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Encyclopedia > South by Southwest
Downtown Austin, Texas, where SXSW is held each spring
Bloc Party performing at Stubb's BBQ in 2007
Bloc Party performing at Stubb's BBQ in 2007
Carrie Rodriguez, a SXSW 2007 performer
Carrie Rodriguez, a SXSW 2007 performer
Morrissey at SXSW 2006
Morrissey at SXSW 2006

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of interactive, film, and music festivals and conferences that have taken place every spring in Austin, Texas since 1987. SXSW is centered around the downtown Austin Convention Center and each of the three parts run relatively independently, with different start and end dates. The music festival is one of the biggest in the United States, with more than 1,400 performers playing dozens of venues around Austin for four days in March. SXSW is the highest money making public event for the Austin economy, bringing in more revenues than Austin City Limits Music Festival and the Texas Longhorn football home football games. [1] Image File history File links SXSW_XX.gif‎ SXSW 2006 logo, with caption: Celebrating 20 years of music in 2006. Source: South by Southwest. ... Austin, Texas skyline from Town Lake. ... Austin, Texas skyline from Town Lake. ... Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Travis County, Williamson County Government  - Mayor Will Wynn Area  - City  296. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez American singer/songwriter and daughter of Texas singer/songwriter David Rodriguez. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 419 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (584 × 835 pixel, file size: 507 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photoshop revisions to the file by user:SteveHopson on April 14, 2007. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 419 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (584 × 835 pixel, file size: 507 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photoshop revisions to the file by user:SteveHopson on April 14, 2007. ... Steven Patrick Morrissey (born May 22, 1959) is an English singer and songwriter from Manchester, England. ... Interactive media refers to media of communication that allow for active participation by the recipient, hence interactivity. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... Spring is one of the four seasons of temperate zones, the transition from winter into summer. ... Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Travis County, Williamson County Government  - Mayor Will Wynn Area  - City  296. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Central business district. ... Austin Convention Center is a 3,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Austin, Texas. ... A music festival is a festival oriented towards music that is sometimes presented with a theme such as; musical genre, nationality or locality of musicians, or holiday. ... A Venue is the location of an event, usually a meeting. ... Main entrance of the 2005 Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park. ... Head Coach Mack Brown 9th Year, 92-22 Home Stadium Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Capacity 85,123 - Grass Conference Big 12 - South First Year 1893 Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds Website MackBrown-TexasFootball. ...


1994 saw the addition of SXSW Film and Interactive conferences. SXSW Film has become one of the world's premiere film festivals, focusing on new directing talent. Similarly, SXSW Interactive has attracted a strong following among Web creators and entrepreneurs.


Similarly, North by Northeast (or NXNE) is an annual three-day live music festival and music conference in Toronto held the second weekend each June. North by Northeast (or NXNE) is an annual 3-day live music festival and music conference in Toronto, Ontario held the second weekend each June. ... North by Northeast (or NXNE) is an annual live music festival in Toronto, Ontario. ...

