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Check Out Photos from Wednesday March 14th SXSW 2012 Events

Including Dan Deacon, Sharon Van Etten, Zola Jesus, Purity Ring and More!

Mar 28, 2012

Check out more photos from SXSW 2012 events on Wednesday, March 14th including shots of Dan DeaconSharon Van EttenZola JesusPurity RingKindnessPrince Rama, and Choir of Young Believers More

Mar 21, 2012

Despite getting into a physical altercation with my alarm clock on the last day of SXSW (Final score, me: 0, alarm clock: 1), I still summoned the fortitude to see a few more bands. Thankfully, Saturday a historically light day when it comes to showcases, and in between sets we found time to engage in a few extra-curricular activities. Chiefly, that meant enjoying the perfect storm of SXSW attendees, college students on spring break, St. Patrick’s Day pub-crawlers, and locals out for a weekend, as they came together in an awkward cloud of music, booze, and terrible green clothing.

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Mar 20, 2012

What a difference a day makes. Friday night (after a long day at our final SXSW day party—naturally) the Under the Radar team caught three sets. While two artists I had seen earlier in the week, all three shows were significantly different than expected.  More

Check Out Photos from Friday’s Under the Radar SXSW 2012 Day Party

Including of Montreal, Deerhoof, Cymbals Eat Guitars, La Sera, Lost in the Trees and Django Django

Mar 20, 2012

Check out photos from Friday's Under the Radar SXSW 2012 Day Party including shots of Django DjangoLost in the TreesCymbals Eat GuitarsLa SeraDeerhoof and of Montreal. Photos by Wendy Lynch Redfern.  More

Mar 17, 2012

Second verse, same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit fuller of electro indie pop. Erm…yeah. Pretty sure that’s how it’s supposed to go. At any rate, after a full (read: exhausting) day Under the Radar’s second SXSW day party (where every band on the bill could be dubbed a “personal favorite”) I found it in me to stagger over to Pitchfork’s showcase at the Presbyterian Church for Fiona AppleCharli XCXPurity Ring, and Grimes More

Mar 15, 2012

SXSW starts with a hug. And—if you’re very lucky—a kiss. Sure it’s a music conference, a place where new bands head to earn their buzz, established bands visit to hock their wares, and everyone goes to practice the age-old art of FOMO. But before all that “work,” friends, co-workers, band members, and publicists start it all off with a squeeze. We may whine about the long hours, the endless schedules, and all forms of “work” (again with the quotation marks) but don’t let our kvetching fool you—this is summer camp for the music industry. More

Mar 15, 2012

Come down today for the second of Under the Radar's three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Today's lineup features Choir of Young BelieversSlow ClubCom TruiseZambriTaken By Trees and Bear in HeavenChairlift will be headlining the event. More

Under the Radar’s First of Three SXSW Parties Happens Today - The Drums, Reggie Watts, and more

12 - 6 PM at Flamingo Cantina - Also The Love Language, Hooray for Earth, Niki & The Dove, Trust, and Body Language

Mar 14, 2012

Come down today for the first of Under the Radar's three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Today's lineup features TrustBody LanguageNiki & The DoveHooray for EarthReggie Watts, and The Love LanguageThe Drums will be headlining the event. More

Mar 13, 2012

 

Just a reminder that Under the Radar's three SXSW 2012 day parties start tomorrow (Wednesday, March 14th), and continue on Thursday, March 15th and Friday, March 16th. Come join us! 


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of Montreal – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Headlining Shure Presents Under the Radar's Third SXSW Party, Friday, March 16 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 10, 2012

On March 16 Shure presents Under the Radar’s third of three free SXSW day parties. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting of Montreal. More

Youth Lagoon – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Playing Under the Radar's Third SXSW 2012 Party, Friday, March 16 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 10, 2012

On March 16 Shure presents Under the Radar’s third of three free SXSW day parties (also sponsored by PRS Guitars). Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Youth Lagoon. More

Deerhoof – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Playing Shure Presents Under the Radar's Third SXSW Party, Friday, March 16 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 10, 2012

