SXSW 2012: Full coverage

  • SXSW 2012: The cheesiest ever

    The corny, commercial side of Austin's city-bulging music conference did not spoil standout bands and special moments. Updated Mar. 20, 2012

  • Star Tribune music writer Chris Riemenschneider will be in his former hometown of Austin, TX, March 13-18 taking in the thousands of bands, hundreds of parties and a few taco stands at the annual South by Southwest Music Conference. Follow his tweets: @ChrisRstrib.

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  • SXSW acts to see, download

    Article By: CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER , Publish March 20, 2012 2:00 AM / Update March 21, 2012 11:10 AM

    Oberhofer: Brooklyn hipsters with a Vampire Weekend's spazzy catchiness but more rock oomph. Coming April 2 to 7th Street Entry.

    Danny Brown: The Detroit rapper's Afro-hawk hairdo was as buoyant as his bawdy songs. May 27 at the Soundset festival.

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Sleigh Bells

Santigold performs at the Fader Fort presented by Converse day party d...

Trampled By Turtles

Poliça has eight gigs lined up during the weeklong South by Southwest music fest in Austin, Texas, including one sponsored by NPR .

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Polica

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    Article By: MATT GILLMER and TONYA FODE , Publish / Update March 8, 2012 1:03 PM

    Neal Justin and Chris Riemenschneider discuss the bands playing at the South by Southwest Music festival in Austin, Texas.

Doomtree arrived in a rented RV.

Big Boi performs at a day party at the South By Southwest music festiv...

The Strokes

Carrie Brownstein of Wild Flag

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

Birthday Suits performed at the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas last year

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