Recent Posts in SXSW

March 27, 2015

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Octopus Project
20150319 - BrooklynVegan Day Party - Thursday - SXSW 2015
20150319 - BrooklynVegan Day Party - Thursday - SXSW 2015

A full set of pictures and recap from our first of three day parties at Red 7 this SXSW, is at BrooklynVegan. A second set of pictures of most of the bands who played, is in this post.

Thanks to our sponsors Dropkloud, Esurance (who let 30 people skip the line each day) and MailChimp for helping make the party possible. If you unlocked our party playlsts on your phone with the DropKloud app, you can go listen to them now. If you're still in Austin, you can still unlock them when at Red 7 with the app installed on your phone. Thanks also to Sailor Jerry for helping keep our artists relaxed.

Check out the rest of the pictures HERE, and below...

Continue reading "BrooklynVegan Thursday SXSW Day Party pics (Octopus Project, Frog Eyes, Emmy the Great, Cancer Bats, Chastity Belt & more)"

March 19, 2014

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Damon, Annie, Kelis, Eagulls and Perfect Pussy at the NPR Showcase - SXSW 2014
NPR Showcase - SXSW - 3/12/2014
NPR Showcase - SXSW - 3/12/2014
NPR Showcase - SXSW - 3/12/2014
NPR Showcase - SXSW - 3/12/2014
NPR Showcase - SXSW - 3/12/2014

More pictures from NPR's SXSW show at BrooklynVegan.

Video from Damon's Fader Fort set, HERE.

We also caught Perfect Pussy at Pitchfork, and on a bridge.

March 14, 2014


The SXSW official Lou Reed tribute is happening right now at the Paramount Theatre, featuring Alejandro Escovedo and Richard Barone (the pair organized the event), with Susanne Vega, The Baseball Project, The Black Lips, and many more. Though more of the show lies ahead, here's the full setlist, complete with who's doing which tune.

John Dwyer of Coachwhips w/ Thee Oh Sees (more by Ebru Yildiz)

After last night's Perfect Pussy/Nothing/Ex-Cult Pedestrian Bridge show, OOG Productions are back with yet another killer lineup for tonight... Radioactivity, John Dwyer's Coachwhips, and Tony Molina will play the Pedestrian Bridge at Lamar & Riverside at 2:10AM tonight, March 14 (3/15 in the AM). It's a FREE/all-ages show.

January 31, 2014


Jimmy Kimmel Live will be broadcasting from Austin during SXSW from March 10 -14. Free tickets for the tapings up up for grabs now on Kimmel's site.

February 14, 2013


Ok, we're a month out and you can now officially start to plan out your week. The 2013 SXSW official music showcase schedule is up - what they can announce so far anyway, and can be perused here. Stay tuned for more info on the BrooklynVegan showcase (which is partly up there but not labeled).

SXSW Music happens March 12 - 17.

January 17, 2013

Black Lips @ 4 Knots 2012 afterparty (more by Amanda Hatfield)
black lips

Atlanta troublemakers Black Lips were one of the many bands named in SXSW 2013's third round of artists announcement. While we don't have any more specifics than that, the band will tour West after the fest and all tour dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, the folks at NOISEY just posted a short-form documentary about Black Lips recent trip to the Middle East and you can watch that below. Filmmaker Bill Cody is working on a full-length documentary about the band in Egypt and is currently seeking funding via Indiegogo. A trailer for that is below as well.

Continue reading "Black Lips touring after SXSW, are subject of documentary (dates, video)"

January 11, 2013

The Specials @ Hyde Park 8/12/2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
The Specials

The Specials will start the first leg of their 2013 USA tour in March. Starting in Chicago the tour will route through Austin, Texas with two confirmed dates at the huge South by Southwest Festival of Music and Film on March 13th and 15th. Followed by shows on the West Coast. Dates and Venues will be posted soon... - [The Specials]
Wow! On the downside, vocalist Neville Staples, who has been ill, will not be joining them on this tour.

This is a nice addition to the third round of 2013 SXSW bands that were announced this week.

December 7, 2012

KLRU's The Big Deal Raffle

We are big fans of KLRU, and they're taking a new approach to fund raising that makes it quite a bit more exciting than getting a canvas tote bag.

It's called The Big Deal and it is. Buy a $25 raffle ticket, get a chance to win BIG. The raffle winner will get festival passes (ACL Fest, Fun Fun Fun Fest, SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Moontower Comedy and more), tickets, gift certificates, and other items valued at close to $8000. Boom.

If you're well-heeled and want to better your odds, you can get an additional raffle ticket for another $25 and each one gets another chance in the drawing. All that AND you're supporting KLRU. Win/Win. Raffle tickets can be purchased now through January 4, 2013. Drawing to be held February 1. One lucky winner (and their friends) is going to be a really Big Deal on February 2.

See the full list of items in the prize package below.

Continue reading "KLRU's 'Big Deal' raffle is a pretty big deal"

February 1, 2012

by Tim Griffin

IODA SXSW Opening Day Bash @ Red Eyed Fly on 3/14
IODA SXSW Showcase @ Red Eyed Fly - 3/14/2012

Happy February 1st! A little more than a month out from SXSW 2012, it still feels early to talk about all of the many goings-on at South By for 2012 - but IODA (Independent Online Distribution Alliance) has announced their 8th annual opening day showcase (RSVP here), and released an mp3 sampler as a preview to the event (featuring tracks by The Wedding Present, Thee Oh Sees (who play 35 Denton right before this), Polica and many others). This year's IODA kickoff to SXSW Music will be at The Red Eyed Fly on March 14th.

Full details and mp3 sampler link below...

Continue reading "IODA SXSW party lineup & MP3 sampler (Wedding Present, Thee Oh Sees, Tycho, Polica and more)"