SXSW

In this March 14, 2013 file photo, a band is on the move on the corner of Sixth Street and I-35 at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)

South By Southwest overstuffed with music goodies

South By Southwest and the surrounding unaffiliated hoopla have slipped into hyperdrive as the music portion of the annual conference and festival opens this week. Kanye West and Jay Z have announced they’re headed to […]

03/11/2014

In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, file photo, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks speaks to the media and members of the public from a balcony at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Snowden, Assange top bill at Texas tech gathering

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Surveillance. Online privacy. Robots. Food processing. Wearable computers. To get a sense of what’s on the minds of the tech industry’s thinkers, leaders and tinkerers, it’s a good idea to head […]

03/07/2014

In this March 14, 2013 file photo, a band is on the move on the corner of Sixth Street and I-35 at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)

iTunes launching music festival at SXSW

NEW YORK (AP) — iTunes is putting its stamp on South by Southwest, piggybacking on the annual event with its own music festival. The company said Wednesday it will debut its popular iTunes Festival, a […]

02/19/2014

Jimmy Kimmel at the 4th Annual Variety's Power of Comedy Event in Los Angeles. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Kimmel’s show heads to SXSW festival in March

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel is taking his late-night show to Texas for the South by Southwest festival. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” said Thursday it will air five shows in March from Austin. The […]

01/16/2014

South By Southwest (AP Photo)

Big names at SXSW, but what about big breaks?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In the frenzy of South by Southwest, even standouts like The Flaming Lips feel the need to stand out. Now consider that problem while surveying the 2,200 mostly unknown bands packing Austin starting Tuesday for the marquee week.

03/11/2013