Category Archives: SXSW Blog

Video: Jay-Z Performing at SXSW

Here’s the full length Jay-Z show he did on Monday for AMEX at SXSWi.

Project Blowed SXSW BBQ ft Aceyalone, Slim The Mobster, Zero Star + More

Hahaha.  Columbus Ohio’s Zero Star & Maggz play the Project Blowed BBQ. Blueprint’s DJ Rare Groove is also performing.

Aceyalone, Busdriver, and Slim the Mobster are on the packed bill thrown by the legendary So-Cal Rap Collective.

50 Cent to Perform “Get Rich or Die Trying” @ Shady 2.0 SXSW Showcase

(via rr)

Wow. 50 Cent is performing his classic album “Get Rich or Die Trying” in it’s entirety. Oh Yeah. The undercard is Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf, Big K.R.I.T. Schoolboy Q, Action Bronson & More…. click here.

Megan Palmer at SXSW 2012

Dear friend Megan Palmer is playing a few unofficial SXSW shows this week. Definitely add her to your calendar.

Thurs 15: Beatles Party at Hickory Street Grill (800 N. Congress), from 12pm-6pm; playing around 5:15

Friday 16: We are Columbus Showcase, Treehouse Pub, 501 E. Sixth St. Playing 9:15-9:50

Saturday 17: Local Correspondents Showcase at 219 West. 5:00pm, duo with Jeremiah Birnbaum

Re: Echotone – the documentary SXSW doesn’t want you to see

Earlier this week we posted about Echotone, a new documentary that is being called the film that SXSW doesn’t want you to see.

The film is now available for streaming on Hulu.The annual interactive/movie/music festival kicks off today so the timing couldn’t be better (or worse, depending on your view).

Duck Down VS Blacksmith SXSW Showcase (Talib Kweli/ Pharoahe Monch/ Mr. MFN. eXquire + more)

Friday, March 16th at La Zona Rosa (8PM)
Presented by

Date: Friday, March 16th
Venue: La Zona Rosa (612 West 4th Street)
Doors Open at 8PM / Performances Start Promptly at 9PM

All Ages Welcome

SXSW Badge Holders Enter For Free!

Performances by:
Talib Kweli w/ live band
Pharoahe Monch
Jean Grae
Smif N Wessun
Mr. MFN eXquire
Bad Rabbits
Iron Solomon
Vince Staples & Michael Uzi
The Famous Mr. Nobodys

Music by DJ Statik Selektah + a ‘Population Control’ set with performances from Lecrae, Termanology & more.

Complimentary product courtesy of Reebok at the showcase

Listen: Mick Boogie’s Mass Appeal 2012 SXSW Mixtape

Mass Appeal: SXSW 2012 Mixtape Track list After Jump

Continue reading

Ohio represented at SXSW 2012

Many Ohio bands are headed down to SXSW 2012. They will represent The Buckeye State in a whole slew of musical genres. If you’re in Austin this year, make sure to give our Ohioans some love.

Here are the Ohio bands playing official showcases only, loving culled from the SXSW site. Feel free to post anything we’ve missed in the comments. There are, of course, quite a few unofficial showcases with Ohio bands, so post those, too. (There’s also quite a discussion raging in the message board about the 2012 “We Are Columbus” showcase.)

Tuesday, March 14

The Seedy Seeds || Cincinnati, OH || @ Soho Lounge || 9 pm
The Lions Rampant || Cincinnati, OH || @ Soho Lounge || 10 pm
Whiskey Daredevils || Cincinnati, OH || @ Soho Lounge || 11 pm
The Sundresses || Cincinnati, OH || @ Soho Lounge || 12 am
Wussy || Cincinnati, OH || @ Soho Lounge || 1 am

Wednesday, March 14

Dual Core || Cincinnati, OH || @ Malaia || 10:15 pm
Pomegranates || Cincinnati, OH || @ Trinity Hall || 11:30 pm
Machine Gun Kelly || Cleveland, OH || @ The Belmont || 12:50 am
Puffy Areolas || Cleveland, OH || @ Valhalla || 1:20 am
Continue reading

Jay-Z Performing SXSW Show for AMEX During Interactive

Might want to start camping out in line for this one starting tonight.

Ticket pickup will occur at the American Express Booth at the Austin Convention Center on Saturday, March 10, at 7:00 a.m. on a first come, first serve basis. Amex will showcase the new Twitter experience during a special, nationally live streamed concert from SXSW at Austin City Limits on March 12 at 7 p.m. CT

The Amex Sync Show will be broadcast live at and also be available on the VEVO mobile and tablet platform. A special rebroadcast will be available on-demand from March 13th to March 19th

In Austin, SXSW Interactive badge holders that are American Express Cardmembers can sync their cards with their Twitter accounts for a chance to gain access to the “Amex Sync Show Presenting JAY Z” live for themselves plus one guest that is also a SXSW registrant. The concert will also be live-streamed from a digital billboard on the corner of 6th Street and Red River in Austin.

Set Times for The Warner Sound/Nikon at SXSW (Santigold, Dr. John, T.I. Wale + More)

Read the poster and listen to the mix. Sett imes after the jump.

Continue reading