Bear Mountain

SXSW Shorts: Haim, Bear Mountain, Billy Joe Shaver Light Up Tuesday

So many bands. So little time. Billboard is roaming SXSW in Austin this week, checking out as many acts as possible -- and each day we'll highlight a handful of our favorites. On Tuesday night we caught Haim, Action Bronson, Bear Mountain (pictured) and Shugo Tokumaru, among others.
Macklemore, Icona Pop, Action Bronson Rock Warner Sound at SXSW

Macklemore, Icona Pop, Action Bronson Rock Warner Sound at SXSW

It was only night one of SXSW music, but Warner Music Group cranked the volume to eleven Tuesday with this year's Warner Sound showcase sponsored by Nikon. Hopeful attendants -- credentialed and non, local and fresh-from-the-airport -- wrapped the block around The Belmont on West 6th St. for a bill that included one of the hottest rap acts in the country in Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and pop It-girls of the moment, Icona Pop.
Good Vibrations

'Good Vibrations' Revisits Irish Punk Explosion

"Good Vibrations" is the story of the Belfast record shop that begat the label of the same name, releasing crucial 45s and LPs from the Undertones and other Irish punk bands in the 1970s.
Harry Connick Jr., Willie Nelson Bring Christmas to SXSW in 'When Angels Sing'

Harry Connick Jr., Willie Nelson Bring Christmas to SXSW in 'When Angels Sing'

The biggest collection of Texas musicians onscreen is in, of all things, a Christmas movie. Set in Austin and starring Harry Connick Jr., the cast of "When Angels Sing" includes Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Kris Kristofferson, Sarah Hickman, Ray Benson, Marcia Ball, the Trishas, Guy Forsyth, Joel Guzman, Dale Watson, Kat Edmonson, Miss Lavelle , Eloise DeJoria and others.
SXSW 2013: 10 Bands to Watch

SXSW 2013: 10 Bands to Watch

From Dave Grohl's Sound City Players to Icona Pop, here are 10 acts that shouldn't be missed at the epic Austin music festival.

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