The Obamas to further jam up your 2016 SXSW
[caption id="attachment_114264" align="alignnone" width="560"] The Obamas (photo via SXSW)[/caption] As if traffic down there wasn't bad enough already, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to be the keynote speakers at SXSW 2016.
VIDEO: Ben Roy of Spells talks “Those Who Can’t,” K pop in the rain at SXSW
[caption id="attachment_101902" align="alignnone" width="610"] Ben Roy of Spells talks with Reverb during SXSW 2015. Photo by Seth McConnell, heyreverb.com.[/caption] When he's not standing on top of a barrel rattling it until you're sure he's going to fall or screaming in a fan's face or rolling around on the stage, Ben Roy is a comparatively calm guy.
SXSW 2015 photos: T-Pain, Big Sean, Will Butler and more
As the rain came and went during SXSW 2015, we got drenched at the Spin party with Earl Sweatshirt and Will Butler. Then it was off to Fader Fort to catch Viet Cong, Big Sean, E-40, T-Pain and more.
SXSW 2015 photos: The Reverb Party with Spells, Creepoid, Rat Fist and more
As the rain continued to fall throughout the weekend, moist SXSWers found some relief inside the grungy walls of the Dirty Dog to our stacked lineup of rock music for the Reverb Party.
VIDEO: In The Whale talks new material while lounging poolside at SXSW
[caption id="attachment_101771" align="alignnone" width="610"] AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 20: In The Whale perform at Austin Java during SXSW on March 20, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
Six acts you must hear after SXSW 2015: Courtney Barnett, Twin Peaks and more
[caption id="attachment_101734" align="alignnone" width="610"] Courtney Barnett performs at SXSW on March 18, 2015. Photos by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com.[/caption] Future Islands' Samuel Herring casually leans against a pillar near the back of the crowd at Cheer Up Charlies on the Thursday of SXSW.
SXSW 2015 photos: Ghostface Killah, Viet Cong, Bleachers and more
Ghostface Killah, Viet Cong, Bleachers, Courtney Barnett, Metz, the Vaccines, King Tuff and more perform on Thursday of SXSW 2015. Read more »
WATCH: Kitty Crimes sits down with Reverb at SXSW … for a tarot card reading
[caption id="attachment_101664" align="alignnone" width="610"] Kitty Crimes' Maria Kohler and Reverb's Matt Miller sat down off of 6th Street at SXSW 2015 to talk about her new video and how she's playing guitar in Kitty Crimes for the first time this week.[/caption] Read more »
Viet Cong’s one-armed drummer is a better surprise than Miley Cyrus at SXSW
[caption id="attachment_101679" align="alignnone" width="610"] Viet Cong drummer Mike Wallace performs with one arm at SXSW 2015. Photo by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com.[/caption] At one point during Viet Cong's packed set at Cedar Street on Thursday night, singer/vocalist Matt Flegel asked the crowd if anyone was wearing a Def Leppard t-shirt.
SXSW 2015: The best free parties — no badge, no wristband, no problem
[caption id="attachment_101499" align="alignnone" width="610"] Fans crowd surf while drinking Lone Star during a party at SXSW 2014. Photo by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com.[/caption] Like all things in life, the best things at SXSW are free. Great food, swag, drinks, and of course, music can be found on the cheap all over Austin this week if you know where to look.
SXSW 2015: How to get the most of it from home
[caption id="attachment_101365" align="alignnone" width="610"] Fans hang out on the roof of a bus in Austin during SXSW 2013. Photo by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com.[/caption] When it comes to the months leading up to South by Southwest, music fans wanting to attend the country’s biggest music festival and showcase are faced with a long pros and cons list.
Download “No Comparison” from 3Two, debuting on Steal This Track
[caption id="attachment_101214" align="alignnone" width="609"] Denver's 3Two will be warming up for SXSW with a performance tonight at Herman's Hideaway.[/caption] Hip hop has come a long way since its humble two-turntables-and-a-microphone beginnings at house parties in the late '70s.
Download Wheelchair Sports Camp’s “Hard Out Here for a Gimp,” only in Steal This Track
[caption id="attachment_100714" align="alignnone" width="610"] Wheelchair Sports Camp will kick off their tour to SXSW with a show Thursday at Walnut Room.[/caption] Wheelchair Sports Camp will be selling a new release at the merch table on their tour to SXSW, but we've got a track here for you to sit on.
SXSW 2015 lineup: Colorado’s Inner Oceans, Wheelchair Sports Camp, Jeff Austin join official roster
[caption id="attachment_99803" align="alignnone" width="610"] Inner Oceans performs at the Reverb Party at SXSW on March 15, 2014. Photo by Kirsten Cohen, heyreverb.com.[/caption] The list of acts on the SXSW 2015 official showcase lineup continues to grow.
SPELLS will make you laugh, but the Denver punk band isn’t a joke
[caption id="attachment_99328" align="aligncenter" width="610"] Denver punk band Spells might have songs about fake dance crazes and be fronted by comedian Ben Roy, but it's far from a joke, having made it onto the official South by Southwest lineup this year.
SXSW 2015: Denver’s SPELLS, Son Lux join list of official acts
[caption id="attachment_98156" align="alignnone" width="609"] SPELLS have two new releases, including a cassingle.[/caption] Denver's SPELLS and Son Lux have made the list of official bands playing SXSW 2015.
SXSW 2015 lineup: Colorado’s Publicist UK among first batch of official acts
The first batch of official South by Southwest 2015 artists have been announced, and Colorado's Publicist UK is among the names. Last year, eight Colorado bands headed to Austin as part of the music showcase's official lineup: Inner Oceans, You Me & Apollo, Wheelchair Sports Camp, Natalie Walker, Gungor, Little Fyodor, Primitive Man and Roo & the Howl.
UMS 2014 photos, review, video of day one: Roadkill Ghost Choir, Somerset Catalog and more
The 14th annual Underground Music Showcase opened with a score to settle on Thursday. Well, one venue did at least. “Show Austin TX what is up UMS starts Thurs,” reads the sign outside of The Hornet on South Broadway.
Watch Kishi Bashi, Avi Buffalo perform new material at Reverb’s SXSW party
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z20WGE4-WaY Complete with Kid Karate playing from on top of the bar, Kishi Bashi crowd surfing and a packed house at the Dirty Dog, Reverb returned to SXSW for its fourth day party in Austin earlier this year.