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Under the Radar Charity Auction for Japan Ends Today at 10 a.m. PST and Features Okkervil River

Auction Also Features Surfer Blood and Owen Pallett, and Includes Signed Posters, Vinyl, Headphones, and a Guitar Donated by Hooray for Earth

May 12, 2011

Under the Radar magazine's online charity auction for the Japan relief effort ends today, Thursday, May 12, at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST. It's your last chance to get bids in to win an Under the Radar SXSW poster signed by all the artists who played our party, either a guitar autographed by Hooray for Earth or top-of-the-line headphones from Shure, plus 11 pieces of vinyl, 3 CDs, 1 cassette, 2 bags, and an Under the Radar subscription!

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Under the Radar Charity Auction for Japan Features Okkervil River, Owen Pallett, and others

Auction Also Features Surfer Blood and Menomena, and Includes Signed Posters, Vinyl, Headphones, and a Guitar Donated by Hooray for Earth

May 05, 2011

Under the Radar magazine is hosting an online charity auction for the Japan relief effort that starts today and features Okkervil River, Menomena, Owen Pallett, Telekinesis, Surfer Blood, Hooray for Earth, and Porcelain Raft. More

JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW 2011 Party Recap – Atlas Sound and more

Plus The Dears, The Dodos, Sondre Lerche, Yuck, Violens, and Lord Huron

Mar 25, 2011

A recap of Under the Radar's Thursday SXSW party, which was presented by JanSport and featured performances by ViolensThe DodosYuckSondre LercheLord HuronThe Dears, and Atlas Sound (Deerhunter's Bradford Cox).

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Watch: James Blake’s SXSW Lawn Party at Other Music/Dig For Fire

Live Performance of “The Wilhem Scream”

Mar 24, 2011

Didn’t make it to SXSW this year? Hankering to see buzz artist James Blake live? You’re in luck.  More

Check Out Photos from SXSW 2011 - Thursday March 17th

Including James Blake, Glasser, Twin Shadow and More

Mar 22, 2011

Check out photos from Day Two the of SXSW 2011 Music Festival, including shots of James Blake, Glasser, Twin Shadow, Cults and tUnE-YarDs. Photos by Wendy Lynch Redfern. Check out the full gallery here. More

Mar 22, 2011

A review of day one of of  SXSW music 2011, including a recap of sets by Esben and the WitchFoster the PeopleSmith WesternsLia Ices, The LuyasGayngs, and Cults.

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Check Out Photos from the Under the Radar Day SXSW Party - Thursday March 17th

Including Atlas Sound, The Dears, Yuck, The Dodos, Lord Huron and More

Mar 21, 2011

Check out photos from the first of the Under the Radar SXSW 2011 Day Parties (sponsored by JanSport), including shots of Atlas Sound, The Dears, Lord Huron, Sondre Lerche, Yuck, The Dodos and Violens. Photos by Wendy Lynch Redfern. Check out the full gallery here. More

Greetings from Under the Radar’s SXSW Party

Bands Record Exclusive Videos

Mar 21, 2011

During the two days of Under the Radar’s SXSW parties we recorded exclusive greetings from some of the artists playing. In case you missed them on our Twitter and Facebook feeds, we’ve collected them here.  More

Feb 09, 2011

This year's South by Southwest festival has recently announced its schedule for its upcoming musical showcases from March 16-20. More

Bands Added to SXSW 2011 Lineup

DeVotchKa, The Dears, and J Mascis Slated to Play the Fest

Nov 23, 2010

Today, SXSW released a generous batch of bands that will be joining A Place to Bury Strangers, Asobi Seksu, Nite Jewel, and Erykah Badu, to name a few, in the numerous live venues of downtown Austin. More

Initial SXSW 2011 Lineup Announced

The Bees, Cloud Nothings, El Guincho, Fujiya & Miyagi, Klaxons, Telekinesis, Toro y Moi, and others to Invade Texas

