“We're pretty real. As artists, we support each other and understand," Young says of his girlfriend, who directed the new movie, premiering on Netflix March 23.
Many films have been made about the beleaguered Southern rock legends, but Gary Rossington and Johnny Van Zant say “If I Leave Here Tomorrow” gets their story right.
Perry is an anomaly in the business: Women account for less than 5 percent of music producers. In the words of 4 Non Blondes, what’s going on?
Ray may joke about not being “cool enough” to be a member of Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s inner circle, but her Feedback party is one of the coolest events at South by Southwest.
Academy Award winner appears at SXSW and shares the acceptance speech he never got to deliver after last year's Envelopegate snafu.
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On Hanson’s first hit single, “MMMBop” — which went to No. 1 in 27 countries, was nominated for two Grammys, and helped the brotherly trio’s major-label debut Middle of Nowhere sell 4 million copies in the U.S. alone — the teen-idol siblings harmonized the surprisingly existential line, “In an mmmbop they’re gone/In an mmmbop they’re not there.” But 20 years after that single’s breakthrough, the Hanson brothers, now music business veterans in their thirties, are still very much here, celebrating an incredible quarter-century as a band. Sitting in a loft overlooking Austin’s bustling Sixth Street, Zac Hanson, 32, recalls that famous, life-changing SXSW moment — sort of pop music’s equivalent of the old Hollywood “Lana Turner was discovered at Schwab’s drugstore” urban legend, and definitely the sort of fairy tale that hardly ever happens at SXSW anymore.
Crime-flick love story as Pop-conscious as Wright’s earlier work but unironic about its romantic core, it'll delight director’s fans and connect easily at multiplex
Charlize Theron tries to save MI6 while the Berlin Wall crumbles behind her in director David Leitch's action-heavy spy flick
At the South By Southwest festival in Austin, "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss took the stage for a panel moderated by the Sisters Stark, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams. Since the second-to-last season will premiere in July, the big question on everyone’s minds is: Will there be a spinoff — and if so, when? As Benioff put it, “The characters who maybe will survive — there’s always going to be this temptation to keep doing it … to do the spinoff show or do the sequel show and everything."
In honor of this being the year 2017, the South by Southwest music festival is offering just over 1,700 acts on its lineup. Actually, the numbers are surely a coincidence, but the sheer math of it all is deeply overwhelming. Here’s a quick guide to some of the more promising top draws, from Wu-Tang Clan to Weezer.
As Swedish-born, London-bred, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Petter Ericson Stakee – leader of alt-folk outfit Alberta Cross – sits on Yahoo Music’s Austin porch at South by Southwest, he seems right in his element.
When folk-rock singer-songwriter Lissie moved back to the Midwest and bought a 10-acre farm in northeast Iowa – just across the river from her hometown of Rock Island, Illinois – it was bittersweet. “I think I understood the game as like, ‘OK, you gotta get back in the studio and get another deal and be A&R’d, and write songs with a bunch of other people and have people scrutinize them and tell you which ones are good,’” says Lissie, who was signed to Sony for years but is now proudly independent. Eventually, however, Lissie began making music just for herself, with no intention of releasing it, and her creative juices flowed once more.
Casual listeners could be forgiven for mistaking DMA’S for a British band. “We’ve always been big folk fans,” the trio’s Matt Mason says, sitting on an Austin porch after performing a stripped-down South by Southwest session for Yahoo Music. Despite the elder Gallagher brother dis, DMA’S (whose lineup is rounded out by frontman Tommy O’Dell) have been embraced in the U.K. But now it’s time for them to start all over and launch an Australian invasion in the USA.
“Somebody once told me if music doesn’t work out for me, inspirational speaking might be a good thing for me,” jokes James Alex of Philly’s punky, spunky, gleefully ramshackle indie outfit Beach Slang, as he sits on an Austin porch after performing at Yahoo Music’s South by Southwest headquarters. Alex probably could enjoy a lucrative side career as a motivational speaker – but it seems like full-time rock ‘n’ roll is working out for him just fine.
AUSTIN, Texas — The Arbalest, Adam Pinney’s droll, puzzle-like tale of unrequited obsession starring Mike Brune as a famed 1970s toy inventor, won the grand jury prize for narrative features at the SXSW Film Festival on Tuesday.
Linklater indulges his characters’ antics with such wild, free-flowing affection that you might miss the thoughtful undertow of this delightful movie: Few filmmakers have so fully embraced the bittersweet joy of living in the moment — one that’s all the more glorious because it fades so soon. The double-punctuated title is not only a reference to a classic song by Van Halen (one of many artists crowding the wall-to-wall soundtrack, including Blondie, the Knack and the Sugarhill Gang), but also an affirmation of the appetites — for sex, for fame, for victory, for sex — that course through these young men’s veins.
Over the course of its eight-year run on HBO, the TV series Entourage captured one of the ultimate American alpha-male fantasies: rolling around Hollywood like you owned it. In the cinematic continuation of where we left off when the series ended in 2011, superagent Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) has been promoted to full-blown studio executive, and he’s hired leading man Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) to star in and direct a make-or-break blockbuster.
Entourage, the big-screen spinoff of HBO’s long-running hit series, didn’t screen at last month’s SXSW Film Festival, but its cast and creator swung through Austin to host a party and set the film’s hype machine in motion.
"Alcohol and red bull" are Elle King’s secrets to SXSW success, the "Ex’s & Oh’s" singer claims. The crooner released her debut album Love Stuff earlier this year to critical acclaim and while fans may already be itching for a follow-up, King is taking her time and savoring the moment. "We worked [for] three years on this album, so I’m really looking forward to enjoying what comes out of releasing an album and touring and working to get as many ears to listen to it as possible.” Among those ears are Reese Witherspoon’s and Hayley Williams’, both of whom professed their love of King’s music on social media and made the singer “feel like a million bucks.”
Alex Winter called on an old friend to help him out with his new documentary, Deep Web (which premieres at the SXSW Film Festival this weekend). The movie focuses on Silk Road, the infamous online black-marketplace whose owner was arrested in 2013 on charges ranging from drug trafficking to money laundering. It’s the 49-year-old director’s latest film about web culture, and luckily, he knew someone just as interested in the subject he was: Keanu Reeves, Winter’s former costar from their Bill & Ted glory days.