SXSW 2014

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SXSW and U.S. Postal Service Pay Tribute to Rock’n’Roll Legend Jimi Hendrix

By: Monica Solis This year's SXSW Film gave me the opportunity to check out some incredible films, but, I must confess, the must-see's on my list were music documentaries and biopics. I mean, c'mon, you don't get into college radio for nothing. One such film I anticipated was "JIMI: All Is by My Side," a biopic of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, which was directed by John Ridley ("12 Years a Slave"). "JIMI" had its U.S. premiere […]

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SXSW 2014: ‘The Wilderness of James’ Interview

By Jordan Gass-Poore' Native Portlander Michael Johnson makes his feature debut with The Wilderness of James, which made its world premiere during this year's SXSW. The drama, based on a short story by Johnson, follows teenager James (Australian newcomer and fellow hyphenated last namer Kodi Smit-McPhee) a few months after his father's death. He struggles to find a way to cope with his feelings and, after visiting a therapist (Danny […]

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SXSW 2014: GRMLN Interview

  Interviewer: Janelle Abad Interviewee: Yoodoo Park I’m Janelle with KTSW the Other Side of Radio and here I have Yoodoo Park also known as GRMLN. How has your SXSW experience been thus far? Yoodoo Park: It’s been stressful, long, and tiring. And my voice is gone. Yeah, it’s been fun though. We had a showcase yesterday with Carpark, the label. At the showcase we saw Cloud Nothings, Speedy Ortiz, […]

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SXSW 2014 Photos: Washed Out, Foster the People, and Childish Gambino

During SXSW, three nights of free shows open to the public with Guest Pass wristbands were held at Austin's beloved Butler Park. The first day of the Butler Park shows was dedicated to rock legend Jimi Hendrix and included an unveiling of a limited edition Jimi Hendrix Stamp presented by the U.S. Postal Service. Day Two included synth-pop acts Young and Sick, Washed Out, headlined by Foster the People. The […]

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"Two Step" Movie Still


SXSW 2014: ‘Two Step’ Interview

By Jordan Gass-Poore' I spoke with some of the cast of Austin-shot movie Two Step during SXSW 2014, including stars Skyy Moore, James Landry Hebert (my fellow French last namer) and recent Austin transplant Beth Broderick of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch fame, which I would watch religiously on ABC's TGIF (remember that?) as a child. I also interviewed former and current Austinites, Two Step star Ashley Spillers and the movie's writer/director […]

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Anabel Hernández


SXSW 2014: Journalist Anabel Hernandez Interview

By Jordan Gass-Poore' Award-winning investigative journalist and author Anabel Hernandez spoke with me briefly during this year's SXSW about covering the narcotics trade in Mexico. Hernandez was at the festival for her work with the documentary The Legend of Shorty, which attempts to find former Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman. Last month, authorities captured Guzman, who had been on the run for years.  

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Melanie Lynskey and Jordan Gass-Poore'


SXSW 2014: Melanie Lynskey of ‘We’ll Never Have Paris’

By Jordan Gass-Poore' I spoke with New Zealand actress Melanie Lynskey about her role as Devon in the romantic comedy We'll Never Have Paris preceding the movie's world premiere during SXSW 2014. The movie, co-directed by Big Bang Theory star Simon Helberg (making his directorial debut) and wife Jocelyn Towne (listen to my interview with Helberg and Towne), is loosely based on the couple's relationship misadventure. The movie is one […]

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The Moth and the Flame

Hey people of the world wide web! This is the lovely Lady R reporting to you live from behind the keyboard! During SXSW, I got to interview some pretty wonderful bands. On Friday, I traveled with my loving mother to the Audiotree Showcase to watch The Moth and the Flame play and of course stalk...I mean, interview them. TMTF is trio of handsome men from Provo, Utah. The band includes […]

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Kat Candler


SXSW 2014: Kat Candler’s ‘Hellion’

By Jordan Gass-Poore' Hellion, the first feature-length movie, based on the 2012 award-winning short of the same name, by Austin-based filmmaker Kat Candler made its Texas premiere at this year's SXSW. The drama centers around a father, played by Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame (starring alongside Juliette Lewis -- listen to KTSW's SXSW 2014 interview with Lewis about her other movie Kelly & Cal), who must deal with his […]

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