SXSW

News from WNKU
11:45 am
Tue March 11, 2014

The Band 2/3 Goat Plays for WNKU on the way to SXSW

2/3 Goat album cover Stream of Conscience
courtesy 2/3 Goat

An acoustic driven New York City band with Kentucky roots stopped by our studios at WNKU on the way to play at SXSW.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson talked with the lead singers of 2/3 Goat, Ryan Dunn and Northern Kentucky University grad Annalyse McCoy .

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SXSW Update
11:58 am
Sat March 17, 2012

Update from SXSW

Walk the Moon signing the WNKU Wall of Fame

Cincinnati's Walk The Moon, have been all the rage AGAIN this year at SXSW in Austin.  Just such a fun band, playing for standing room only crowds in Austin.  Their RCA debut should be out by June and will be a future CD of the month at WNKU.

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Hello from SXSW
1:13 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

CincyMusic.com checks in from SXSW

Ian Bolender of CincyMusic.com

Our friend Ian over at CincyMusic.com is down in Austin for his second SXSW.  He was in the audience yesterday for Bruce Springsteen's amazing keynote address and shared his thoughts with us.....

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SXSW Update
12:38 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Watch Bruce Sprinsteen's keynote address from SXSW

Michael Buckner Getty Images for SXSW

Bruce Springsteen was the keynote speaker at last week's SXSW Music Festival.  He delivered a truly memorable and inspiring speech that is a must hear.  Do yourself a favor and take the time to watch this awesome address.

SXSW Update
10:30 am
Thu March 15, 2012

John Patrick checks in from SXSW

SXSW has been busy like always, just incredible world class music everywhere you go.  Ruthie Foster was amazing and I hope that people really get out to see her "family band" which is her cousin and a friend, that round out a KILLER power trio. 

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SXSW: Live From Austin
9:16 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Alabama Shakes, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

The Alabama Shakes' lead singer, Brittany Howard, onstage at NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's Wednesday night.
Katie Hayes Luke for NPR

Originally published on Thu April 19, 2012 11:03 am

A staple of "Bands To Watch" lists far and wide, Alabama Shakes sure didn't shrink under the open Texas skies during NPR Music's 2012 SXSW showcase at Stubb's on Wednesday night. Armed with a bright new batch of songs from the forthcoming Boys & Girls — not to mention booming, shout-along standbys like "Hold On" — lead singer Brittany Howard seemed to feed off a crowd 2,000 strong and packed to the exits. Commanding the spotlight with a generous set worthy of a headliner, Alabama Shakes ought to get used to playing for this many people in years to come.

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SXSW: Live From Austin
9:15 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Dan Deacon, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

Dan Deacon plays NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's Wednesday night.
Katie Hayes Luke for NPR

Originally published on Thu April 19, 2012 11:08 am

Few high-profile musicians could disappear into the SXSW crowd as seamlessly as Dan Deacon, who doesn't exactly cut a lithe, otherworldly, Mick Jagger-esque figure offstage.

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SXSW: Live From Austin
9:15 am
Thu March 15, 2012

NPR Music Live From SXSW

Backed by two drummers, electronic pop artist Dan Deacon needed only a table full of electronics and a ringleader's personality to launch a wild dance party at NPR Music's SXSW Showcase.
Katie Hayes Luke for NPR

Originally published on Thu February 7, 2013 10:54 am

SXSW 2012

Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

SXSW: Live From Austin
9:12 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Sharon Van Etten, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

Sharon Van Etten plays NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's Wednesday night.
Katie Hayes Luke for NPR

Originally published on Sun May 12, 2013 8:34 pm

Staring out across the sea of people crowding an outdoor band shell in Austin, Sharon Van Etten practically dared her audience to pipe down and listen as she held long, cooing notes. She had the guts to trot out tiny delicacies like the spare ballad "Kevin's Way," complemented perfectly by the gorgeous backing vocals of Heather Broderick.

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Monkey See
3:17 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

SXSW Film: 'Paul Williams Still Alive' Brings The Filmmaker Into The Picture

Paul Williams stares at a poster advertising an upcoming performance in the documentary Paul Williams Still Alive.
South By Southwest

Originally published on Mon March 12, 2012 7:59 am

People are often a little fuzzy on exactly what Paul Williams did. Maybe they know he wrote "The Rainbow Connection," and maybe they remember that in the 1970s, he did practically every celebrity TV show from Hollywood Squares to Circus Of The Stars to, over and over and over, The Tonight Show.

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