• SXSW 2010 Day Three Twitter Marathon: 24 Reports, From Liars to Local Natives

    March 20, 2010 10:56 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    The big story on SXSW's third day was the surprise Muse performance at Stubb's, which was announced during the broadcast of the Fox show Human Target earlier in the week (yes, really) — though Rolling Stone's own showcase featuring Band of Skulls, Jimmie Dale and Colin Gilmore, Court Yard Hounds, John Doe, Rye Rye and Nneka was a pretty hot ticket, too. Christopher R. Weingarten of @1000TimesYes continued his Twitter odyssey yesterday, tweeting about 24 bands in 14 hours...  | More »

  • Broken Social Scene, Band of Horses, Drive-By Truckers Bring Big Guitar Rock to SXSW

    March 19, 2010 11:01 AM ET
     |  Michael Hoinski

    Night two of the SXSW Music Festival featured a trio of big guitar bands with new lineups, playing new — in some cases not even completed — albums. The pressure was on to strike a balance between satiating fans with classics and testing new material without trying their patience. More SXSW day two guitar rock: full report on Stone Temple Pilots' set. The Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers — now without its third singer-songwriter, Jason Isbell — proved the wor...  | More »

  • Stone Temple Pilots Debut Songs, Rock With Robby Krieger at SXSW

    March 19, 2010 10:34 AM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    Stone Temple Pilots are not a band many could have expected to survive two full decades. Even acts without the internal wounds of serious addiction and ongoing conflict rarely make it this long, but when STP emerged onstage at the Austin Music Hall for a special performance at South By Southwest on Thursday, they delivered like journeyman rock stars with their shit together — tight and focused, and unburdened with the bitterness or bad memories from the recent past. Singer Scott Weilan...  | More »

  • SXSW 2010 Day Two Twitter Marathon: 26 Reports, From GZA to the xx

    March 19, 2010 10:03 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    On day two of SXSW, you could see the mechanisms of the hype machine in full effect. The current crop of buzz bands (the xx, Surfer Blood, Bear In Heaven) packed their rooms wall-to-wall. However, bands who had their moment but still release excellent albums (Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Vivian Girls) had more modest crowds. Maybe it's the economy of cool, maybe it's that bands were expected to play 10 day shows in four days and thus spread audiences thin. But however you watche...  | More »

  • Spoon, Broken Bells Grab the Spotlight as SXSW 2010 Launches

    March 18, 2010 10:15 AM ET
     |  Michael Hoinski

    Broken Bells made a lot of noise the first day of the SXSW Music Festival with their "pop-up" show at a parking garage on Red River Street in downtown Austin. It took place at 1:00 pm and was packed to capacity. That trend continued at their Wednesday night NPR showcase at Stubb's. Catch up on 27 more reports — and see video — from SXSW's Day One in our Twitter marathon roundup. Despite what you've been told, Broken Bells are not a duo consisting of James Merce...  | More »

  • SXSW 2010 Day One Twitter Marathon: 27 Reports, From Andrew WK to Paul Wall

    March 18, 2010 9:38 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Day one of SXSW 2010 didn't have a big show for everyone to whisper about and try to sneak into — although Lemmy's name was bandied around quite a bit. Instead, fans of niche genres celebrated their own victories big and small. Andrew WK returned with his new band after a long hiatus, rappers Paul Wall and Chamillionaire patched things up on stage, electronic wonder Flying Lotus kicked off what is probably going to be a year of amazing hype, and indie rock buzz bands (Real Est...  | More »

  • Photos: SXSW 2010: Rolling Stone's Texas Takeover Photos

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM ET

    See exclusive photos of Patrick Stump, No Age, Japandroids and more from our Austin event  | More »

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