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SXSW 2008 Lineup

Sunday, January 20th, 2008
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Rumored for SxSW 2008

  • Adele
  • Duffy
  • Eddie Vedder/Pearl Jam
  • Les Claypool
  • Beastie Boys
  • Matisyahu
  • Robert Plant & Allison Krauss
  • Velvet Underground
  • Pataphysics
  • Ringo Starr
  • Little Steven
  • Ozomatli
  • Ghostland Observatory
  • Rage Against The Machine
  • The Toadies
  • Wilco
  • Morrissey
  • The Wailers
  • Sonic Youth
  • Eric Clapton

  • Thievery Corporation
  • Deep Blue Something
  • Minus The Bear
  • Umphrey’s McGee
  • John Waite
  • The Foo Fighters
  • The National
  • The Roots
  • STS9
  • Iggy Pop

Confirmed:

AA Bondy
Alina Simone
A Place to Bury Strangers
Arp
Awkward Stage
Barara Mason
Bella
Birds and Batteries
Birthday Suits
Bjorn Torske
the Black Crowes
Black and White Years
The Black Hollies
Black Joe Lewis
The Black Keys
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Black Mountain

Blitzen Trapper
Bon Iver

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The Bowerbirds
Breeders
Bun B of UGK
Carlis Star
Carolyn Mark
Car Stereo (Wars)
Cary Brothers
Cheveu
the Choir Practice
The Cribs
Dan Wilson
Daniel Lanois
Daryl Hall
Dead Confederate
Devotchka
Die! Die! Die!
The DoDos
Dreamend
Dokkebi Q
Doug Walker
El Jesus de Magico
Experimental Aircraft
Fanfarlo
The Feral Children
Film School
Firewater
Fishboy
Fleet Foxes
Frightened Rabbit
Gallows
Goes Cube
The Gusto
Hanne Hukkelberg
The Hard Lessons
Health
Hey Willpower
Jessie Baylin
Kim Hiorthøy
Holy Fuck
Ingrid Michaelson
Jandek
Jens Lekman
Jimi Bianco
Joe Lean + The Jing Jang Jong
Joshua Radin
Justin Townes Earle
Kaki King
Kate Havnevik
Kid Dakota
The Kills
KXP
Laura Barrett
Laura Gibson
Lava Children
the Lemurs
Lightspeed Champion
Lindstsrom
Mala Rodriguez
Man Man
MGMT
Minmae
Miz Metro
Moon Rats
My Brightest Diamond
My Morning Jacket
Nada Surf
Necropolis
Nicole Atkins
Nortec
Ouija Radio
the Pack A.D.
Panda
Pato Banton
Peelander-Z
The Pendletons
Pinstripe
Plants & Animals
Popup
Ralph “Soul” Jackson
The Raveonettes
R.E.M.
Robyn
Russian Circles
RX Bandits
Scissors for Lefty
Screamin’ Cyn Cyn & the Pons
Secret Shine
Sia
Social Studies
$olal
Sons & Daughters
The Soundtrack of Our Lives
Southeast Engine
The Stills
Tech N9ne
The Kills
These New Puritans
Times New Viking
Tussle
Uffie
Unholy 2
The Valley Arena
Vampire Weekend
Vancougar
The Von Bondies
Von Iva
The Voom Blooms
The Watershed
The Weird Weeds
White Shoes & the Couples Company
White Williams
William Fitzsimmons
Wussy
Wye Oak
Ze Dos Frangos

What’s Going on at SXSW ’08

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Dolly Parton To Perform At SXSW 2008

Dolly Parton at SXSW 2008SXSW is pleased to announce that Dolly Parton will perform on the BMI showcase at the Austin Music Hall on Friday, March 14. An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of music entertainment, penning classic songs such as “Jolene,” “Coat of Many Colors,” and her mega-hit “I Will Always Love You.” The American singer/ songwriter’s new album BACKWOODS BARBIE will be released on Feb 5. This is her first mainstream country album in 17 years and marks the first release on her independent label, Dolly Parton Records, that will focus on quality releases from her catalog.

