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Category Archives: SXSW

SXSW threatens to deport international artists that play non-official showcases

Posted by on March 2, 2017

In a little under two weeks, Austin Texas will be overtaken by countless marketing associates, artists, managers, labels, booking agents and journalists for the annual SXSW convention. It’s a legitimate launching pad for many artists from not just around the country, but around the world. However, with the new immigration rules that are not quite […]

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Metal Injection announces 2016 SXSW showcase

Posted by on February 18, 2016

Just yesterday, our homeboys over at  Metal Sucks announced their 2016 SXSW showcase, meaning that if you’re going to be in Austin, you should probably make plans to be there. Not to be outdone, our other homeboys over at Metal Injection have announced theirs today, so now we know that at least two metal showcases […]

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SXSW panel asks if underground metal has surfaced

Posted by on March 14, 2014

It’s cool when other music fans get into the metal you like, right? Tell that to the underground faithful, who are often so protective of death, black, thrash and other forms of extreme music that they’re constantly concerned that metal will get diluted by outsiders. SXSW’s panel “Has Metal Lost Its Edge?” sounded like a […]

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Soundgarden perform ‘Superunkown,’ dodge NIN tour question

Posted by on March 14, 2014

Whether you’re looking for the next up and coming band to rave about or see Lady Gaga get thrown up on in the name of art, South by South West has a little something for everyone. And while there’s certainly an argument to be made about the spirit of SXSW being corrupted by commerce, it […]

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Two killed, 23 injured at SXSW [UPDATED]

Posted by on March 13, 2014

At least two people have died and 23 are injured, five of them in critical condition, following a hit and run accident in which a car plowed through a barricade and through a throng of people at South by Southwest. The accident happened near the Mohawk on Red River Road following ††† (Crosses) show at the […]

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