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March 20, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
AUSTIN, Texas - On Friday afternoon, with the long march that is the South by Southwest Music festival past its halfway point, Sam Beam stood on stage at the Austin Convention Center before a crowd of weary listeners. "Wow, you people must really love music," said Beam, who records as Iron & Wine, during a show cosponsored by Philadelphia's WXPN-FM. "How are you holding up? Do you still love music?" At SXSW, it helps a great deal if you do. From Tuesday until the wee hours of Sunday morning, when Prince, Justin Timberlake, Vampire Weekend, and rapper Kendrick Lamar were among the last on stage, more than 2,000 acts pushed fans to the brink of exhaustion.
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March 10, 2013
Inquirer music critic Dan DeLuca reports as of midweek from the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas. See his blog dispatches at www.philly.com/inthemix
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March 20, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
AUSTIN, TEXAS - Battered, bruised, and still shirtless, Iggy Pop is 68 years old. And in its 30th year, the South by Southwest music festival is getting long in the tooth itself. But the sprawling industry conference that took over the Lone Star State capitol last week - on the heels of its Interactive tech conference that brought President Obama to town, and coinciding with the SXSW film festival - and that is making a show of rededicating itself to "music discovery" after growing swollen with too many Kanye- and Gaga-size names in recent years, has in fact always embraced leather-faced legends.
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March 15, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
    AUSTIN, Texas - Every year, it seems the South by Southwest music festival can't possibly get any bigger - and each year it does. In 2012, Bruce Springsteen came to SXSW, and to keep attendees from lining up a day in advance, a lottery was held. This year, that distribution system is being employed for at least three shows: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on Wednesday (also featuring Waxahatchee, the nom de rock of Philadelphia songwriter Katie Crutchfield)
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March 11, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just talk to me Why do some things catch on, and others fail? That was the question at the heart of Wharton professor Jonah Berger 's packed session "What Drives Word of Mouth?" Saturday in Austin, Texas, at a South by Southwest conference. What percentage of word of mouth is on social media like Facebook or Twitter? Seven percent, he says. Even in this digital era, most interactions that make products succeed happen face to face. "We spend far too much time thinking about technology," said the author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On , "and not enough thinking about psychology.
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March 23, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
AUSTIN, Texas - At the Central Presbyterian Church on Saturday during the final night of the sprawling South by Southwest music festival, Teddy Thompson spoke for hundreds of other acts - and thousands of festivalgoers, to boot: "This is our last show at SXSW," said the British songwriter, who had spent the week singing the sad, pretty country songs he has written with Kelly Jones on their forthcoming album, Little Windows . He paused for...
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March 19, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
AUSTIN, Texas - Here at the Interactive/Film week of South by Southwest, the question arises: Is it possible to own too many pairs of shoes? The title characters of Sneakerheadz , David T. Friendly and Mick Partridge's lively, pop-cult-savvy documentary about sneaker collectors, would agree with Imelda Marcos that it is not. With appearances by sneaker obsessives including rapper Wale, comedian Mike Epps, and DJs Samantha Ronson and...
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March 20, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
AUSTIN, Texas - South by Southwest transitioned into its music-festival phase on Tuesday night. Multi-act showcases broke out at dozens of official venues - and many unofficial ones - on either side of the I-35 freeway that splits the Texas state capital down the middle. No parties are bigger that those at the Fader Fort, a vast barn of a space named after the music and lifestyle magazine that's a model of corporate-sponsored (Converse sneakers, computer firms Intel and Austin-based Dell)
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March 15, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Staff Writer
AUSTIN, Texas - Two people were killed and 23 hospitalized early Thursday after a car crashed through temporary barricades into a crowd of pedestrians at the South by Southwest Music festival. The mood was dark at the Austin Convention Center, headquarters of the festival, later Thursday. SXSW managing director Roland Swenson issued a statement saying "the SXSW staff is stunned and deeply moved by the events of last night. " He said the festival planned "to carry on with our scheduled daytime events" and added, "We are contacting all of the venues to find out if they have made any decisions about our operations that impact our visitors.
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March 23, 2010 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
The very idea might sound overwhelming to even the most gluttonous music fiend: More than 1,900 acts from 55 countries playing official showcases at 89 venues over four days at the South by Southwest music festival that wound down early Sunday morning. But that's hardly the half of it. Despite, or more likely because of, the music industry's ongoing woes, this year's SXSW was the biggest ever. There were more than 13,000 badge-wearing registrants roaming Austin's Sixth Street, up 11 percent from 2009.
