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Obama's SXSW Appearance Coincides With Open Carry Protest

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics

Pro-gun group Open Carry Texas is planning to openly carry guns at this year's South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas -- and their demonstration...

The Obamas Are Going To SXSW

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will give keynote addresses at this year's SXSW conference in Austin, Texas. According to a relea...

SxSW Music Journal: Day One

Laura Leishman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Laura Leishman

In my series of video reports from the music portion of the festival, I aim to bring you a taste of the music and the mayhem from among the more than 2000 bands and 100 venues across Austin during SxSW.

SXSW Health and MedTech: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Erin Sharoni | Posted 05.19.2015 | Technology
Erin Sharoni

Like an increasingly gnarly chia pet, SXSW has exploded in scope at an exponential pace. The massive set of film, music and interactive technology conferences have taken over the city of Austin each year since 1987, so it should come as no surprise that in 2015 yet another joined the fray: the Health & MedTech Expo.

14 SXSW Parties You Should Actually Attend

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts

It's that time of year again. The snow is melting, the birds are chirping and the indie bands are migrating to Austin, TX. South by Southwest, the...

SXSW Makes A Major Change

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 05.17.2013 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

While the initial South-by model certainly feels like a relic, a product of time when new music talent was actually discovered playing live in bars, one could say the festival is simply morphing and expanding along with the times. Whatever the reasoning, what could once almost be referred to as an industry secret has morphed over the past 10 years or so into full-blown, very public extravaganza.

Who You Will Be Listening To Very Soon

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment

The nation's hippest folks descend on Austin each year for South By Southwest, a three-pronged festival that aims to bring forth the best, newest and ...

SXSW Band To Watch: Bam Bam

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home

Mexican band Bam Bam are old hands at SXSW, but they're just starting to get their bearings. Last playing in 2008 and 2009, lead singer Mou Ortiz said...

The Best Quotes At SXSW

Posted 03.19.2012 | Home

A motley of thinkers and influencers in the cultural realm were out at SXSW's interactive portion, spreading their soundbite-ready opinions in hour-lo...

A Lead Singer Mounts The Crowd

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 03.17.2012 | Home

One of the strongholds of the British invasion into SXSW was Filter Magazine's Showdown at Cedar Street, where the Kaiser Chiefs and Keane both took t...

SXSW 2012: Keane's Latest Channels Coldplay

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home

UPDATE: Check out video footage of Keane's big hit "Somewhere Only We Know," which we juuuust added below. British indie fixtures Keane lost their...

WATCH: Jay-Z Performs At SXSW

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.13.2012 | Entertainment

Jay-Z performed a free one hour show last night at Austin's SXSW last night to fans who received tickets by syncing their American Express cards with ...

Jay-Z To Perform At SXSW

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.08.2012 | Entertainment

Jay-Z will be bringing his talent to Austin this year. The rapper will perform an American Express-sponsored show on March 12 at SXSW Interactive, and...

Totally Tweetable Reference Guide to the Buzz Bands of SXSW

Mark R. Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark R. Collins

With so many bands in Austin during SXSW it is easy to get them confused. This handy reference sheet is a certifiable source if you're in a jam and need to name-drop the latest buzz band.

SXSW 2011 Music Day Shows: How One Intrepid Reporter Attempts to Make Sense of an Entire Sprawling Festival

Phil West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Phil West

SXSW Music is two festivals: one for the high caste of badge holders and another, more chaotic one in which the lines of privilege blur and thousands upon thousands come together.

SXSW Music Festival 2011: Cold War Kids and the Vague, Creeping Dread of Mainstreaming What Was Formerly and Reliably Indie

Phil West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Phil West

The 2011 edition of Cold War Kids presents the questions that come from having invested relationships with bands that insist on changing.

The Top 100 Artists At SXSW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment


10 Electronic Music Acts to Catch at SXSW

Taryn Haight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Taryn Haight

With Miami festivals WMC and Ultra hogging the electronic music scene this month, Austin isn't exactly the first place you'd target for a deejayed dance party that can press on til sunrise.

WATCH: HuffPost Arts' Guide To SXSW Music, Film, Interactive

Posted 05.26.2011 | Arts

Each year around this time, a large selection of tech-geeks, art-geeks, and music-geeks convene in Texas for South By Southwest, an all-inclusive fest...