sxsw 2017: full coverage
Star Tribune music writer Chris Riemenschneider will be in his former hometown of Austin, Texas, March 14-19, covering his 26th visit to the 31st annual South by Southwest Music Conference. Check here for daily updates and photo galleries. Follow his tweets: @ChrisRstrib.
A bumper crop of Minnesotans hit Texas this week for the 29th annual South by Southwest Music Conference, the five-day mega-fest that serves as a new-car show for the music industry.
With less corporate shilling and fewer big names, this year's Austin megafest served to showcase worthy buzz acts like Courtney Barnett and Leon Bridges.
The label behind Atmosphere and Brother Ali was recognized as a pioneer of independent hip-hop.
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Through the magic of television — which has been more and more plugged into the South by Southwest Music Conference in…
The Ojibwe rapper has come a long way to win the 2015 Are You Local? contest at First Avenue, which landed him a gig at the Midwest Showcase on March 20 in Austin, Texas.
The beloved guitar blasters head into Are You Local? and SXSW fresh off their surf-rock tour with "Swami" John Reis.
The young TC rockers have signed with NYC's Grand Jury ahead of South by Southwest.
Austin's troubled mega-fest was as overrun with big names and corporate money as ever, but the little guys can still win if you let them.
Four Minnesota music acts share their SXSW experiences, from Lizzo's Virgin-buoyed run to Sonny Knight's virginal voyage.
Minnesota bands rolled into the Texas rock fest this week seeking out corporate advertising deals the way they used to hunt for record contracts.
The annual Texas music festival wraps up in Austin.
Minneapolis musicians find a sweetspot at SXSW
The annual music festival underway in Austin, TX.
Austin's 29th annual music conference kicked into high gear with TV on the Radio, Laura Marling, Leon Bridges and more.
Highlights from South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Tx.
The South by Southwest Music Conference is happening again next week in Austin, Texas — which means there's a lot of music news this week in the Twin Cities related to the festival.
This year's conference attendees had plenty of chances to sing along to familiar hits, and plenty of reasons to hit up new bands.
Six acts to see in concert Boy: The bittersweet harmonies and cool pop charm of this female Berlin-based duo’s radio hit “Little Numbers” transfer well…
Pandora and Spotify are among the biggest rock stars at South by Southwest, earning mixed reviews from Minnesota musicians.
And more on Big Data, Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear, Palma Violets and who said what.
Many of this year's buzz bands lived up to the hype as the fest rolled on, but not Girlpool or Natalie Prass.
The St. Paul rapper, 21, may perform with West in Austin after their collaboration hit the web with Paul McCartney's name also attached.
Saturday's last-gasp fun included another festive Rachael Ray Feedback party and an arrest for one of rap's biggest, dumbest young stars.
Americana folkie Alynda Lee Segarra and her New Orleans-based group eschewed the usual buzz-band mold in beautiful ways.
Thursday's offerings also included a panel with Jeremy Messersmith and more veteran songwriters.