SXSW 2014: Full coverage

  • Star Tribune music writer Chris Riemenschneider will be in his former hometown of Austin, Texas, March 11-16 taking in the thousands of bands, hundreds of parties and a few taco stands at the annual South by Southwest Music Conference. Check for daily updates and photo galleries. Follow his tweets: @ChrisRstrib.

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At 65, Minneapolis soul singer Sonny Knight made his South by Southwest debut with his band the Lakers.

The Hold Steady was revealed to be the source of the music in a Sears commercial called “Real People.”

Japanese noise-rock quartet Bo Ningen.

Jason Molina is honored with a tribute album from Rock the Cause.

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds performed last week at Stubb’s BBQ as part of the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.

Lianne La Havas performs at Empire Automotive at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, March 14, 2013.

Prince took the stage early Sunday accompanied by a 22-piece brass band and played for three hours. His set included multiple costume changes and a soulful rendition of "Purple Rain."

Crowds thronged the Spotify House in Austin, Texas, during South by Southwest.

Green Day perform at ACL Live at the Moody Theater at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, March 15, 2013.

Prince is rumored to be planning a concert at SXSW.

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