SXSW 2015 Recap

SXSW 2015 Recap

South-by-Southwest returned to Austin this year, Tuesday-to-Saturday, March 17th to 21st. It was once again a massive event, spreading well beyond its Sixth Street ground zero, to such stages as Auditorium Shores Stage to the south and FADER Fort to the east and further. Admittedly, the weather wasn’t the best that SXSW has seen, but for those coming from the frozen rest of the country, it was a welcome respite.

 

Tuesday SXSW Music 2015 kicked off on St. Patrick’s Day.
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Wednesday While South-by-Southwest’s music portion officially has expanded to starting on the Tuesday, the real action still begins on hump day.
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Thursday Thursday at SXSW is the perfect day to showcase hop: late enough in the week that all the acts are there, but not so late that there are weekend parties that one is committed to.
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Friday Some of the biggest parties of SXSW happened on Friday – despite the rain.
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Saturday In recent years, Saturday at South-by-Southwest has declined a little bit, from being the all-star weekend to being when acts get out of town early. And it didn’t help that it rained in 2015.
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Coverage & photo galleries by artist:

Air Bag One – Saturday recap, photos @ Des Moines Embassy

Alberta Cross – Friday recap, photos @ Rachael Ray House

Alvvays – Wednesday recap, photos @ Mohawk

BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Thursday recap, photos @ FADER Fort

Courtney Barnett – Friday recap, photos @ Stubb’s

Big Data – Wednesday recap, photos @ The Parish

Big Sean – Friday recap, photos @ FADER Fort

Bleachers – Thursday recap, photos @ FADER Fort; Friday recap, photos @ Stubb’s

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires – Wednesday recap, photos @ Container Bar

Will Butler – Friday recap, photos @ Stubb’s

Ceremony – Saturday recap, photos @ Gypsy Lounge

Chance the Rapper & The Social Experiment – Wednesday recap, photos @ FADER Fort

Code Orange – Saturday recap, photos @ Gypsy Lounge

Colony House – Friday recap, photos @ Rachael Ray House

The Cringe – Saturday recap, photos @ Rachael Ray House

The Damned – Wednesday recap, photos @ Mohawk

Dawn of the Phoenix – Pre-SXSW recap, photos @ Red Eyed Fly

Rocky Dawuni – Saturday recap, photos @ Whole Foods

Dej Loaf – Wednesday recap, photos @ FADER Fort

Mai Dhai – Wednesday recap, photos @ The Victorian Room at The Driskill

Kristin Diable – Tuesday recap, photos @ Stubb’s (inside)

Diarrhea Planet – Saturday recap, photos @ Empire Garage

DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler) – Wednesday recap, photos @ Cedar Street Courtyard

Earl Sweatshirt – Friday recap, photos @ Stubb’s

East India Youth – Tuesday recap, photos @ Latitude 30

Future Islands – Wednesday recap, photos @ Mohawk

Alex G – Saturday recap, photos @ FADER Fort

Gang of Four – Saturday recap, photos @ Empire Garage

Kevin Gates – Saturday recap, photos @ FADER Fort

Guantanamo Baywatch – Wednesday recap, photos @ Mohawk

Jesse Harris with Star Rover – Thursday recap, photos @ Red 7

Sam Hunt – Wednesday recap, photos @ FADER Fort

Wynonna Judd – Friday recap, photos @ St. David’s Bethel Hall

Elle King – Wednesday recap, photos @ Cedar Door

John Legend – Saturday recap, photos @ Cheer Up Charlie’s

Hamilton Leithauser – Thursday recap, photos @ Mohawk

Lolawolf – Saturday recap, photos @ Cheer Up Charlie’s

Laura Marling – Thursday recap, photos @ Mohawk

METZ – Wednesday recap, photos @ Mohawk

Mew – Tuesday recap, photos @ FADER Fort

Mike WiLL Made-It & Friends – Thursday recap, photos @ FADER Fort

Milky Chance – Wednesday recap, photos @ Cedar Door

Holly Miranda – Thursday recap, photos @ Red 7

Mr. Kitty – Pre-SXSW recap, photos @ Red Eyed Fly

The Nimbus – Pre-SXSW recap, photos @ Red Eyed Fly

ODESZA – Tuesday recap, photos @ Hype Hotel

Palma Violets – Saturday recap, photos @ Empire Garage

Passion Pit – Tuesday recap, photos @ FADER Fort

Power Trip – Saturday recap, photos @ Gypsy Lounge

Roto’s Magic Act – Saturday recap, photos @ Rachael Ray House

Run the Jewels – Friday recap, photos @ Stubb’s

Screaming Females – Friday recap, photos @ Stubb’s

Shlohmo – Thursday recap, photos @ FADER Fort

Sick of It All – Saturday recap, photos @ Gypsy Lounge

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Bird – Saturday recap, photos @ Rachael Ray House

Skepta – Thursday recap, photos @ FADER Fort

Snoop Dogg (DJ set) – Friday recap, photos @ Red Room

Speedy Ortiz – Wednesday recap, photos @ Cedar Street Courtyard

Spoon – Pre-SXSW & Tuesday recap, photos @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater, photos @ Hype Hotel

Thee Oh Sees – Wednesday recap, photos @ Mohawk

Twin Shadow – Friday recap, photos @ Stubb’s

Viet Cong – Friday recap, photos @ FADER Fort

Matthew E. White – Thursday recap, photos @ Mohawk

Yukon Blonde – Wednesday recap, photos @ Brush Square Park

The Zombies – Saturday recap, photos @ Whole Foods

 

 

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