This year, SXSW is bigger than ever as ut will feature even more film, food, and panelist discussions than ever before. Every day there will be something new to discover, and Joonbug.com is doing the best we can to keep you posted on all the stellar lineups.
The festival is split into three sections: interactive from March 7th–11th, film from March 7th–15th, and music from March 11th–16th.
Take a look at our newest list of SXSW events from March 11th-15th, including a discussion with Beatport CEO Matthew Adell. Other notable artists on our list include Steve Aoki, Slash, Boys Noize and Destructo.
Tucked in the heart of Brooklyn, an edgy little bar by the name of Matchless creaked its doors open for an assemblage of music industry insiders, struggling artists and hanger's on to commiserate with Dead Waves, an up-and-coming grunge-rock band. The venue was like stepping back in time; Black Sabbath blared homilies in the background, and a heavy mixture of PBR and cigarettes permeated the stale air. Everybody in the crowd knew somebody, even if not by name, they had seen them before because they travel in the same circles. They were the disillusioned, the few who still felt physical pain when exposed to injustices, the live and let lives’.
Addtional reporting by Taila Aroshas
The last Amnesty International concert took place 16 years ago and inspired many people of that generation with a call to action that brought awareness to human rights in America and around the world. Now in 2014, Amnesty International is ready to pass the torch to the younger generations that can now connect to their movement to inspire them to be involved and active in human rights.
This year's Amnesty International concert took place on Wednesday, February 5 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Co-hosted by Susan Sarandon and featuring Madonna, the star studded line up included; The Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Tegan & Sara, The Fray, Cold War Kids, Cake, Colbie Caillat, Blondie and Pussy Riot.
There’s something mighty powerful about a big band, and Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds brought it all to the stage.
Last Saturday night, Brooklyn Bowl saw a jam-packed venue when the band (minus Arleigh) took to the stage and began playing infectious songs overtook with revved up horns, funky drumbeats, and captivating piano and harmonica notes.
Slowly languishing under the heat-lamp, outdoor area of the Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday, January 30th, 2014, flocks of audience entered the trembling venue. Chatter about the band was in full effect, and everyone was ready for a dose of Consider The Source. Hailing from Queens, NY, this super trio is nothing less than extraordinary. In fact, you can say that they are more extra than ordinary. Comprised of only three players, Gabriel Marin (guitar), John Ferrara (bass), and Jeff Mann (drums), these wizards of musical odyssey are masters of their craft. Their music can be described as Sci-Fi, Middle Eastern, Fusion, melting together elements from many different genres to create an entirely new and unique concert experience. As their tapistries of OM symbols cascaded the back of the stage, the lights began to glow and Consider The Source took their places.
Transatlantic is starting its world tour this January. The super-band formed in 1999 as an ensemble from other progressive rock bands - Neal Morse (Spock's beard), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Pete Trewavas (Marillion), and Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings)--joined forces.What started as a side project between the talented musicians became a full-time gig.