Posted 01/16/08 in Music News +

A Conversation with Michael Eisner

Michael EisnerThis special interview has been scheduled as a joint panel session for both SXSW Film and SXSW Interactive registrants. Scheduled for Tuesday, March 11, this will be a one-on-one interview with the founder of The Tornante Company and new media studio Vuguru, will feature the former head of Disney turned media mogul discussing his past, present and future endeavors, as he builds new companies and models for entertainment consumption.

Posted 01/16/08 in Film News +

SXSW Film announces ‘A Conversation with Helen Hunt’

Helen Hunt“A Conversation with Helen Hunt” will occur at the SXSW Film Conference, on Sunday, March 9. Hunt won an Oscar for her role in As Good As It Gets, as well as several Emmys for her role on the hit sitcom Mad About You. Her directorial debut, Then She Found Me, will screen at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. She will be in attendance to discuss her acclaimed career as an actress as well as making the leap behind the camera.

Posted 01/15/08 in Film News +

The Black Crowes Showcase At SXSW 2008

The Black CrowesThe Black Crowes will return to SXSW ’08 with a performance on Saturday, Mar 15. On March 4, the band will release WARPAINT, their first album of all-new studio material in 7 years.

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Now the Writer’s Guild Wants to Picket the Grammy’s

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

tv20guide2020003a235.jpgThe Writers Guild is now going to become a problem for the Grammy Awards!

The WGA has announced plans to picket the ceremony.

The ceremony is to air on CBS network which is part of the big media that is refusing to negotiate with the writers. However, the WGA already said it would refuse to grant the Grammy’s a waiver that would allow them to use WGA members to write the show.

It’s unclear how much of an impact a WGA picket line would have, but the kudocast will have to make do without the usual 10-20 actors who usually serve as presenters. Last year, for example, Quentin Tarantino, Luke Wilson, Nicolas Cage, Terrence Howard, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Rock and David Spade appeared on the show.

This year also has a substantial number of nominated musicians who have appeared in films and on TV. Chief among them are Justin Timberlake, Queen Latifah, Tim McGraw, Beyonce, Jack White, Jon Bon Jovi, T.I. and Fantasia. Among the nominees who have historically not crossed picket lines are Bruce Springsteen, the Beastie Boys, Joni Mitchell, John Mellencamp and Steve Earle.

Please don’t pick on the Grammy’s!!

Annie Lennox in Musical Quandary

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

“Nothing is for free EXCEPT music.”

There’s no question that the music industry remains in a troubled state. Artists have too many options and more control, but that control is forcing the artist to become too creative in their business choices.

Like so many others, Annie Lennox is refusing the corporate option to resign to a label. She can choose to sell straight from her own site or through an MP3 download site, but doesn’t like the idea of internet downloads because it allows fans to download for free.

Lennox tells Spinner.com, “I don’t want to go into the corporate structure. I never wanted to be in the corporate structure in the first place. “I have issues in some way with people downloading. If I want to make a certain kind of record I personally have to get the band together, the studio engineer, the producer.

“I have to pay a good deal of money to make that happen. If people just download it that means I’m indulging in a very expensive hobby. I don’t quite see how people can do that and have it make sense. I can’t go into Starbucks and demand free coffee. We’re in this capitalistic system where nothing is for free except music.”

The New MacBook Air

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Can’t wait for the new MacBook Air. It’s shockingly thin, tapers from .76 to shocking .16, calling it ultraportable. It fits in a manila envelope for lords sake, it is sooo cool!

Silver, black keys (they light up) full size keyboard, 13.3 screen. multi gesture trackpad.

Shaped like a teardrop when closed — thicker at the top behind the screen. It’s made of aluminum and glass, and uses the same design language as recent Apple consumer products.

Sadly, we don’t have details on pricing, specs or availability.

Here’s Wired’s best guess to how it will look:


[Wired]

Goldfrapp’s Video for their New Single A and E

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

I’ve been listening to the Seventh Tree, a departure from their last electronic/pop album, but they’ve been known to change their style with the times. Allison’s been getting some grief about her her new MK and Ashley Olsen appearance, but I think she’s cute.

My fav tracks so far are “Clowns” and “Monster Love”.

Enjoy!