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SXSW is still very much about discovery. We believe it’s still very much THE place to find you new favorite artists. Over the years, folks like Ed Sheeran, fun., Elle King and James Bay have played super-early slots for us at the W Austin for our SXSW Live Broadcasts. And while...
HAAM Benefit Day is September 1st. Want to know more about HAAM and HAAM Benefit Day? Click here. 15 Picks for HAAM Benefit Day 7am Charlie Belle, Whole Foods Downtown Get a preview of this smart alternative pop band’s new I Don’t Want To Be Alone EP a month or so early. Also...
We all know and love Big Bird, but *spoiler alert* there's a real-life human male who plays our childhood best friend. And that man is Caroll Spinney. Spinney did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) to help promote his documentary I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story . It was full...
Where They're From: Iceland. But now, Austin. What You Need To Know: Last month, this young Icelandic band (pronounced Cal-lay-o) set up shop in Austin. Moving here is a huge step towards proving their commitment to replicate in America the stardom they've achieved at home,...
Where She's From: New York What You Need To Know: For three straight SXSWs, Ellle King has woken up early to play KGSR's morning broadcasts. Winds up it was good practice for the February release of her debut album, Love Stuff. On the morning it was released, she played bright...
Where He’s From: Austin What You Need To Know: Right now, Austin singer-songwriter Walker Lukens is the guy getting all the good gigs- from playing with Shakey Graves and Elle King during SXSW Interactive to opening Bright Light Social Hour's big record release show March 27 at...
One thing everybody talks about at 1:00 A.M. during SXSW? Where to find food. So prepare now and remember these places. Second Bar + Kitchen Even your most directionally-challenged out-of-town friends can find Second Bar + Kitchen. Just meet at the corner of Second &...
Where She’s From: Sweden What You Need To Know: Like Belgian multi-media star Stomae and UK rapper Kate Tempest, multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer Laleh (pronounced La-Leh) is one of those already-huge-overseas but soon-to-break-here artists we love SXSW for. Three...
Dave Grohl and Andy caught up with each other earlier today to talk about the Austin episode of Sonic Highways airing tonight at 11 o'clock on HBO. As Andy says, "It's a love letter to Austin." They discuss the Austin community, its history, and preserving the creative and weird...