SXSW2016

Watch Father John Misty Cover His ‘Favorite Love Song,’ Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Closer’

Last night at Chicago's Riviera Theater, Father John Misty added yet another cover to his spring tour. The folk singer-songwriter introduced the rendition by saying, "It's…
Natalie Caamano / April 15, 2016

Stream and Download Young Thug’s ‘Slime Season 3′ Mixtape

As promised via SXSW jazz funeral — as unequivocal a guarantee as a "Going" response to a Facebook event — Young Thug's Slime Season 3…
Andrew Unterberger / March 25, 2016

SXSW 2016: The Kills’ Jamie Hince, Kristin Kontrol, Neon Indian, and More Join SPIN Royal Roast

On Friday, March 18 at South by Southwest, dozens of musicians and friends of SPIN gathered at Pelon's for the third annual Royal Roast, an…
SPIN Team / March 22, 2016

Q&A: Rae Sremmurd on SXSW, New ‘Trail Mix’ Tape, and Donald Trump

Alright, so maybe it’s no mistake that South by Southwest's yearly music session happens to coincide with most colleges’ spring break, but you have to hand…
T.M. Brown / March 22, 2016

SXSW 2016: CHVRCHES, D∆WN, Beach Slang, and More Join SPIN at Stubb’s

SPIN threw its annual South by Southwest party at Stubb's presented by Harley-Davidson and Bud Light last week, featuring performances by CHVRCHES, Deftones, Vince Staples, D∆WN, Baio,…
SPIN Staff / March 21, 2016

Q&A: D∆WN Talks SXSW 2016 and Her ‘Red Era’

The sun was beating down plenty on SPIN's Stubbs showcase at South by Southwest on Friday, but D∆WN (a.k.a. Dawn Richard) still brought her own…
T.M. Brown / March 21, 2016

SXSW 2016: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Now that Austin's 30th annual South by Southwest festival is officially a wrap, it's time to wax nostalgic for all of the great performances SPIN saw last week.
SPIN Staff / March 21, 2016

SXSW 2016: The Five Best Things We Saw on Day Five

A massive, city-wide festival like South By Southwest leaves a lot of room for surprises, whether it's a week of sweltering heat followed by a temperature…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2016

SXSW 2016: CHVRCHES, Vince Staples, Deftones, and More Dominate the Stubb’s Stage

SPIN held its annual South By Southwest day party at Stubb's on Friday, presented by Harley-Davidson and Bud Light, which featured a diverse array of…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2016

Drake Plays Surprise Set at SXSW

After a day of rumors that he would be appearing as the special guest at the FADER Fort at SXSW, Drake indeed showed up an…
Andrew Unterberger / March 19, 2016

Young Thug Holds SXSW Funeral Procession to Announce ‘Slime Season 3′ Release Date

Nothing says "New mixtape on the way!" quite like lugging a casket through a jazz funeral on the streets of Austin. Young Thug has never…
Andrew Unterberger / March 19, 2016

SXSW 2016: The Five Best Things We Saw on Day Three

The 30th annual South by Southwest rolled straight into Thursday for another day of unpredictable weather patterns (seriously, Austin, make up your mind), packed streets…
SPIN Staff / March 18, 2016

Michelle Obama, Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, and More Talk ‘Let Girls Learn’ at SXSW 2016

President Barack Obama may have delivered a keynote address at South by Southwest's interactive portion, but his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, was on hand to…
Rachel Brodsky / March 17, 2016

SXSW 2016: The Five Best Things We Saw on Day Two

With one sun-scorched day under festival goers' belts, the 30th annual South by Southwest music conference continued louder than ever on its second day in Austin.
SPIN Staff / March 17, 2016

Watch Michelle Obama’s SXSW Keynote Speech Featuring Missy Elliott and Diane Warren

Michelle Obama is delivering the Opening Keynote address as South By Southwest in Austin, Texas right now. The first lady is speaking to promote the Let…
James Grebey / March 16, 2016
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