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  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel in salesman mode at SXSW

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel in salesman mode at SXSW
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Michelle Boone double-teamed the city of Austin on Tuesday in what was essentially a daylong info-mercial for Chicago as a musical and cultural force. There was an agenda, of course: Cater to the...
  • SXSW 2014: Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall and Ralph Steadman set for SXSW spotlight

    SXSW 2014: Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall and Ralph Steadman set for SXSW spotlight
    Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall and groundbreaking visual artist Ralph Steadman will travel to Austin, Texas, next month for the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, organizers announced Wednesday. The trio, along with Jason Bateman and Mike...
  • SXSW 2014: Musicians to salute new Jimi Hendrix stamp in free concert

    SXSW 2014: Musicians to salute new Jimi Hendrix stamp in free concert
    The man who turned the National Anthem inside out with his performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock will become the latest musician to be honored by the U.S. Postal Service. A Jimi Hendrix Forever stamp will be introduced March...
  • Lady Gaga delivers complex message at SXSW

    Lady Gaga delivers complex message at SXSW
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Lady Gaga wants to have her snack chips and eat them too. During her keynote address (actually a softball interview) Friday, Gaga attacked naysayers who criticized her for performing at the South by Southwest Music Conference for a...
  • SXSW 2014: Side Effect is first Myanmar band to play at festival

    SXSW 2014: Side Effect is first Myanmar band to play at festival
    On March 15, while much of Austin, Texas, was drowning in music and marketing and thousands of tiny bands were running the streets trying to make a dent, history was being made on a little stage at B.D. Riley's. Chances are you didn't hear about Side...
  • SXSW 2014: Lawrence Levine and Sophia Takal chase 'Wild Canaries'

    SXSW 2014: Lawrence Levine and Sophia Takal chase 'Wild Canaries'
    The South By Southwest Film Festival kicks off Friday with the world premiere of Jon Favreau’s new low-budget comedy “Chef,” with some other high-profile films debuting over the next few days, including “Neighbors” with...
  • SXSW 2014: Showcasing the L.A. scene in Austin, Texas

    SXSW 2014: Showcasing the L.A. scene in Austin, Texas
    Many cities boast about their scenes, and rightly so. Few if any, though, have such a range of sounds as Los Angeles. It's overwhelming, as evidenced by the volume of artists trekking eastbound along Interstate 10 toward Austin, Texas. For those headed to...
  • Idris Elba to voice deadly tiger in Disney's 'Jungle Book'

    Idris Elba to voice deadly tiger in Disney's 'Jungle Book'
    In "Pacific Rim," a score-settling Idris Elba demonstrated he has the eye of the tiger. Now he'll show that he has the voice of one as well. The 41-year-old London-born actor is in final negotiations to provide the voice of the fearsome feline Shere...
  • SXSW 2014: Experts fret over future, Kelela lets music play on

    SXSW 2014: Experts fret over future, Kelela lets music play on
    AUSTIN, Texas -- A great many of the panel discussions at this year's South by Southwest conference offer variations on a question that goes right to the heart of our digital age: How are musicians supposed to get paid when music is so readily had for...
  • Armin van Buuren, Avicii tapped for Disney remix album

    Armin van Buuren, Avicii tapped for Disney remix album
    "Let It Go," the soaring showstopper from “Frozen,” has an unlikely remix coming out soon. The Academy Award-winning smash sung by Idina Menzel got a reworking by Dutch electronic dance music DJ Armin van Buuren. His remix is just one of...
  • Kickstarter campaign for Neil Young's PonoMusic system starts strongly

    Kickstarter campaign for Neil Young's PonoMusic system starts strongly
    This post has been updated. See note below for details: One of Neil Young’s not-so-whimsical mottoes has long been “Quality — whether you want it or not,” but it appears there’s a population of music fans that does want it,...
  • SXSW: Psychedelia lives!

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas capital has been an epicenter of psychedelic rock since Roky Erickson virtually invented the genre here in the '60s, and Thursday the sound was carried forward by bands from Japan to the Pacific Northwest. At Hotel Vegas on the...