sxsw 2013 http://kut.org en Lessons From SXSW 2013: Take The Middle Road http://kut.org/post/lessons-sxsw-music-2013-take-middle-road That guy <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15394157/prince" target="_blank">Prince</a> has a sense of humor. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:58:50 +0000 Ann Powers 7002 at http://kut.org Lessons From SXSW 2013: Take The Middle Road SXSW Film: These Finnish Rockers Have 'The Punk Syndrome' (Update) http://kut.org/post/sxsw-film-these-finnish-rockers-have-punk-syndrome-update <p><strong>Update: </strong>"The Punk Syndrome" won the SXGlobal Audience Award. See pictures from the Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät concert, below.</p><p><strong>Original Story&nbsp; </strong>(March 15, 6:01 a.m.): A punk band from Finland is the focus of a film that’s showing at South by Southwest this week. The band is also playing a gig in the SXSW Music festival. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:17:47 +0000 Laura Rice 6965 at http://kut.org SXSW Film: These Finnish Rockers Have 'The Punk Syndrome' (Update) Photos: Zac Effron's 'At Any Price,' Ellen Page's 'The East' Wrap SXSW http://kut.org/post/photos-zac-effrons-any-price-ellen-pages-east-wrap-sxsw <p><span style="font-family: Times; line-height: normal; ">On the last day of<a href="http://sxsw.com/film" target="_blank"> </a></span><a href="http://sxsw.com/film" target="_blank">SXSW</a><span style="font-family: Times; line-height: normal; "><a href="http://sxsw.com/film" target="_blank"> Film</a>, Dennis </span>Quaid<span style="font-family: Times; line-height: normal; ">, </span>Zac<span style="font-family: Times; line-height: normal; "> Efron and Ellen Page were some of the stars at the Paramount for screenings of "<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1937449/?ref_=sr_1" target="_blank">At Any Price</a>"&nbsp;and "<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1869716/" target="_blank">The East</a>."</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Times; line-height: normal; ">"At Any Price," starring Dennis </span>Quaid<span style="font-family: Times; line-height: normal; "> and </span>Zac<span style="font-family: Times; line-height: normal; "> Efron as father and son, examined a family&nbsp;farming business</span><span style="font-family: Times; line-height: normal; "> struggling with an unexpected crisis. The drama directed by </span>Ramin<span style="font-family: Times; line-height: normal; "> </span>Bahrani<span style="font-family: Times; line-height: normal; "> gets a wide release April 26.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 17:00:01 +0000 KUT Staff 6980 at http://kut.org Photos: Zac Effron's 'At Any Price,' Ellen Page's 'The East' Wrap SXSW Map: SXSW 2013 Street Closures and Transportation Options http://kut.org/post/map-sxsw-2013-street-closures-and-transportation-options <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="600px" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="https://austin.maps.arcgis.com/apps/OnePane/storytelling_basic/index.html?appid=aabb721f3cf54e9b8850d00a3658e8aa&amp;extent=-97.7505,30.2588,-97.7291,30.2731" width="450px"></iframe></p><p><strong>Update: </strong>South by Southwest Film and Music continue through the weekend.</p><p><strong>Original Story </strong>(March 7, 4:10 p.m.): Austin’s just 24 hours away from <a href="http://sxsw.com/">South by Southwest</a>’s annual Film and Interactive conferences – meaning thousands of people are arriving this moment.</p><p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 13:40:26 +0000 Filipa Rodrigues 6824 at http://kut.org MetroRail Sees Record Usage During SXSW 2013 http://kut.org/post/metrorail-sees-record-usage-during-sxsw-2013 <p>Capital Metro is reporting more record high ridership numbers from this year's South by Southwest Festival.</p><p>Capital Metro says <a href="http://www.capmetro.org/news-item.aspx?id=2062" target="_blank">boardings were up from last year</a> by almost 7,000 on MetroRail for the first several days of SXSW. Capital Metro even had to operate an additional train after hours to carry more than 100 passengers still waiting on the platform. The trains on Saturday are starting at 10 a.m. – a few hours earlier than usual. