• Video: The Hold Steady SXSW 2009

    March 19, 2009 4:16 AM ET

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  • Rolling Stone at SXSW 2009: On the Ground in Texas

    March 18, 2009 2:41 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    The intrepid Rolling Stone team has finally arrived in Austin, Texas, for this year's South by Southwest Festival, the first major live-music event of 2009. Once we're properly fortified with tasty BBQ we'll be bringing you reports and footage from the fest's most buzzed-about events. Over the next few days, we'll be catching the reunited Jane's Addiction (and catching up with Perry Farrell), chatting with Metallica about their special edition of Guitar Hero, get...  | More »

  • SXSW Video: Pharrell Williams Talks Madonna, Heat, Buckets

    March 19, 2008 4:55 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of N.E.R.D. sat down for a long, strange interview about working with Madonna and what he's been using to make beats. Click above for Williams' take on air conditioning and paint cans.  | More »

  • Photos: SXSW 2008: Bands and Fans Descend on Austin

    March 19, 2008 7:53 AM ET

    R.E.M., Lou Reed, Van Morrison, Paramore, Vampire Weekend, Dizzee Rascal, My Morning Jacket and more  | More »

  • Five Bands to Watch From SXSW 2008

    March 17, 2008 6:24 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    You've seen the awesome photos, checked out our live footage and interviews with folks including My Morning Jacket, N.E.R.D. and Sara Bareilles, and read our daily reports on acts like R.E.M. and Thurston Moore — now get a look at the five up-and-coming artists Rolling Stone spotted down in Austin at this year's SXSW fest: • Equal parts "dance" and "punks," Does It Offend You, Yeah? obliterated the crowd with hard beats, glitchy synths, vocoder-enhanced vocals and a few ...  | More »

  • SXSW Day Four Wrap-Up: Jim James, The Breeders, She & Him, Robyn

    March 16, 2008 4:12 PM ET
     |  Richard L. Dewey

    You could see the crowds of 6th Street in the distance from the window of Jim James' solo gig, but that was as close as the Mardi Gras atmosphere of SXSW encroached to this special show on the festival's final night. Inside the music hall of St. David's Episcopal Church, it was calm as a chamber music recital as the My Morning Jacket frontman performed gorgeous acoustic versions of his band's most spiritual songs. He put aside his guitar and placed a small keyboard on his ...  | More »

  • Thurston Moore, J Mascis, Be Your Own Pet Blow Minds, Amps at SXSW

    March 15, 2008 4:27 PM ET
     |  Caryn Ganz

    Thurston Moore demonstrated all sorts of guitar heroics at Friday night's Ecstatic Peace showcase at the Mohawk Patio. The rock legend/label mastermind spent the night prepping to play his own headlining set while shepherding the rest of the lineup's acts through trouble — reassuring Be Your Own Pet when their sound went dead; adjusting the treble on J Mascis' amp ("Much better!" he mouthed). Though he was often visible lurking side-stage, when Moore stepped up for his s...  | More »

  • SXSW Day Three Wrap-Up: N.E.R.D., The Black Keys, Dizzee Rascal, Does It Offend You, Yeah?

    March 15, 2008 3:09 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    It was a surprisingly scorching afternoon in Austin on Friday, but the weather didn't explain the high number of scantily clad women packed into Stubb's well after the sun went down to check out N.E.R.D.'s show. Pharrell Williams and Co. took over the outdoor venue with a set that featured a handful of songs from their forthcoming Seeing Sounds and all of the band's past singles (save "Provider"). The two drum kits — tandem drum solos! — added a large dose of p...  | More »

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