South By Southwest provided a change of pace for the staff members aboard the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. Though they spend 10 months out of the year visiting schools across the country, South By meant a three-day travel break for the staff, as they focused on giving tours of the bus at the SXSW Music Gear Expo.
If there’s one thing MTV’s Woodie Awards can almost guarantee their audience, it’s variety. The Woodie Awards, which recognize the best in music as voted by college students, made a splash at SXSW on Friday night.
A trio of traveling gypsy musicians has made Austin their temporary home this week. With cigarettes dangling loosely from their lips, D.on Darox & The Melody Joy Bakers flooded the corner of 6th and Congress with a type of music they call “dirty gypsy blues.”
Waiting another week for Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly would have been torture. Whether Interscope Records accidentally released the album early on iTunes, or the album was somehow leaked and Top Dawg Entertainment responded by releasing it properly, the most anticipated record of 2015 is in our hands.