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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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March 20, 2004 | Chris Riemenschneider
Two members and the manager of Los Angeles band Ozomatli were arrested in Austin, Texas, early Thursday morning when the group took its performance onto the street during the first night of the South by Southwest Music Conference. The clash with police happened after the multicultural rock band's nightclub showcase, around 2:25 a.m., when it started a drum line outside on the city's bar-lined 6th Street.
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February 25, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Coldplay is heating up. A week after Apple announced that the English band would headline the opening night of its upcoming iTunes Festival, Coldplay on Tuesday released a new song, "Midnight. " It's a woozy, low-key ballad with heavily processed vocals by frontman Chris Martin that strongly recall the work of Bon Iver; indeed, that band probably could've snuck "Midnight" onto its self-titled 2011 album without anyone noticing. The track hasn't been officially described as a taster from a new Coldplay record, the group's follow-up to 2011's "Mylo Xyloto.
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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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March 5, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Last week, we brought you news that Iggy and the Stooges had completed their first new studio album in 40 years . Now the legendary proto-punk band has provided the first taste from "Ready to Die," due April 30. Posted Tuesday on SoundCloud, "Burn" won't surprise longtime fans of Iggy and the Stooges, whose last album under that name, "Raw Power," came out in 1973. ("The Weirdness," from 2007, didn't feature guitarist James Williamson and was credited simply to the Stooges.) The new song is a typically rowdy riff-rock number with rumbling drums, a swaggering bass line and words from singer Iggy Pop about how "the man of the future is a bully and bruiser.
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