Turns out Demi Lovato isn't the only one left feeling a little uneasy after Lady Gaga's South By Southwest performance last week, during which she was vomited on. A new petition has been enacted since calling for the pop star to stop, as it says, "glamorizing bulimia."
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.
Credit the last two editions of the South By Southwest Film Festival with raising the bar on music documentaries, screening the Oscar winners "Searching for Sugar Man" and "20 Feet From Stardom" early in their film festival travels.
The absence of a full-scale, high-profile tribute to the late Lou Reed has been glaring, and surprising, since his death last Oct. 23. But Alejandro Escovedo and Richard Barone more than filled that void on Friday night at South By Southwest.