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South by Southwest Festival

  • Calendar

    February 13, 2014

    New Politics

    Constellation Room

  • Calendar

    August 15, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    The 50 Commandments of SXSW

    By: DC9 At Night You're going to South by Southwest, right? Or you're already there? One of those things is bound to be true. Well, we here at DC9 have got some advice for you, and we've managed to format it all into the style of commandments, because one of our favorite things to do is pretend we' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    SXSW Sucks. Here's Why

    Over the past few weeks, if you work in and around the so-called music biz, you've received hundreds of incessant emails about the shit show down in Austin called South-by-Southwest. As tens of thousands of people descend upon the city, everyone and their sister are going to try to check out as many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Green Day Announce Fox Theater Show to Kick Off 2013 Tour

    You know a band is huge when they list the Fox Theater in Pomona as an "intimate club date." Of course having seen Green Day at the Tiki Bar and Alex's Bar over the years, we know the true meaning of that statement. But today, the band announced they'd be heading to P-town on March 10 for the first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Saturday 3/17/2012

    So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Friday 3/16/2012

    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 chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    SXSW: Ten Things Your Outfit Says About You

    ​Some folks attend South by Southwest to look at bands, but a good many passing through the 2012 edition seem to enjoy the added benefits of being looked at, as well. Even without haute couture, music fans and opportunists on the streets of Austin send a wealth of subliminal messages to each other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Wednesday 3/14/2012

    ​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 musi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Mischa Barton at SXSW: 'Do You Miss The O.C.?'

    perezhilton.com​Perez Hilton today posted a video of Mischa Barton "attacking" a photographer at SXSW after he asks her, "Do you miss The O.C.?" (The screen capture above is her response.) Perez poses questions such as "Was she justified in pushing the photographer away?" I'd just ask, "What happe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 21, 2010

    The Temper Trap

    The Fox Theater

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Listen: Local Natives on 'Morning Becomes Eclectic'

    Prodigal sons.​So maybe you're not as obsessed with OC-turned-LA-turned-SXSW-owning quintet Local Natives as we are. It's okay. Listening to their in-studio performance and interview on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, aired yesterday, should fix that. Link here.You're welcome.

  • Music

    March 25, 2010

    Local Natives Get Texas-Sized Buzz at SXSW

    [Mental Notes] The music press falls all over itself in praise of the LA-by-way-of-OC band

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Snoop Dogg at SXSW, Lady Gaga Strikes Back, Justin Bieber (WTF?), Mr. Rachael Ray (Ha!)

    Some unknown from Long Beach called Snoop Dogg helps close out SXSW.Lady Gaga strikes back--legally speaking--at her ex, who is suing her for $30.5 million.Ah, who is this kid Justin Bieber and why does anyone care if he'd date a fan?Mr. Rachael Ray--a wannabe rock star--makes fool of himself at SXS ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Local Natives Shine at SXSW; Earn Rave Reviews from BBC, RS, NME, NPR and More

    Chad CheverierLocal Natives, originally from Orange County, rock SXSWLocal Natives crushed at South by Southwest, returning home to LA with massive momentum leading up to their April 18 Coachella date. The other OC/LBC acts that made appearances in Austin surely turned heads but nothing like Lo ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    OC/LBC Bands Representing at SXSW

    Local acts aim to create buzz in Austin

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    TONIGHT: Japanese Motors at Avalon Bar

    In the past six months Costa Mesa's Japanese Motors have played CMJ, SXSW and toured the country with Modest Mouse, but tonight they're back in their hometown, playing a gig at the cozy Avalon Bar. They're on the radio on Sirius XM, they've been covered by Pitchfork, etc., etc.--the point is that th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    A pocket-full of SXSW videos

    Okay, so another SXSW festival has come and gone. You weren't there, we weren't there...boo-hoo. But it's time's like these where we bow and thank the Lord for You-Tube. I'm not sure whether it was boredom or sheer curiosity that led me to reexamine a previous post I made about OC and LB bands headi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    'Heard Mentality': Definitely Not Going to SXSW

    A lot of people are packing up and headed to Austin, Texas as we speak, but none of us here at OC Weekly are among then. I know, sad, right? I've never even been to Texas. I'm not even sure it exists.

