Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden have announced a co-headlining tour for this summer that will take the '90s-era rock titans across North America. The 23-date trek will visit sheds in most major markets beginning July 19 in Las Vegas.
Instead of using South By to promote his most recent record (2013’s typically excellent “You Were Right”), Benson’s here instead as a label president; his imprint, Readymade Records, which he co-runs with his manager, Emily White showcased over the weekend, and – other than a brief sit-in with Readymade artist Leah Mason, he’s here overseeing, rather than rocking.
A sampler plate of country music closed out the inaugural U.S. iTunes Music Festival on Saturday (March 15) at South By Southwest, giving the genre a wide and varied berth after four previous days of rock, pop and rap.
Pitbull’s iTunes Festival performance at South By Southwest was not a particularly strong draw for conference badgeholders looking to discover the next big -- namely because the Cuban rapper is already among the most successful acts to headline the Austin festival.