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photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Alt-J / Frightened Rabbit / Guards @ The Belmont, 3/14/2013
The Warner Sound - SXSW 2013
The Warner Sound - SXSW 2013
The Warner Sound - SXSW 2013

The final day for "Warner Sound captured by Nikon" at The Belmont happened on Thursday (3/14) with a pretty stacked line-up. We posted pictures on BV of Flaming Lips' headlining set where they did their first-ever front-to-back performance of 2002's Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Even without them on the bill, The Belmont would've been a tough ticket, with sets from Alt-J, Frightened Rabbit, The Joy Formidable, Surfer Blood, Guards and others. More pics from Thursday's show are below.

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photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Charli XCX / Action Bronson (and friend) / Icona Pop
Charli XCX
Action Bronson
Icona Pop

The Belmont has beeng taken over during part of SXSW by "The Warner Sound Captured by Nikon" with sets from many pop and hip-hop up-and-comers. Tuesday (3/12) featured sets by Charli XCX, Icona Pop (whose hit "I Love It" was written by Charli), Rockie Fresh, Action Bronson, Sirah, Blondfire and headliners (and internet sensations) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. You can check out more pics from their sets below.

Tonight is the final Warner Sound Captured by Nikon event with a huge line-up featuring The Flaming Lips, Alt-J, The Joy Formidable, Frightened Rabbit, Atlas Genius, Surfer Blood and Guards. For those who can't attend in person, the show is being streamed live starting at 8 PM CDT.

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Field Report at BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Field Report

One business leader is prioritizing his mental health over a surging career.

Joseph Kennedy, CEO of Pandora, an Internet radio site, announced Thursday that he's stepping down, even as the company posted a 54 percent jump in revenue. It may seem odd for a successful executive to jump ship at the height of his company's success, but in explaining his decision, Kennedy said he had something more important to attend to.

"As I approach the start of my tenth year, my head is telling me it is time to get to a recharging station sooner rather than later," Kennedy said in an earnings call with analysts, according to USA Today.

It may come as no surprise that Kennedy needs a break. He helped Pandora navigate a series of obstacles since becoming a public company in 2011, including lagging advertisement revenue and issues with royalty costs, according to the Wall Street Journal. What's more surprising is that he actually decided to take that break. [Huffington Post]

On a lighter note for Pandora, they'll be in Austin this week for SXSW and have a number of day and night shows from Tuesday (3/12) through Friday (3/15) at Antone's. Artists playing their shows include Talib Kweli, Angel Haze, Eagles of Death Metal, Richard Thompson Electric Trio, The Gaslamp Killer, Dead Prez, Guards, Surfer Blood, Field Report, Akron/Family, Anamanaguchi, Dawes, and more. You can browse their entire lineup and schedule at Pandora.com/SXSW.

flyer

The above flyer is one of five Warner Sound showcases going down at the Belmont during SXSW this year.

We also heard a rumor about another big Flaming Lips show supposedly happening at SXSW this year. Stay tuned...

SXSW 2013

SXSW has announced its first round of artists for the 2013 installment of the festival which happens from March 12-17. Among the acts are Mercury Prize winners Alt-J, BADBADNOTGOOD, The Bug, Chris Cohen, Mac DeMarco, Eagulls, Klaxons, Thurston Moore, Marnie Stern, Amon Tobin, White Lung, Why?, The Zombies, and more.

Full list below...

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photos by Amanda Hatfield & Tim Griffin

Okkervil River / Diamond Rugs
BV Day Party @ Hotel Vegan on 3/17/2012
BV Day Party @ Hotel Vegan on 3/17/2012

BrooklynVegan's Hotel Vegan, located at Austin venues Hotel Vegas & Volstead Lounge, ended on Saturday, 3/17/2012, on three stages in partnership with Partisan Records and KF Records, and the new Young One Records who helped us put together the hip hop stage which stage headliner Action Bronson cancelled from last minute from (for medical reasons).

The day, and all four days, ended with special last minute addition Okkervil River who played after Deer Tick/Black Lips/Dead Confederate/Los Lobos super group Diamond Rugs who played after Heartless Bastards (who we already posted one set of pictures of). Other previously posted photo sets from this day include Father John Misty, Field Report, Pond and Emily Wells. Here are the rest of the pics.

Like Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, we served complimentary HobNob Wines, and on Friday and Saturday we partied with The Original Moonshine, our official spirit partner.

Special thanks to our official backline providers Vox, Blackstar and Korg, and thank you to ASCAP, and to NadaMoo for supplying free vegan treats, and to Honest Tea for the tea.

More, slightly belated, pictures from all of Saturday, below...

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