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SXSW Asks The City Of Austin To Limit The Number Of Permits Issued To Unofficial Events

October 3rd, 2014
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A lot of confusion and fear has arisen about the future of unofficial acts at South By Southwest, an annual arts and entertainment festival in Austin, Texas, following a report by an outside event planning company. But, South By Southwest organizers have issued a clarifying statement detailing their true goals.

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By Jess Marshalek Posted in Top Story , ,

Henry Rollins Takes Hard Stance Against Suicide In Light of Robin Williams’ Death

August 21st, 2014
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Henry Rollins’ thoughts on Robin Williams suicide has led to much controversy that it seems better if he had said nothing at all.

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By Megan Hatfield Posted in Top Story

The Civil Wars Officially Part Ways

August 5th, 2014
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Four-time Grammy Award-winning duo—The Civil Wars—has decided to break up. A new day and new ways have come for Joy Williams and John Paul White, as they have made up their minds to end the music partnership and go their own separate ways.

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By Megan Hatfield Posted in Top Story

Radio Icon Casey Kasem Dies At Age 82

June 16th, 2014
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The broadcasting community and radio listeners around the world lost a familiar voice this Sunday when Kasem passed away after his health had been deteriorating. Read more…

By Gina Ferrara Posted in Top Story

The Unicorns Are Officially Getting Back Together and Announce August 2014 Tour Dates

June 12th, 2014
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In 2000, two indie pop rock artists from Montreal, Canada Nicholas Thorburn and Alden Penner formed the band known as the Unicorns, but after a tumultuous touring schedule, the band quickly split up in 2004. In February mxdwn reported that the Unicorns were planning a reunion including shows, recording and releases, and today they have confirmed this by announcing the first of these shows.
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By Kevin Amodia Posted in Top Story

Fun Fun Fun Fest Announces 2014 Lineup Including Judas Priest, Nas and Neutral Milk Hotel

May 19th, 2014
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If you are looking for a concert festival this fall that’s filled to the brim with a smorgasbord of musical flavor, then the ninth annual Fun Fun Fun Fest is the one you don’t want to miss. Known for its, “renowned musical lineup, collection of comedy, food, action sports and poster art experiences,” this year’s festival will not disappoint.
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By Kevin Amodia Posted in Top Story

Tim Lambesis Sentenced to Six Years in Prison For Attempting to Hire Hitman To Murder Ex-Wife

May 18th, 2014
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Tim Lambesis’ “massive moral decline” lead to steroids, divorce, a gruesome custody battle, and six years of jail time after being convicted of solicitation of murder. Read more…

By Gina Ferrara Posted in Top Story ,

FYF Fest Announces 2014 Lineup Featuring The Strokes, Slowdive, Grimes and More

May 16th, 2014
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FYF Fest is redefining their 11th consecutive year with a new location and modish headliners, The Strokes and Phoenix. The LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park will be home to the festival on August 23rd and 24th. Read more…

By Gina Ferrara Posted in Top Story

Kliph Scurlock Speaks Out About The Flaming Lips, Says He Was Fired For Standing Up to Racist Comments

May 2nd, 2014
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The grounds on which Kliph Scurlock of The Flaming Lips was fired have surfaced. Scurlock says he was let go as drummer due to racial controversy between him and bandmate, Wayne Coyne. Read more…

By Gina Ferrara Posted in Top Story

Austin City Limits Announces 2014 Lineup Including Pearl Jam, OutKast and Beck

April 22nd, 2014
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Headlining this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, in his only Southwest appearance in 2014, Eminem will be joining Pearl Jam, OutKast, Skrillex, Beck, Calvin Harris, Lana Del Ray, Lorde (Weekend Two only), Foster The People, The Replacements and Zedd.
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By Kevin Amodia Posted in News, Top Story