The Best and Worst Moments of SXSW 2014

The Best and Worst Moments of SXSW 2014

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(Instagram)On Thursday night, Lady Gaga made her triumphant SXSW debut with an hour-long set at Austin's beloved barbecue joint and music venue Stubb's. It was one of Gaga's first major performances...
It feels awfully strange to be writing about music this morning in Austin, where just a few hours ago two people were killed and dozens more injured in a terrifying accident during the South by Sout...
(Getty Images)It's been a quiet couple of weeks on the Lady Gaga front, but that's all set to change later this month when she makes a grand return to the stage at Austin's South by Southwest music ...
(A. Dennis for Zimbio)By the time Lianne La Havas took the stage at Empire Automotive on Friday evening, most dedicated SXSW-goers were exhausted, having braved four days of action in the Austin hea...
(Zimbio) The sweetest moment at the mtvU Woodies Festival came near the end of Haim's set, when lead singer Danielle implored the audience to sing happy birthday for her older sister, bass player an...
(Zimbio)There was no act that drew bigger screams from the crowd during the mtvU Woodies Festival than G.O.O.D. Music's Travi$ Scott — specifically when he announced that he had a special guest for ...
(Zimbio)Atlas Genius, the handsome Australian lads behind that ridiculously catchy hit "Trojans," impressed the audience at the 2013 mtvU Woodies Festival not just with their sound (super synthy ind...
(Zimbio)It was hard to catch a smile from singer-songwriter Jake Bugg during his early set at the mtvU Woodies Festival on Thursday, as the Nottingham-bred 18-year-old carries himself with a blunt s...
(Photo: Getty Images)There are countless outlets recapping Dave Grohl's keynote address at SXSW 2013, delivered Thursday to a packed audience at the Austin Convention Center. You can go check out a ...
(A. Dennis for Zimbio)The crowd at Wednesday night's NPR showcase featuring Nick Cave, Cafe Tacuba, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Alt-J was limited to badge holders who'd entered and won an online ticket...
(Nick Cave has kids who like Miley Cyrus. A. Dennis for Zimbio)Nick Cave is terrifying. Intimidation played a big role in the Australian artist's set at Stubb's on Wednesday night, when he kicked an...
(A. Dennis for Zimbio)After a very brief stop at The Warner Sound showcase, where I witnessed California indie rapper Sirah screeching to a backup track, I decided to do an aural 180 and headed to M...
(A. Dennis for Zimbio) Hundred Waters is signed to Skrillex's OWSLA label, but don't let that fool you: This band has pretty much nothing in common with the asymmetrically coiffed dubstep superstar....
(A. Dennis for Zimbio)It felt like the audience at the Mohawk Indoor Pitchfork Party was preparing to hate Azari & III before they even took the stage, as their setup took far longer than anyone had...
(A. Dennis for Zimbio)The lovely ladies of Icona Pop were barely a song into their set when tragedy struck — they lost the bass. In the moments before, they'd pumped the system at Mohawk's Pitchfork...
(Getty Images)The 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards will be co-hosted by indie pop twins Tegan & Sara and rapper Machine Gun Kelly next Thursday, capping off a day-long celebration that includes performances ...
(YouTube)Teenage Kicks' new video for "Middle of the Night" would be charming even without its spontaneous dance sequences, thanks to its sweet exploration of the first flushes of infatuation. But m...
(Getty Images)Hip-hop superstar 50 Cent was added to the official SXSW lineup this week, although he's not yet confirmed for any performances — yet. The G-Unit Records founder will sit for an interv...
(BigHassle) A trio of Iceland's most beloved acts will kick off Filter's three-day "Showdown at Cedar Street" on Thursday, March 14, presented by the Iceland Airwaves.First up is Sóley, the sweet-vo...
(Facebook)Majical Cloudz's Devon Welsh drew chuckles from the crowd at Santos Party House on Wednesday night when he offered a rather blunt introduction, "This song is about my friend." By this poin...
(Getty Images)The storm has passed, Green Day fans: The band is back on the road next month, with a trio of club dates planned before the re-launch of the band's arena tour. But there's something ex...
(Getty Images)With the SXSW Music Festival just a month away, it's time to get excited for the annual mtvU Woodie Awards, which honor up-and-coming artists on the verge of superstardom. This year's ...
(Via Peachcake's Facebook)Contrary to popular belief, there's a lot more to Phoenix, Arizona than just kidnappings, tasty Mexican food, and NFL wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Take for example, indi...
(Courtesy DENA's Facebook)Among the many talented musicians who showed up at the Wunderbar lunch party at SXSW 2012: DENA, a Berlin-based songwriter and vocalist who adores Beyonce and loves having ...
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