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SXSW Responds to Contract Suggesting It May Notify Immigration Authorities Over Unauthorized Shows

Earlier this afternoon, Brooklyn-based musician Felix Walworth tweeted an excerpt of their contract for upcoming performances at the South By Southwest festival in Austin. Where…
Rob Arcand / March 2, 2017

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SXSW Announces Digital Event for 2021

The first domino to fall in the coronavirus shutdown was South-by-Southwest. The fest was canceled a few weeks ahead of its mid-March launch date and was…
Daniel Kohn / September 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Here’s Every Festival That Has Been Canceled or Postponed [UPDATING]

Over the past few weeks, coronavirus has hit the festival community hard. There's been a number of cancellations or postponements to some of the biggest…
SPIN Staff / March 11, 2020

SXSW 2020 Has Been Canceled

This year's edition of South-by-Southwest has been canceled by the City of Austin. In a statement on Friday afternoon issued by the fest,…
Daniel Kohn / March 6, 2020

Father John Misty Plays Surprise SXSW Set at Netflix’s Speakeasy

SXSW 2019 kicked off this past weekend. The festival’s music portion takes place this coming week, but apparently, Austin has already seen one memorable performance. Last…
Julia Gray, Stereogum / March 10, 2019

The Roots’ SXSW Show Canceled After Bomb Threat [UPDATE]

The Roots & Friends show at SXSW was canceled Saturday night (March 17) because of security issues. "Due to a security concern, we…
Billboard / March 18, 2018

SXSW Drops Controversial Deportation Clause From Artist Contracts

After a flood of controversy last year surrounding a standard deportation clause included in its artist contracts, South by Southwest has updated that contract for 2018, removing the language…
Monique Melendez / March 12, 2018

SXSW 2018 Adds 570 Artists Including Low, Flasher, and Superorganism

We are only about two months out from Austin’s annual orgy of creative activity and corporate branding, South by Southwest. As such, today SXSW has…
Chris DeVille, Stereogum / January 10, 2018

SXSW Joins Austin in Protesting Texas Anti-Immigrant Law

South by Southwest is supporting the city of Austin in opposing Senate Bill 4, a bill which opposes the creation of "sanctuary cities" in Texas…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 20, 2017

Two Democratic Senators Are Asking SXSW to Move Out of Texas Over New Anti-Immigrant Law

Democratic U.S. Senators Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada have written an open letter to the organizers of South by…
Andy Cush / June 7, 2017

Vagabon Is Just Getting Started

There are no elaborate pretenses to Vagabon's music. Laetitia Tamko's technique begins with her own memories and vulnerabilities, which she pours into powerfully understated songs that feel…
Anna Gaca / March 22, 2017

SXSW 2017 Gallery: SPIN Portraits with Danny Brown, Kelela, Mastodon, Lil Yachty, and More

For five days and nights at SXSW 2017, SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum hosted the Mazda Studio at Empire, featuring dozens of stand-out performances from established…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

Diet Cig Talk Growing Up and Making Swear I’m Good at This

Diet Cig is the irreverent but hopelessly sincere duo of Alex Luciano, 21, and Noah Bowman, 24, who started making scrappy lo-fi music together after meeting…
Anna Gaca / March 20, 2017

The 24 Best Bands We Saw in Austin (And Some Dogs, Too)

We just got home from SXSW, and saw more than 50 bands in the span of five days. Here's the best of what we saw.
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

SXSW 2017 Gallery: Behind the Scenes at Mazda Studio at Empire

From heavyweights Rick Ross and Mastodon to shining new artists like Vagabon and Diet Cig, the Mazda Studio at Empire was a hotbed of activity…
SPIN / March 20, 2017

Here Are the Best Puppies of SXSW

The best thing I did at South by Southwest on Saturday was pet some dogs. I waited almost 30 minutes in the sun to get…
Anna Gaca / March 19, 2017
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