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photo: Spray Paint @ Red 7's final show (more by Tim Griffin)
Spray Paint

Austin's annual Free Week will actually be 10 days this year, with free shows happening every night at Mohawk, The Sidewinder, and The New Movement from January 1 - 10. This year's lineup, featuring mostly Austin bands, has been announced and includes Ringo Deathstarr, Sweet Spirit, Matthew Logan Vasquez (Delta Spirit), Surfer Blood, Spray Paint, Residual Kid, Indian Jewelry, Leftover Crack, American Sharks, Golden Dawn Arkestra, and lots lots more. There will also be comedy events this year.

The 2016 Free Week schedule will be released December 18. Until then, check out the lineup of bands playing. below...

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Sonos Studios at SXSW

Sonos made their prescence known at SXSW this year with their own venue called "Sonos Studio", near Moonshine at 606 East 3rd Street (Red River and 3rd). The space hosted band performances, DJ sets, and lots of Sonos technology installations that guests could try out and play with. To quote the brand's own recap of the event:

deadmau5 and Kat Von D built their own functional speakers out of every day materials and played video games with fans while deadmau5 played his favorite music throughout the venue, Passion Pit, Chad Hugo, RDGLDGRN, The 1975, A-Trak, Skream, Jackmaster and Chrome Sparks performed nightly DJ sets, Jared Leto stopped by to experience the Studio, Rob Zombie held an after party for his new film The Lords of Salem, KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic broadcasted live each morning, Flula Borg hosted a luncheon, and there were top-notch performances by Erykah Badu, Surfer Blood, The Robert Glasper Experiment, Chelsea Light Moving ft. Thurston Moore, He's My Brother She's My Sister, Allah-Lahs, Cloud Nothings, French Horn Rebellion Party Ensemble, Tristen, Thomas Dybdahl, Robert DeLong, Chali 2na, Poolside, Sir Sly, Kitten, Yellow Red Sparks, WILDCAT! WILDCAT!, and Ólafur Arnalds. Additional notable attendees at Sonos Studio included Jim James, Wayne Coyne and Flaming Lips, Amanda Palmer, Zedd, Richie Hawtin, Dillon Francis, Matt & Kim, Josh Madden, Sophia Bush and Josh Baze.
More pictures and video from the whole week below...

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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.


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...

Savages at BV-CMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Last month, SXSW revealed its first round of artists for their 2013 festival, which happens from March 12-17, and now they've revealed a second announcement with way more artists. The new announcement includes Allo Darlin', Angel Haze, Audacity, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Blood Diamonds, Bonde Do Role, Deap Vally, Dessa, Eaux, Sky Ferreira, Flatbush Zombies, Foxygen, Girl Unit, Hundred Waters, Hunters, Major Lazer, Ms Mr, Nguzunguzu, Nu Sensae, Palma Violets, Paws, Peace, PS I Love You, Ratking, Rhye, Savages, Shout Out Louds, The Soft Moon, Thee Oh Sees, Toro y Moi, Ume, Wavves, and many more.

Full list below...

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photos by Keith Marlowe and Harriet Roberts

Youth of Today / Riverboat Gamblers @ FFF Fest 2012
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012

We've so far posted pictures primarily from the Black Stage during day 1 of Fun Fun Fun Fest (11/2), which featured names like X, Tomahawk, Converge, Napalm Death, Against Me and more, like headliner RUN DMC. That first set is HERE.

Day two at Auditorium Shores (Saturday, 11/3) featured similarly great artists like The Spits plus Riverboat Gamblers, Off!, Seaweed, Youth of Today, whose pit kicked up a lot of dust, plus PiL, Wavves, Surfer Blood and many more. (Some of which we already featured other photos of here.) More pics from the second day of FFF at (primarily) the Black Stage are below.

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Scenes from Fun Fun Fun Lucky Lady Bingo via Adi Anand's Instagrams 7/11/2012
FunFunFun Fest 2012 Bingo!

While we've had some teasers in the last few weeks - Wednesday night was the night for BINGO - and the full Fun Fun Fun Fest reveal.

On 7/11 (Happy Slurpee Day!) Fun Fun Fun held their bingo-to-reveal-the-artists event, and while we already knew about Run DMC reuniting and some others, there were quite a few surprises in the massive list of musical acts and comedians announced (Public Image Ltd., Youth of Today, De La Soul, X, Bob Mould, Saul Williams, and Hannibal Burress to name a few).

The headliners (in addition to the aforementioned Run DMC reunion) are an electic-but-looked-forward-to group: Santigold, Refused, and for Comedy David Cross.

Three-day and PIP passes go on sale on Thursday at 10AM CST and will no doubt move fast. Get them here once the clock passes 9:59...

See the full line-up below.

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