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Rza To Give Keynote Speech At South By Southwest

17th December 2014

Rapper/actor Rza has been chosen to give one of the keynote speeches at the 2015 South By Southwest Film Conference.The Wu-Tang Clan star has also made a name for himself in the film world and...

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Soul Songwriter Teenie Hodges Dies

24th June 2014

Soul songwriter/guitarist Teenie Hodges has died, aged 68.Mabon 'Teenie' Hodges passed away on Sunday (22Jun14) at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas due to complications from emphysema. His death comes just three months...

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

By Michael West | 24th March 2014

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...

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Lady Gaga Defends Vomit Artist. What Is Going On.

By Holly Williams | 22nd March 2014

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...

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Tyler, The Creator's Manager Insists Rapper Is Not A 'Bad Guy'

21st March 2014

Tyler, The Creator's manager has spoken out in defence of the embattled rapper after he was arrested for allegedly inciting a riot at the South by Southwest (Sxsw) festival, insisting the star is not the...

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

By Holly Williams | 20th March 2014

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...

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Tyler, The Creator's Lawyer: 'Video Footage Will Prove His Innocence Over Riot Claim'

20th March 2014

Tyler, The Creator's lawyer has declared video footage shot during a concert at the South by Southwest (Sxsw) festival will clear the rapper of allegations he incited a riot.The Odd Future star was arrested in...

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Damon Albarn Lands Sxsw Festival Prize

20th March 2014

Blur star Damon Albarn has been honoured with a special award after showcasing his new solo record at the South by Southwest festival last week (ends16Mar14).The Blur frontman performed tracks from his upcoming release, Everyday...

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Sxsw 2014 Is Over, But Here's The Memories

By Michael West | 18th March 2014

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...

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Third Person In South By Southwest Horror Crash Dies

17th March 2014

A third person involved in the car crash tragedy before a Tyler The Creator gig at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas has died.Suspect Rashad Owens is charged with speeding into a crowd...

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Folk Rockers Perform For Sxsw Crash Victim

17th March 2014

Members of a folk rock group performed a set at a hospital in Texas on Saturday (15Mar14) for one of their biggest fans who was injured in a horrific car accident at the South by...

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Childish Gambino Plays Coolest Set Of The Year At Mtvu Woodie Awards 2014

By Michael West | 17th March 2014

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...

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Kelis Served Meals To South By Southwest Fans On Food Truck

17th March 2014

Singer Kelis showed off her culinary skills during the South by Southwest festival last week (13-14Mar14), when she offered fans a taste of her homemade cooking from a food truck.The Milkshake hitmaker took to the...

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Edwyn Collins Regained Memories While Making Documentary

16th March 2014

Scottish rocker Edwyn Collins was "reassembling his past" during interviews for a documentary about his life.The Possibilities Are Endless, which premiered at South By Southwest Festival (Sxsw) in Texas on Sunday (09Mar14), tells the story...

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Tyler, The Creator Arrested After Sxsw Show Escalates Into Full-blown Riot

By Victoria Pavlova | 16th March 2014

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...

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

By Elinor Cosgrave | 16th March 2014

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...

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Lady Gaga's Sxsw Keynote: "I’Ll Quit Before I Change"

By Jack de Aguilar | 15th March 2014

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...

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Alleged South By Southwest Horror Driver Was Billed To Perform

14th March 2014

The 21 year old arrested and charged with crimes related to Wednesday's (12Mar14) car crash tragedy at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas was billed to perform on the same night.Rashad Owens, who...

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Lady Gaga Shares Post-gig Bath Snap

14th March 2014

Lady Gaga has posted a picture of herself washing green vomit from her skin following her controversial performance at the South by Southwest festival in Texas.The Poker Face star hit the stage at Stubb's Bbq...

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Soundgarden Were Unrehearsed For Sxsw Set

14th March 2014

Grunge rockers Soundgarden performed their iconic album Superunknown in full for the first time at the South by Southwest (Sxsw) festival in Texas without previously rehearsing the feat.The band played the 1994 record through in...

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

By Victoria Pavlova | 14th March 2014

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...

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South By Southwest Festival Bosses Cancel Shows Following Car Crash Tragedy

13th March 2014

A series of South By Southwest festival concerts planned for venues on Red River Street in Austin, Texas on Thursday (13Mar14) have been scrapped following a Wednesday night (12Mar14) car crash, which claimed the lives...

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Exene Cervenka Opens Up About 'Horror' Car Crash Outside Gig

13th March 2014

U.S. punk icon Exene Cervenka has offered her sympathies to the families of the music fans killed outside her band X's gig in Austin, Texas on Wednesday night (12Mar14).A man and a woman lost their...

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Watch The Throne Return! Jay-z And Kanye West Team Up For A One-off Show At Sxsw

By Holly Williams | 13th March 2014

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...

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Sxsw Crash Leaves 2 Dead, 23 Injured, In Horrific Scenes In Austin

By Michael West | 13th March 2014

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...

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Nicolas Cage: 'Fame Sucks Right Now'

12th March 2014

Actor Nicolas Cage is convinced life as a Hollywood star has become more difficult over the last few years, insisting "it really sucks to be famous right now".The Face/Off star fears the movie business has...

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Coldplay Debut New Album Material At Lauded Sxsw Comeback Show

By Lauren James | 12th March 2014

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...

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Fascinating Fact: 4106289

12th March 2014

A film about two women struggling to get to the beach for a day out has won the top prize at the South by Southwest (Sxsw) Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Fort Tilden was named...

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Enforcement Teams Keep Sxsw 2014 Partygoers Safe And Sound

By Michael West | 12th March 2014

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...

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Shaun White Fools Fans With Car Crash Photo

12th March 2014

Olympic snowboarder-turned-rocker Shaun White tricked fans into thinking he and his bandmates had been involved in a traffic accident on Monday (10Mar14) after sharing a photo of a car in a ditch online.The sportsman and...

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