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March 23, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
AUSTIN, Texas - At the Central Presbyterian Church on Saturday during the final night of the sprawling South by Southwest music festival, Teddy Thompson spoke for hundreds of other acts - and thousands of festivalgoers, to boot: "This is our last show at SXSW," said the British songwriter, who had spent the week singing the sad, pretty country songs he has written with Kelly Jones on their forthcoming album, Little Windows . He paused for...
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March 20, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
AUSTIN, TEXAS - Battered, bruised, and still shirtless, Iggy Pop is 68 years old. And in its 30th year, the South by Southwest music festival is getting long in the tooth itself. But the sprawling industry conference that took over the Lone Star State capitol last week - on the heels of its Interactive tech conference that brought President Obama to town, and coinciding with the SXSW film festival - and that is making a show of rededicating itself to "music discovery" after growing swollen with too many Kanye- and Gaga-size names in recent years, has in fact always embraced leather-faced legends.
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March 17, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, STAFF WRITER
AUSTIN, Texas _ Last week, POTUS came to SXSW. On Wednesday, it was FLOTUS' turn. After her husband appeared at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin on Friday, first lady Michelle Obama arrived in town on Wednesday morning, and on the day her husband was back in Washington introducing a new Supreme Court nominee, she brought along Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, actress Sophia Bush, and songwriter Diane Warren for her keynote to...
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March 17, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
AUSTIN, TEXAS - Repping Philadelphia in a red throwback Julius Erving Sixers T-shirt, Chill Moody held the crowd rapt Tuesday night at the Main, a capacious club on the Sixth Street strip in Austin, Texas, on the opening night of the South by Southwest music festival. "I want you to raise one hand in the air," the West Philadelphia rapper instructed the pretty much packed house just after rocking the room with "Concrete Jungle," his gritty 2015 single, featuring Mack Wilds, at the Amplify Philly party sponsored by music incubator RecPhilly and tech industry instigator StartupPHL.
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March 12, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
Follow music critic Dan DeLuca's journey at SXSW on philly.com/inthemix James Alex is making up for lost time. "I remember this story about Charles Bukowski," says the 42-year-old leader of the ardent Philadelphia-area rock-and-roll band Beach Slang, whose busy coming week at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, includes not one but eight showcase performances. "He had been writing poetry and his publisher wanted a novel, and Bukowski came back a week later with a full novel.
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March 6, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
Mavis Staples. The 76-year-old gospel great with the rumbling bass voice is celebrated in the HBO music doc Mavis!, whose talking heads include her ex-boyfriend Bob Dylan. And there's Livin' on a High Note, her new M. Ward-produced album with new songs by Ben Harper, Bon Iver, Aloe Blacc, among others. On HBO on Demand. Rickie Lee Jones. The longtime Los Angeles-based "Chuck E.'s in Love" and Pirates singer-songwriter's 2015 The Other Side of Desire was her first album of new material in 10 years, inspired by her new home, New Orleans.
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February 21, 2016
Sheer Mag, "Can't Stop Fighting. " The latest terrific, full-force power-pop blast from the SXSW and Coachella-bound South Philly quartet fronted by Christina Halladay. So when is the full album coming? Listen at soundcloud.com/sheer-mag/cant-stop-fighting. Lagunitas Rock Lotto. Petaluma, Calif., beer company sponsors a could-be-fun enterprise in which musicians are asked to A) drop their names in a hat, B) get linked with three other hat-droppers, C) go home together to write songs and rehearse, and D)
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August 15, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fort Tilden is about two spoiled brats who have had life handed to them, who fake depth so well that even they are not aware of how wholly shallow they are, who are reprehensible to everyone around them and even to each other. They make for a pretty good movie. Allie (Clare McNulty) and Harper (Bridey Elliott) live in a gorgeous Williamsburg apartment that is paid for by the Bank of Parent, as is the rest of their lifestyle. Harper is an artist, or so she claims, but her main job seems to be asking her dad for money.
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March 25, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
What beats arriving in Austin, Texas, for the South by Southwest Music Festival? Getting out of Austin, Texas, during the South by Southwest Music Festival. A few days can feel like a month at the round-the-clock gathering. Time compresses and experiences pile up, and the long march must go on, as you steadfastly do battle with swarms of festivalgoers in search of the ultimate, fabulously entertaining, and enlightening South By experience to brag about to social media friends. The line to get your wristband goes on forever, and the party never ends.
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March 20, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
AUSTIN, Texas - South by Southwest transitioned into its music-festival phase on Tuesday night. Multi-act showcases broke out at dozens of official venues - and many unofficial ones - on either side of the I-35 freeway that splits the Texas state capital down the middle. No parties are bigger that those at the Fader Fort, a vast barn of a space named after the music and lifestyle magazine that's a model of corporate-sponsored (Converse sneakers, computer firms Intel and Austin-based Dell)
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