Fall Out Boy Play Hits, 'Beat It' at First SXSW Gig

Fall Out Boy Play Hits, 'Beat It' at First SXSW Gig

Fall Out Boy rocked a secret show at Austin's Vice Bar, the band's first-ever SXSW gig, like it was 2008. That was the year of the group's last proper album, "Folie A Deux," before taking an extended hiatus that saw a greatest hits and several solo projects before reuniting for upcoming fifth album "Save Rock And Roll."
SXSW Twitter Diary: Surfer Blood, Wallpaper & More (Part Two)

SXSW Twitter Diary: Surfer Blood, Wallpaper & More (Part Two)

Check out the second installment of SXSW-diary tweets from the artists on Twitter Music and Billboard's special Twitter list of up-and-coming artists performing at SXSW this year who are tweeting an inside, band's-eye-view at what it’s really like.
Green Day SXSW

Green Day's SXSW Debut a 'Punk Rock Extravaganza'

Contrary to popular myth, Green Day's performance in Austin Friday night was, in fact, the multi-platinum punk group's SXSW debut, but the conference's memory of what frontman Billie Joe Armstrong called "a South By Southwest punk rock extravaganza" will certainly be a good one.
High Highs

SXSW Shorts: High Highs, Chance the Rapper

On Thursday at SXSW we caught a too-brief set by the dreamy High Highs, a Lyor Cohen-attended show by Chicago upandcomer Chance the Rapper and blast of punk by The Thermals.
Laneway Festival's First US Showing Set For Detroit

Laneway Festival's First US Showing Set For Detroit

The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, which has grown from a Melbourne street party to a seven-city tour focused on independent rock acts, is coming to the U.S. this year. During a Laneway day party at South By Southwest on Friday, organizers announced they’d stage an American version of their event Sept. 14 at the Meadow Brook Music Festival in suburban Detroit.
Mac Attack: Five Fleetwood Mac Solo Hits

Stevie Nicks on 'In Your Dreams,' Fleetwood Mac's Tour and Longevity Secrets At SXSW

Stevie Nicks was on hand at South By Southwest to screen “In Your Dreams,” the Dave Stewart-directed documentary about the making of her latest album of the same name, and to play a killer set with Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players. But you can never limit the always-engaged Nicks to just one or two things, so when she sat for one of SXSW’s celebrity interviews on Thursday at the Austin Convention Center, she had plenty to say.
Flaming Lips Bring 'Yoshimi' to SXSW at Final Warner Sound

Flaming Lips Bring 'Yoshimi' to SXSW at Final Warner Sound

If any of the hundreds of people at Thursday night's Warner Sound showcase traveled to Austin specifically to see Wayne Coyne's signature man-sized plastic bubble, they wasted a trip. The Flaming Lips' SXSW headlining set was all about the music -- bad news for lovers of puppets and confetti, great news for fans of the band's 30-year run of lush, experimental rock.

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