We can't imagine a better way to sum up the simultaneously debilitating and invigorating #SXSW experience than with these Gapers Block tour diaries by Deano of The Waco Brothers, the undisputed, undefeated, unofficial champions of SXSW. Amidst the debaucherous accounts, Deano hits the nail on the head in terms of what it's like for us and our brethren at the giant... Read more
Here we are. Today is the 20th Annual Bloodshot Records Yard Dog Art Day Party at SXSW! Back in 1996, Bloodshot and Yard Dog Folk Art Gallery in Austin, TX joined forces to bring some organic, homespun fun to the craven, corporate glad-handing and back-slapping nexus of the music industry: the South by Southwest music conference. We slapped together a stage, got... Read more
Fresh off celebrating our 20th anniversary last year, Bloodshot Records will be knockin' em out (and knockin' em back) in Austin for SXSW 2015 in March! We can't wait for what is seemingly the only time of year in which many of our bands, fans, followers, friends, cohorts, colleagues, appendages, and hanger-ons are present in one place, to celebrate, at some capacity,... Read more
The modern traveling speed of information creates the illusion of time moving more quickly than it once did. SXSW was just a little over two weeks ago, but it seems like it was in 1914 (perhaps if it were 1914, we wouldn't have had to walk by SXSubway (yes the sandwich chain had a stage) and see drunken brand ambassadors... Read more
Rosie Flores, Bobby Bare Jr., Alejandro Escovedo, and a slew of other deservedly famous musicians performed at a SXSW Lou Reed Tribute Concert last Friday March 14th 2014. (Yes, Bobby and Rosie ran from their knockout sets at our Yard Dog party to the Lou Reed show and played again.)
Other performers who played songs by the late Velvet Undergroundling... Read more
In case you weren't following along, Robbie Fulks wrote a day-by-day tour diary duringSXSW for Gaper's Block. As you would expect, it's witty, wry, often cynical, and utterly hilarious.
Robbie tells the tales of his travels, performances, run-ins, opinions on SXSW itself, trips in Bentleys, and the full story of the cat he was pet-sitting in Austin who escaped the house mid-week.... Read more
Rolling Stone caught Lydia Loveless at the Paste Magazine day party at SXSW last week and said she was one of the best things they saw at the festival!
"...with her eyes closed, her guitars-and-pedal-steel band howling, and her pale face tilted up to the fierce Texas sun...she flashes a Mona Lisa smirk, rewarding herself with a... Read more
NPR put together a list of 100 bands to check out at SXSW, and they included Lydia Loveless and Ha Ha Tonka! Whether you're trekking to Austin or not, this downloadable playlist should keep your ears occupied this week.
It's that time again: South by Southwest, Austin TX, March, music, margaritas, corporate sleaze fests trying to out "indie" each other, zombie-like mobs of insensate spring breakers bumping into clutches of jaded industry insiders, "bloggers" sitting on every curb trying to be the first to talk smack about THE NEXT... Read more
Every year this thing called the South by Southwest Festival happens in Austin TX. It's a free-for-all of sleazy music industry hacks and ladder climbers, musicians by the freight car load chasing/living the dream, deadbeats cabbaging free energy drinks and designer vodkas at any one of a thousand corpo-life-style day parties, bloggers documenting every spontaneous utterance or chord instantly, sleep-deprived... Read more
We've a got schedule for our shenanigans in Austin at the upcoming SXSW Music Festival. GO HERE for the latest updates
This list will be constantly updated as more parties, appearances times and venue details are confirmed.
Pin it to your shirt so, if you should fall down, passersby can carry you to your next destination.... Read more
The South By Southwest Music Festival 2012 in Austin TX on March 15-19th is starting to take shape.
We don't have all the details ironed out yet (oy! It's like herding cats...) but we can tell you a few things for certain and promise to keep you updated.
Our official showcase is Saturday March 17th at Red Eyed Fly
Performing will be ... Read more
Wanted to pass along info on a new book just published by UT Press. It's the SXSW Scrapbook: People and Things That Went Before.
SXSW Scrapbook takes a long look back at many years of highlights as South by Southwest celebrates its twenty-fifth edition in 2011. Those who were there share stories about how it all got started; memorable... Read more