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Mar 20 SXSW: RVRB at Tulsa Boom Factory

Nashville up-and-coming electro-pop quartet RVRB took the stage at the Tulsa Boom Factory at Bungalow on Thursday, March 16 as part of the South by Southwest Music Festival. The band performed a short and sweet set consisting of songs off their debut EP, 2015’s Faded, and standalone single “Think It Over”. This was RVRB’s first appearance at the Austin-based festival and their only show this year. RVRB is currently working on their second EP due later this year. Check out our photo recap below.  

Mar 20 SXSW: Billie Eilish at Central Presbyterian Church

Interscope signee Billie Eilish performed to a packed out crowd at the Central Presbyterian Church on Thursday, March 16 as part of the South by Southwest Music Festival. The 15-year old performed a 20 minute set including her breakout hit single “Ocean Eyes”, the recently released banger “Bellyache”, and “Six Feet Under”. Eilish also performed new songs that will be included on her full length project schedule to be released this summer on Interscope/Darkroom. Check out our photo recap above.

Mar 17 SXSW: BANKS at StubHub Live

Dark-pop princess BANKS headlined Thursday night of South by Southwest’s StubHub Live. BANKS took a break from her successful European tour to make an appearance at Austin’s most popular music festival. The “Begging For Thread” singer opened her hour long set with creepy, demonic-like voices that would serve as an introduction to fan favorite “Poltergeist” off her latest album The Altar.  Accompanied by two dark figures, the songstress lead them like a cult leader, dancing side to side in synchrony. Her set included most songs off her sophomore record including lead single “Gemini Feed” and “Trainwreck”, and discography essential gems such...more

Mar 17 SXSW: Maggie Rogers at Music is Universal

2016’s overnight sensation Maggie Rogers made her way down to Austin, TX for the South by Southwest music festival yesterday March 16. After a Pharrell endorsed career launch, Rogers proved that she can stand on her own with the release of her debut EP titled Now That The Light is Fading earlier this year. Her live performance serves as validation to this point as well. The Maryland native performed a 30-minute set including songs from her new EP, a guitar-based song titled “Little Joys” from her times as a folk singer, and a gorgeous electro-pop cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon”. Rogers,...more

Mar 16 SXSW: Solange at Youtube at Coppertank.

Texas’ very own Solange Knowles made a one-off appearance last night at SXSW’s YouTube at Coppertank. Fans of the “Cranes In The Sky” songstress started lining up hours prior to the show for the chance to see their idol. The line snaked all the way around the location, a clear sign that this was not a show anyone could afford missing. As they walked into the private showcase, they were greeted with an atmospheric, avant-garde percussion performance curated by Saint Heron while they waited for Knowles’ much anticipated arrival on stage. At 11:30, Knowles’ backing band took the stage all...more

Mar 15 SXSW: PHANGS at The Nashville House

Nashville is not all about country and pop newcomer PHANGS made it loud and clear at SXSW’s The Nashville House at Teller’s last evening. With honest 80’s inspired electro-pop tunes, similar to those of bands such as COIN and LANY, and a strong falsetto, PHANGS’ Jake Germany performed a magnetic high energy 30-minute set that represented everything that is good about the pop renaissance currrently happening in Nashville, TN. Set highlights included the debut single “Cul De Sac” and upcoming collaboration with rapper R.LUM.R “Always Been U”. This was PHANGS’ only show at SXSW this year. Check out our photo...more

Mar 15 SXSW: Noname at Maggie Mae’s Rooftop

Chicago’s Fatimah Warner, known as Noname, officially kicked off the Music section of the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, TX last afternoon at Maggie Mae’s rooftop. Through her rich, soft-spoken flow and laid-back performance style, Noname kept an overcapacity crowd enthralled for the duration of her 30-minute set. Performing mostly songs off her breakout debut album, Telefone, the 25-year-old rapper was the perfect choice to officially launch the festival loved by many. Though her semblance and stage presence is at most times bubbly and tempered, the rapper’s lyrics show a different reality on close listen, covering topics such as...more