Panache Booking’s SXSW Spider House Rager II was a complete success as it raged on with Thee Oh Sees, La Luz, The Mystery Lights, and more.
Pigeons & Planes invaded The Hype Hotel on its final night, presenting sets from Earl Sweatshirt, Tei Shi, Mick Jenkins, and Ryan Hemsworth.
Culture Collide went eclectic on Saturday, using Austin’s Container Bar to showcase a cathartic one-two punch of Elliphant and TDE’s SZA.
Showing the proof is in the wax, New Zealand’s Georgia and Caleb Nott stunned with a 17-song setlist at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall.
The Madrid four-piece continued their quest of 15+ shows with a thrashing of Lucille – further solidifying their place in the “garage scene”.
With a rain being a “thing” in Texas, SXSW-ers shacked up at The FADER Fort to see the likes of Big Sean, Skepta, Bleachers, Kehlani, and more.
Wavves’ Nathan Williams, his brother Joel, and Andrew Caddick (Jeans Wilder) took on SXSW and ripped through a new echelon of guitar pop.
Cali’s sweetheart Lil Debbie marked her return to SXSW with a random yet massive performance at SBS Aire Radio Networks’ closing showcase.
BrooklynVegan started their SXSW on Thursday with a few mind-numbing sets from METZ, Speedy Ortiz, BRONCHO, and Octopus Project.
Collect Records and Vinyl Me, Please threw down with a day shindig at Wonderland, showcasing United Nations, Sick Feeling, and Feral Future.
Next to a stacked card courtesy of All Things Go and Blah Blah Blah Science, Best Coast and Ryn Weaver took their sets to brand new heights.
The Lagunitas Brewing Company revived their CouchTrippin’ series with a new iteration that feat. Charles Bradley, Delta Spirit, and King Tuff.
The FADER Fort was lit like bic on Wednesday with an eclectic lineup – including a rare one-two from Detroit’s Dej Loaf and Georgia’s Sam Hunt.
On SXSW Wednesday, Thrasher Death Match moved over to the Gypsy Lounge for a riff-off w/ Title Fight, Iceage, Pianos Band, and Pity Sex.
Like an obscure Punk-O-Rama compilation, TBS, letlive., and The Menzingers occupied Danforth Music Hall with some of their best sets to date.
The London four-piece plugged in and shook the entire Underground with new tracks, extended play favourites, and a whole lotta volume.
L.A.’s JMSN – aka Christian Berishaj – set up shop at The Drake, fell in sync with a backing band, and exposed every crevice of his S/T.
BBNG and Ghostface Killah’s Converse pop-up was full of new joints, ODB eulogies, Nas covers, Flying Lotus reworks, and all things Sour Soul.
Lititz’s The Districts and NJ’s Pine Barons made a quick trip up to Toronto and mesmerized with a display of poetic scrawls and bitter college rock.
Better late than never: Anti-Flag’s Terror State tribute tour made its way up north and induced nostalgia with a massive 24-song set at The Shoe.
For the #W15’s Red Bull Sound Select, Speedy Ortiz, HSY, and Wish kicked out the jams and noised it up at The Garrison on Thursday.
Tying passion to progression, August Burns Red revisited The Phoenix with Miss May I and Northlane, and tore through ten years of music.
Weighing in at 225 with ice brighter than a lightning strike, OVO Jody manhandled the Danforth with fresh hooks, tees, and a neon set.
With their East/West coasts in tow, Ferg and YG flipped through their discogs and promptly set it off at Toronto’s Sound Academy.
Setting up at The Shoe on a Thursday, Zola Jesus and Slasher Flicks’ Angel Deradoorian turned the Queen West venue into a spot for intimacy.
We recap a year’s worth of photos with live stills of Fucked Up, Action Bronson, Grimes, Iggy Azalea, letlive., FlyLo, A$AP Rocky + more.
Buzz Records’ Krampus Party at The Garrison went full DIY with sets from Greys, Odonis Odonis, Weaves, Dilly Dally, and The Beverleys.
A Christmas F*cking Miracle: Killer Mike and El-P put merch fires aside to open an RTJ can of whoop-ass at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall.
Pulling on all sorts of heartstrings, Damien Rice graced Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall with a set that truly felt like a NPR Tiny Desk concert.
Being poster bands for post-rock and fuzz punk, This Will Destroy You and Future Death put their new releases on full display at Lee’s in Toronto.