Posts tagged "sxsw 2011"

SPIN Staff’s Best & Worst of SXSW 2011

DOUG BROD -- EDITOR IN CHIEF, SPINBest Set: The Jim Jones Revue at Emo's Jr., Friday night. Until the Hives get back to touring thi…
By: SPIN Staff / March 21, 2011

Best & Worst Moments of SXSW 2011: Day Four

BEST BAND TO WATCH THROUGH A FENCE: PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEARTCheer Up Charlie's hit capacity for the Pains of Being Pure at Heart,…
By: SPIN Staff / March 20, 2011

Kanye West & Jay-Z Close Out SXSW

The fact that Kanye West was gracing Austin with his presence was no surprise. Even the fact that he'd brought Jay-Z with him wasn't a…
By: Steve Kandell / March 20, 2011

‘Mess With Texas’ Megashow Helps Close out SXSW

It was no stunner that Ted Leo, punk-ethos lifer and reluctant interlocutor in South By Southwest's music-industry minstrel show, provided the most cutting epilogue to…
By: Charles Aaron / March 20, 2011

Best & Worst Moments of SXSW 2011: Day 3

BEST RIDDIMS: LITTLE DRAGONBacked by her chopsy wrecking crew of stone-cold Swedes, Little Dragon's Yukimi Nagano was the perfect musical muse and master of ceremonies,…
By: SPIN Staff / March 19, 2011

SXSW’s Best Foxy Girl Group: Puro Instinct

As the Isley Brothers' cinematic wet kiss "Between the Sheets" faded down (at the buzzkillingly named Klub Krucial), Los Angeles indie-pop troupe Puro Instinct launched…
By: Charles Aaron / March 19, 2011

TVOTR, Kills, OFF!, Vaccines Play SPIN’s Party

If TV on the Radio wanted to reintroduce themselves to their audience and get people excited about April's Nine Types of Light, they couldn't have…
By: Steve Kandell / March 19, 2011

No Blood, No Glory: Thrasher Party Wilding at SXSW

In a SXSW sideshow with no shortage of highlights -- the proposition of Odd Future, Das Racist and a 40-year-old doom metal band sharing a…
By: Chris Martins / March 19, 2011

Best & Worst Moments of SXSW 2011: Day 2

BEST POWER (POP) TRIO: DINOSAUR PILE-UPIt's difficult to write about this trio from Leeds, England, without mentioning thattrio from Seattle. Nirvana's gritty (but not…
By: SPIN Staff / March 18, 2011

The Strokes Cause Fireworks at Free SXSW Show

Being partially jaded and partially giddy before the Strokes' free show at Auditorium Shores Stage Thursday night -- their second of the year supporting new…
By: Charles Aaron / March 18, 2011

Friendly Fires Bring Sweatiest Dance Party to SXSW

When Friendly Fires released their excellent debut album in 2009, the British quartet proved LCD Soundsystem weren't the only band who knew how to throw…
By: Kevin O'Donnell / March 18, 2011

Wu-Tang Clan Perform Late Set at SXSW

At 12:45 a.m. Friday morning, the Wu-Tang Clan were an hour late, and there was little sign the Staten Island rap juggernauts would take the…
By: Chris Martins / March 18, 2011

Best & Worst Moments of SXSW 2011: Day 1

BEST GLORIOUS NOISE: YUCK Maybe it was a trick of the environment -- the cool cobalt light, the perfect 70-degree weather, the endless supply of…
By: SPIN Staff / March 17, 2011

SXSW: Foo Fighters, Wiz Khalifa Rock mtvU Woodies

It's not a real party until MTV shows up with the cameras. Which is what happened on Wednesday, when the network's dorm-room offshoot mtvU brought…
By: William Goodman / March 17, 2011

Queens of the Stone Age Ignite SXSW

After a three-year break that found frontman Josh Homme focusing on supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, Queens of the Stone Age provided a highlight of the…
By: Kevin O'Donnell / March 17, 2011
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