The Lemon Twigs, Jain and Robyn Hitchcock named recipients of SXSW 2017’s Grulke Prize

The 2017 Grulke Prize winners have been announced as SXSW turns in for another year, recognising three artists across the categories of ‘Developing US Act’, ‘Developing Non US Act’ and ‘Career Act’. In 2017, the ‘Developing US Act’ prize has been awarded to The Lemon Twigs, recognising the band’s creativity and potential off the back of their…

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Starley shines bright at SXSW’s MTV Woodies alongside Rick Ross and Jidenna

The MTV Woodies were hosted by Rick Ross for SXSW 2017, as punters were treated to some performances by established and emerging artists from across the hip hop, pop and rock realms. Taking out the four awards for this year were The Chainsmokers (“Woodie of the Year”), Ed Sheeran (“Cover Woodie” for his cover of Little Mix‘s “Touch”), Khalid (“Woodie to Watch”) and PARTYNEXTDOOR (“Songwriter of…

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Solange headlines the first day of YouTube’s residency at the Coppertank for SXSW

Saint Heron descended upon the Coppertank for SXSW 2017, with Solange herself performing a brilliant headline set to mark the first day of YouTube’s programming. Joining the Saint Heron queen on stage throughout the day were some of 2017’s buzz names including Aminé, JAIN, James Hersey and Earthgang – sticking to YouTube’s directive of spotlighting some of…

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Jimmy Eat World heralds the start of SXSW Music by headlining Media Temple’s Interactive Closing Party

Media Temple hosted their annual SXSW Interactive Closing Party on Tuesday night at Austin, Texas’ prolific Stubbs’ concert venue. The event was filled with a lot of rock, rage and the perfect dose of nostalgia. Pennywise and Jimmy Eat World headlined the annual close out to the Interactive portion of the festival. Past headliners have included…

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Tkay Maidza, Jimmy Eat World and more confirmed for Pandora SXSW showcases

More juicy showcases are being revealed for SXSW, with Pandora’s updated showcases featuring Jimmy Eat World, Future Islands, and Australia’s Tkay Maidza. The music discovery platform Pandora has lined up four days of superb showcases, which they will be livestreaming, along with artist interviews, on the Pandora at SXSW station. Tune in from March 13-16th to get the lowdown,…

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Mazda Studio SXSW Showcases Announced, featuring Tkay Maidza

The musical mecca that is SXSW is fast nearing, with an amazing suite of showcases announced for the Mazda Studio at Empire, presented by SPIN, Stereogum and VIBE. Sharing the stage with some massive acts, including Danny Brown, Mastodon, The New Pornographers, Beach Slang and Chastity Belt, is Australia’s own Tkay Maidza, a mammoth accomplishment for the South Australian artist….

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Watch Gang of Youths drop “Kansas”, cover U2 for New York City cellar session

During their recent time spent in New York, Gang of Youths dropped by the City Winery for a special cellar session for One on One. Joji and David perform “The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows”, The Positions album cut “Kansas” before closing the session with a cover of U2‘s “With or Without You”. For any fan, you know you want in on this. Now based…

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Mick Fleetwood, Kesha, Krist Novoselic & more confirmed as SXSW speakers

More globally renowned names have been announced as speakers for the SXSW Conference this March. Already announced have been identities from across the fields of film/TV, tech and music; including the likes of Zane Lowe, Lee Daniels, Nile Rodgers and Adam Grant, while this latest announcement definitely comes packing with some more talent. For the music nerds, Fleetwood Mac‘s own Mick…

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SOAD, Biffy Clyro & Aerosmith to be joined by Aussie heroes Airbourne and Northlane at UK’s Download Festival

Download Festival returns to Leicestershire in the UK this June and alongside the likes of Aerosmith, Biffy Clyro and System of a Down now comes an impressive addition of artists, including our own Airbourne and Northlane. Widely regarded as the world’s premier rock and metal event in the UK, Download draws in huge numbers annually over…

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