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The 10 Most Bizarre Things We Saw at SXSW

Those hoping to see Lady Gaga perform in a Doritos vending machine may have been disappointed, but there’s still no better place on earth to be a curious music fan.
Dan Gentile

Smoke Some Weed, Take a Walk, and Read This Interview With Neil Young

Sixty years into an iconic career, Young is still fighting back against the recording industry. In a rare interview, he talks to Noisey about art, algorithms, and the likelihood of music saving the world.
Andrea Domanick
Alex Robert Ross

Inside the 100-Hour Hell Week of a SXSW Programmer

A behind the scenes look at the logistics behind booking 2,000 bands—from breakout youngsters like Starcrawler to solo guitar experimentalists like Yonatan Gat to freaky jazz phenoms like Ezra Collective—playing on 100 stages in 6 days.
Dan Gentile

SXSW Might Be Good Again

SXSW used to suck, but so did I.
Jeff Weiss
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The Best and Worst Shit We Saw at SXSW 2018

Some of our favorites of the week in Austin included Rico Nasty, Mozzy, IDLES, Starcrawler, Goat Girl, Valee, an Uber driver, and more.
Noisey Staff
Jansport Bonfire Sessions

See Smino, Shame, and More at SXSW 2018 with Noisey and JanSport

Plus: Joey Purp, Tierra Whack, BbyMutha, Powers Pleasant, and Angel + Dren will also be performing at Cheer Up Charlies in Austin.
Noisey Staff

How Trump’s New Border Policies Will Hurt the American Metal Scene

KEN Mode's Jesse Matthewson discusses how to cross international borders, metal masculinity, and being a "blue state" band.
Kim Kelly
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The Chainsmokers Mixed "Closer" with Smash Mouth's "All Star" and Reached Music Meme Nirvana

So basically … they did a Jon Sudano cover.
Lauren O'Neill
'Gram Crumbs

‘Gram Crumbs: So, SXSW Was Lit…

Snoop Dogg had a time.
Kathy Iandoli
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Lil Yachty and D.R.A.M. Joined Forces at the MTV Woodies Last Night

The two performed their solo standouts and joint hit "Broccoli".
Noisey Staff
Jansport Bonfire Sessions

Check Out the Photos from Noisey and JanSport's Extremely Lit SXSW Showcase

Featuring Lil Yachty, Tei Shi, and Noname.
Noisey Staff

The Best Places to Cry at SXSW

The only guide you need for music's biggest week.
Allie Volpe