SXSW 2014

  • SXSW Crash Victims’ Families Sue Festival
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    SXSW Crash Victims’ Families Sue Festival

    Families of the victims of this year’s fatal car crash at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas have launched a lawsuit against festival organisers claiming they were negligent in the implementation of proper safety precautions. Rashad Charjuan Owens is facing life in prison, and is accused of being the driver who, upon fleeing police, drove

  • SXSW Could Be Very Different Next Year
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    SXSW Could Be Very Different Next Year

    In the aftermath of the tragic car crash that killed four people at this year’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas a new report suggests organisers should implement new policies that could drastically change how the beloved music festival operates. In a horrible turn of events at this year’s SXSW festival, a driver plowed

  • Laneway Festival Hints At 2015 Lineup
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    Laneway Festival Hints At 2015 Lineup

    UPDATE 02/10/14: The Laneway Festival 2015 lineup has been revealed! Organisers of the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival have dropped some not so subtle hints about who punters might expect to see on the 2015 lineup, following the publishing of their South By Southwest 2014 “highlights”. There’s no coded language to this, as Laneway wrote themselves

  • Fourth Person Dies In SXSW Car Crash
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    Fourth Person Dies In SXSW Car Crash

    A fourth person has been confirmed dead from injuries sustained from a car crash that occurred earlier this month at the SXSW festival in Austin, where a driver plowed through a crowd barricade outside a music venue. The Austin Police Department have identified the fourth victim as De’Andre Tatum, 18, of Fort Worth, Texas. According

  • Lawyer And Manager Say Tyler The Creator Did Not Incite SXSW Riot
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    Lawyer And Manager Say Tyler The Creator Did Not Incite SXSW Riot

    A week after his arrest for allegedly inciting a riot during his daytime South by Southwest performance on 13th March, Tyler, the Creator has released a statement through his attorney calling the word “riot” an “unfortunate and inaccurate description of what occurred.” Perry Q. Minton said in the statement released Thursday morning to the Associated

  • Danny Brown And Schoolboy Q Take “Corporate” SXSW To Task
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    Danny Brown And Schoolboy Q Take “Corporate” SXSW To Task

    While Austin music conference SXSW seems to be hitting its zenith in terms of popularity and the sheer number of acts, both major and independent, available to fans, its growth is not seen as a positive by everyone, with Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q, and others criticising its new corporatism. “It’s stupid. They changed it all

  • Third SXSW Car Crash Victim Dies In Hospital
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    Third SXSW Car Crash Victim Dies In Hospital

    A third person has died from the injuries sustained in last week’s car crash at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, in which a a driver plowed through a crowd barricade outside of The Mohawk on Red River St, killing two people on the scene and injuring dozens of others. Austin Police have

  • SXSW Crash Survivor Gets Private In-Hospital Concert
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    SXSW Crash Survivor Gets Private In-Hospital Concert

    18-year-old Mason Endres was one of 23 SXSW attendees injured when a driver plowed through a crowd barricade outside of The Mohawk on Red River St in Austin, Texas, killing two. Over the weekend, Endres received a private performance from Jared & The Mill from her hospital bed. “We played the songs she wanted to

  • The Kite String Tangle Talks SXSW, Groovin The Moo & His New EP
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    The Kite String Tangle Talks SXSW, Groovin The Moo & His New EP

    “Some chick passed out on the side of the stage and pissed herself,” said Danny Harley of one of his recent gigs. If you can judge how far someone’s star is rising, there’s no better indication than a punter literally wetting themselves at your show. Mind you, it’s hard to judge Harley’s The Kite String

  • Lady Gaga Gets Puked On During SXSW Gig, Gets Teary During Keynote
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    Lady Gaga Gets Puked On During SXSW Gig, Gets Teary During Keynote

    American popstar Lady Gaga has gifted Austin’s South By Southwest music conference with plentiful controversy, giving a teary keynote interview about the music industry the day after letting an abstract ‘vomit artist’ puke on her during a performance. In her keynote speech, which took place at Austin’s Hilton Hotel, Mother Monster discussed the current state

  • Driver Of Fatal SXSW Car Crash Identified, Charged With Capital Murder
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    Driver Of Fatal SXSW Car Crash Identified, Charged With Capital Murder

    21-year-old Rashad Charjuan Owens has been identified as the alleged drunk driver responsible for the fatal car crash at a South By Southwest event in Austin, Texas. Austin police say they will be charging Owens with 23 counts of aggravated assault and two counts of capital murder, a charge which makes the suspect eligible for

  • Music Industry At SXSW React To Fatal Car Crash
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    Music Industry At SXSW React To Fatal Car Crash

    Austin Police have confirmed two dead and five in critical condition after a car plowed through a crowd of people outside of The Mohawk on Red River St in Austin, Texas. The venue was hosting a SXSW event for House of Vans, with a lineup featuring Tyler, The Creator and The Black Angels. Sounds Australia

  • Julian Casablancas Previews New Solo Album At Surprise US Shows
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    Julian Casablancas Previews New Solo Album At Surprise US Shows

    The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has debuted a bunch of new songs at a number of surprise shows in the United States, following last week’s release of a teaser trailer for his long-awaited sophomore solo album. Consequence of Sound reports, Casablancas debuted three new songs accompanied by his new band The Voidz at a surprise

  • Lady Gaga To Deliver Keynote Speech At SXSW 2014
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    Lady Gaga To Deliver Keynote Speech At SXSW 2014

    South by Southwest 2014 organisers have just announced this year’s keynote address will be delivered by pop royalty Lady Gaga, in a conversation led by music journalist John Norris. The 27-year old pop singer will also perform at the music conference. The keynote address will be held the morning after Lady Gaga’s first-ever performance at

  • The Growl Cancel SXSW Show As Police Release Footage Of Assault On Marc Earley
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    The Growl Cancel SXSW Show As Police Release Footage Of Assault On Marc Earley

    Police have released CCTV footage of a man wanted for questioning about a February assult in Sydney’s Surry Hills on The Growl‘s bassist Marc Earley, that fractured the Perth musician’s hand and has threatened his career. The band have since cancelled their upcoming SXSW shows as Earley undergoes recovery. The Sydney Morning Herald reports, NSW

  • Laneway Festival SXSW Showcase Lineup Announced
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    Laneway Festival SXSW Showcase Lineup Announced

    UPDATE 02/10/14: The Laneway Festival 2015 lineup has been revealed! Following the lineup announcement of a Secret Sounds showcase at this year’s SXSW, which many hope dropped clues about lineups for Splendour In The Grass and Falls Festival, Laneway organisers have now announced Kirin J Callinan and Eagulls as part of their own showcase. A

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