sxsw 2016


​Behind the Scenes With Run the Jewels’ New VR Music Video

"We grew up thinking that virtual reality and jet packs and flying cars were part of our future right."


Watch Nardwuar Interview Kehlani and Shower Her with 'Star Wars' Gifts

See which Bay Area classics and Kehlani facts Nardwuar has in store.


Newsflash: SXSW’s Metal Presence Is Still Pretty Goddamn Pathetic

Barring MDF putting on a miniature edition at SXSW, it might be time to say goodbye to any hopes of the festival getting metal right.


We Reviewed All the CDs We Found Trampled on the Ground After SXSW

As they say, one man's trash is another man's classic.


The Best Shit We Saw at SXSW 2016

A week in Texas that featured tacos and margs and hoverboards and networking and, most importantly, music.


13 Thoughts on Drake’s 13-Minute SXSW Performance

The 6 God did 6 songs.


Davido Played SXSW and Reminded Us How Beautiful It Can Be to Turn Up

SXSW may seem like an arms race to make it to the one coolest thing, but the coolest thing of all is that huge international artists like Davido can play tiny stages to crowds that care.


Drake Played a Surprise SXSW Showcase and Announced Future Touring Plans

'Views From The 6' is closer than ever.


The Illmore Was Stupid Wild Last Night and Here Are the Photos to Prove It

Jazz Cartier walked on the crowd, 21Savage stunted on the world, and Rae Sremmurd dabbed their fucking faces off.


All My Life I've Been Waiting for a Good Time: Charli XCX, SOPHIE, and the Pop Music of Pure Joy

SOPHIE and Charli XCX's live performance together at SXSW was what a pop concert should feel like: pure, ravelike ecstasy.


More Scenes of SXSW: Indie Rock Will Never Die But You Will

We're not sleeping because we love live music so goddamn much.