SXSW 2023

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SXSW: Irish Band M(H)AOL on Political Advocacy and Songwriting

By Ashley Farnie Assistant Music Director Last year I spent my summer studying abroad in Cork, Ireland, as you know if you have kept up with my writing! Before embarking on the international journey, my professor recommended a post-punk show in Kinsale that I immediately requested coverage for. You can read about my first time seeing M(H)AOL perform here!   The band traveled to Austin this spring for South by […]

todayMay 14, 2023 52 1

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Rock By Southwest

By Alfredo Camacho Music Journalist The city of Austin hosts many creative artists, events and general outlets that many people of any background can genuinely enjoy. A big well-known popular event that the city hosts is referred to as South by Southwest which includes a large variety of music, film and interactive media which usually participates in March. This large attraction brings in a storm of people who come from […]

todayMay 3, 2023 44


Hip-Hop Showcased at SXSW 2023

By Kenlie Golleher Rap Music Director   Coming into SXSW, I knew I was going to be in for a treat as a hip-hop fan. Going to a few free showcases last year as someone without a badge, I already knew that having full music badge access to shows and being there for the whole week was going to be insane. With showcase announcements rolling out weeks prior and my […]

todayApril 11, 2023 105 5

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Adolescent Angst: Interview with renforshort

By Ashley Farnie Assistant Music Director   When renforshort was announced as a SXSW official artist, I was transported back to her 2020 EP, teenage angst. The maximalist aesthetic of the album cover drew me into renforshort’s discography, giving me something to escape the four walls of my quarantine abode. Lauren Isenberg’s honest and nuanced depiction of female adolescence prompted a list of questions I had the opportunity to discuss […]

todayApril 3, 2023 93 1

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My Definitive Ranking of Artists I Saw at SXSW 2023

By Kylie Hogg Local Music Journalist   Last week I attended South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas where I had the chance to see and photograph many live music showcases; some that I knew of previously and some I discovered while there. Most of the artists I saw were very entertaining, so I have compiled a ranking of the artists I saw at South by Southwest from my least […]

todayMarch 29, 2023 86

Coco & Clair Clair performing at Cheer-up Charlie’s


Andrea Moor: Key Takeaways from SXSW

By Andrea Moor Music Journalist   This being my first legitimate attempt at experiencing SXSW, I got my fair share of parallels of navigating a beyond-full schedule. As obvious as some of these points may seem, I must emphasize what my firsthand experience was navigating the week of events.   First and foremost, time management is of the utmost importance. Not knowing what you’re going to be doing a good […]

todayMarch 27, 2023 102 3

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International Horror Films to Look Out For at SXSW 2023

By Jared Dudley Music Director   The South by Southwest film festival began this weekend, and while the spotlights are on high-profile releases with star-studded casts like Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves and indie darlings which have generated a substantial amount of industry buzz like Emma Seligman’s Bottoms, SXSW is a festival that encompasses a wide range of films from around the world that vary drastically in genre and […]

todayMarch 14, 2023 71

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Who I’m Most Excited to see at SXSW 2023

By Kenlie Golleher Rap Music Director   Getting accepted to cover SXSW as a music journalist has been the highlight of my year so far. With numerous artists from all around the world coming from industries ranging from music, film, tech, and beyond, SXSW is the home base for creatives and professionals alike to showcase their talents. This will be my first time attending the annual SXSW festival, and I […]

todayMarch 9, 2023 95 1

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