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South by Southwest Festival

  • Calendar

    August 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    The Worst Shows of SXSW 2013

    Security and Cops Gettin' Wild: Look, I get it. Every drunken dickhead in town "knows someone" or thinks he has pull at the door, but that doesn't mean the hammer goes down on everyone. I was stopped by two cops who didn't want me to walk 50 yards from where the Smashing Pumpkins would be playing an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2013

    10 Dumbest Things Heard at SXSW

    For every insightful conversation I have heard or had at SXSW over the years, whether it was talking to Matt Pinfield while walking the streets of Austin talking about David Bowie, or telling The Clash's Mick Jones that he was in fact, in The Clash, I have overheard a thousand awful ones. Years of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Sad You Aren't at SXSW? Here's What You Could Be Missing...

    Awwwww, I know it is a shame you aren't here with us at SXSW in Austin. I can only imagine the aching and longing in your heart for walking aimlessly and standing in long lines for no reason, and sweating through your cardigan to see a band you heard on one of the Twilight soundtracks. You don't w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    SxSW: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

    Did you read Monday's Onion story "SxSW as Cool and as Real as It Gets, Reports Marketing Associate?" Once again, the satirical site takes aim and takes down its target. South by Southwest mania is upon us, and chances are your social-media channels are already being inundated with dispatches from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    The 50 Commandments of SXSW

    You're going to South by Southwest, right? Or you're already there? One of those things is bound to be true. Well, we here at DC9 have got some advice for you, and we've managed to format it all into the style of commandments, because one of our favorite things to do is pretend we're angry gods. Or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Say Anything's Max Bemis On His Inherently Disturbing and Weird Lyrics

    Max Bemis of Say Anything is one hell of a frontman. He's been through a lot emotionally, and his lyrics certainly prove it. But over the years and over the course of releasing several records, Max and the band have come a long way. The lyrical content has developed, and their sound is now more genu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Flogging Molly, The Ataris, and SXSW Over the Weekend

    Flogging Molly at Tempe Beach Park Owwwww... St. Patrick's Day is the one day a year where we confuse the warm fuzzies we have for our fellow man for outright hostility. It's also the one day a year we get to punish our bodies for being Irish. At least that's what it felt like I was doing last ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Blogs Teased in Our March 15 Issue

    This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts. What did the community have to say about the Clubhouse at an open forum in Tempe? How does Phoenix rockabilly band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Snake! Snake! Snakes! Playing Free First Friday Show at Lost Leaf Tonight

    ​The Lost Leaf in Downtown Phoenix is notoriously loud. Both on the crowd side and on the music side. Last summer I saw Former Friends of Young Americans singer Toby Fatzinger and Marco Holt of The Tremulants perform solo sets there and they were literally drowned out by the bar-hopping crow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Electronic Pop Rockers Factories Talk Music Videos, Live Shows and SXSW

    The members of electronic pop outfit Factories put themselves in a tight situation last year when they locked themselves in a shipping container in the middle of the summer. With a wall full of amps, flashing strobe lights, and of course a ton of balloons, the Tempe trio had themselves a little d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Odd Future To Play The Marquee Theatre in Tempe November 8

    The Los Angeles rap collective is widely known for its unique, high-energy, punk-rock-style performance. Ski masks, stage diving and unpredictable antics are par for the course.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Five Japanese Bands For Your Heavy Rotation

    Jonathan McNamaraHystoic Vein performs at the Japan Preview Day Show during SXSW 2011.​U.S. fans of Japanese Music face one, ever-present obstacle in their quests to discover new J bands: They're not here. Up on the Sun constantly monitors upcoming concerts from Japanese bands. In good years, that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    SXSW: A Look Back For Those of You Who Missed Out

    Jonathan McNamaraCheck out this and more photos like it in our "Bands of SXSW" slideshow.​Another SXSW has come and gone leaving the echoes of hundreds of bands ringing in our ears and the streets of Austin, Texas covered in fliers for showcases long since past. If you didn't make it down to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    SXSW, Broloaf, Art Detour, and AMOCOCO Luminarium Over the Weekend

    ​Broloaf at Yucca Tap Room Last Night The idea of a three-year-old local band playing their 19th show last night is a little ridiculous, but Broloaf isn't the type of band that can churn out one show per week. The amount of planning and money that goes into each performance means they can only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    March 21 In BlogS: SXSW, Broloaf, McLobster, and Hypothetical Trains

