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Carl Newman Doesn’t Know Why Anyone at SXSW Showed Up to See the New Pornographers Play at 9 A.M.

South by Southwest is happening right now in sunny Austin, where thousands of the music industry's movers and shakers have gathered to enjoy buzz bands…
Jeremy Gordon / March 15, 2017

U.S. Customs Issues Statement as SXSW Artists Are Denied Entry Into U.S.

At least seven artists hoping to play the annual South by Southwest music festival have been turned away at the U.S. border amid confusion over the…
Dave Brooks, Billboard / March 14, 2017

Multiple Bands Denied Entry Into the U.S. While Traveling to Play SXSW

Today is day one of the SXSW Music Festival, and already multiple artists have claimed that they've been turned away at the U.S. border on their…
Andy Cush / March 13, 2017

Austin Musician Shot and Wounded During First Weekend of SXSW

A local Austin musician was shot and wounded during an armed robbery the first weekend of SXSW, the Austin Chronicle reports. Guitarist Michael Sanders of…
Anna Gaca / March 13, 2017

Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, and Iron & Wine Were Cut From Terrence Malick’s Song to Song

Song to Song, the South by Southwest-inspired drama director Terrence Malick has been shooting since 2011, premieres at none other than than SXSW itself this Friday. As we already…
Anna Gaca / March 7, 2017

SXSW Says It Will Drop Controversial Clause About Alerting Immigration Authorities in 2018

Following several days of controversy, South By Southwest has announced that it will remove a clause from its agreement with artists that was criticized as anti-immigrant. "With…
Andy Cush / March 7, 2017

FBI Director James Comey Pulls Out of SXSW Festival

Five weeks after announcing an appearance at SXSW, FBI Director James Comey has pulled out of the festival due to "scheduling conflicts that will keep…
Taylor Berman / March 7, 2017

How SXSW Got Pegged as the Anti-Immigration Music Festival

Over the last 24 hours, the long running festival SXSW has been engulfed in controversy regarding two provisions of its contract with artists who perform…
Andy Cush / March 3, 2017

SXSW Says It Will Amend Controversial Contract Language For “2018 and Beyond”

On Thursday evening, dozens of bands signed an open letter to SXSW demanding that it remove two clauses from its contract regarding international artists. One of…
Andy Cush / March 3, 2017

Priests, Downtown Boys, Screaming Females, More Sign Open Letter Regarding SXSW’s Deportation Clause

Dozens of bands and musicians have signed an open letter directed to the organizers of SXSW, demanding that the festival remove clauses from its contract regarding deportation…
Andy Cush / March 3, 2017

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

Watch the First Trailer for Terrence Malick’s New SXSW-Inspired Movie Song to Song

"We thought we could just live from song to song, kiss to kiss," Rooney Mara murmurs in the voiceover for the new trailer for Song…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 17, 2017

John Cena, Sammy Hagar, and Kesha Will Talk About How to Be Influencers at SXSW

Usually, the accepted deal with Austin's South by Southwest conference is: Go for the music and food (that is, if you aren't already going for the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 7, 2017

Who Will Launch an Investigation Into Why James Comey Is Speaking at SXSW?

South by Southwest announced today that embattled FBI director James Comey is scheduled to speak at a panel on "the tensions between privacy and national security."
Anna Gaca / January 26, 2017

SXSW 2017 Adds Nearly 500 Bands to Bill: Sad13, Merchandise, Pill, More

If you’re going to SXSW this year and you were hoping to have literally hundreds and hundreds of bands to choose from, we have good…
Taylor Berman / January 10, 2017
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