The 2018 edition of the SXSW Music Festival was my 27th straight immersion in that rite of spring. SXSW is now a very different event in size, glamour and commercial urgency from the one I first knew in 1991, when the entire conference fit into one hotel and the biggest – and best – show I saw was a West Texas song-a-thon by Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock and Joe Ely.
Josh Homme and a severed green hand flipping the bird leads his Queens of the Stone Age through any number of kitschy frights in the animated video for "Head Like a Haunted House," a track off last year's
Courtney Marie Andrews March 17th, Cheer Up Charlies Courtney Marie Andrews tends to lean into the melancholy undercurrents that run through her music, but the ethereal air that characterized both 2016's Honest Life and the new May Your Kindness Remain lifts when she performs onstage. Her late-afternoon set at Cheer Up Charlies' indoor stage on Saturday – her last of
Big Boi has announced a new round of U.S. tour dates. The third leg of his ongoing "Daddy Fat Saxxx" jaunt launches May 17th in St. Louis, Missouri and concludes June 8th in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets are currently on sale via the rapper's
Last year, post-punk firebrands Wire celebrated their 40th anniversary with a tour; now they're marking their legacy with a set of retrospective releases. Beginning this spring, the group will be releasing special and deluxe editions of its earliest works – first with a box set of nine seven-inches, Nine
Blink-182 are headed to Las Vegas. The pop-punk trio have inked a deal with the Palms Casino Resort for a 16-date residency dubbed "Kings of the Weekend" that will begin May 26th and run on select weekends through November 17th.
"When the Palms asked us to do a residency here in Vegas, we said
Fifth Harmony have announced an indefinite hiatus to pursue individual solo careers. The news comes nearly a year and a half after parting ways with member Camila Cabello, who released her debut solo album in January.
Two Broadway superpowers teamed for a new charity single Monday as Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt unveiled the video for "Found/Tonight," a mash-up of Hamilton's "The Story of Tonight" and Dear Evan Hansen's "You Will Be Found."
It was the winter of 1967–68, and Jimi Hendrix was looking for a recording studio in New York. His second album, Axis: Bold as Love, was an FM-radio favorite and he had a road case full of tapes he had recorded in London that he was ready to rework.
UPDATE: The Austin Police Department arrested a 26-year-old man in connection to the bomb threat on the Roots' SXSW concert Saturday. Trevor Ingram was charged with making a terrorist threat, a third-degree felony, hours after the concert was canceled over the "security concern."