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2011

    The Sound Strike's Spin on Their SXSW Panel, Old 97's and More from SXSW

    The Sound StrikeArizona activist Leilani Clark, Sound Strike organizer Javier Gonzalez and rapper Immortal Technique pose after The Sound Strike panel at SXSW.​A day ago, I told you what happened at the panel discussion The Sound Strike hosted at South By Southwest. The group, which is organizing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Saving Japan at SXSW

    Help Save Japan @ SXSWCasino Kids standing in front of the Help Save Japan at SXSW booth at the Austin Convention Center. ​Debilitating earthquakes. Aftershocks. Tsunamis that swept away entire towns and destroyed countless agricultural fields. Thousands of dead and missing. All of this occurr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Starfucker at Trunk Space Last Night

    Starfucker​StarfuckerSunday, March 13, 2011Trunk SpaceWhat's a band to do en route to next week's SXSW? Perhaps spend a night on Grand Ave. in Phoenix at Trunk Space whilst they make their way to Austin? Such was the more than decent decision by Portland indie/electronic outfit Starfucker. March i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Meric Long of The Dodos Talks Neko Case, SXSW and More

    The Dodos​Festival season is a great time to be a music fan in Phoenix. With South by Southwest and Coachella both right around the corner, tons of great bands will be passing through Arizona on their way east or west across our state. You can add The Dodos to this list of bands making a stop in ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2010

    Fiddlin' Around

    Austin band's pickin' makes us grin

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Hemoptysis, Zooey Deschanel, and Greeley Estates in This Week's Issue

    Hemoptysis.​This week's music feature is about Masaki Murashita, the 24-year old lead singer and guitarist of local neo-thrashers Hemoptysis, a band that is rocking SXSW as we speak.Also in this week's issue you'll find pieces on Zooey Deschanel's musical career, and the local post-hardcore band G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    SxSW Wrap Up

    Whether you're trying to put back together the memories you made after being hit by the speeding truck that was this weekend's SxSW music festival or you're a local who couldn't make the trip, we've got all the slide shows and articles to catch up on what you missed. This is South by Southwest 2009 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2009

    SxSW 2009: Sunday

    Attention, all Phoenicians unable to attend SxSW this year: Don't worry. Sure, it's not as good as standing inches away from your favorite band in a trendy Austin club, but we've got the coverage to keep you satisfied. Scenes from South by Southwest We've got some images from around town (that to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    SxSW 2009: Friday

    Attention, all Phoenicians unable to attend SxSW this year: Don't worry. Sure, it's not as good as standing inches away from your favorite band in a trendy Austin club, but we've got the coverage to keep you satisfied. Mark C. AustinThe Von Bondies South By Southwest, Day Two In Photos The action c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    SxSWers Spirit Animal, Saint Motel and Asa Random Stopping in Scottsdale Monday

    Phoenix's prime place in the vast desert between Los Angeles and Austin really comes in handy this time of year, as we get tons of shows by otherwise-usually-too-hip-to-play-here acts stopping by on their way to South by Southwest. Jose Gonzolez rounded a bunch of them up for you in the paper this w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 12, 2009

    Screw SXSW. Go PHX.

    See the indie darlings without the headaches

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008
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    March 14, 2007
  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    Messing With Texas

    Arizona Rock Coalition's "foot in the door" may end up in its mouth

  • Music

    April 1, 2004

    Crunk and Disorderly

    Hunting for rapture in the live music capital of the world

  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    Austin Translation

    A Phoenix passport to South by Southwest

  • Music

    March 29, 2001

    Texas State of Mind

    The South by Southwest music conference might've been a disappointment this year, but there are still plenty of questions left to be answered

  • Music

    June 29, 2000

    Are You Ready to Testify?

    Delta 72 bears witness to the enduring power of rock 'n' roll with 000

  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    Austin, We Have a Problem!

    What happens when you cram too much music into one city and two pairs of eardrums? Nothing, if you move too fast to hear it all.

  • Music

    March 18, 1999

    Car Talk

    Jesus Chrysler Supercar prepares to take on the industry big boys at South by Southwest

  • Music

    April 2, 1998

    Austin Stories

    Confused agenda of SXSW can't obscure the many musical highlights

  • Music

    April 2, 1998

    Lone Star Trek

    Revolver goes to SXSW for music and free major-label beer

  • Music

    March 19, 1998

    Goin' South

    Seven local bands head to SXSW for a week of industry excess

  • Music

    February 19, 1998

    Pop Tent

    L.A.'s Poptopia Festival gathers the unabashed followers of the three-minute revolution

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    April 3, 1997
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    March 6, 1997
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    March 28, 1996
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    February 15, 1996
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    March 23, 1995
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