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SXSW 2014

South By Southwest
has begun.
KTSW 89.9 will not only be providing full coverage of the legendary festival in Austin, TX—this year, as is our style, we’re bringing you an array of free music from the very heart of SXSW. Check out everything KTSW has to offer, and join in on the fun.
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KTSW 89.9 presents The Lower Class, Parks 'N Murray, Magna Carda, Curbside Jones, Modal, and BLXPLTN at the Spider House Patio, located at 2906 Fruth St. Austin, TX, on March 11 from 1 to 7 PM.

KTSW 89.9 presents Deer Vibes, Last Nighters, Grace Park and the Deer, Other Lovers, MARMALAKES, The Hereticks, and Canvas People at the Mean Eyed Cat on March 14, 1 to 7 PM.

SXSW 2014: Music

The Moth and the Flame

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…

Wild Child

Wild Child

Hello, KTSW fans! It’s your friendly neighborhood DJ here, Lady R! During SXSW, I got to do my first round of band interviews! Boy, was I nervous but the bands I interviewed turned out to be just a bunch of wonderful people spending time in Austin. Oh, and playing their music in the sun. Haha!…

Lady R's K-Pop Adventure!

Lady R’s K-Pop Adventure!

Hello there, KTSW fans! It’s your friendly neighborhood DJ, Lady R! During SXSW, I ventured to K-Pop Night Out alongside a group of friends. For those of you who don’t know, K-Pop stands for Korean Pop. It’s a sensation that’s been sweeping the nation just as long as I’ve been alive! The line-up included Jambinai, Kiha…


SXSW 2014 Photos: BrooklynVegan Showcase

BrooklynVegan kicked off their string of showcases at the Red 7 Patio with punk-rock acts Placeholders, Frameworks, Cheap Girls, along with bands you’ve heard on KTSW: The Front Bottoms, Touche Amore, and Against Me!. photos by Janelle Abad

SXSW 2014: Film

Two Step

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.…

'We'll Never Have Paris'

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…

Kat Chandler's 'Hellion'

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…


San Martians Invade SXSW in Support of the Movie “Yakona”

It’s an early afternoon as packs of people swarm outside the Paramount Theater in hopes of getting in to see the movie Yakona. While typically other movies at SXSW are filled with festival goers, this audience was mainly filled with, not Austinites, but San Martians. Full interview of Yakona This beautiful documentary examines the San…

Kelly and Cal

“Kelly & Cal” Shines Bright at SXSW 2014 Film Festival

The world premier of Kelly & Cal screened on March 7th at the SXSW 2014 Film Festival. Kelly (Juliette Lewis), a once punk-rocker,free spirit, has been thrust into the land of suburbia, feeling emotionally detached from her newborn son and husband. Her nostalgia for her forgotten youth is released…

SXSW 2014: Sports

Pay For Play, Someday?

Pay For Play, Someday?

Former University of Texas Longhorn Emmanuel Acho argued for the student-athlete throughout the recent SXSports session, claiming that college athletes do not have an advocate or someone to represent their best interests. He stated that if Colt McCoy’s Longhorns jerseys are being sold, McCoy deserves a piece of the revenue. “The NCAA is more or…

Bill Simmons

Bill Simmons And Nate Silver: Web Innovators

This session highlighted the selling of Nate Silver’s http://www.fivethirtyeight.com website to ESPN. Originally a site focused on covering politics, it will now have an increased focus on using sports metrics and analytics in order to maker better sense of sports events. Simmons, founder of Grantland and member…

U.S. Soccer Team

The U.S. Men’s Soccer Team: A Potential World Cup Cinderella Story?

Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann delighted the SXSports faithful Sunday afternoon with optimistic rhetoric surrounding USA’s chances during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. In regards to reasons why the United States has not gravitated toward soccer like the rest of the world, Klinsmann stated that “the…

Wicker Kittens

“Wicker Kittens” Embraces Competitive Jigsaw-Puzzling at SxSW

Documentary film maker Amy C. Elliott was in attendance of SxSW for the premiere of her latest film, Wicker Kittens. The film documents the world of competitive jigsaw-puzzling and follows four teams as they prepare for the St. Paul Winter Carnival contest. The film was directed by Elliott and produced by Mike Scholtz. Elliott is…


The WWE Takes Over SxSports

The WWE has become a juggernaut corporation in professional wrestling and during their SxSports session, they were not shy about it, nor should they have been. Professional wrestling has had its controversies in the past of being considered more of a sport or entertainment due to it’s predetermined outcomes and fictional storyline driven segments. But…

Sochi Drones

Endless Possibilities for Drones in Sports at SXSW

Writer and Photographer (Unless noted): Ishmael Johnson Drones in Sports: The Sky’s the Limit was a panel at SxSW, part of SxSports, based around the innovation and cultivation of drone technology to further enhance the experience of sports coverage. Conducted by Ty Hildenbrandt, host of The Solid Verbal podcast, the session highlighted Ryan Baker CEO…


Bobcat Radio – SxSports Preview

March 5th, 2014 Hosts – Ishmael Johnson, Warren Schorr, Kirk Jones, and Odus Evbagharu Producer – Skye Wallace Editor – Ishmael Johnson Segment 1: Name Drop – Kayla Montgomery – Mount Tabor High School runner with multiple sclerosis – Ian Kinsler – Tigers Second Baseman – Paula Creamer – LPGA Tour and HBSC tour winner…

