NEWS ROUNDUP: If You’re Reading This, You’re Not At SXSW


  • If You’re Reading This, You’re Not At SXSW

    Right now, scouring Twitter for music news is a basically like opening up Instagram and seeing that all of your friends have thrown a party without you: everyone is having the time of their life in Austin, TX. There’s two more days left, but here’s a brief rundown of the highlights so far:

  • Old-school acts are still a big deal: Charles Bradley brought a serious dose of soul to the festival, Iggy Pop  played a 22 song set with his new band, and country legend Loretta Lynn  made an appearance.
  • The Obamas were thereMichelle stated that she won’t be running for president, and also about her “Let Girls Learn” initiative on a panel that included Missy Elliott, Diane Warren, Sophia Bush and Queen Latifah. The President focused on how technology relates to government matters in his keynote interview.
  • Vince Staples aired some grievances with Spotify: The streaming service has been criticized for how little it pays the musicians who host their music on the site. As Staples told the crowd during his performance, “Listen to your favorite album 2,000 times so everybody can get an album sale.”
  • A picture is worth 1,000 words: for photographic coverage of the festival, head to Paste Magazine, which has some great snapshots of artists from the first, second, and third day of the festival.

  • There Are Still Cool Things To Do In NYC

    ….& we recommend these shows this weekend:

  • Christopher Owens (of Girls) @ Union Pool – Tonight

  • Dr. Dog & Hop Along @ Terminal 5 – 3/19

  • Pile @ The Silent Barn – 3/20

  • Also, Glitterbust Shared A New Video

    The project is a collaboration between Kim Gordon and Alex Knost of Tomorrows Tulips. A few weeks ago they debuted “The Highline,” and now there’s a video to go along with the track:


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