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SXSW 2007

The 2007 music festival included performances by Scott Lucas of Local H, The Stooges, Kings of Leon, The Horrors, The Sword, Fratellis, Interpol, Lily Allen, Bobby Lounge, Bloc Party, Circa Survive, Eisley, Gallows, Straylight Run, The Bravery, Razorlight, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly., Hawthorne Heights, Ozomatli, Against Me!, Moros Eros, Albert Hammond, Jr., Bob Mould, Far-Less, Armor for Sleep, Powell St. John, Jack's Mannequin, Amy Winehouse, Badly Drawn Boy, Exit Clov, Tub ring, Cavort With Whores, Monty Are I, The Cinematics, Sparklehorse, the Get Up Johns and Cold War Kids. Conference speakers included David Byrne (of the Talking Heads) and Pete Townshend (of The Who).[1] The festival took place from March 14 to 18, and more than 1,400 acts performed. SXSW offers a free musical sampler each year; the 2007 offering included more than 725 MP3s available for download via a torrent[2]. One of the top film premieres this year is the highly anticipated Elvis and Anabelle starring Blake Lively and Max Minghella. Local H are a hard rock duo (sometimes described as grunge), formed by Scott Lucas (guitar/vocals) and Joe Daniels (drums). ... The Stooges are an American rock band that was first active from about 1967 to 1974, and then reformed in 2003. ... Kings of Leon are a rock band made up of three brothers and a cousin, based in Mt. ... The Horrors are a five-piece horror-themed garage rock band who formed in the summer of 2005. ... The Sword is a doom metal[1] band from Austin, Texas. ... The Fratellis are an indie rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. ... Interpol is an American indie rock band, formed in 1998. ... Lily Rose Beatrice Allen[1] (born May 2, 1985) is a BRIT Award nominated English singer-songwriter, currently signed to Regal/Parlophone (EMI), and known for songs such as Smile and LDN. She is the daughter of actor/comedian/musician Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. ... Bobby Lounge (born Dub Brock in 1950) is an American singer-songwriter from McComb, Mississippi. ... Bloc Party are an English indie rock band. ... Circa Survive is an experimental rock band consisting of former Saosin vocalist Anthony Green and members of the now-defunct This Day Forward. ... Eisley is a band from Tyler, Texas, consisting of four siblings (Chauntelle, Sherri, Stacy, and Weston DuPree) and their cousin (Garron DuPree). ... These gallows in Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park are maintained by Arizona State Parks. ... Straylight Run is an indie band based in Baldwin, Nassau County, Long Island, New York. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Razorlight are an Anglo-Swedish Indie rock band formed in 2002 by singer-songwriter Johnny Borrell. ... Sam Duckworth, stage name Get Cape. ... Hawthorne Heights is a band formed in Dayton, Ohio in June of 2001. ... Ozomatli is a multiethnic ten piece band, playing primarly Latin, hip-hop, and rock, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles. ... Against Me! is a punk band formed in Naples, Florida, later relocated to Gainesville, Florida. ... // Moros Eros is an American alternative rock band from Marietta, Georgia. ... Albert Hammond, Jr. ... Bob Mould (born October 16, 1960, in Malone, New York) is an American musician, principally known for his work as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for influential rock bands Hüsker Dü in the 1980s and Sugar in the 1990s. ... Far-Less are an aggressive rock band from Virginia, USA. Discography Turn To The Bright EP (2004, Tooth and Nail) Broken Hearts Unite (2003, Silent Uproar Records) Apossibility EP (2002, Self released) Emerge EP (2001, Self released) External Links Official website Categories: Musical group stubs ... Armor for Sleep is a rock band from Maplewood and Teaneck, New Jersey. ... Powell St John was a well-known figure on the mid-1960s Austin, Texas campus folk/bohemian music scene. ... Jacks Mannequin is a rock band from Orange County, California. ... Amy Jade Winehouse (born 14 September 1983) is an English jazz and soul singer and songwriter from Enfield, North London. ... Damon Gough (nicknamed Badly Drawn Boy, born 2 October 1969, in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England) is an indie singer/songwriter. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Tub Ring is a Chicago based band that formed in 1992 as a high school punk band. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Cinematics are a Scottish band currently based in Glasgow. ... Sparklehorse are a rock music group led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Mark Linkous. ... Cold War Kids are an indie rock band from Fullerton, California, USA. Band members are Nathan Willett (vocals, piano), Jonnie Russell (guitar), Matt Maust (bass guitar) and Matt Aveiro (drums). ... David Byrne may be: David Byrne (politician) (born 1947), Irish & European official David Byrne (musician) (born 1952), musician and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrnes self-titled album David Byrne (footballer) (born 1961), football player David Byrne (web designer) (born 1981), Australian Web / Graphic Designer David Byrne (soccer), (born... Talking Heads was an American rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison. ... Peter Dennis Blandford (Pete) Townshend (born May 19, 1945 in Chiswick, London), is an award winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer. ... The Who are an English rock band who first emerged in 1964. ... Independent film, directed by Will Geiger. ... Blake Lively (born August 25, 1987 in Tarzana, California) is an American actress known for her role in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Accepted. ... Minghella in Bee Season, 2005 Max Minghella (born January 1, 1985) is an English actor. ...


SXSW 2005

Cast members of The Real World: Austin made The Real South by Southwest, a documentary about the music festival and various bands performing at SXSW 2005. Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ...


References

  1. ^ Open Source » News » David Byrne announced as South by Southwest interviewee. NME.COM (2007-01-09). Retrieved on 2007-01-09.

2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • South by Southwest
    • Interactive
    • Film
    • Music
  • NME SXSW Special
  • SXSW Baby! — an unofficial community weblog
  • Prefixmag.com SXSW Recap— 35 videos of performances at SXSW 2007
  • SXSW photos

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