SXSW 2015: Full coverage

  • Star Tribune music writer Chris Riemenschneider will be in his former hometown of Austin, Texas, March 18-22, covering his 25th visit to the 29th annual South by Southwest Music Conference. Check here for daily updates and photo galleries. Follow his tweets: @ChrisRstrib.

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SXSW hosted a Rhymesayers panel.

Hippo Campus, a band of 19- to 20-year-old Twin Cities suburbanites, performed at the Floodfest party during the 2015 South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. The band recently signed a record deal with Grand Jury.

James Bay performed at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, on Friday at South by Southwest.

  • SXSW 2015 Friday report: James Bay, Ghostface Killah, TV crossover

    Publish March 22, 2015 2:00 AM / Update March 22, 2015 4:38 PM

    – Through the magic of television — which has been more and more plugged into the South by Southwest Music Conference in recent years — British singer/songwriter James Bay managed to appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” right about the same time he wrapped up a packed live performance in a big downtown church late Friday night as part of the mega-fest.

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Baby Shel: “There are relatable topics in it for native kids. … Hip-hop touches on the really raw, tough stuff that’s happening to us.”

The Blind Shake: from left, brothers Jim and Mike Blaha and cousin Dave Roper.

Local band Hippo Campus

Lady Gaga at SXSW

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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