On March 16 Shure presents Under the Radar’s third of three free SXSW day parties. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Deerhoof. More

Spotify Playlist: Shure Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2012, Friday, March 16

Under the Radar's SXSW Parties Kick Off March 14 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 10, 2012

Curious what’s in store when our SXSW parties kick off next week? Get a sneak peek of what you’ll be hearing at day three of our parties via our Spotify playlist. More

La Sera – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Playing Under the Radar's Third SXSW 2012 Party, Friday, March 16 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 09, 2012

On March 16 Shure presents Under the Radar’s third of three free SXSW day parties (also sponsored by PRS Guitars). Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting La Sera. More

Bob Mould Joins Merge Records

Joins SXSW Lineup

Mar 09, 2012

Founding member and guitarist from Hüsker Dü and Sugar, Bob Mould has recently been signed by Merge Records, and will be joining the label's showcase at SXSW. More

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Playing Shure Presents Under the Radar's Third SXSW Party, Friday, March 16 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 08, 2012

On March 16 Shure presents Under the Radar’s third of three free SXSW day parties (also sponsored by PRS Guitars). Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Cymbals Eat Guitars. More

Lost in the Trees – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Playing Shure Presents Under the Radar's Third SXSW Party, Friday, March 16 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 08, 2012

On March 16 Shure presents Under the Radar’s third of three free SXSW day parties. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Lost in the Trees. More

Django Django – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Playing Shure Presents Under the Radar's Third SXSW Party, Friday, March 16 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 08, 2012

On March 16 Shure presents Under the Radar’s third of three free SXSW day parties (also sponsored by PRS Guitars). Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Django Django. More

Chairlift – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Headlining Under the Radar's Second SXSW 2012 Party, Thursday, March 15 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 07, 2012

On March 15 Under the Radar will host the second of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Chairlift. More

Bear in Heaven – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Playing Under the Radar's Second SXSW 2012 Party, Thursday, March 15 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 07, 2012

On March 15 Under the Radar will host the second of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Bear in Heaven. More

Taken By Trees – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Under the Radar's SXSW Parties Kick Off March 14 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 07, 2012

On March 15 Under the Radar will host the second of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Taken By Trees. More

Zambri – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Playing Under the Radar's Second SXSW 2012 Party, Thursday, March 15 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 07, 2012

On March 15 Under the Radar will host the second of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Zambri. More

Spotify Playlist: The Under the Radar SXSW Party 2012, Thursday, March 15

Under the Radar's SXSW Parties Kick Off March 14 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 07, 2012

Curious what’s in store when our SXSW parties kick off next week? Get a sneak peek of what you’ll be hearing at day two of our parties via our Spotify playlist.  More

Com Truise – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Playing Under the Radar's Second SXSW 2012 Party, Thursday, March 15 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 06, 2012

On March 15 Under the Radar will host the second of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Com Truise More

Slow Club – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Playing Under the Radar's Second SXSW 2012 Party, Thursday, March 15 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 06, 2012

On March 15 Under the Radar will host the second of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Slow Club. More

Choir of Young Believers – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Playing Under the Radar's Second SXSW 2012 Party, Thursday, March 15 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 06, 2012

On March 15 Under the Radar will host the second of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting party opener, Choir of Young Believers More

The Drums – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Under the Radar's SXSW Parties Kick Off March 14 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 05, 2012

On March 14 Under the Radar will host the first of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting day one headliner, The Drums.  More

Spotify Playlist: The Under the Radar SXSW Party 2012, Wednesday, March 14

Under the Radar's SXSW Parties Kick Off March 14 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 05, 2012

Curious what’s in store when our SXSW parties kick off next week? Get a sneak peek of what you’ll be hearing at day one of our parties via our Spotify playlist.  More

The Love Language – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Under the Radar's SXSW Parties Kick Off March 14 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 05, 2012

On March 14 Under the Radar will host the first of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting The Love Language. More

Mar 02, 2012

As part of Under the Radar’s three free SXSW day partiesof Montreal is set to play 2005 album The Sunlandic Twins in its entirety.  More

