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Cleaning out the SXSW notebook

SXSW is weird. Early on Thursday night, I went to go see Sunflower Bean again (my second time in two days, their 4th show of the day) at Stubb’s. Opening the lineup was Loretta Lynn and her stately 7-piece band. Loretta Lynn wants you to know two things: she is the Coalminer’s Daughter, and she does not like playing festival sets. The audience turnover between sets was near total, but Stubb’s is that rarest of venues that can both hold a huge crowd, and funnel a smaller crowd in front of the stage so cozily that no one feels cheated.…

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SXSW 2016 Roundup

A disclaimer: Just as it is impossible to see more than the tiniest fraction of all that SXSW has to offer (around 1,800 acts, at almost 100 venues), it feels impossible to do anything more than make some general observations and pick a few favorite moments to write about. The festival and the city have successfully grown in tandem, so that Austin apparently successfully hosted a rodeo at the same time as the music festival, and the classy French restaurant that my posse treated ourselves to on Saturday evening could seat us immediately. At the same time, SXSW seems to…

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SXSW | Day 1 Coverage Wrap-Up

A quick get-to-know-you, since I’m going to be here with you for the next few days: I’m Andrew. This is my 8th SXSW, over the course of the past decade. I’d point you to some of my past sxsw clips, but they were for print concerns that have since folded up even their web archives. The internet is not forever, folks. Let’s get down to business. I’m going to try to share primarily New You Can use here, with most likely some global #slatepitch thoughts to close out, but I can’t resist a little boasting: friends, I saw Iggy Pop…

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