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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
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SXSW Music 2011 Photos Day 4: Beach Fossils, Class Actress, Herra Terra, MSTRKRFT

Beach Fossils, Class Actress, Herra Terra, and MSTRKRFT perform during SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX on March 18, 2011.
Live concert photos at SXSW Music Festival in Austin on March 18, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  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

Punk fucking rock: Bad Brains, Trash Talk, and Trap Them at SXSW [video]


No account of punk rock at SXSW would be complete without at least something from Off! -- not to mention Bodega Girls covering Off!, if...
By Carly Carioli  |  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

[sxsw phlipcam] Wolf Gang "Dancing With The Devil," live @ Klub Krucial


New favorite jam alert! If you heard me ramble off the highlights of my rock and roll voyage to SXSW on WFNX this morning, you...
By Michael Marotta  |  March 21, 2011


[sxsw phlipcam] Spoek Mathambo @ Fader Fort by Fiat


As the Saturday slate inside the Fader Fort by Fiat wound down, buzz was building over the super-secret surprise guest. Diddy? Kanye before his late-night...
By Michael Marotta  |  March 21, 2011

[sxsw phlipcam] Yuck @ Mohawk


There was a moment, standing on line outside the Mohawk in Austin Saturday afternoon, a hahhard but extravagant Day 3 of #SXSW, where I wasn't...
By Michael Marotta  |  March 21, 2011
Music Discovery: Tracking the top artists at SXSW 2011

Music Discovery: Tracking the top artists at SXSW 2011


For the past 18 months, those of us who keep an eye on the intersection of music and technology have been extolling the coming wave...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 21, 2011

SXSW: Don't Get It Twisted - Mac Miller Is The Hip-Hop Story Down Here


Odd Future rolled into this gauntlet as the front-runner in terms of hip-hop buzz (both inside and outside of the rap community). And after a...
By Chris Faraone  |  March 19, 2011
Bay Area Hip-Hop Domination at SXSW 2011

Bay Area Hip-Hop Domination at SXSW 2011


I'll be the first to admit that I've always been hesitant to check Erk Tha Jerk. Not like I haven't ever dug someone with a...
By Chris Faraone  |  March 19, 2011


SXSW: Rhymesayers Acts Rep Hard at Mohawk, Big Year Sure To Follow


The other night we caught the first couple sets of an Agency Group showcase at the Mohawk, where we got a focused snapshot of what's...
By Chris Faraone  |  March 19, 2011

[sxsw video] We're in it for the lulz


For twenty minutes on Thursday night, my friend Akhil and I rounded the perimeter of the Scoot Inn looking for a way in. It was...
By P. Nick Curran  |  March 19, 2011
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25 Essential Hip-Hop Acts at SXSW 2011

Before you go coastal on us, let's be clear that this is in no way a slap at rap music's primary metropolitan hubs. The fact is that despite being in Boston, the Phoenix covers as much New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles hip-hop as any paper in America, i
Beyond New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, or Atlanta
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  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
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Photos: Lady Lamb the Beekeeper performs at SXSW

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper performs live at the Swan Dive in Austin TX for SXSW on March 16, 2011.
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper | SXSW | Swan Dive, Austin TX | March 16, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  March 18, 2011


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Photos: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. performs at SXSW

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. performs live at the Phoenix in Austin, TX, for SXSW, on March 16, 2011.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. | SXSW | The Phoenix, Austin TX | March 16, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  March 18, 2011
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Photos: First Contact: SXSW Party at Krucial Klub

Phoenix and Stuff staffers party with SXSW performers and attendees at the First Contact party at Klub Krucial on March 16, 2011.
First Contact: SXSW Party | Klub Krucial | March 16, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  March 18, 2011
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SXSW 2011 (Wednesday): [Photos] On the streets of Austin

Wandering around Austin at SXSW 2011
The Phoenix team hits the streets at SXSW 2011
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  March 18, 2011
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SXSW 2011: [Photos] Wild Flag at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop

Wild Flag, live at SXSW
Wild Flag | SXSW | Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop, Austin TX | March 16, 2011
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  March 18, 2011

SXSW 2011 (Wednesday): Dom, the Good Natured, Seedy Seeds, Young Adults, Girlfriends at Boston Phoenix's First Contact party [video]


Most of us are still recovering from yesterday's epic "First Contact" party -- the Phoenix's first-ever Austin day show -- but here's some highlights, with...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 17, 2011


[sxsw] Day 1 recap: Bad Brains, Class Actress, Girlfriends, DOM and the First Contact wrap-up

[sxsw] Day 1 recap: Bad Brains, Class Actress, Girlfriends, DOM and the First Contact wrap-up


It’s early this morning, and I’m standing outside the congested Pure Volume VIP entrance when two things catch my fading attention. The text messages from...
By Michael Marotta  |  March 17, 2011

VIDEO: The Hottest Young Freak @ SXSW 2011


We already loved Dominique Young Unique before catching her in person. Her track "Show My Ass" was enough to land her on our 50 Bands...
By Chris Faraone  |  March 16, 2011

[road to sxsw] Day 3, Friday 3.13, Quilt in Asheville, NC


 So far on this tour, every space we’ve visited has been a house. Sunday, we encountered a typical roadblock for these sorts of DIY environments,...
By Liz Pelly  |  March 15, 2011

New York Times' Bill Keller goes berserk on HuffPost, writes best #humblebrag of all time, shows up at SXSWi


Although it's already spawned a full-blow webternet kerfluffle and a full-body-contact response from its target, Bill Keller's NYTimes Magazine hit-piece on Arianna Huffington officially comes...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 13, 2011

Teaming up with WFNX, Great Scott, and Pirate Promotion -- just to mess with Texas


It’s time to paint a giant spoked “B” in front of the “Austin” city-limits sign. Joining the massive influx of Boston peeps, bands, and music...
By Michael Marotta  |  March 10, 2011


One week until First Contact, Austin


Can you feel the magic in the air? We're one week away from the launch of our FIRST CONTACT series, a collabo collabo between the...
By Michael Marotta  |  March 09, 2011
Young Adults added to First Contact party

Young Adults added to First Contact party


Fuck yeah -- Allston punk trio YOUNG ADULTS, who launched their debut video just last week and anchored our Class of 2011 feature back in...
By Michael Marotta  |  March 08, 2011