SXSW

March 25, 2016 - 10:18am
.Paak and his band, along with hip-hop artist SMINO, performed as part of University Union's Bandersnatch Series.

Concertgoers assembled in Syracuse University’s Schine Underground on March 23 to witness the performance of a Dr. Dre protégé from Oxnard, California. 

Anderson .Paak, the star of the show, was in town fresh off a critically acclaimed performance at SXSW in Austin, Texas. He took the stage around 9:30 p.m. dressed in red from head to toe, including fresh black and red Adidas sneakers, as well as a Tony Montana “Scarface” T-Shirt.

March 27, 2012 - 3:02pm
A Syracuse native spends a week in Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest.

Rick Perry. Matthew McConaughey. Walker Texas Ranger.

April 6, 2011 - 5:21pm
Otto-Tune music blogger Seth Sommerfield breaks down the annual Austin, Texas, music event's best sets, breakout bands and acts coming soon to CNY.

If one word could describe SXSW it would be “exhausting,” but in a very, very awesome way. 

For of four days, Austin, TX becomes the epicenter for the music world.  Live music pours out of every nook and cranny from noon to the late hours of the morning.  SXSW is an audio barrage that pummels even the most intense listeners into a tired mess so full of bliss that all one could want is to hibernate and dream of even more music.

March 21, 2011 - 1:25am
On the fourth and final major day of SXSW many more terrific acts displayed their skills and things got out of control. The NewsHouse was there to bring you the best moments.

SXSW doesn't wind down, it goes out with a bang.

Friday was the last real day of the fest and it brings out the biggest names and the largest crowds.  When the sun went down in Austin the atmophere was wild and the streets were packed with weekenders looking to live up the last of the party.

Reunited Riot Starters

March 19, 2011 - 6:15am
More than 2,000 bands perform in Austin during the week of SXSW. The NewsHouse will not cover them all, but these were among the most ear-catching Day Three artists.

And the beat goes on, and the beat goes on…

Coping To Aging Is For The Weak

March 18, 2011 - 6:47am
SXSW keeps a' rollin' along in Austin and The NewsHouse was on the scene to seek out the best of day two.

Downtown Austin was even more abuzz as the second day of SXSW commenced.  Not only were more bands and fans rolling into town, but there were also two little events you may have heard of (St. Patrick’s Day and the opening of the NCAA Tournament) bringing more non-music folk out.  Needless to say, it appears that some of these individuals may have had an alcoholic beverage or two (or six or twelve).  But that’s just atmospheric ornamentation.  On to the more pressing matter of the actual tuneage of day two…

March 17, 2011 - 6:57am
While SU is on Spring Break, the music world is convening down in Austin, Texas, for the South By Southwest Music Festival. The NewsHouse is there to cover it, starting with a recap of the fest's first day.

Under the cover of clouds, SXSW began in Austin on Wednesday.  Music could be heard blaring from almost every bar, restaurant or corner (buskers!), as press, industry types and music fans cluttered Austin’s downtown.  Here’s a quick overview of some of the highs and lows of Day 1:

 

Best Afternoon Kickstart

March 6, 2011 - 2:39pm
The iSchool is looking for a mixtape of SU artists to hype at SXSW, here are three quick suggestions from Otto-Tune.

Syracuse's social media presence has been making things happen for quite some time now and this week they came up with another great idea for the iSchool's upcoming SXSW Orange Influencers party: 

Let a 'Cuse alum DJ the event. Let the playlist be comprised of 'Cuse artists.