The next round of musicians invited to attend SXSW in 2014 have been announced! The extensive list, featuring Australian acts including the likes of Boy and Bear, What So Not and Gossling, represents some of the best talent in the world at the moment, both up and coming and well established. Notable international names include Gary Numan and The Kooks, who are sure to put on some pretty special shows indeed. Check out the full second round www.sxsw.com, with our Australian contingent listed below.
SXSW has begun rolling out its first round announcements, with Music, Film and Interactive categories each making their initial reveals. A huge stack of names have been announced for SXSW Music, with some Aussies making the first round of invites, while SXSW Film and Interactive have announced keynote sessions.
In some more news to be coming out of the SXSW camp, bands who wish to submit their applications to potentially perform as part of the conference have until October 11 to get their submissions in. Opening in early July in order to give international artists a better and easier way of getting their applications in, we're hurtling quickly towards the final deadline!
Earlier this year, while at SXSW, Larry sat down with the cast and crew of the 2013 reboot of Evil Dead. Here's the chat we had with one of Larry's personal heroes, Bruce Campbell (producer and star of the original film) and fellow producer Rob Tapert. Here's what went down as we talk about CGI, "torture porn horror" and much more...
Australian artists wishing to apply to attend the 2014 SXSW conference and festival have the opportunity to submit their details earlier. The organisers of SXSW have acknowledged the extra costs, time and distance that Australian applicants deal with each year, having to travel the longest distance to attend.
As we get set to hit the road to Singapore for the annual Music Matters conference and festival, we caught up with one of the artists set to play the event, Kevin Lester aka "TheLionCityBoy" to talk about it, the Singapore music scene, being a part of TEDxSingapore, his recent jaunt to SXSW and much more...
They've been travelling around the world like crazy of late, including an appearance at SXSW, but The Vaudeville Smash were kind enough to take some time out of their busy schedules to talk to Sose about their touring, upcoming plans and much more...
Ellis Bahl, director of Alt-J's acclaimed video for "Breezeblocks", was kind enough to take some time to chat to Larry Heath about the clip and more!
Spring Break forever, or not for forever, that is the question. I had the opportunity to see Spring Breakers last month at the SXSW Film Festival and ever since then I'm been struggling to articulate how I felt about the experience. It's one of the most divisive films I've ever seen. Not only in amongst the crowd - a love it or hate it sort of reaction was obvious - but also in amongst myself.
We take you back to the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas with the final episode of the first season of the AU review podcast, featuring Australia's own Jack Carty and much much more! We'll be back later in the year with our second season! Stay tuned and thanks for listening.