SXSW 2014

SXSW 2014: Charles’ Artifacts and Anecdotes (abridged)

SXSW 2014: Charles’ Artifacts and Anecdotes (abridged)

My week in Austin started with a car crash and ended with a cinnamon bun and in between there was the 2014 SXSW Music Conference. It was fun. It was awkward. It was drunk. There were Germans and half-naked strangers. Pork and drugs and freakouts and no sleep until sweet...

Review by Charles
Ben vs. SXSW 2014 Day 1 (a pictorial)

Ben vs. SXSW 2014 Day 1 (a pictorial)

We approached SXSW 2014 a little differently than in years past. Trying to explore more of the conventions, see more shows, and in general provide more thoughtful coverage instead of the quickest coverage we could. Over the next couple weeks you’ll see our favorite photos and hear whatever thoughts we...

Review by Big Ben
Maggie Boyd vs. SXSW 2014 (a pictorial)

Maggie Boyd vs. SXSW 2014 (a pictorial)

All photos by Maggie Boyd. Ed. Note: Now that we’ve shaken the bounds of the Pinpoint house, the dwindling streets of Austin, TX we can all breathe a little easier. Look back with fondness at the days that were live and alight with song and dance and drink beyond measure....

Review by Maggie Boyd
SXSW 2014 – Day 3

SXSW 2014 – Day 3

Ed. Note: Yesterday was rough. Like, rougher than all the fucks that have passed and will pass through this one-horse boomtown, busty from the first midnight mistake to the last dying day of man’s great stand against…whatever ya got. And we should’ve seen it coming and I’m sure we probably...

Review by eds.
SXSW 2014 – Day 2

SXSW 2014 – Day 2

Ed. Note: There’s a joke about Manchaca Stew that’s only funny because it’s true and something we should never ask another soul to endure but after a day of Willie drinking on the outskirts of fucking Nowhere, Texas we made friends and those friends had friends and suddenly it’s 2am...

Review by eds.
SXSW 2014 – Day 1

SXSW 2014 – Day 1

Ed. Note: In light of last night’s horrific events, we were seriously debating whether or not it would be appropriate to share a post here extolling the virtues of excess and the pressing assurance of rock and roll in these days of insecurity. We wondered if it might be best...

Review by eds.
SXSW 2014 (not so) Short List: Q-Z

SXSW 2014 (not so) Short List: Q-Z

Below is the last of the big list, kids and I should feel some sense of accomplishment at having bored through the hundreds of names of showcasing artists at SXSW 2014 but I don’t because I know that I’ve only just begun to scratch and eke my way through the...

Review by Charles
SXSW 2014 (not so) Short List: G-P

SXSW 2014 (not so) Short List: G-P

Read all of Charles’s SXSW 1 line previews SXSW 2014 (not so) Short List: A-F SXSW 2014 (not so) Short List: G-P SXSW 2014 (not so) Short List: Q-Z (coming soon) This time, next week, I’ll be in Irving with my pops bolstering my stores of beer and bacon and...

Review by Charles