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Lessons from Captured Tracks at SXSW

For those going to SXSW to discover young artists at the beginnings of their careers, the epicenter of the megafest has moved.
On and off Sixth Street
By LIZ PELLY  |  March 23, 2012
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SXSW 2012 marks the end of the superstars

In his keynote speech, informally anointed King of Music, Sir Bruce Springsteen, gave some uncle-ly advice to all the young'uns with their deathmetals and their trollgazes who made up the complicated and chaotic mass that was this year's SXSW talent poo
Twilight of the gods
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 23, 2012
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Photos: Austin Samba School at SXSW 2012

Austin Samba School performs live at SXSW 2012 on March 16, 2012.
Austin TX | March 16, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 23, 2012
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Photos: The War on Drugs at SXSW 2012

The War on Drugs perform live at Fader Fort at SXSW 2012 on March 16, 2012.
Austin TX | March 16, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 23, 2012
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Photos: Trashy and the Kid at SXSW 2012

Trashy and the Kid perform live at Agave at SXSW 2012 on March 16, 2012.
Austin TX | March 16, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 23, 2012
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Photos: Dive + FIDLAR at SXSW 2012

Dive and FIDLAR perform live at the WNYU Showcase at SXSW 2012 on March 16, 2012.
Austin TX | March 16, 2012
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  March 23, 2012


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Photos: Interstellar Transmissions at SXSW 2012

Interstellar Transmissions on their tour bus at SXSW 2012, on March 15, 2012.
Austin TX | March 15, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 16, 2012
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Photos: Audrey Horne at SXSW 2012

Audrey Horne performs live at Dirty Dog Bar at SXSW 2012 on March 15, 2012.
Austin TX | March 15, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 16, 2012

Photos: Day 3 of SXSW Music 2012

Musicians and fans gather in Austin, TX for the SXSW Music Festival at the Austin Convention Center on March 15, 2012.
Austin TX | March 15, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 16, 2012
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Photos: Casey Desmond at SXSW 2012

Casey Desmond performs live at Agave at SXSW 2012 on March 14, 2012.
Austin TX | March 14, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 16, 2012
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Photos: Stereo Telescope at Agave

Stereo Telescope played Agave at SXSW on March 14, 2012.
Austin TX |  March 14, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 16, 2012


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Photos: Beach Fossils + Light Asylum + Star Slinger + B. Bravo at SXSW 2012

Beach Fossils, Light Asylum, Star Slinger and B. Bravo perform at various venues at SXSW 2012 on March 13, 2012.
From Club 606 to the Mohawk Patio to Swan Dive | Austin, TX
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  March 16, 2012
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Photos: Day 1 of SXSW Music 2012

Musicians and fans gather in Austin, TX and get hyped for the SXSW Music festival at the Austin Convention Centeron March 13, 2012.
Austin, TX | March 13, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 16, 2012
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Primed 4 SXSW ’12

The headlines and posts for South by Southwest 2012 (the music portion of which this year runs March 14-18) have not only been fast and furious, but also packed with some serious celebrity appeal.
A dozen bands that will be more popular after playing shows next week in Austin
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  March 09, 2012
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Scratch Acid reignite a compact snap

In general, people who care about music make too big a deal about the notion of talent.
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By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 04, 2011
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Sleep 8 Over | Forever

Of all the underground scenes causing a stir in the online music community, the sleepy lo-fi that's been coming out of Austin might be the least effervescent.
Hippos In Tanks (2011)
By PATRICK MCDERMOTT  |  October 07, 2011


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Photos: 7th annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Austin

 Boston's handcrafted bicycle movement goes to Austin
 Boston's handcrafted bicycle movement goes to Austin
By ERIC BAUMANN  |  May 13, 2011
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Boston's handcrafted bicycle movement goes to Austin

The seventh annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show hit Texas the last weekend of February, crowding the Austin Convention Center with beautiful handcrafted bicycles, many of them made in Massachusetts.  
High on bikes
By JOSHUA KAMPA  |  May 13, 2011
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Net neutrality has become the biggest free speech issue of the 21st century. Is it doomed to failure?

One morning last month, Senator Al Franken stood at the podium of a hotel in downtown Austin, looking out at some of the most innovative minds in the country gathered at this year's South by Southwest Interactive conference. "I know that many of you hav
Net loss
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  April 08, 2011
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Photos: American History of Graffiti

The Phoenix presents a small collection of works to be showcased in Caleb Neelon and Roger Gastman's American History of Graffiti .
Photos from Neelon and Gastman's American History of Graffiti
By RIME, JOHN SLYMON, RYZE, JAMES MARSHALL, AND SMITH  |  April 01, 2011
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SXSW Music 2011 Photos Day 3: Miami Horror, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Surfer Blood, Trap Them

Live concert photos at SXSW Music Festival in Austin
Miami Horror, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Surfer Blood, Trap Them | SXSW | March 16, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  March 25, 2011


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SXSW Music 2011 Photos: Daily BOS in AUS

Daily BOS in AUS | March 15-20, 2011  
  Daily BOS travels to Austin for SXSW Music Festival
By K. BONAMI  |  March 25, 2011
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SXSW Music 2011 Photos Day 3: Wild Flag, Fishbone, Wu-Tang Clan, MellowHype, Motionless In White, Yelawolf

Live concert photos at SXSW Music Festival in Austin
 Wild Flag, Fishbone, Wu-Tang Clan and more
By KELLY DAVIDSON AND K. BONAMI  |  March 25, 2011

[sxsw video] Stereo Telescope @ the Treehouse's Wadzilla Mansion Party


  While some of us had to board the SXSW Sad Plane and get back to beautiful, warm and scene Boston USA, the rest of...
By Michael Marotta  |  March 23, 2011

[sxsw video] MSTRKRFT @ Mohawk


Praise Jah for video. I almost forgot stumbling into the MSTRKRFT party at the Mohawk, I think on late Friday night closer to Saturday's a.m....
By Michael Marotta  |  March 22, 2011
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South by Southwest Interactive plots a course to a better world

Peace, love and QR codes
Peace, love and QR codes
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 19, 2011


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The good, the bad, and the indie: Boston may have broken Austin at this year's SXSW

AUSTIN, TX — The South by Southwest Music and Media Conference hadn't even wrapped up its third day before local news outlets were already bitching about the rowdiest batch of spring-break hipsters Austin has seen in the event's 24-year history.
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By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  March 19, 2011
[sxsw] Day 2 recap: OMD, Surfer Blood, Penguin Prison; Bodega Girls cause a scene

[sxsw] Day 2 recap: OMD, Surfer Blood, Penguin Prison; Bodega Girls cause a scene


“Zero tolerance for fraudulence,” shouted the dude from Alabama rap posse G-SIDE on stage at Beauty Bar sometime around 9pm last night, kicking Day 2...
By Michael Marotta  |  March 18, 2011

[sxsw phlipcam] Bad Brains @ Emo's


Not even gonna babble ragtime over this one, we'll just let HR and the BAD BRAINS crew do the talking. Sickest show I've seen yet...
By Michael Marotta  |  March 18, 2011
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Photos: SXSW, Day 1

Phoenix staffers explore SXSW on its first day, March 15, 2011.
South by Southwest | March 15, 2011
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  March 18, 2011