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Posts Tagged ‘2013’

In Case You Missed It…

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

You’re Next.

In the event that you did not see this film in either the first or second round of festival screenings, here is your chance at last.

Adam Wingard’s You’re Next (SXSW 2013) brings suspense mixed with dark humour to what could have been just another “We’re trapped in a house in the middle of the woods and there is something out there.” Well, they are trapped. In the woods. And…well…I don’t want to spoil it. If you like a little humour mixed in to your horror, this film should satisfy.

Available in several formats as of January 12, 2014, you have no excuse not to check it out!

For the trailer, go here.

Later, Babies!

Guitarists of note from SXSW Music

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Everyone is still looking back at SXSW, and deciding their personal highlights. I’m sure we’ll get to the Baby! team’s memories in the near future, but for now… how about the best guitar moments at SXSW Music?

It’s worth repeating that yes, it is actually possible to see bands play non-stop and around the clock for the entire week of SXSW. Perhaps not if you wanted to emerge with your feet, liver, ears, and brain intact, but you could do it. Or, you can remain unscathed, save your health, and just read about eight of the best players we saw this year.

But which eight are they? Find out at Premier Guitar (but we’re glad to see Marnie Stern is on the list).

One last weekend to grab NPR’s SXSW Music Collection

Friday, March 29th, 2013

A quick heads up during the holiday weekend, but NPR’s 100 Bands from SXSW collection remains free to downlaod, but you only have until April 4th to grab the archive file with all the MP3′s in it.

Handpicked from among thousands of artists, this genre-traversing playlist picks highlights, discoveries and future thrills from this year’s festival — and, for the next 30 days, it’s available for free download in its entirety, as one 813 MB zip file, right here. Of course, for those without that much hard-drive space, you can download each song individually, as well as stream The Austin 100 on this page and through NPR Music’s various mobile devices.

You can get your copy on this page.

SXSW Baby Podcast, Saturday March 16th

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

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It’s your final night of SXSW and we really mean it this time, so Interactive badge holders can stop grumbling that it finished Tuesday (because it doesn’t). So a bit more flavour of the fun on offer at SXSW before we head out to Sixth for one last bag of memories

Follow the SXSW Baby blog for more South by Southwest fun, and what we’re up to on the ground via Twitter and @SXSWbaby. Got news about SXSW for us? Get in touch via SXSW Baby’s contact form! Don’t forget to follow the podcast via the RSS feed!

SXSW Baby Podcast, Friday March 15th

Friday, March 15th, 2013

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SXSW is all about worlds colliding, so when there’s a Turkish night of music at Cedar Street Courtyard, with a number of bands from one of my other lives (the Eurovision Song Contest), I’m going to talk to two bands more used to stadium rock than tiny gigs… and introduce my SXSW friends and followers to them!

Follow the SXSW Baby blog for more South by Southwest fun, and what we’re up to on the ground via Twitter and @SXSWbaby. Got news about SXSW for us? Get in touch via SXSW Baby’s contact form! Don’t forget to follow the podcast via the RSS feed!

Dear SXSW bands, where is all the merch?

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Something I’ve noticed at SXSW Music this year is the lack of merchandise on sale after a showcase. With over 2000 official performances, the people in the crowd are already invested in you. They’ve given up close to an hour of their time to listen to you. If they are up on their feet. cheering and applauding at the end of the gig… you’ve made the sale! You’ve got them! All you need to do is close the transaction and you have a fan for life!

Except in three nights of back to back showcases, only two artists I’ve seen have had CD’s on sale after the gig. When the short term musical memory is about to be over-written by the next band, it’s incredibly important to get a physical memory into the hands of your potential new fans.

SXSW Baby Podcast, Thursday March 14th

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

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A full night of music last night, with a smattering of film, and panels about online distribution, marketing, and technology in the room. Yep, it’s still SXSW!

Follow the SXSW Baby blog for more South by Southwest fun, and what we’re up to on the ground via Twitter and @SXSWbaby. Got news about SXSW for us? Get in touch via SXSW Baby’s contact form! Don’t forget to follow the podcast via the RSS feed!