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Austin, Texas - The South By Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival (aka SXSW) will reach its twenty-year milestone in March 2006. America's most successful music business conference and festival, held annually in Austin, Texas since 1987, will run from March 15 through March 19, 2006 preceded by Film and Interactive conferences starting March 10, 2006.

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Lady Gaga Struggling to Sell Summerfest Tickets? "Ridiculous!" Says Live Nation

24th March 2014 -

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Live Nation executive Arthur Fogel says rumors of poor ticket sales for Lady Gaga's Summerfest headlining show are "ridiculous", and that Mother Monster is all set for a triumphant summer show at the Marcus Amphitheater...

Lady Gaga Defends Vomit Artist. What is Going On.

22nd March 2014 -

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In her perennial quest to push boundaries that often don’t need pushing, Lady Gaga let ‘vomit artist’, Millie Brown, do her thing all over her at SXSW festival on March 13. The singer foresaw the...

Ghost Beach Brings 'Tropical Grit Pop' To UK Shores With Debut Album 'Blonde' [Listen]

20th March 2014 -

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Ghost Beach are set to bring some incredibly catchy indie-pop vibes to the UK with the release of their much-anticipated debut album 'Blonde'.The New York duo formed in 2012 and immediately caused an online buzz...

SXSW 2014 Is Over, But Here's The Memories

18th March 2014 -

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SXSW 2014 is over. We saw 2200 bands playing over 100 stages. Well, we didn't actually see all those bands with our own eyes, but we've done all the hard work for you and trawled...

Childish Gambino Plays Coolest Set of the Year at mtvU Woodie Awards 2014

17th March 2014 -

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Childish Gambino took to the stage at the mtvU Woodie Awards on Sunday night, singing the hook to his song '3005' while surrounding by color-shifting Christmas lights. Childish Gambino Performed at the Woodies"Girl why is...

Tyler, The Creator Arrested After SXSW Show Escalates Into Full-Blown Riot

16th March 2014 -

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South by South West, Austin’s week long music and film festival was going remarkably smoothly this year. That is until Tyler, the Creator (real name Tyler Gregory Okonma) incited what has been deemed a riot...

Demi Lovato: Lady Gaga's SXSW Performance "Glamorised" Eating Disorders

16th March 2014 -

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Demi Lovato came under fire from Lady Gaga's Little Monsters after she criticised the Mother Monster's performance at the South by Southwest show on Thursday (13th March).Lady Gaga was vomited on whilst performing on Thursday.Gaga...

Lady Gaga's SXSW Keynote: "I’ll Quit Before I Change"

15th March 2014 -

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Lady Gaga’s much anticipated SXSW keynote saw the singer detail her difficult year, which comprised a mediocre response to her album Artpop, a split from her management, a nasty hip injury followed by surgery. But...

Lady Gaga Goes Back To Basics - Lingerie And Fake Bodily Fluids - At SXSW

14th March 2014 -

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Lady Gaga brought some serious 2008 nostalgia to her SXSW gig on Thursday night. Her show included highlights like fake vomit, a roasting spit and some good old-fashioned mechanical bull riding. It’s not cliché, it’s...

Watch The Throne Return! Jay-Z And Kanye West Team Up For A One-Off Show At SXSW

13th March 2014 -

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Jay-Z and Kanye West gave SXSW goers a rip-roaringly good time as they collaborated in a 'Watch The Throne' style comeback show last night in Austin, Texas.The rappers caused festival attendees to reach dangerous levels...

SXSW Crash Leaves 2 Dead, 23 Injured, in Horrific Scenes in Austin

13th March 2014 -

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A driver hurtled through barricades and ploughed through dozens of revellers at the SXSW festival early on Thursday morning (March 13, 2014), killing 2 and injuring 23. According to police, a man driving small Toyota...

Saustex Records Announces Colossal SXSW Showcase and Party Schedule

12th March 2014 -

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San Antonio based roots-punk label Saustex and Los Angeles based Latin alternative label and management company Cosmica Artists are happy to be co-presenting an Official SXSW Showcase on Thursday March 13th at The Javelina. It's...

Coldplay Debut New Album Material At Lauded SXSW Comeback Show

12th March 2014 -

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Last night, Coldplay took to the stage at Texas' South by Southwest Festival where they debuted new material from forthcoming album Ghost Stories alongside well-worn favourites. Support acts London Grammar and Imagine Dragons were big...

Enforcement Teams Keep SXSW 2014 Partygoers Safe and Sound

12th March 2014 -

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The Public Assembly Code Enforcement - or PACE team - is patrolling the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas to make sure parties and events don't get out of hand. The team is on the lookout...

