SXSW

Press Start to Begin?

Mar 6, 2014 By Joseph Misulonas

It’s taken more than a decade, but Texas has established itself as a major hub for the video game industry. But how big a player can the state become?

Live Music’s New Normal

May 9, 2013 By Jason Cohen

What's better for a band: gigs at big, sponsored festivals or the old, thirty-shows-in-thirty-days touring model? Divine Fits, the supergroup fronted by Spoon's Britt Daniel, debates.

13 Rules For Having Fun At SXSW

Mar 14, 2013 By Jason Cohen

It's already two days into SXSW Music. It's crowded. The schedule app is overwhelming. But the festival is what you make of it. 13 personal rules from Texas Monthly Senior Editor Jason Cohen, whose first SXSW was in 1991

SXSW Debates BBQ For Yahoo!

Mar 11, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Carolina pulled pork, Memphis dry rub, Kansas City ribs or Texas brisket? As if there's actually "debate." Video and highlights from Jake Silverstein's SXSW BBQ panel. 

Ask The Wanderer: Hill Country Antiquing & BBQ

Mar 6, 2013 By Jordan Breal

Coming to Austin and want a break from SXSW's landscape of rock shows and long lines? Here are a few small towns, just a stone's throw away, offering some of the state's best barbecue and most charming pieces of the past. 

Found in Translation

Mar 4, 2013 By Texas Monthly and Kathryn Jepsen

American Sign Language interpreter Barbie Parker wanted to communicate the live music experience to the deaf community, so she started LotuSIGN, a company that specializes in imparting the emotion and feeling of being at a show to hard of hearing music fans.

SXSW: 5 Notable Moments

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Another memorable SXSW included appearances by Bruce Springsteen and Anthony Bourdain, record-setting attendance, and the return of Matthew McConaughey on the bongos.

SXSW: The Ten Best Music Keynote Speakers

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Bruce Springsteen will give what is probably the most-anticipated SXSW Music keynote speech of all-time. But there have been some other great ones, from both living legends and a sitting governor. 

SXSW: Stratfor CEO Gets “Mic Checked”

Jan 21, 2013 By Texas Monthly

During George Friedman's first public speaking appearance since his company was hacked by Anonymous, occupy protesters interrupted a panel he hosted at SXSW, calling him a private spy who worked for wealthy corporations. 

Drawing Conclusions

Jan 20, 2013 By Josh Daniel

Before chronicling the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference for Texas Monthly, New York illustrator Steve Brodner had never been to Austin—but that actually worked to his advantage. “The idea was to capture the scene as someone who just happened upon it,” he says. “I wasn’t trying to get…

Paul Qui to Curate Selection of Eateries for SXSW

Jan 18, 2013 By Layne Lynch

Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival is embracing a much more prominent culinary element this year with SouthBites, a curated line-up of gourmet food trucks and trailers. Paul Qui, executive chef/owner of East Side King and the yet-to-be-opened Qui, is in charge of orchestrating the new event. According to the …