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A proud dork and loser, Tan The Man writes mostly about film and music, and has previously covered the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, South By Southwest and WonderCon.

South by Southwest Music Festival: Closing Thoughts on SXSW 2015

Gengahr Performs at SXSW Music Festival 2015

Despite the high cost of attending SXSW, I think it’s more than worth it. For networkers, it’s a no-brainer for the level of access it provides to many industry movers and shakers. For music fans, the ease of meeting many speakers and potentially seeing many artists and bands up close is quite extraordinary. Read More »

SXSW Music Festival 2015: Day 5 (March 21, 2015): Tove Styrke, Tove Lo, and More

Tove Styrke Performs at SXSW Music Festival 2015

Saturday marked the final full day of SXSW Music Festival 2015, which had a packed night of performances by Tove Styrke, Clean Bandit, and Tove Lo. Read More »

SXSW Music Festival 2015: Day 4 (March 20, 2015): Snoop Dogg, Courtney Barnett, and More

Lenka

Snoop Dogg was the Keynote Speaker for SXSW Music Festival 2015, which also included performances from Brolin, Lenka, and Courtney Barnett. Read More »

SXSW Music Festival 2015: Day 3 (March 19, 2015): Twin Shadow, Emmy the Great, Summer Heart, and More

Summer Heart performing at SXSW 2015

Twin Shadow, LOLAWOLF, Emmy the Great and Summer Heart were among the many music acts to perform on Day Three of SXSW. Read More »

SXSW Music Festival 2015: Day 2 (March 18, 2015): Halsey, Alex Winston and More

Rangleklods, Alex Winston, Summer Heart, and Halsey were among the many music acts to perform on Day Two of SXSW Music Festival 2015 in Austin, Texas. Read More »

SXSW Music Festival 2015: Day 1 (March 17, 2015): Odesza, Milo Greene and More

odesza

At its first SXSW appearance, Odesza made the most of its stage time, moving quickly from one song to another mostly in support of its 'In Return' album. Milo Greene, Spoon, and Amason also performed. Read More »

Preview of SXSW Music Festival 2015 (Notable Acts Include Best Coast, Scott Weiland, Tove Lo, Bleachers, The Church, and Unlocking the Truth)

SXSW 2014: Phantogram (photo credit: Diego Donamaria)

SXSW Music Festival 2015 takes place March 17-22 in Austin, Texas. Read More »

Music Review: Hook & Anchor – ‘Hook & Anchor’

Hook & Anchor

Portland-based Americana band Hook & Anchor released its solid self-titled debut album last year. Read More »

Music Review: Steffaloo – ‘Heart Beats’

Steffaloo - Heart Beats

Steffaloo moves from folk pop to electronica on her third album. Perhaps the poetic lyrics are here, I just can’t hear them. Read More »

Concert Review: Outside Lands Festival 2013: Sunday, August 11 Recap

Matt & Kim

Headliner Red Hot Chili Peppers closed the sixth annual Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Read More »