We revisit the week that was SXSW 2016 and highlight the various parties, showcases, and dance-offs that kept things totally weird.
NYC newcomer Okay Kaya talks with Leah Beresford about facing her fears and why she’s focused on piecing together “a complete album”.
Mohawk’s Cinematic x The Smokers Club party tripped out with Joey Bada$$, Kirk Knight, Bodega Bamz, CJ Fly, and a whole lot more.
The FADER Fort ended things off on a high note in Austin, TX with Yo Gotti, Kelela, Gallant, and a surprise set from Drake and OVO Sound.
Pitchfork closed things out at Barracuda with Neon Indian, Chairlift, Anderson Paak, Mitski, Kamaiyah, Protomartyr, Kevin Morby, and more.
Deftones and White Lung shut down SPIN’s SXSW party at Stubb’s Austin and the only thing that was really missing was the kitchen sink.
Sounds Australia’s The Aussie BBQ hit SXSW on the Friday with sets from Big White, HARTS, Methyl Ethel, Julia Jacklin, and Nite Fields.
BrooklynVegan’s opening day party flat out ruled as it featured Plague Vendor, White Reaper, Citizen, Turnover, Sorority Noise, and more.
Earl Sweatshirt’s one-off at ACL Live at The Moody Theater was a reminder of how he’s fully capable of sending rap bloggers into a seizure.
Aluna Francis and George Reid blessed Austin’s Brazos Hall with a commanding set that featured everything from “Automatic” to “I’m In Control”.
The Toronto outfit destroyed Carpark Records’ SXSW showcase — previewing ‘Outer Heaven’ with a series of heady riffs and persistent chaos.
Pitchfork’s first SXSW party popped off with sets from Vince Staples, Mick Jenkins, Beach Slang, White Lung, Car Seat Headrest, and more.
Kacey Musgraves and Rae Sremmurd helped close out The Fader Fort on Thursday and their B2B sets wound up making SXSW cool again.
Toronto’s Allan Rayman and L.A. trio MUNA crushed Spotify House’s smaller stage with their own takes on alt R&B and euphoric dark pop.
The FADER Fort kicked off its return to Austin, Texas with the likes of Desiigner, Twin Peaks, Metro Boomin, Sheer Mag, and Bibi Bourelly.
She Shreds’ Spring Break Boogie V day party got mental with Thee Oh Sees, Bleached, PINS, Ume, Tacocat, and SXSW champs Diet Cig.
NYC’s AdHoc FM helped punk things up on Wednesday with the likes of Guerilla Toss, Yung, Dilly Dally, Teen Suicide, and Downtown Boys.
With SXSW upon us, we highlight the best mid day thrills — including parties from Pitchfork, AdHoc, Hotel Vegas, Topshelf Records + more.
Here’s our A to Z preview of this year’s best bets — including Stormzy, Beach Slang, Julien Baker, PUP, Twin River, Section Boyz, and more.
With his career shifting gears, Evan Weiss talks to Marie Rupolo about ‘Standards’ and how it’s the perfect cross stitch of who he’s become.
With SXSW upon us, we highlight the fest’s best panels — featuring Nardwuar, Jessica Hopper, Ghost Ramp, Rooster Teeth + Kinda Funny.