Reggie Watts – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Under the Radar's SXSW Parties Kick Off March 14 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 02, 2012

On March 14 Under the Radar will host the first of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Reggie Watts. More

Trust – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Under the Radar's SXSW Parties Kick Off March 14 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 01, 2012

On March 14 Under the Radar will host the first of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Trust. More

Body Language – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Under the Radar's SXSW Parties Kick Off March 14 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 01, 2012

On March 14 Under the Radar will host the first of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Body Language. More

Niki & The Dove – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Under the Radar's SXSW Parties Kick Off March 14 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 01, 2012

On March 14 Under the Radar will host the first of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Niki & The Dove. More

SXSW 2012 Announces Full Lineup

This March Austin is the Place to beThis March Austin is the Place to be

Jan 17, 2012

Today, SXSW unleashed an extensive list of bands set to play the fest—going down March 13 through 18 in Austin. Texas. Under the Radar-friendly bands joining the bill include Best Coast, M.Ward, Dan Deacon, The Polyphonic Spree, The Drums, Bear in Heaven, Chairlift, Deerhoof, Matthew Dear, Miike Snow, SBTRKT, Sharon Van Etten, Zola Jesus, The War on Drugs, Youth Lagoon, and Tennis…just to name a few. More

SXSW 2012 Announces Third Round of Artists

Include Magnetic Fields, S.C.U.M, The Big Pink

Dec 06, 2011

SXSW, taking place March 13-18 2012 in Austin, Texas has announced a third round of bands set to play. More

SXSW Announces Second Round of Artists

Includes Blouse, PUJOL, Psychic Ills, Electric Eel Shock and More

Nov 15, 2011

SXSW 2012 Announces Additional Lineup. Check out more bands set to perform here. More

SXSW Announces Initial Line-Up

Class Actress, Niki and the Dove, Soft Metals and More

Nov 01, 2011

SXSW, which takes place Tuesday, March 13 - Sunday, March 18, 2012 in Austin, Texas, has announced its first wave of bands. Under the Radar-friendly artists currently slated to play include Class ActressNiki and the Dove,Cloud NothingsCom TruiseLetting Up Despite Great Faults120 DaysSoft MetalsWe Barbarians, and The Wedding Present.  More



Reviews

SXSW Day 4 Recap: We are Serenades, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Fanfarlo, Blouse, and SBTRKT

Mar 22, 2012

Despite getting into a physical altercation with my alarm clock on the last day of SXSW (Final score, me: 0, alarm clock: 1), I still summoned the fortitude to see a few more bands. Thankfully, Saturday a historically light day when it comes to showcases, and in between sets we found time to engage in a few extra-curricular activities. Chiefly, that meant enjoying the perfect storm of SXSW attendees, college students on spring break, St. Patrick’s Day pub-crawlers, and locals out for a weekend, as they came together in an awkward cloud of music, booze, and terrible green clothing. More

SXSW Recap Day 3: Of Monsters and Men, Kindness, and Grimes

Mar 21, 2012

What a difference a day makes. Friday night (after a long day at our final SXSW day party—naturally) the Under the Radar team caught three sets. While two artists I had seen earlier in the week, all three shows were significantly different than expected.  More

SXSW Recap Day 2: Fiona Apple, Charli XCX, Purity Ring, and Grimes

Mar 19, 2012

Second verse, same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit fuller of electro indie pop. Erm…yeah. Pretty sure that’s how it’s supposed to go.  More

SXSW Recap Day 1: Choir of Young Believers, Dan Deacon, Zola Jesus, Purity Ring and More

Mar 19, 2012

SXSW starts with a hug. And—if you’re very lucky—a kiss. Sure it’s a music conference, a place where new bands head to earn their buzz, established bands visit to hock their wares, and everyone goes to practice the age-old art of FOMO. But before all that “work,” friends, co-workers, band members, and publicists start it all off with a squeeze. We may whine about the long hours, the endless schedules, and all forms of “work” (again with the quotation marks) but don’t let our kvetching fool you—this is summer camp for the music industry. More