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.
At Birds Barber Shop in Austin, TX, Phantogram filmed a special performance featuring artist Joshua Davis at SXSW.
Photo Credit Raymond Flotat
Phantogram have been hard at work since they released their February 2014 full-length album, Voices. They paired with New York artist Joshua Davis for the release of the video as part of a “Napster Project”, wherein different musicians and artists collaborate to try and produce art that disrupts the music industry. This is the first time the duo have paired up in a real-time performance, where Joshua Davis coded a series of animations and graphics as the band performed. The result is an entrancing geometrical maze that meshes devilishly well with Phantograms electro-indie vibes. Take a couple of minutes to immerse yourself in all its trippy glory:
According to KVUE.com, a fourth person has died from injuries sustained in the car accident that occurred earlier this month at outside a SXSW event taking place at The Mohawk. After being placed into a medically induced coma on March 13th, De’Andre Tatum, of Fort Worth, TX finally succumbed to his injuries, and was pronounced dead on Thursday. Read more…
The saga of Tyler, the Creator continues. The Odd Future leader remains in hot water after his arrest in Austin, but his lawyer has released a statement proclaiming his client’s innocence. Not exactly shocking behavior for a lawyer, but he may have his hands full this time.
Turns out inciting a riot, even in the name of musical enjoyment for all, gets the police pretty riled up. Tyler, The Creator has been arrested at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport after encouraging fans to break through a gate at his SXSW performance on Thursday.
The mother of monsters isn’t missing out on SXSW this year–Lady Gaga is playing a show at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin on Thursday night. The catch? She’s only playing in front of 2,000 fans as part of the Doritos-sponsored #BoldStage. But you can still catch the live stream of the show, presented by Fuse.