SXSW 2015: Full Coverage

Star Tribune music writer Chris Riemenschneider will be in his former hometown of Austin, Texas, March 14-19, covering his 26th visit to the 31st annual South by Southwest Music Conference. Check here for daily updates and photo galleries. Follow his tweets: @ChrisRstrib.

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March 13, 2014
SXSW 2014: Wednesday's British invasion

SXSW 2014: Wednesday's British invasion

London Grammar and Eagulls lived up to the U.K. hype, but Charlie XCX was hopeless.
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March 13, 2014
Tragedy strikes SXSW as driver crashes through crowd

Tragedy strikes SXSW as driver crashes through crowd

Two were dead and 23 more were taken to hospitals during the Texas music festival.
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March 12, 2014
SXSW 2014, Night 1: Low-key, high-volume start

SXSW 2014, Night 1: Low-key, high-volume start

Tuesday's soft-opening of the Austin mega-fest included Torres, a Stooge, some Korean rock stars and a crackdown by the fire marshal.
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April 23, 2013
Gary Louris filling in at the Dakota Monday-Tuesday

Gary Louris filling in at the Dakota Monday-Tuesday

The Jayhawks co-leader is returning from a medical hiatus, filling in for an ailing Nanci Griffith.
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March 17, 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 so

Prince closes out SXSW with a six-encore marathon

The show started late and went well past 2 a.m., as only the Minneapolis legend can do.
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March 15, 2013
SXSW Random Mix: Haim, Snoop Lion, Lianne La Havas

SXSW Random Mix: Haim, Snoop Lion, Lianne La Havas

A more roaming approach to Night 3 yielded great results.
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March 15, 2013
SXSW 2013: Dessa, 4OTF, Chalice hit the day parties

SXSW 2013: Dessa, 4OTF, Chalice hit the day parties

One played a car wash, another went on an hour late, and all at least seemed to enjoy being there.
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March 14, 2013

SXSW 2013: Natalie Maines ready to play rock

The Dixie Chicks singer included one song each from Minnesotans Dan Wilson and the Jayhawks, both on her upcoming album.
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March 14, 2013
SXSW 2013: Nick Cave's black and red jubilee

SXSW 2013: Nick Cave's black and red jubilee

The Aussie cult hero played the NPR Music showcase at Stubb's with a slightly revised lineup of his Bad Seeds.
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March 13, 2013
SXSW 2013: Divine opening night

SXSW 2013: Divine opening night

Britt Daniel's new side band to Spoon was a sure hit Tuesday night in Austin, Texas, where one rapper also raised holy fire.
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March 12, 2013
SXSW 2013: Five new acts not to miss

SXSW 2013: Five new acts not to miss

The list ranges from a trio of L.a. hipsters to a South American electronic-tango ensemble.
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March 11, 2013
Prince is rumored to be planning a concert at SXSW.

Prince rumored to be playing SXSW in Austin

Various "unnamed sources" are saying he'll be leaving Minneapolis for Texas to perform at La Zona Rosa on Saturday.