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MUSIC & POLITICS @ SXSW 2017

South By Southwest has long been a Texas vacation destination for indie music fans and while emerging bands are still the focus of the fest, this year’s events have marked a growing focus on technology and social awareness. It's only midway through SXSW (which is from March 10th through 19th) and already it’s been home…

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SOUTH BY SOUTH LAWN – A MUSIC FESTIVAL GETS THE PRESIDENTIAL TREATMENT THIS OCTOBER

Between name-checking Kendrick Lamar and penning essays on feminism, could there be a hipper president than Obama? Probably not, especially now that the White House is  hosting a music festival. The recently announced October 3rd event, South By South Lawn, will celebrate the "spirit of innovation" and is a spin-off of POTUS' Spring appearance at South…

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SUNFLOWER BEAN DREAM – JULIA CUMMING

The last couple of years have brought a lot of growth to the new up and coming rock-n-roll trio, Sunflower Bean, but has been even more generous to it's lead girl, Julia Cumming. This twenty-year-old alternative babe not only sings and plays bass for the band but has also earned the title as Yves Saint Laurent's…

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SXSW 2016 KICKS OFF FESTIVAL SEASON

Even though it seems like spring has barely started, festival season is upon us once again. This month starts off an influx of music festivals held at cities around the country and internationally. From March 15 through 20, the South by Southwest Music Festival will be taking over Austin, Texas. For SXSW 2016, there will be an…

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THE BIG PINK TO HIT SXSW + JOINING THE KILLS ON TOUR

British band, The Big Pink, has a lot of news to share. The band, made up of Robbie Furze (lead vocals/guitar), Mary Charteris (vocals/keyboards), Free Hallas (drums) and Jesse Russell(bass), have released the music video for their single "Hightimes." Directed by visual artist Nova Dando, this is the first track off of their upcoming EP, "Empire Underground." "Empire Underground" is a follow up to previous…

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TEXAS CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR PREPARES FOR FOURTH SEASON – SEPT 4 – 7

Texas Contemporary Art Fair George R. Brown Convention Center September 4-7, 2014 The Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston's premier contemporary and modern art fair, will be hosting their fourth season this September. They will feature numerous, highly reputable galleries from around the globe, bringing some of the world's most intriguing artists and galleries to Houston.…

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SXSWCARES CONCERT AND AUCTION TO BENEFIT CRASH VICTIMS APRIL 12-20

SXSWCares, a local fund formed in the wake of the tragic drunk driving incident at this year's South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, is sponsoring a community event to raise money for the victims and families of those that were affected. From April 12 trough April 20, the SXSWCares Big Benefit will again fill…

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MIAMI MAYOR CALLS AN END TO ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Ultra Music Festival ended Sunday night, wrapping up a weekend of dance music, partying, and all that comes with it. After 84 arrests, 153 rescues by paramedics, and a security guard in critical care, Miami Mayor Thomas Regalado and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff are no longer willing to host the city's largest music festival, and are…

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SXSW 2014 MUSIC WEEK SCHEDULE

The music leg of South by Southwest kicked off on Tuesday night in Austin, TX with Coldplay performing their first American show in over a year. The music portion of SXSW will run until March 16th and performances will take place all across the city of Austin. Coldplay wasn't the only big name to start…

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BIG HASSLE PRESENTS THEIR SXSW 2013 PERFORMERS

BIG HARP is husband-and-wife duo of Chris Senseney and Stefanie Drootin-Senseney. The band's sophomore album Chain Letters was mixed by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, M Ward, First Aid Kit). Built on a foundation of crackling fuzz bass and angular electric guitars and keyboards, the songs on Chain Letters play like a series of character sketches…

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