music fans they might like something a little out of the ordinary. They'r ... More >>