Torres Talks Earning Her Stripes As She Returns To SXSW

11th March 2014 -

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With SXSW in full swing, Brooklyn via Nashville singer Torres gears up to perform her festival showcases in a move that she describes as both 'exciting' and 'hard work'.Today (March 11th 2014) marks Torres' return...

What To Expect From Jon Favreau's New Movie 'Chef'

11th March 2014 -

 News

Jon Favreau has gone back to his comedy roots with new movie ‘Chef’ which premiered at SXSW this weekend. Mixing the world’s growing obsession with food and rockstar chefs with an all-star cast, Favreau has...

Zac Efron Confirms He Is Eager For 'High School Musical' Reunion Movie

10th March 2014 -

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It has been a long time since Zac Efron entertained Disney audiences in the 'High School Musical' trilogy, 6 years ago in fact.But that doesn't mean the 26 year-old has forgotten what made him into...

Edward Snowden Talks Surveillance and Disclosure at SXSW

10th March 2014 -

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SXSW isn’t just about music; it’s a cultural hub for forward-minded individuals, giving them the chance to converge and share ideas and experiences. Today (moments ago, in fact, depending on when you’re reading this) the...

Introducing: NY Band Skaters, Who Bring 'Manhattan' To Texas For SXSW

10th March 2014 -

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2014 looks to be a big year for New York quartet Skaters who released their debut album 'Manhattan' last month and are performing as part of several showcase events at SXSW this week.SXSW festival brings...

SXSW Highlights: "Chef", "Neighbors" And "Veronica Mars" Bring The Laughs (And The Diehard Fan Emotions)

10th March 2014 -

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For those who care about films in the slightest, South by Southwest is the place to be this week. The conference, which runs March 7th through March 16th in Austin, Texas, is the place for...

Jimmy Kimmel Takes a Road Trip to SXSW 2014

7th March 2014 -

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It's testament to SXSW's growth that probably the biggest talk show host in America is heading to Austin, Texas, for a week of shows from the festival. Jimmy Kimmel will broadcast his 'Live' show from...

Doritos' "Bold Action" For SXSW is a Giant Vending Machine, With Lady Gaga In It

6th March 2014 -

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The world famous SXSW festival kicks off tomorrow, March 7 with a veritable mixed bag of cultural highlights, including a giant vending machine designed and implemented by Doritos, which Lady Gaga is now allowed to...

British Music Embassy Returns To Sxsw 2014 Full Artist Lineups Announced

6th March 2014 -

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The British Music Embassy has finalized the lineup for its 7th year of epic UK music discovery in Austin! The upcoming 2014 edition of the Embassy will feature 40+ UK bands and host the first...

Soundgarden To Perform Seattle Grunge Classic 'Superunknown' at SXSW

5th March 2014 -

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Soundgarden will perform their classic album 'Superunknown' in its entirety at the iTunes Festival at South By Southwest next week. To celebrate the record's 20th anniversary, the band will take to the stage at the...

Coldplay Are Back with Sixth Album: 'Ghost Stories'. The First Single is 'Magic'

4th March 2014 -

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Perennial British rockers Coldplay have announced their sixth album; it’ll be called Ghost Stories, the first single will be called Magic and it will be released on 19 May via Parlophone/Atlantic Records.The Coldplay boys pick...

10 Upcoming International Acts You Should Watch At SXSW 2014

3rd March 2014 -

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South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) is widely known as THE festival for emerging musical talent with artists both established and up-and-coming flocking from around the globe to Austin, Texas to offer the musical experience...

Coldplay Announce New Album 'Ghost Stories' Out 19th May 2014 And New Single 'Magic'plus iTunes Festival And SXSW 2014 Dates

3rd March 2014 -

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On Monday, 19th May, Coldplay will release their sixth album, "Ghost Stories", via Parlophone Records."Ghost Stories" can be pre-ordered now from iTunes worldwide. Fans who pre-order "Ghost Stories" will receive an instant download of the...

SXSW 2014: 10 Acts You Cannot Afford To Miss

24th February 2014 -

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Every year, hundreds of bands descend upon Austin, Texas to make the South by Southwest Festival one of the most anticipated of the year. Featuring musical acts from all over the world, the music section...

SXSW Announces First Performers for 2014 Festival

18th October 2013 -

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The South by Southwest Music Festival has released its first list of artists for the 2014 festival, notably the New Orleans rapper Vockah Redu, indie-trio London Grammar, Drenge, the Texas country singer Rodney Crowell and...

Come and Learn About 'The Great Hip Hop Hoax' [Trailer]

3rd September 2013 -

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When Sony signed up the ‘hot talent’ that was Silibil n Brains, they thought they’d struck a veritable goldmine. Little did they know that Silibil n Brains weren’t tour buddies with Eminem; they weren’t best...

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