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:55:43 +0000 Bobby Blanchard 6967 at http://kut.org MetroRail Sees Record Usage During SXSW 2013 SXSW Film: It's (Almost) A Wrap http://kut.org/post/sxsw-film-its-almost-wrap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">The&nbsp;</span><a href="http://sxsw.com/film" style="line-height: 1.5; ">South by Southwest Film Festival</a><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&nbsp;is drawing to a close this weekend.&nbsp;</span>KUT’s<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&nbsp;Jennifer&nbsp;</span>Stayton<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&nbsp;and Terrence Henry&nbsp;</span>sat down&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">to talk about&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">some trends at the festival this year, what moviegoers are buzzing about, and which films truly stood out.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">"One thing that really struck me this year is that everything visually just looks better," Henry said.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:31:00 +0000 KUT Staff 6962 at http://kut.org SXSW Film: It's (Almost) A Wrap Three Days of Free SXSW Music at Auditorium Shores Starts Tonight http://kut.org/post/three-days-free-sxsw-music-auditorium-shores-starts-tonight <p>Free concerts at Auditorium Shores, a South by Southwest tradition, start this evening.</p><p><a href="http://schedule.sxsw.com/?lsort=venue_all_days&amp;venue=Auditorium+Shores+Stage+%28Lady+Bird+Lake%29">They get going </a>at 5 p.m. with <a href="http://www.soleluna.com/">Jovanotti</a>, followed by <a href="http://www.myspace.com/bajofondomardulce">Bajofondo</a>, <a href="http://molotovoficial.com/home/">Molotov</a>, and then <a href="http://www.cafetacuba.com.mx/web/">Café Tacuba</a> at 8 p.m., all presented by <a href="http://www.npr.org/music/">NPR Music</a>.</p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:45:41 +0000 Trey Shaar 6958 at http://kut.org Three Days of Free SXSW Music at Auditorium Shores Starts Tonight Photos: Dave Grohl Delivers SXSW Music's Keynote Address http://kut.org/post/photos-dave-grohl-delivers-sxsw-musics-keynote-address <p>At Austin’s South by Southwest Music conference this morning, Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl gave the annual keynote address.</p><p>Dismissing any state-of-the-industry somberness, Grohl offered his life story as a blueprint for kids who want to grow up playing music.</p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:26:26 +0000 David Brown 6957 at http://kut.org Photos: Dave Grohl Delivers SXSW Music's Keynote Address From Doritos to Playtex to the Fader Fort, the SXSW Question Is: What Brand Are You? (Update) http://kut.org/post/doritos-playtex-fader-fort-sxsw-question-what-brand-are-you-update <p><strong>Update</strong>: With South by Southwest Music in full swing, throngs of music fans have descended upon Austin. And that gives marketers more crowds to pitch their products and experiences to.</p><p>"The whole experience is more like social media,” says GSD&amp;M’s Matthew Childs.&nbsp;"It’s not to actually sell something. It’s to get people talking about you, to position your brand with <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venturi_effect">the Venturi effect</a> of the community at South By. If you’re inauthentic to the community, you’re going to get called out pretty quickly."</p><p>Companies attempting to ingratiate themselves to the SXSW community have been on display all week: everything from the edgy (like HBO’s Game of Thrones pedicabs) to the decidedly less so (brands like Oreo and Cap’n Crunch advertising at SXSW Interactive).</p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:47:15 +0000 Andrew Weber 6889 at http://kut.org From Doritos to Playtex to the Fader Fort, the SXSW Question Is: What Brand Are You? (Update) Photos: Rockers at the Paramount for Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' http://kut.org/post/photos-rockers-paramount-dave-grohls-sound-city <p></p><p>Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl was at the Paramount Theater yesterday for the South by Southwest screening of his new film&nbsp;<a href="http://buy.soundcitymovie.com/">"Sound City"</a>.</p><p>The documentary features&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcitystudios.net/">the famed LA studios</a>&nbsp;of the same name,&nbsp;where Nirvana, Queens of the Age, Rage Against the Machine and hundred of other bands recorded albums.