Last week was an exciting one. Fall officially began — in Austin that means 85-degree weather instead of 95 — and we streamed all-new episodes of five of our specialty shows. Read on for highlights and SoundCloud files of the shows, including a recap of the Americana Music Festival...
Some of the Alumni Films included this week are:
- JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE
- ANGEL'S SING
- GROW UP TONY PHILLIPS
Continue for complete list with trailers and more info....
This week's video delves into the progressive New York City music scene in the 1970s and how that shaped Blondie's musical inspiration and up-and-coming career at the time.
- US music sales drop 5%, as habits shift online
Story from NY Times.
- Thom Yorke releases second solo album via BitTorrent
Story from The Guardian.
- Does music pre-date modern man?
Story from BBC News. ...
We are excited to announce Ronan Farrow, host of MSNBC's "Ronan Farrow Daily," as emcee for the Startup Showcase: Social Impact, For-profit category at SXSW Eco.
Music nightclubs are ephemeral undertakings, subject to changing tastes and property values. At 315 Bowery in New York, Hilly Kristal opened CBGB in 1973. The scuzzy room where the bar offered the only creature comfort was the center of punk rock scene, presenting the early shows of Blondie, Talking Heads,...
- Silicon Vallley fuels music industry revival
Story from CBS Marketwatch.
- Six key takeaways from this week's massive copyright decision
Story from Billboard.
- Urban Outfitters say they're the biggest vinyl retailer
Post from Pitchfork. ...
Each year thousands of films are submitted to SXSW during our submission period between August and mid-November. We are watching and evaluating all of these films through late January to curate the best possible program.
Hilarious. Honest. Charming. Gillian Robespierre's feature film debut Obvious Child grabs audiences with its fresh, comedic spin on a long tabooed topic. Take a look at our exclusive video above with actors Jenny Slate & Gabe Liedman and writer/director Gillian Robespierre at SXSW. If you missed it in theaters, Obvious...