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March 14, 2005 | Randy Lewis
Come Wednesday, when some of the most celebrated names in pop music history gather in New York for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony, a large segment of the music industry will be settling into the Lone Star State for an annual affair that aims to shine a light on music's future hall of famers. The 19th annual South by Southwest Music Conference got underway Friday in Austin with low-key seminars, film screenings, panel discussions and a trade show.
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March 19, 2009 | ANN POWERS, POP MUSIC CRITIC
"How much time do I have? Eight minutes?" Amanda Palmer uttered a startled expletive upon learning what remained of her set at the Paste Magazine day party Wednesday. The untamed wit and better half of the Dresden Dolls then took to her keyboard to deliver another fractured cabaret tune from her growing solo oeuvre, and with one song left, took up her ukulele and led the crowd in a "Happy Birthday"-style singalong of Radiohead's "Creep." This is what talented folk must do in desperate circumstances.
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March 18, 2006 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Texas is many things, but subtle is not one of them. On Thursday, a big rig packed with frozen beef flipped on Interstate 35 near a road called Slaughter Lane, spilling a major load of dead cow in spectacular fashion. The same day, the local paper ran a front-page story warning of the local threat posed by vast wildfires raging in the state. There, for just a moment, was the prospect of a roadside grill truly worthy of this state's outsized image. That barbecue didn't happen.
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March 18, 2006 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Texas is many things, but subtle is not one of them. On Thursday, a big rig packed with frozen beef flipped on Interstate 35 near a road called Slaughter Lane, spilling a major load of dead cow in spectacular fashion. The same day, the local paper ran a front-page story warning of the local threat posed by vast wildfires raging in the state. There, for just a moment, was the prospect of a roadside grill truly worthy of this state's outsized image. That barbecue didn't happen.
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March 15, 2006 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Yes, Roland Swenson knows that old Yogi Berra line about a business that gets too successful for its own good. "Oh, the one that says, 'Nobody goes to that restaurant anymore because it's too crowded,' or something like that? Yes, I've heard it." It was clear that Swenson, a cofounder of the South by Southwest music festival, would rather not hear the chestnut this week, thank you very much.
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March 19, 2009 | ANN POWERS, POP MUSIC CRITIC
"How much time do I have? Eight minutes?" Amanda Palmer uttered a startled expletive upon learning what remained of her set at the Paste Magazine day party Wednesday. The untamed wit and better half of the Dresden Dolls then took to her keyboard to deliver another fractured cabaret tune from her growing solo oeuvre, and with one song left, took up her ukulele and led the crowd in a "Happy Birthday"-style singalong of Radiohead's "Creep." This is what talented folk must do in desperate circumstances.
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February 24, 2009 | Randy Lewis
Musician and producer Buddy Miller successfully underwent heart surgery Friday after complaining that he didn't feel well after a performance in Baltimore the previous night. He remains hospitalized but is expected to be released soon. Miller, whose latest album with his wife, Julie, "Written in Chalk," comes out next week, is hoping to make scheduled performances in mid-March for the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, his publicist said.
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July 22, 2004 | From a Times staff writer
The manager and two members of the L.A. band Ozomatli say they've settled the legal problems stemming from their arrests in March at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas. Bassist Willy "Wil-Dog" Abers, percussionist Jiro Yamaguchi and manager Amy Sue Blackman-Romero were taken into custody after a clash with police that occurred when the group moved its performance from a club to the street.
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April 21, 2006 | Chris Lee, Special to The Times
To anyone who's followed Neil Young's socially crusading, four-decade musical career, it was hardly a surprise to learn earlier this week that he's just recorded a 10-song collection that takes President Bush to task and sharply criticizes the war in Iraq. The real surprise for Young loyalists is that it took him so long.
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March 18, 2010 | By Randy Lewis
Alex Chilton, the mercurial leader of the Box Tops and Big Star who burst from the Memphis music scene in 1967 singing "The Letter" in the smoke-gravel voice of a grizzled soul man even though he was just 16 at the time, has died. He was 59. Chilton was pronounced dead in the emergency room of a New Orleans hospital Wednesday after complaining of shortness of breath and chest pains, longtime friend Pat Rainer said Thursday. The cause of death has not been determined, but Rainer said Chilton's wife, Laura Kerstin, said he appeared to have suffered a heart attack.
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March 15, 2006 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Yes, Roland Swenson knows that old Yogi Berra line about a business that gets too successful for its own good. "Oh, the one that says, 'Nobody goes to that restaurant anymore because it's too crowded,' or something like that? Yes, I've heard it." It was clear that Swenson, a cofounder of the South by Southwest music festival, would rather not hear the chestnut this week, thank you very much.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2005 | Randy Lewis
Come Wednesday, when some of the most celebrated names in pop music history gather in New York for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony, a large segment of the music industry will be settling into the Lone Star State for an annual affair that aims to shine a light on music's future hall of famers. The 19th annual South by Southwest Music Conference got underway Friday in Austin with low-key seminars, film screenings, panel discussions and a trade show.
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May 11, 2013 | By Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times
Patrick Stump can't recall which friend of his said it, or where exactly it happened. But when the frontman of Fall Out Boy was told nearly a decade ago - "probably in somebody's basement somewhere" - that his then-scrappy rock band sounded like it was aiming for the MTV request show "TRL," "I distinctly remember laughing and being, like, 'You have no idea how insanely unlikely that is,'" the singer said recently. "And then a year later …. " A year later Fall Out Boy played "TRL," an early stop on the group's journey from the suburban-Chicago punk scene to the major-league pop mainstream.
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