The K-Pop Night Out Korean music showcase returned for its third year at SXSW 2015. As per previous versions of K-Pop Night Out the artist lineup was an eclectic mix of Indie, Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Electronica and Performance Art. This year's artists include Eastern Sidekick, Asian Chairshot, The Barberettes, EE and Hitchhiker. Photos by Johnny Au.
The K-Pop Night Out music showcase at SXSW 2015 featured Chrome Entertainment's K-Pop girl group Crayon Pop. The girls of Crayon Pop debut their brand new comeback "FM" as well as played some of their much loved back catelog of songs. Photos by Johnny Au.
YG Entertainment's hip hop masters EPIK HIGH headlined the third K-Pop Night Out showcase at SXSW 2015. Tablo, Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz performing for over an hour with a two track encore to satisfy their fans who packed the Elysium venue in Austin, Texas. Photos by Johnny Au.
Pop's up and coming artists performed at the annual Perez Hilton's One Night In Austin showcase at SXSW. Artists include ASTR, BRENMAR, Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne, Elle King, Ivy Levan, Kate Boy, Melanie Martinez, The Mowgli's, The Ting Tings and Swedish sensation Tove Lo. The theme for this year's SXSW showcase was strong independent women and Perez Hilton and his team delivered on that promise with some of the best upcoming female pop going around. Photos by Johnny Au.
Korean girl group Apink held their first ever full concert in Singapore last weekend. Titled PINK PARADISE, the six member group brought their cute concept to their adoring Singaporean fans. Photos by William Ho/Three Angles Production.
US celebrity chef Rachael Ray held her annual Rachael Ray's Feedback SXSW music showcase at Stubb's BBQ. In addition to the delicious food (tacos, sausage in blanket, sliders and sweet corn salad was on the menu) we had fantastic music from the likes of The Cringe, Big Data, Delta Spirit, The Districts, Scott Weiland And The Wildabouts, Raekwon and Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros (pictured above). Johnny Au was there to sample the food and bring us these pictures.
US broadcaster NPR returned to SXSW with their annual NPR Music Showcase at Stubb's BBQ, again highlighting some of the best talent on display in Austin. We saw a diverse variety of artists who performed including Compton bred rapper Boogie, Las Vegas disco and funk (with a hint of androgyny) Shamir, Aussie indie darling Courtney Barnett, Belgian electronic/hip hop artist Stromae and one of the hardest working bands out there, TV On The Radio (pictured above). Photos by Johnny Au.
The annual Canadian Blast music showcase returned to Brush Park during SXSW. This year's showcase artist included The Wet Secrets (pictured above), The Bros. Landreth, Single Mothers, The Franklin Electric, Yukon Blonde and Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers. Photos by Johnny Au.
The NYLO chain of hotels currently represents a fresh and modern approach to hotel accommodation, providing a range of rooms to a variety of traveller, whether it's a family, business person or a casual visitor to the city. They have hotels in New York, New England and various spots in Texas and it's the Dallas Southside NYLO which the AU stayed for a few nights while visiting Dallas earlier in March.
The Neon Gold label hosted its showcase at Empire on the final night of SXSW, taking over both the Control Room and the Outdoor Stage and bringing together some fantastic bands - both established and up and coming - from Australia, the UK and America together for one final night of fun chaos.
Alt Country Brandi Carlile performed an unplugged and unamplified show at the iconic Central Presbyterian Church at SXSW. Brandi Carlile let her dynamic and powerful voice fill the church to make this show one of the most unforgettable at SXSW. Supported by TORRES. Photos by Johnny Au.
The annual Media Temple Interactive Closing Party at Stubb's BBQ celebrated the close of the Interactive portion of SXSW. This year's party included artists such as Z Trip, Ludacris (pictured above) and TV on the Radio. Photos by Johnny Au.
The Aussie BBQ returned to Brush Park on Friday, taking over the East and West sides of the venue to bring a day full of incredible Australian acts. Sosefina already brought you the full live review, but now here are some photo highlights from the day. First up, we start with the BBQ itself, supplied this year by Franks Sausages. It was delicious.
The Aussie BBQ returned to Brush Square Park this year, the 2015 edition of the SXSW event bringing the likes of The Delta Riggs, Tigertown, Hiatus Kaiyote to two tents set up on the east and west sides of the park. While last year's Aussie BBQ battled the fire marshal, the main element set against us was the first big day of consistent rain in Austin this SXSW - the weather didn't hamper the mood much however, with the beers and BBQ food continuing to prove popular with those in attendance.
By the time Courtney Barnett slips into the slack jawed “Avant Gardner”, the closer of her excellent set, the crowd is already sold on her brand of lazy suburban grunge.