  • Music

    March 12, 2009
  • Music

    March 20, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 17, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part XIV

    Dave Segal and Tom Child spent the weekend in Austin for the South By Southwest Festival, which they live-blogged out of Heard Mentality. Browse the SXSW blog for their coverage here, and do scroll down and flip through some slide shows while you're there. Chelsea Ide wraps up the SXSW weekend quite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    Crystal Antlers and Banana Hammocks

    The problem with blogging SXSW is that every second spent blogging is a second spent not seeing something that you might want to blog about. Having arrived late Wednesday night, while the festival was already in partial swing, and trying (unsuccessfully) to catch up on some lost travel sleep Thurs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2008

    Norwegians Do It Better

    Austin, Texas - First day of SXSW is always stressful. So are the second, third and fourth days. No matter where you are at this huge musical clusterfuck, you're always haunted by the thought that something better is happening somewhere else. Unless you've mastered the ability to be in five places ... More >>

  • Music

    March 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008

    Looking Ahead to South by Southwest

    The annual sonic bacchanal known as South by Southwest goes down March 12-16. Every year, several thousand music-biz types, musicians and ordinary mortals with more money than sense descend upon downtown Austin, Texas, cramming five months of musical activity into five days. I'll be blogging about a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    OC Weekly's SXSW Concert Lineup Announced

    LA's HEALTH bring their beneficial noise to SXSW. If you're down in Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest conference/festival, please check out this outstanding bill and mingle with the VVM music editors (you will never encounter so much charisma in one room). The Black Keys Health The Cribs S ... More >>

  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    Endless Music Vs. Endless Promotion

    Recapping South by Southwest

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2007

    SXSW: OC Weekly Exclusive Part II-Virtual Girl Talk and Incidentals

    OC Weekly exclusive video of Girl Talk's performance at last night's Diesel jeans party here. If you put on your headphones, get your face right up next to the screen, and dowse yourself in other people's sweat, it'll be just like you were there. Below: You know how we do at SXSW. No one parties li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2007

    SXSW: Ms. Bea's Backyard Report

    SXSW can have a curious numbing effect on the unprepared. The overstimulation is so pronounced, eventually one's body can't tolerate any more and it begins to withdraw. Even a sweet-tooth can only eat so much candy before the sickness sets in, and SXSW practically shoves it down your throat. It's mo ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2007
  • Music

    March 15, 2007

    Screw the Industry Weasels

    Think small (bands) and youll have a good time at SXSW

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2007

    South By Southwest, Part 1

    Well, it's 8:35 Austin time and I've finally got my room, internet access, and festival badge. Haven't had a chance to see any actual music yet, but I've certainly seen plenty of jaded industry types, giddy young music writers, and desperate publicists. I'm headed out into the evening to actually fi ... More >>

  • Music

    March 10, 2005

    Low Ball Ass Chatter

    Texas is the reason

  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    SXSWXOC

    Our annual South By Southwest report

  • Features

    April 3, 2003
  • Features

    April 3, 2003

    Dance Disaster Movement

    We are from nowhere

  • Music

    September 26, 2002
  • Unknown

    March 21, 2002
  • Unknown

    September 20, 2001
  • Music

    March 29, 2001

    Welcome to Schmoozeville

    Relishs 29-hour drive as a career metaphor

  • Music

    March 29, 2001

    SXSW Slices

    Vignettes on a barbecue-sauce-stained notebook

  • Unknown

    September 28, 2000
  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Grandaddy at This Ain't No Picnic

    Big-Ass Music Weekend!

  • Unknown

    May 25, 2000
  • Music

    March 30, 2000
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