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Live Video: Vic And Gab At SXSW 2014

Vic and GabSXSW is in full swing, despite last night’s tragedy, and as we move forward in one of the music industry’s biggest festivals, we’re beginning to see the first of the SXSW coverage popping up online. From performances to reviews, it’s almost enough to make those of us not there feel like we’re in the crowd. For former OurStage Artists of the Week, Vic and Gab, last night went off without a hitch as they performed their single “Let You Down.” Check out the clip right here and catch the duo on tour throughout the Midwest this March and April.

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Tragedy At SXSW 2014

Credit: Matt Olsen / KVUE

Many of us have woken up to the terrible news out of Austin, TX that a driver fleeing a DUI stop at around 12:30 a.m. local time broke through the barriers near The Mowhawk, near Red River and 10th, and plowed into a crowd waiting outside the club for one of the many official showcases of the annual South By Southwest music festival and conference. At this time, two are confirmed dead with reportedly 23 injured.

Names of victims and the driver have not been released. Police say the driver continued down the street a bit after hitting the people outside The Mowhawk and at that point struck two people on a moped, who are reportedly the two fatalities. The driver attempted to flee on foot but was hit with a stun gun and apprehended by Austin police. He faces two counts of capital murder and 23 counts of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle.

It’s hard to believe this could have been worse, but anyone who has been to the festival in recent years has seen how completely packed the streets can be. Only minutes before the incident, police had cleared the waiting crowd from the street onto a sidewalk.

Our thoughts are with the victims and our hearts go out to the families of those injured and killed.

The Mowgli’s Announce SXSW Showcase, Tour Dates

The Mowgli'sI remember the first time I heard The Mowgli’s crooning out “San Francisco” on the radio. I remember because it was right before I made the move to that very city, and I kept thinking that if The Mowgli’s sounded that jazzed about it, I probably should be too. Flash forward three months, and the band is getting ready to play the Pandora showcase at SXSW this Friday, March 14th at 2pm in The Gatsby. Can’t make it out to Austin, TX this week? Don’t worry, the band will be touring the U.S. throughout March and April with support along the way from acts such as American Authors and MisterWives. Check out the full routing here, and more info surrounding their time at SXSW below. Continue reading ‘The Mowgli’s Announce SXSW Showcase, Tour Dates’

Rachel Sage Announces Tour Dates Surrounding SXSW

Rachel SageAs if hitting one of the music industry’s largest and most talked about festivals wasn’t enough, Rachel Sage has planned a full tour around her dates at SXSW. After hitting Austin from March 12-15, Sage will make stops in New Mexico, Arizona, and California for a mini West Coast tour through the end of March. Although only West Coast dates have been announced, Sage has promised fans that East Coast and Midwest dates will follow. Keep an eye out for Sage’s full-fledged US tour date announcement, and check out current dates below. Continue reading ‘Rachel Sage Announces Tour Dates Surrounding SXSW’

Bronze Radio Return Reveal SXSW Schedule

Bronze Radio ReturnBronze Radio Return have been on our radar ever since they made our “Best of OurStage 2010” list. Since then, they’ve graced every stage from the the side stage on John Mayer’s Battle Studies tour, to living life on the sea during their stint as performers on the Rock Boat. Now, the band is getting ready to take on another year of South By Southwest with five different performances down in Austin, TX. Check out the schedule here, and listen to “Down There” below.

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Vans Reissue Designs From Rise Against, Circle Jerks And More

VansIn celebration of the upcoming SXSW festival, Vans have announced a special reissue of some of their most popular band shoe designs, including Rise Against, Bad Brains, Circle Jerks, and Motorhead II. The shoes will be released at the Vans Village lot of SXSW at noon each day, beginning March 12th. Only 50 pairs will be available, with 100 additional pairs available at the company’s website the following day.

First up will be Circle Jerks on March 12th, featuring the cover of Group Sex. Vans is currently working to make that a completely vegan shoe. Next up is the Motorhead II design on March 13th, followed by Bad Brains on March 14th, and Rise Against’s design featuring their Appeal to Reason cover on March 15th. Like Circle Jerks, the shoe will be completely vegan.

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You can check out the designs below, and get yours at the corner of 7th and Red River at this year’s SXSW. Can’t make it out this year? You can grab your new kicks the day after their festival debut here.

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The Niceguys Announce SXSW Showcase

The niceguysTexas hip-hop foursome The Niceguys will return to the stage at this year’s SXSW in Austin, Texas, and you won’t want to miss their set. The performance will place at Red 7 on March 15, at 10:45pm, and given their veteran status, we can’t help but think that these guys know how to put on a show. You can get more information on their Facebook, and if you’re still on the fence, check out their track “Things Ain’t The Same” below. Continue reading ‘The Niceguys Announce SXSW Showcase’

SXSW Announces The 1975, Against Me!, And More

sxsw_2012-300x118Hard to believe, but SXSW has announced yet another round of new artists, bringing the total to an amazing 2,000-plus acts. But after seeing that the new additions include The 1975, Against Me!, and St. Vincent we have to admit it’s worth expanding an already enormous lineup. Also performing will be Kelis, Damon Albarn, Chromeo, Ingrid Michaelson, Kylesa, Speedy Ortiz, SZA, Lucius, Jacques Green, together PANGEA, Women’s Hour, Betty Who, and Lost in the Trees. You can view the full lineup here (warning: it’s going to take you a while to sift through), and catch SXSW from March 7-16 in Austin, TX.

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MTVu Woodie Awards, Music Festival Details

MTV Woodie AwardsMTVu will be joining the South By Southwest roster with the 2014 Woodie Awards and music festival on March 13 in Austin, TX. Although nominees and performers have yet to be announced, last year’s lineup included hosts Tegan and Sara, and Machine Gun Kelly, with performances by HAIM, Jake Bugg, and Alt-J, so let’s keep our fingers crossed for an equally awesome lineup this year. You can catch a 30-minute special highlighting the evening’s events on MTV and MTVU on Sunday, March 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

 

 

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SXSW Announces Next Batch Of Artists

sxsw_2012-300x118Now that we’ve officially broken into the new year, SXSW is just around the corner. With the recent announcement of a whole new batch of bands that includes emerging acts like The Front Bottoms and OurStage artists Larry g(EE) and Bronze Radio Return, we can safely say this yet another stellar lineup worth seeing – or at least trying to see, amidst the SXSW chaos. Check out all the new additions below, and find your new favorite artist at SXSW from March 7-16 in Austin, TX. Continue reading ‘SXSW Announces Next Batch Of Artists’

 


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