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".
Tuesday, May 14 2013
Ahead of the start of the 'European South by Southwest' this Thursday, PopMatters keeps you ahead of the game with ten British acts to watch in 2013.
Tuesday, April 30 2013
Armin van Buuren sat down for an interview before his sold-out New York City "'A State of Trance 600" show, where compatriots Ferry Corsten and Markus Schulz would be debuting their project New World Punx, to discuss Intense.
Tuesday, April 16 2013
No other performer in the history of the music has so perfectly embodied, in both his work and his life, the values, struggles, and idiosyncrasies that have come to define country.
Tuesday, April 9 2013
Momus may be the musician who most consistently makes me laugh and his wordplay and his logician’s ability to follow a funny premise to its often troubling culmination are as admirable as any comic’s.
Monday, March 25 2013
What once began as a regional music festival that invited people to sample a local artistic community has become a spring break bowel movement and a corporate invasion that leaves the city blanketed in a cindering Dresden of bad faith branding.
Tuesday, March 19 2013
Stephan Jenkins and friends debut three new songs at Austin set and remind us all -- even the city of Austin's finest -- how powerful and beloved they can be.
Sunday, March 17 2013
One of America's greatest songwriters has been one of the hardest working artists at South By Southwest this year. That commitment, however, shouldn't be a surprise to anyone who has followed his long and unpredictable career.
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.
As the featured speaker of this year's music festival, the Nirvana drummer, Foo Fighters lead singer reflects on what it took to get where he is today.
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.
Monday, March 11 2013
Academy Award-winning producer Eva Orner marks her directorial debut with a documentary that is at once compelling and heart-breaking. The Network is about how one TV station challenges, informs, and entertains a country emerging from 30 years of war.
Wednesday, January 9 2013
“When I think about my place in music, it’s just trying to find my little pocket of the musical world where I can just exist and be happy about what I’ve done and what I’ve accomplished.”
Thursday, January 3 2013
Through his humor, his unflinching narrative eye, and his mastery of the common syllable, Mike Cooley is a unique poetic voice unlike any other in contemporary rock ‘n’ roll.
Thursday, November 15 2012
The soul-crushing, heartrending exuberance of a voyage through "everyone's happy place"…
Sunday, September 9 2012
In spite of all the rhetoric coming from Chief of Police Jane Castor in the days before the RNC about reserving extra jail space for the thousands they expected to arrest, as of Wednesday morning only three protestors had been arrested: one for wearing a mask, and another two who started a fight with each other at Romneyville.
Wednesday, August 1 2012
Sincerely Yours, Marty McFly could have been another retro event without consequence. Yes, there was nostalgia.
Tuesday, July 24 2012
Attending the various panels in Hall H at Comic Con can require a lot of planning and may take up your whole day.
Monday, July 23 2012
What started decades ago as a mere comic book convention has become a massive Hollywood promo blitz for the hottest science fiction, fantasy and super hero properties in film and television.
Wednesday, July 18 2012
Were the people downloading comics loyal fans who had forsaken their local stores for the allure of cheaper titles and ease of access? Or were they new readers who would never have stepped into a comic book store, but decided to download something directly to their smartphone or tablet?