Posts Tagged ‘sxsw’
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Death of a Rock Star

A Fort Worth punk rocker’s old film is breaking on through to the other side.
Jonathan Demme got me thinking about Jim Morrison the other day. I first met Demme, the great American auteur, in 1982, about a year after I graduated from film school at the University of Texas at Austin and moved to Hollywood...


Lost in the Crowd at SXSW

Except for the parking, crowds, cops, bands, and venues, this year’s festival was a blast.
Steve Steward
In retrospect, complaining about any part of South by Southwest sounds inordinately whiny. It’s not on par with bitching that the gold leaf on your gold leaf-topped ice cream sundae is oddly shaped but whiny nevertheless. So ...


South by Fort Worth

South by Southwest is this week, and Fort Worth will be well represented. And in at least one unprecedented way. If only we cared. As few as four or five years ago, we old timers bragged about going to the annual Austin shindig...


Maren Morris Gets Local Media Love At SXSW

Jeff Prince
Arlington singer-songwriter turned Nashville budding star Maren Morris made the most of her SXSW gig yesterday at the Spotify House in Austin. At least the North Texas’ two major dailies think so. The Dallas Morning News ...


Time to SXSW

Are you as “into” South by Southwest as you used to be? Even just a couple of years ago? I’m still undecided. Crazy, I know. New dad, busted for a DUI a while back, eclipsing middle age –– I’m the prime demo to the ...


Street Smarts

Not too long ago, JLD was homeless. Now he’s playing a sanctioned SXSW gig.
Jimmy Fowler
When you ask 32-year-old Justin Derington to cite some of his biggest musical influences, he’ll rattle off names like Tom Petty, Kurt Cobain, and Stevie Wonder. Those artists have inspired generations of musicians, of course,...

"Into the niiiiiiiiight!"

South-by’s Complete Only When …

OK, South by Southwest. You’ve made your point. We get it. I’m an ass. I never should have ragged on you in the mid-aughts for booking Complete two years in a row, arguing that the infamous Fort Worth heavy metal trio that...

After playing a sanctioned showcase, Fort Worth’s War Party is ready to, um, party at South By Southwest. Steve Steward

South By Recap

The lines were long and sad but the music copious at the annual Austin fest.
Here’s the thing: I kinda suck at South By Southwest. I get to Austin late. I get defeated by lines. I drink too much, or I don’t drink enough. I worry about who I’m going to impose on for a place to crash, or I get stuck...


SXSW: A New Surreality

Last night, a man allegedly got hammered, got into his car, got pulled over by the cops, and then tried to flee the scene before he could get arrested for drunk driving. During his flight, he allegedly killed two people with hi...


UT Student’s Selfie With Justin Bieber At SXSW Isn’t What It Seems

Jeff Prince
Hating Justin Bieber is the new black. When I woke up this morning, all the morning news shows were showcasing a video of Bieber displaying a snotty attitude during a recent deposition. One of the show’s hosts even said h...