Sxsw 2013

Young Galaxy at SXSW: Swimming in Hedonism

Catherine McCandless | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Music
Catherine McCandless

SXSW has such a palpable hedonism. It is a parade of acts, a carnival of different kinds of food, sunshine, and music heard in every street. Though I guess I am 'here to work,' I would love to experience this festival, as a performer, responsibility free (am I a diva?).

Young Galaxy at SXSW, Post 1: Beast & Machine

Catherine McCandless | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Music
Catherine McCandless

I admit it. I was going to be coming to SXSW for the weather -- out of a Montreal winter into the warmth and sunlight. I expected to be exhausted and turned off by the clamoring of egos and skinny jeans (I own a few pairs) and throngs of people everywhere. It was a great reminder for us about what is important about playing live and it was a short set so we had to find the magic fast. The crowd made that happen.

Breathe Deep And Dive In: On The Road At SXSW With Azari & III

Alixander III | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Music
Alixander III

The first time I remember Austin hitting my periphery was from early reviews of Linklater's Slacker, which I managed to later catch at a rep cinema. I fell in love with it and looked deeper into this place that embodied this odd mythos, already being acquainted with Bob and the church of slack.

Justin Timberlake, Depeche Mode Dominate No-Longer-Indie SXSW Festival

Huffington Post Music Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Music

Justin Timberlake's not-so-secret Myspace show at SXSW had many attendees of the 27-year-old South-by-Southwest music festival wondering if its indie...

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Flaming Lips Perform 'Yoshimi' At SXSW | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.15.2013 | Canada Music

"My wristbands are getting in the way of my guitar," griped a bemused Wayne Coyne at the Belmont's outdoor stage in front of a few hundred very lucky ...

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Deadmau5 And Richie Hawtin Join Forces At SXSW 2013 | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

Techno icon Richie Hawtin noted at the beginning of his "in conversation" SXSW panel with EDM superstar Joel "Deadmau5" Zimmerman that they were both ...

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SXSW 2013: Canadian Acts Successfully Invade Austin, Texas | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada Music

Once upon a time, the success of Canadian indie musicians at SXSW music festival in Austin, TX was news. The rise of Broken Social Scene, The Constant...

We're At SXSW!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Music

Like birds flying south for the winter, every March music journalists from around the world flock to Austin, Texas for the SXSW festival. HuffPost...

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'Spring Breakers' Selena Gomez And Ashley Benson Sing Britney Spears At SXSW Appearance (VIDEO) | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Music

The highlight of the SXSW film panel on co-ed cult film "Spring Breakers" came at the end, when the actresses Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson and Rachel K...

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How 'Trainspotting' Influenced Rave Culture | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Music

Splitting the difference between SXSW's film and music streams, Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle and longtime collaborator Rick Smith of Underworld ...

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Napster Documentary 'Downloaded' Debuts At SXSW 2013 | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Music

"Downloaded," the first film selected by SXSW thanks to its perfect intersection of the festival's three themes of music, film and interactive technol...

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SXSW 2013: Austin Music Fest Has Become Massive Film, Tech Cultural Lollapalooza | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Music

When I first attended SXSW 10 years ago, the festival was already 17-years-old and, appropriately enough, known as "indie rock spring break." It was ...