SXSW 2014: Final Thoughts

Now that SXSW is over and everyone has had time to recover, let us take some time out to really reflect on the momentous week of music we just experienced. This year was no let down to years previous; this year was in fact one of the best years in SXSW music so far. Yes of course there were big names around every corner such as Lady Gaga and Kanye West but, to be honest, how many people actually got to see them? 8068

WATCH: B-Sides On-Air Highlights 3/22/14- SXSW 2014 Spandau Ballet, †††, Birds of Tokyo + more

B-Sides On-Air is broadcast on KBCW-44/cable 12 in the San Francisco Bay Area every Saturday night after SNL at 1a. We know it may be a time when either making out or passing out. So, make sure to DVR us every week and check out some highlights from the show here! This past weekend, we spotlighted a bunch of our favorites from this year’s SXSW. Spandau Ballet, ††† (Crosses), Birds of Tokyo, Sleeper Agent, somekindawonderful, Bipolar Sunshine and more were in our recap. Big Data is at the top spot on our top 10 countdown for the

PHOTOS: SXSW 2014 Highlights

Another year of  SXSW wrapped this weekend, showing locals and tourists why Austin is Live Music Capital of the World. From secret DJ sets to main venues packed to capacity, there was something for every pair of ears in the city. There was free food and booze as far the eye can see; celebrities scattered within the thousands of music fans throughout every crowd; bright visuals and loud sound that impressed all who saw and heard; late nights followed with booze-filled brunches and snacks from food trailers in between. And when the party goes on for 10 straight days, it's

SXSW 2014 March 15th Review

Saturday seemed to come impossibly fast, as SXSW comes to its ending weekend. Thousands of people roamed the streets looking for their favorite bands to see one last time before the return to normalcy hit them back into reality. While, some were bleary-eyed and almost thankful this week was almost over, many came with a renewed energy to end the week with a bang. Some even took it a little to far.  7981

SXSW 2014 March 14th Review

Friday at SXSW proved itself to be crazy. As more and more people showed up for the weekend the crowds grew even more. Lines spanned all around buildings and the hopes of getting into some shows proved almost impossible. Thankfully due to larger park shows there were still some places for people to see a great show.  7973

SXSW 2014 March 13th Review

SXSW 2014 is still in full swing and music has completely taken over. Walking anywhere in the downtown area of Austin you can hear music pouring from every direction. 6th street has become a complete roar of music as bands play in almost every other bar, making it easy to get lost in a trance of noise. 7961

Top Acts at SXSW 2014

With literally thousands of acts from all over the world coming to play in Austin for SXSW, it's a little overwhelming. Whether you have a platinum badge or just signed up for the free parties, try and check out these great acts this week. 7925

SXSW 2014 Survival Guide

You may be a regular to music, or any type of festival, but SXSW is a completely different experience. On one side of the street there may be a vender trying to capture your attention with all of the latest fancy gadgets, while on the other side an awesome band is playing great music. Tens of thousands of people gather to the not-so-small anymore city Austin Texas, not just for one weekend but a full week!  7856

First Batch of Artists Confirmed at SXSW 2014

SXSW Festival is almost 6 months away but already people are getting pumped up for this week-long music, film, and interactive festival in Austin Texas, beginning March 7th. This “little” festival which began in 1987, bringing in around 700 registrants, has since grown to over 32,000 participants in recent years. Along with the film, media, and business sides of SXSW, this festival features acts ranging from country, rap, rock, and reggae, all rocking the stages of various local bars, venues and streets of Austin. 6140