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SXSW Sued By Car Crash Victims’ Families

December 19th, 2014
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After a drunk driver hit and killed four people at the festival in March, SXSW faces multiple lawsuits alleging lack of safety precautions. The lawsuits claim the two companies that own SXSW could have done more to prevent the incident. Read more…

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Static-X Frontman Wayne Static Found Dead

November 2nd, 2014
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Frontman for one of the most iconic acts in metal has died at the age of 48. The cause of death is still unknown at this time. Read more…

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SXSW 2015 Lineup Announced

October 22nd, 2014
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Right on time, South by Southwest (SXSW) has announced the first round of artists invited to perform at this year’s SXSW Music Conference and Festival Taking place Tuesday, March 17 – Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
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By Kevin Amodia Posted in Top Story

Sleater Kinney Announces They Have Reunited

October 20th, 2014
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What began as an announcement for a new song, pressed on a 7-inch, that comes with a career spanning vinyl box set, has become an announcement of the reuniting of Sleater-Kinney.
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By Kevin Amodia Posted in Top Story

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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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