</p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:09:22 +0000 Filipa Rodrigues 6949 at http://kut.org Photos: Rockers at the Paramount for Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' At South By Southwest, A 71-Year-Old Guitarist Makes A Belated Debut http://kut.org/post/sxsw-71-year-old-guitarist-makes-belated-debut This week, about 2,000 bands from around the world are performing at various venues throughout Austin, Texas, for the <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/sxsw/" target="_blank">South by Southwest</a> music festival. Many of the musicians are young and have had plenty of experience performing in public.<p>And then there's guitarist Harry Taussig, who is nearly 72 years old. On Thursday, he'll be performing live for the first time ever.<p>Taussig never really meant to be a musician. He majored in physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:30:30 +0000 6950 at http://kut.org At South By Southwest, A 71-Year-Old Guitarist Makes A Belated Debut Over SXSW, 'Street Treats' Snack Carts Put Homeless to Work http://kut.org/post/over-sxsw-street-treats-snack-carts-put-homeless-work <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Can homeless people pedal their way into a home?&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An Austin nonprofit certainly hopes so.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:23:00 +0000 Joy Diaz 6939 at http://kut.org Over SXSW, 'Street Treats' Snack Carts Put Homeless to Work SXSW Interactive: 99% Invisible's Roman Mars on Podcasting http://kut.org/post/sxsw-interactive-99-invisibles-roman-mars-podcasting <p>Roman Mars, the host and producer of&nbsp;<a href="http://99percentinvisible.org/">99% Invisible</a>, is a superhero in the field of contemporary&nbsp;podcasting. That’s according to his co-panelists at&nbsp;<a href="http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_IAP2769">a South by Southwest Interactive panel</a>:&nbsp;<a href="http://answermethis.wordpress.com/">Answer Me This</a>&nbsp;host Helen&nbsp;Zaltzman, and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pri.org/bullseye.html">Bullseye</a>&nbsp;host and producer Jesse Thorn.</p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 20:56:19 +0000 Cathy Byrd 6944 at http://kut.org SXSW Interactive: 99% Invisible's Roman Mars on Podcasting SXSW Film: One Maiden's Fantastic Voyage http://kut.org/post/sxsw-film-one-maidens-fantastic-voyage <p></p><p>A word of warning: if you're going to see&nbsp;“<a href="http://www.maidentrip.com/">Maidentrip</a>”&nbsp;at&nbsp;SXSW&nbsp;Film this week (and by all means, you should), you may want to secure a large line of credit beforehand, as afterwards you'll likely have the inclination to go out, buy a boat, and set off to circumnavigate the globe.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 17:28:26 +0000 Terrence Henry 6937 at http://kut.org SXSW Film: One Maiden's Fantastic Voyage First Welcome to SXSW Visitors? Austin's Compost Fire Stench http://kut.org/post/first-welcome-sxsw-visitors-austins-compost-fire-stench <p>Austin Water is still working with the fire department to extinguish an ongoing compost fire at the Hornsby Bend Biosolids Plant.</p><p>The fire started at the waste management facility <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/dillo-dirt-fire-it-smolders-smells-and-stifles-sales">more than two weeks ago</a>, on Monday, Feb. 25.&nbsp;While water utility officials have seen a reduction of smoke from the smoldering heaps&nbsp;–&nbsp;especially with help from a rainy weekend&nbsp;–&nbsp;the surrounding area still smells.</p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:47:53 +0000 Austin Feldman 6934 at http://kut.org First Welcome to SXSW Visitors? Austin's Compost Fire Stench Photos: SXSW Interactive Awards http://kut.org/post/photos-sxsw-interactive-awards <p>South by Southwest Interactive powered down last night, although not before a blowout closing party at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q and the SXSW Interactive Awards.</p><p>The <a href="http://sxsw.com/interactive/awards/about">16th Annual Interactive Awards</a> held at the Hilton Austin Downtown honored winners across <a href="http://sxsw.com/interactive/awards/categories">15 different categories</a>.