Complete SXSW 2014 Coverage

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Threads: Butterfly Girl

Written and Produced by: Monica Solis Abbie, I first met you on the big screen. You’re from Austin, close to where I live. You have a musician dad, and you would go with him on tours as the “merch girl.” But you were so much more than that. This one girl – Cary Bell –…

Threads: The Soul Behind Soul

Written and Produced by: Monica Solis This is Lee Fields and the Expressions. Fields says every night feels like the first time. “It’s a giving process, the people give…it’s about love,” Fields says. “Life is about love. So all of these songs touch these people and it’s so inspiring for me; it energizes me.” F...

SXSW 2014: ‘DamNation’ Interview

  By Jordan Gass-Poore’ I spoke with the writers/directors of DamNation, Ben Knight and Travis Rummel, during this year’s SXSW about the world premiere of their documentary that examines the history and controversy that surrounds America’s dams. DamNation won the SXSW 2014 Audience Award in the festival’s Documentary...

SXSW 2014: ‘Patrick’s Day’ Interview

  By Jordan Gass-Poore’ This was one of my most enjoyable interviews. If you listen closely, maybe you can hear the tinkling of pint glasses or the swigging of amber-colored liquid — the interview with the writer/director and two stars of the SXSW 2014 world premiere Patrick’s Day did take place after noon. That might…

SXSW 2014: ‘Surviving Cliffside’ Interview

By Jordan Gass-Poore’ I spoke with Jon Matthews, writer/director of the SXSW world premiere documentary, Surviving Cliffside. Matthews revisited his hometown in West Virginia and followed the lives of his cousin E.J. Huffman and his family. E.J. battles prescription drug addiction, much like others who live in the same trailer park, and hi...

SXSW 2014 Artists You’ve Heard on KTSW

  • Against Me!
  • Angel Olson
  • Audacity
  • Avi Buffalo
  • The Baptist Generals
  • Bear Hands 
  • Bent Shapes
  • Bipolaroid
  • The Black Angels
  • Black Lips
  • Black Pistol Fire
  • Blue Sky Black Death
  • Bob Mould
  • Boy & Bear
  • Brass Bed
  • The Bright Light Social Hour
  • Bronze Radio Return
  • Calvin Love
  • The Casket Girls
  • Cate Le Bon
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Chet Faker
  • Childish Gambino
  • Communist Daughter
  • Deap Valley
  • Diane Coffee
  • Diarrhea Planet
  • The Districts
  • Dum Dum Dum Girls
  • Drowners
  • Equals
  • Ezra Furman
  • The Family Crest
  • Feathers
  • The Fresh & Onlys
  • The Front Bottoms
  • Future Islands
  • Gardens & Villa
  • Ghettosocks
  • Gringo Star
  • The Griswolds
  • Habibi
  • Holy Wave
  • Hospitality
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff
  • Isaiah Rashad
  • Japanther
  • Jon Mark Nelson
  • Jonwayne
  • Kelly Stoltz
  • The Kooks
  • Kurt Vile
  • Leverage Models
  • Liquor Store
  • Little Dragon
  • Lord Buffalo
  • Lucius
  • Madlib
  • Marijuana Deathsquads
  • The Mary Onettes
  • Matisyahu
  • Merchandise
  • Miniature Tigers
  • Mirah
  • Monogold
  • Mother Falcon
  • The Moth & The Flame
  • Moving Units
  • Mr. Gnome
  • Mr. Lewis and the Funeral 5
  • Mozes and the Firstborn
  • MS MR
  • My Jerusalem
  • Natural Child
  • New Madrid
  • NO
  • No Joy
  • Oberhofer
  • The Octopus Project
  • OFF!
  • Oh Mercy
  • The Orwells
  • The Pack A.D.
  • Pagiins
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  • Painted Palms
  • Peelander-Z
  • People Under the Stairs
  • Phantogram
  • Pompeya
  • Pure Bathing Culture
  • Quiet Company
  • Quilt
  • Real Estate
  • Ringo Deathstarr
  • Royal Canoe
  • Saint Rich
  • Secret Colours
  • Slow Magic
  • Small Black
  • Speedy Ortiz
  • Streets of Laredo
  • Taddy Porter
  • Team Me
  • Teen Burger
  • Teen
  • Temples
  • Those Darlins
  • Tijuana Panthers
  • Timber Timbre
  • together PANGEA
  • Tokyo Police Club
  • Touche Amore
  • Tough Age
  • Typhoon
  • Tyvek
  • Via Audio
  • Victory
  • Warm Soda
  • Warpaint
  • Washed Out
  • We Were Promised Jetpacks
  • Weekend
  • The Whigs
  • Whiskey Folk Ramblers
  • Wild Child
  • Wild Cub
  • Wild Moccasins
  • Wye Oak
  • Yamantaka//Sonic Titan
  • Yellow Ostrich
  • Young Fathers

Past SXSW coverage

KTSW @ SXSW 2013

KTSW @ SXSW 2012

Coverage from other Texas State media