Posts tagged "sxsw2008"

No Bathroom Line For Old Men

Adding to the "I'm missing everything" feeling provided by the fact that during SXSW every bar with 10 square feet of space turns itself into a temporary music venue is the ever-growing number of day parties, which are hosted by PR companies, blogs, hair products, and anyone else who wants to...

By: andybeta / March 18, 2008

The Last Day: When The Questions Posed Six Months Ago Still Linger

Judging by some of my RSS mainstays, SXSW backlash coverage is the new SXSW coverage, and part of me can see why; the sameness of the posts, the "OMG WISH YOU WERE HERE"-ness that permeates the live-blogging of each margarita downed, the fact that most of the really interesting stuff that's going on is stuff…

By: Maura / March 17, 2008

Seeing The {{{Sunset}}} From The East Side

Adding to the "I'm missing everything" feeling provided by the fact that during SXSW every bar with 10 square feet of space turns itself into a temporary music venue is the ever-growing number of day parties, which are hosted by PR companies, blogs, hair products, and anyone else who wants to promote themselves along with

By: andybeta / March 15, 2008

Day Three: In Which It Is Safe To Enter The Convention Center Once Again

The 2008 installment of the South By Southwest Music conference passed the halfway mark, and yesterday's torrid temperatures and ever-growing lines--thanks in part to the descending spring-break hordes--were only escapable in one place: the Austin Convention Center, which seems to have solved its rabies problem for now. (At least, I hope it did.) A rundow…

By: Maura / March 15, 2008

No Age’s Balancing Act

Adding to the "I'm missing everything" feeling provided by the fact that during SXSW every bar with 10 square feet of space turns itself into a temporary music venue is the ever-growing number of day parties, which are hosted by PR companies, blogs, hair products, and anyone else who wants to promote themselves along with

By: andybeta / March 15, 2008

Brangelina makes its perhaps-inevitable SXSW appearance, and yet even the combined starpower of its two members can't get an entourage into Wednesday night's R.E.M. show at Stubb's.

By: Maura / March 14, 2008

Mussels Make Us Happy As A Clam

Yesterday's travels around Austin took me to the back patio of a pizza parlor that was putting on a three-day popfest, and I stuck around long enough to hear a set by the Brooklyn band Mussels, whose chiming, revved-up rock and roll bounced off the baking concrete and made the slowly-heating-up...

By: Maura / March 14, 2008

Day Two: Straying Far From Sixth Street

Since I knew I wasn't getting into the big car-sponsored Motorhead gig after being tipped off by a friend that the line had stretched around the block two hours prior to the show, my experience yesterday at SXSW was all about finding some day parties that were off the way-too-beaten path downtown--travels which took me…

By: Maura / March 14, 2008

While looking for blog posts for people who actually got into yesterday's Scion-sponsored Motorhead show--which proved once and for all that those RSVP forms you fill out in a submit-button-pushing frenzy before SXSW don't mean diddly--I found this post, which shows that the New York Times' policy...

By: Maura / March 14, 2008

Day One: Bad Flags And Even Worse Pick-Up Lines

Wednesday was the first official day of South By Southwest's music conference, and overall, it seemed pretty low-key, with the day's biggest names coming from rock's various old guards (R.E.M., Van Morrison, Naked Raygun) and the day's biggest sounds coming, as one might expect, from the pedaled-to-the-metal Raveonettes. After the jump, I break down the…

By: Maura / March 13, 2008

Gorilla Vs. Bear Vs. Booze Vs. The Urge To Dance Vs. Photographers

Adding to the "I'm missing everything" feeling provided by the fact that during SXSW every bar with 10 square feet of space turns itself into a temporary music venue is the ever-growing number of day parties, which are hosted by PR companies, blogs, hair products, and anyone else who wants to promote themselves along with

By: andybeta / March 13, 2008

Dubious SXSW branding opportunities, part one of an unfortunately ongoing series: "Göt2b, the hair product company, will have a barbershop on site.

By: Maura / March 13, 2008

Kirsten Ketsjer Is A Rock Band, Not A Person In A Rock Band

The Danish trio Kirsten Ketsjer The Rock Band--named, I was told, after a friend of the band who was in no way affiliated with its music--play nervy indie rock that a friend compared to their sorta-countrymen 18th Dye*.

By: Maura / March 13, 2008

So yes, I am leaving for Austin and the South By Southwest Music Festival tomorrow, and as I did last year, I'm on the lookout for any tips about secret shows, last-minute shutdowns, Stop Peter Bjorn & John-style shenanigans, and anything else that you think might be worthy of Idolator's coverage.

By: Maura / March 10, 2008

Dear Bloggers: Does Picking On Rachael Ray Make You Feel Proud?

I've discovered I like (at least) two things about Rachael Ray. One: the knife set my mother-in-law purchased for me this Christmas (sharptastic!). Two: That she can drop the classic "I'm way too busy for this jibber-jabber" retort on the blogger types who aren't thrilled with her SXSW day party appearance on March 15. Hey,…

By: Dan Gibson / March 5, 2008

Attending SXSW? A Show For You To Avoid

If you're heading to SXSW next week, color me jealous-ish. Lots of bands, good. Long lines and tons of bloggers, bad. Nonetheless, may I offer a suggestion? Unless you enjoy tedious anti-war preaching from rock stars, avoid Stubbs on the 13th.

By: Dan Gibson / March 3, 2008

The lineup for the South By Southwest showcase hosted by "America's favorite cook and indie music lover" Rachael Ray--yes, it's really happening!--has been finalized: "Join us at this merging of great food and even better music with performances by Autovaughn, The Ravonettes, The Cringe, Scissors...

By: Maura / February 28, 2008

South By Southwest 2008: Let The Bottle-Service-Fed Jerks Descend!

UPDATE: According to someone purporting to be No Depression's Peter Blackstock, the press release claiming to be from the Austin "ultra lounge" Panagea and saying that people who shelled out $300 or more for bottle service at No Depression's South By Southwest showcase would get "priority admission" was a hoax against the club. Pangaea, which…

By: Maura / February 26, 2008

The South By Southwest Lineup: Start Practicing Your Line-Standing Poses Now

South By Southwest has released the full list of bands playing next month's margarita-drenched festival, and the numbers add up to about 1,600 bands spread across 79 stages.

By: Maura / February 7, 2008

The Rachael Ray SXSW Party: 30-Minute Sets, Yummo Drinks

Apparently that Rachael Ray SXSW party that we thought was a joke is the real deal. Sadly, Battles will not be playing because they're not making the SXSW trek, but according to the proprietor of Largehearted Boy the Ettes sent out a press release confirming their appearance today.

By: Maura / February 1, 2008
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