Wednesday, September 11 2013
In a time when musicians continue to struggle to find their footing in an uncertain market environment, few artists have managed to succeed in pursuing the independent path of Shelby Lynne. She talks to PopMatters about her acclaimed recent album, her upcoming tour, and so much more.
Wednesday, August 28 2013
After a lengthy breakup, a historic reuniting of the original members, and some remarkably strong comeback albums, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark let it all out in this plainspoken, open, and rather fascinating interview about their history, their conflicts, and what it means to have fun again while being in OMD.
Monday, May 27 2013
There are a number of ways to view SXSW's growth. The most cynical response, voiced by those ranging from veterans nostalgic for a simpler experience to current artists chafing under the brutalist constraints of a 15 minute showcase slot is to simply cry “sellout".
Friday, March 15 2013
PopMatters highlights some of the remaining opportunities to catch artists who may be on the last legs of their SXSW gauntlet, or are expected to use SXSW as a springboard for shows this spring.
Wednesday, March 13 2013
SXSW Music swings into full gear today. During the course of SXSW music, our team will bring you reports from the field, offering an impressionistic look into topical issues, industry trends, and memorable moments from the 27th edition of SXSW.
Sunday, April 1 2012
Recapping some of the SXSW fun featuring Santigold and Best Coast and the troubles for Grimes and YACHT.
Sunday, March 25 2012
Andrew Bird was a fitting conclusion to the NPR showcase and Alejandro Escovedo's closing party is an annual highlight of SXSW.
Sunday, March 18 2012
Coming on the heels of his keynote address, Bruce was in a jovial mood for his SXSW performance.
Thursday, December 15 2011
When it comes to location, Pensacola Beach is one of the most unique destinations for a music festival. It helped ensure the second year of DeLuna Fest was a logistic and artistic success.
Thursday, August 22 2013
Odds are, your favorite artist is out tonight busking, either on stage or by infusing the airwaves. The ongoing decline in revenues from music sales has forced artists to rely on touring and licensing to make ends meet.
Friday, March 16 2012
Greetings from Austin!
Wednesday, March 14 2012
With the 2012 South by Southwest Music Conference currently underway, Sound Affects lets you know about ten moments you might have missed at last year's event.
Tuesday, March 6 2012
With this year's South by Southwest Music and Media Conference kicking off next week, Sound Affects assembles a list of 10 acts to check out on your visit to Austin, Texas.
Tuesday, November 29 2011
In this third and final installment of Sound Affects' retrospective of music videos from the 1980s, we focus on 20 promos that the passage of time has been especially unkind to.