• Photos: SXSW '99

    April 1, 1999 12:00 AM ET

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  • Hot Bands Help Ignite 1998's SXSW

    March 24, 1998 12:00 AM ET
     |  James Oliver Cury

    More than 700 bands and 7,000 music execs, critics and publicists (not to mention artists that flew in to play non-affiliated clubs and on the streets, and the thousands of fans hoping for an early glance at the next R.E.M. or Stevie Ray) descended upon Austin, Texas, last week for the 12th annual South by Southwest music industry schmoozefest. The famous row of bars along Sixth Street alone hosts hundreds of shows during the week. Visiting bands from as far away as Japan, Ireland and Norway...  | More »

  • Sonic Youth Previews New Music At SXSW

    March 21, 1998 12:00 AM ET
     |  Ari Bendersky

    Sonic Youth played an intimate show Thursday night at La Zona Rosa at the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas.| A little after 6 p.m., the band -- Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Steve Shelley and Lee Ranaldo -- took the stage and thrilled the packed crowd of music industry folk and "commoners" alike with new songs from their forthcoming album, a thousand leaves (Geffen). Comedian Janeane Garofolo was also seen jamming away at the show. A JAMTV spokesman who was on hand said wh...  | More »

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