VIDEO: Bad Sounds Hit the U.S., Starting with South by Southwest

South by Southwest (SXSW) is the gift that keeps on giving (and there might even be more to come). With over 2000 bands and artists performing, the week-long March music festival that is just a small part of the 10-day tech/film/comedy/music festival, SXSW is a music-fan’s paradise––especially if discovering new …

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Our South by Southwest First Draft Pick: Anna Shoemaker

If there were something like Fantasy Football for South by Southwest (SXSW), indie-pop artist Anna Shoemaker would be my first draft pick. When I first listened to her music in my month- long preparation for the festival, I immediately passed her song “Liquor Store” to my friends who join me …

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Our Top Discovery at 2019 South By Southwest: Illuminati Hotties

No lists. No countdowns. No patience necessary. Here’s the best band we saw at South by Southwest 2019, Illuminati Hotties. With more than 2000 official acts this year, it helps to have a name that catches the eye of someone quickly scrolling through the list of mostly unknowns and up-and-comers. …

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