SXSW 2014

A teenager who was struck by a drunk driver at Austin’s South by Southwest festival has died, bringing the death toll from the tragic crash to four, according to police. DeAndre Tatum, 18, was among the dozens struck in the March 13 collision. He had been listed in critical condition but died from injuries he sustained […]

Amidst countless remixes and covers of Queen Bey‘s latest hit “Drunk In Love,” Future performed an unreleased track at SXSW that basically sounds like its fraternal twin. The ATL rapper covered the original track before, and he couldn’t have been happier to premiere “Good Morning” in front of the Texas crowd. Before performing, Future announced: “I […]

If you’re a rising star in music and film, Austin’s SXSW Film & Music Festival is a 10-day event you shouldn’t miss. Rising Charlotte, NC emcee and cult rap leader Deniro Farrar spent 40 hours on the road to perform over a dozen showcases in Austin. Seven interviews, 13 stages, four parties, and three days […]

This wasn’t what SXSW 2014 was supposed to be for Mason Endres. The 18-year-old was having a good time Thursday morning when a man in a car plowed through the audience, killing two people in the process. Mason was one of the 23 hurt in the incident and subsequently, she missed seeing one of her favorite […]

Say it ain’t so, Tyler! Tyler, The Creator was arrested by Austin police today for inciting a riot and allegedly encouraging fans to push past security guards during SXSW 2014 set yesterday. CTVNews reports: Police say the 23-year-old Los Angeles resident incited a large crowd of fans at the annual music conference and festival to push […]

UK singer/songwriter Charli XCX is far from “Fancy.” GlobalGrind caught up with the 21-year-old singer down at Austin’s South By Southwest Film & Music Festival just a few hours before she was set to hit her first of 13 stages. Charli gave her three essential SXSW style tips, discussed portraying Tai Frasier in Iggy Azalea’s […]

Even before SXSW 2014 kicked off, Lady Gaga was the story of the festival. First, it was being reported that the singer wouldn’t be able to get the permits for the set, because she’s too big for the venue. That was eventually settled. So yesterday, the “Applause” artist performed. And what a performance it was. Gaga […]

Austin police have identified the suspect who drove a car into the crowd during the South by Southwest festival as 21-year-old Rashad Charjuan Owens, a rapper with a history of DUI arrests. The tragic crash killed two people and injured dozens. Massive Music, a company with offices in Amsterdam, New York and London, said employee […]

From 2011 to 2012, Jay Z and Kanye West made their way all around the world on their epic “Watch the Throne Tour.” (Performing “Niggas in Paris” about 1,500 times in the process). Last night, the two rappers made their triumphant return to the stage, performing for two-hours at SXSW in Austin, Texas. The show was […]

UPDATE: Thursday, March 13, 12:00 PM EST According to the Austin Police Department, the suspect who plowed through a crowd at SXSW, killing two, will face two counts of capital murder and 23 counts of aggravated assault by vehicle. During a press conference held on Thursday afternoon, Dr. Christopher Ziebell, medical director at the University […]

As if SXSW 2014 couldn’t get any bigger.  Rap superstars Jay Z and Kanye West, also known as The Throne, will be performing a concert tomorrow night, during the first night of Samsung’s SXSW Concerts series. (How many times do you think they’ll perform “Niggas in Paris”)? This will be the first time Hov and […]

Edward Snowden may be living in temporary asylum, but the NSA whistleblower will still get a chance to enjoy Austin’s South By Southwest Interactive Festival. The former NSA contractor is scheduled to speak at this week’s festival, but he won’t be making an appearance in person at a conference on Monday. Instead, the technologist will participate […]