&nbsp;Emcee <a href="http://sxsw.com/interactive/news/aisha-tyler-emcee-16th-annual-sxsw-interactive-awards-ceremony">Aisha Tyler</a> kept the jokes coming at a rapid clip, imploring honorees (with mixed success) to keep their acceptance speeches Tweet length. And bluegrass performers<a href="http://www.theaustinsteamers.com/"> The Austin Steamers</a> kicked the festivities off with a Texas twang.</p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:58:55 +0000 Filipa Rodrigues & Wells Dunbar 6935 at http://kut.org Photos: SXSW Interactive Awards The Lead: AMD Sale-Lease Deal, Pot Bill Pending, STAAR Test http://kut.org/post/lead-amd-sale-lease-deal-pot-bill-pending-staar-test <p>Good morning!&nbsp;<a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Austin&amp;state=TX&amp;site=EWX&amp;textField1=30.267&amp;textField2=-97.743&amp;e=1">Highs</a><a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Austin&amp;state=TX&amp;site=EWX&amp;textField1=30.267&amp;textField2=-97.743&amp;e=1"> in the mid-70’s</a> today bring perfect weather for <a href="http://sxsw.com/">South By Southwest</a> music fans.</p><p><strong>Lead Story</strong>: <a href="http://www.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDHomePage.aspx">Advanced Micro Devices</a> says it is selling its southwest Austin campus and leasing it back.&nbsp;AMD says it won’t affect operations, but it will free up about $164 million in cash.</p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:21:57 +0000 KUT Staff 6936 at http://kut.org The Lead: AMD Sale-Lease Deal, Pot Bill Pending, STAAR Test At SXSW Interactive, Civic Apps Hack City Data For a Safer Austin http://kut.org/post/sxsw-interactive-civic-apps-hack-city-data-safer-austin <p>As South by Southwest Interactive grows, so does the difficulty of trying to encapsulate the annual conference. And while onlookers can <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/six-big-topics-sxsw-interactive">point to big themes in 2013</a> and <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/biggest-tech-and-culture-trends-sxsw-interactive">much, much more</a>, one burgeoning area with real world applications is civic apps and hacks.</p><p>Simply put, civic apps take publicly available data – anything from crime statistics to restaurant inspection scores – and mashes them up with applications like maps, making them accessible to the smartphone set. The biggest example <a href="http://codeforamerica.org/">is Code for America</a>, a national non-profit that works with cities to develop meaningful data applications.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:54:48 +0000 Wells Dunbar 6923 at http://kut.org At SXSW Interactive, Civic Apps Hack City Data For a Safer Austin The RSVP Economy: SXSW, Marketing and Your Email http://kut.org/post/rsvp-economy-sxsw-marketing-and-your-email <p></p><p>If you’ve ever attended South by Southwest, then you know: Invitations to private events come fast and furious, and it’s hard to keep on top of them.</p><p>That’s where&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rsvpster.com/">RSVPster</a>&nbsp;comes in. It charges customers 30 to 40 bucks to respond to invitations to unofficial events during the SXSW Interactive and Music conferences. Though it’s the company’s third festival, founder Jennifer Sinski says it’s gotten its fair share of criticism since the service started.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:59:54 +0000 Andrew Weber 6912 at http://kut.org The RSVP Economy: SXSW, Marketing and Your Email The Lead: SXSW 'Calmer' This Year, Travis County Incentives http://kut.org/post/lead-sxsw-calmer-year-travis-county-incentives <p>Good morning, Austin! Ready for a sunny start to SXSW Music? The <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Austin&amp;state=TX&amp;site=EWX&amp;textField1=30.267&amp;textField2=-97.743&amp;e=1" target="_blank">National Weather Service says </a>Austin's due for a high near 77 today. &nbsp;The evening will be clear with a low around 44.</p><p>Here's a roundup of some KUT News stories for today:</p><p><b>The Lead: </b>Austin's Police Chief says he thinks <a href="http://sxsw.com/" target="_blank">South by Southwest</a> has been a little calmer so far this year.</p><p>But APD Chief Art Acevedo acknowledges that things will probably start to heat up a bit as the music portion of the festival gets going. Acevedo plans to hit the streets over the next several days. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:05:42 +0000 KUT Staff 6919 at http://kut.org The Lead: SXSW 'Calmer' This Year, Travis County Incentives