Nov 02, 2010

South By Southwest has announced the initial lineup for 2011's music portion of the conference/festival, which will go down in Austin, Texas, March 16 - 20, 2011. Some of the notable artists announced thus far include: Asobi Seksu, Erykah Badu, The Bees, Chikita Violenta, Cloud Nothings, El Guincho, Fujiya & Miyagi, Ed Harcourt, Klaxons, Light Pollution, Steve Mason (ex-Beta Band), Nite Jewel, Parts & Labor, A Place To Bury Strangers, Small Black, Sun Airway, Suuns, Telekinesis, Toro y Moi, John Vanderslice, Veronica Falls, The War on Drugs, and Wye Oak. We have the full list. More



Reviews

Shure Presents the Under the Radar SXSW 2011 Party Recap – Okkervil River and More

March 18th, 2011

Mar 28, 2011

We were pretty sure that people would show up to our Thursday SXSW party because of our exclusive set by Atlas Sound, and while we were confident that we had an equally strong lineup for our Friday party (which was presented by Shure), we still weren’t certain how many fans would show up. But our immediate concern at the start of the party was whether our first artist would make it in time (if at all). Porcelain Raft (aka Italian born, London-based, Mauro Remiddi) had underestimated how far his hotel was from our venue (The Flamingo Cantina), was running late, and had a dead cell-phone and thus no way to let us know that he was indeed on his way. Thankfully the charming Remiddi arrived with a thousand apologies 10 minutes before he was scheduled to perform and because he’s a one-man band, was pretty much ready to go on time. The crowd, by the way, was as healthy in numbers as the day before, with a to-capacity venue and a line down the block most of the day. More

JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW 2011 Party Recap – Atlas Sound and more

March 17th, 2011

Mar 25, 2011

A recap of Under the Radar's Thursday SXSW party, which was presented by JanSport and featured performances by ViolensThe DodosYuckSondre LercheLord HuronThe Dears, and Atlas Sound (Deerhunter's Bradford Cox).

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SXSW 2011 Day One Review - Gayngs, Cults, Smith Westerns, Esben and the Witch, and more

March 17th, 2011

Mar 22, 2011

A review of day one of of SXSW music 2011, including a recap of sets by Esben and the WitchFoster the PeopleSmith WesternsLia Ices, The LuyasGayngsand Cults.

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SXSW Recap Day 4: Trentemøller, EMA, Indigo Tree, Kyst

Mar 21, 2011

The fourth and final day of SXSW was highlighted with euphoria, exhaustion, and more fantastic music. Is it really almost over? Have my feet finally fallen off? Did I really get that terrible sunburn? Do I have the energy to see a few more bands? (Answers: Yes. No. Sadly yes. Emphatically yes.) More

SXSW Recap Day 3: Toro Y Moi, Revolver, Still Corners

Mar 21, 2011

As fellow writer Mike Hilleary pointed out, the ratio of sleep to bands at SXSW is somewhat skewed. This is of course, an understatement, as it seems even my dreams (whenever I close my eyes long enough to have them) have been rented out for showcases. While there’s no accounting for my subconscious booking agency (who seem intent on making it an all Twin Shadow bill), the variety of bands available to the waking world of SXSW is pretty dang impressive. After our second successful Under the Radar day party, the magazine crew opted to hop from venue to venue for the remainder of the evening, as no one showcase was strong enough to demand our full attention. More

SXSW Recap Day 2: Cults, Glasser, Tune-Yards, Twin Shadow, and James Blake

March 17th, 2011

Mar 18, 2011

After a long—and incredibly enjoyable—day at our first of two Under the Radar SXSW parties, the magazine trouped en mass over to Central Presbyterian Church to check out Pitchfork’s impressively stacked lineup: Glasser, Cults, tUnE-yArDs, Twin Shadow, and James Blake. 


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SXSW Day One Recap: Casiokids, Foster the People, Gayngs, Duran Duran

March 16th, 2011

Mar 17, 2011

Day one of my first go-around at the bacchic excesses that is SXSW, I had a very important realization: there are a lot of people here. Bars, restaurants, clubs—basically anywhere with a door—opens to let artists perform. The streets are, to put it mildly, peopled. Intellectually, I knew this.  Physically I’ve not only survived, but also enjoyed, in a variety of packed festival situations. But to borrow a parlance from my hometown of Los Angeles: dude.  Here’s the kicker, even with the sea of humanity, it is still quite possible to see quality bands up close and personal. SXSW, you have my heart. More