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Austin Convention Center

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Safety and SXSW: Was the Mohawk Tragedy a Tipping Point?

    The last morning of SXSW 2011 was not a pleasant one. Not because of any kind of personal debauchery the previous evening; that had come a few days before. Reprimands had been handed down, wrists had been slapped, and tails were hanging between a few legs, these two included. The specific infraction ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2013

    Once Again, SXSW Really Stands For Sex By Southwest

    "All the single dudes put up your phone. Now all the single ladies put up your phone. Turn to the nearest person with a phone up. Now type in your phone number. Now you have something to do after this." That was Chuck D, talking from the Doritos Main Stage. Or at least I think it was Chuck D. I was ... More >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2013

    The Great Outdoors

    Your 2013 music-festival outlook, Texas edition.

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Your 2013 Music Festival Outlook (Texas Edition)

    I don't know about you, but I am not totally in love with winter weather. Yes, it affords you the ability to wear beanies and cool fingerless gloves and dress like a hoodlum, but it's the heat that I love the most. That's why I love thinking about music festivals, because that's where we all get t ... More >>

  • Music

    March 22, 2012

    Promised Land

    SXSW 2012, from Bruce Springsteen to Buxton.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    SXSW: Echoes Of Festivals Past In A Vastly Different Landscape

    The most telling, most poignant comment about SXSW 2012 came on Twitter. Texas Monthly music writer Jason Cohen tweeted something to the effect that watching the band with the current No. 1 song in the country -- in this case Brooklyn's fun., who plays Warehouse Live tomorrow and whose "We Are Young ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    SXSW: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Rock ACL Live

    Bruce Springsteen's Thursday started with a keynote speech in one of the big ballrooms at the Austin Convention Center, and ended with a mythic three-hour set at ACL Live across town, in front of a few thousand people cooing "Bruce". The keynote and the show went hand in hand. If you weren't there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    SXSW: The Niceguys & ADD Have A Ball, And Throw Some Too

    It's easy to tell the Niceguys really like each other. The three MCs and one DJ seemed to be Houston's more buzzed-about bands coming into the festival. Besides their spot on the SXSW Next Stage at the Austin Convention Center Wednesday afternoon, they were one of three Houston SXSW acts (with Grand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Bill & Ted's Alex Winter Examines Napster's Fall In SXSW Doc Downloaded

    Alex Winter (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, The Idiot Box) has spent the last decade trying to make a movie about Napster, the revolutionary peer-to-peer filesharing site that changed the music industry forever. Winter met Napster founder Shawn Fanning in 2002 and was instantly energized by the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Houston Acts Stage Own SXSW Invasion

    Sixteen Houston acts will play an all-day free show during SXSW from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Gypsy Lounge, 1504 E. 6th St. The party is sponsored by The Convoy Group, the company run by Houston promoter and sometime Rocks Off photograher Mark C. Austin, who announced the party ear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    SXSW Panel: "Juggalos To Phish-Heads"

    Craig Hlavaty​This is the first year we are attempting to forgo the day parties, full of free booze and music, to take in some of the informative panels offered by SXSW in the Austin Convention Center. It's not easy walking past day parties foisting beer and burritos on you, but we are doing i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    SXSW For Dummies: Keep That Beer In Your Pocket

    Photos by Stacy SchwarzYes, that's Superbad's Michael Cera playing bass with Mister Heavenly at Bat Bar (wherever that is) Tuesday.​See more SXSW silliness from Tuesday in our slideshow. It's time: this week, hordes of bands and interlopers will descend upon Austin and do their best to take i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    The Yelp Effect

    ​Although there was no shortage of food-related panels at the Interactive portion of South by Southwest (SXSWi) this year, none were as insightful or as incendiary as The Yelp Effect, a frank discussion on the effect that online reviews and criticisms have on the restaurant industry. Led by A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    SXSW Update: Anybody Remember The Zeros? Lemmy, Maybe?

    Have you ever been to a party or bar with about 30 or so acquaintances that you all know to some degree or another? You want to try to talk to all of them, or at least hug and say hello. But you can't because the party just gets louder and louder, drinks start flowing and people are just running ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    SXSW News: Adds Include DEATH, Voivod, Neon Indian, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Trae Tha Truth and Chamillionaire & Paul Wall, Together Again

    This past week a few Houston musicians began getting their dreaded SXSW rejection notices; most notably we heard that Robert Ellis' entry was not accepted. That's a tough bullet to take, considering how well his band does on Wednesday night at Mango's and the quality of his solo album. Either way E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Over the Weekend: South by Southwest in Photos

    Not sure if you noticed, but we took a ton of photos over the last few days. Click the links for all kinds of action. SXSW, Day One A chronicle in picture form of some of the SXSW live acts you could have caught on Wednesday, March 18, if only you had been in Austin, TX. And really, why weren't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    South by Southwest in Photos

    Not sure if you noticed, but we took a ton of photos over the last few days. Click the links for all kinds of action. South by Southwest Day One A chronicle in picture form of some of the SXSW live acts you could have caught on Wednesday, March 18, if only you had been in Austin, TX. And really ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2009

    Art Rock: The 15 Hottest Gig Posters at Flatstock 20

    The poster show in the Austin Convention Center gave SXSWers a break from all the noise -- and the chance to check out some erotic messiness. Click here for a slideshow.

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    SXSW: Oak Ridge Boys at Lone Star Lounge

    Yes, the Oak Ridge Boys are back. We caught them at the Lone Star Lounge in the Austin Convention Center. They were a little grayer, way beardier, and still just as down home.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    The Oak Ridge Boys Sure Have Changed

    Yes, this is the Oak Ridge Boys, who will be collectively speaking March 19 at the Austin Convention Center during SXSW, about reinvention in changing music markets. The popular country-gospel group is best known as being the band who recorded one of the five albums left in your parents' LP collect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2008

    SXSW: Flatstock in photos

    The American Poster Institute's Flatstock show sets up shop at the Austin Convention Center each year during South by Southwest. Photographer Mark C. Austin went shopping, and came back with this slideshow, just for you.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2008

    Kaki King does NOT live up to the Hungarian translation of her name

    Kaki King lived up to all expectations. The pint-sized songstress and her band led the audience through a live set Wednesday night that was as flawless as their recordings. Live versions of King's latest hits "Pull Me Out Alive" and "2 O’clock" rang as beautifully through the PAs at Club Deville a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2008
  • News

    December 13, 2007

    No Show: EMC Expos

    A long line of people say they've been stiffed by Rolando Dumagan and company.

  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    South By So Huge

    Austin's little music festival is all grown up

  • Music

    January 9, 2003

    Number One with a Bullet

    Our take on "rare" Nirvana

  • Music

    March 23, 2000
  • News

    June 17, 1999

    The Man Who Would Be Kingmaker

    Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul.

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