All Access Pass: Solids @ Mercury Lounge on 3/25

Solids rocked NYC's Mercury Lounge this past week, with tracks from their debut album, Blame Confusion, via Fat Possum Records. Solid, the rock group that never wavers, is well known for their killer songs, audacious musicianship and their devoted following…

SXSW 2014: Festival Fashions

The 21st annual SXSW festival returned to Austin, Texas for its 5 day festival. As always, SXSW was full with music, movies, art, fashion and free booze. Sounds like a good party, huh? With festivals, you can always count on seeing styles that you wouldn’t really see at awards shows. People get to let their hair down and be themselves. It’s always interesting to see people’s personal style. While you won’t see any cocktail dresses or suits and ties, you’ll be impressed with these laid back style looks. We wanted to get inspired by Austin’s western street style and some celebrity looks down South Congress Street while SXSW took place. From different singular prints to colorful colors and lots of in between, these Austin street styles were worth talking about.

Lady Gaga Puked on During SXSW Performance

Although Lady Gaga has put on some pretty shocking performances before, her latest one at SXSW is just gross. While performing her song “Swine” on the Doritos #BoldStage on March 13th, vomit painter Millie Brown stuck her finger down her throat and threw up a slimy green substance on the singer.

Even though the singer was wearing a white apron, she took it off after she was puked on and performed the rest of her show. Her show also included her being wheeled on-stage hog tied to a roasting spit.

Taylor Swift Reportedly Ends Selena Gomez Friendship

Selena Gomez’s family members are not the only ones concerned about the singer reuniting with Justin Bieber. It’s being reported that Gomez’s former BFF, Taylor Swift, has cut her off as the former couple has been spending a lot of time together.

Gomez and Bieber recently spent time together in Texas where the two were spotted having breakfast together on March 7th. Gomez also attended Bieber’s SXSW performance where he dedicated his song “As Long As You Love Me” to her. Bieber also posted two Instagram videos of the two dancing together but later deleted both of them.

Us Weekly is reporting that Swift is “disgusted” that the two singers are back together and that she is also angry with Gomez for romancing and using her friend, singer Ed Sheeran, last year to make Bieber jealous.

Skrillex Announces Summer Mothership Tour 2014

Skrillex is bringing the Mothership Tour back this summer, and thanks to the wonderfully innovative--albeit a little nutty-- people at Red Bull, this year's revamped tour will bring a fresh new vibe to this bass-crazy Alien Ride. With support from Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, What So Not, and Milo & Otis joining the tour's lineup, the music will be just as big as Skrillex's new stage production.

SXSW 2014: MSO Happenings

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 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.

SXSW 2014: Ultra Records Showcase

The award winning label always puts together the best spectacles, and fans of the performers, or simply fans of a good time are encouraged to attend this hot ticket showcase. The event runs from 7:30pm-2am and will be a night full of awesome music and high energy. Click here to hear the Ultra Records SXSW Spotify playlist, and see below for more details about the showcase.

When: Thursday, March 13th. 7:30pm-2am

Where: Haven, 409 Colorado St. ,Austin, Texas

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Tengrade's SXSW 'Tornado' Now Ready for Rating

Back in June, we introduced readers to Tengrade, a social rating tool that allows users to “rate an endless list of topics from politics to pizza to pop culture, and beyond, and then see what the rest of the world thinks.” The tool, which is solely based on numbers, is a unique way to get people rating their favorite restaurants, musicians, actors and more- promoting greater efficiency and universality than sites such as Yelp or Urbanspoon. Click here for a full refresher on what Tengrade is, why it landed on our "Cool Shit" blog, and how to use it.