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SXSW 2013: VH1 Says ‘Hello Austin!’ With Help From Youngblood Hawke, St. Lucia and Mia Moretti

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With the music portion of the 2013 South By Southwest Festival well underway, now’s the time where festival attendees have to make difficult decisions about which of the over 5,000 acts in town they’re going to see. Fortunately for your friendly VH1 Tuner team, our decision about what to do last night was a no-brainer. We spent the night at the W Hotel in Downtown Austin for VH1′s “Hello Austin!” party, which featured performances from Youngblood Hawke, St. Lucia and Mia Moretti & The Dolls.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Delta Rae Puts Their Percussive Power On Display At NYC’s Irving Plaza

Delta Rae In Concert

One of the things that you notice when you go to see Delta Rae perform live in concert is the band’s remarkable rapport. There’s nary a trace of rockstar ego or “me first” energy emanating from the stage during their shows; instead, the band gracefully alternates between four primary vocalists —siblings Ian, Eric and Brittany Holljes, as well as Elizabeth Hopkins— in a manner that’s exquisitely respectful to each other, and also intriguing to the audiences that see them. Read more…

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Youngblood Hawke, Jim James Will Perform At Special MTV/VH1/CMT SXSW Showcase

Youngblood Hawke, Jim James MTV/VH1/CMT Live In Austin

It’s less than one week until your friendly VH1 Tuner team will be packing their bags and hopping on a flight headed south … South By Southwest, actually. That’s right, we’ll be in Austin all next week to get the lowdown on the hottest bands (and best barbeque, natch), and a doozy of an announcement just landed in our inboxes. On Tuesday, March 12, we’ll be in attendance at the MTV/VH1/CMT Present: Live in Austin event, which will be headlined by Jim James of My Morning Jacket fame. Read more…

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Emeli Sande Wins Brit Award Over Posthumous Amy Winehouse

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In today’s microwave culture instant celebrities are made from a single catchy YouTube video. Whether the “artist” has actual talent matters little if they can churn out a Billboard top 10. So when someone like Emeli Sande, who writes her own music and has a voice comparable to the feeling of a cool breeze wins an award, music purists want to rejoice. Read more…

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Just In Time For Valentine’s Day, Olly Murs Covers Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours”

We’ve got a special Valentine’s Day surprise to share with you, courtesy of our February You Oughta Know artist Olly Murs. The 28-year-old Brit performed a few songs exclusively for VH1 recently, and on this great cover of Jason Mraz‘s monster smash “I’m Yours,” he adds a bit of a reggae twinge to his pop savvy repertoire.
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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, The Breeders Lead An Eclectic Lineup At The 2013 Hangout Music Fest

Hangout Music Fest 2013 Lineup

Anyone who has ever attended a music festival — be that Coachella, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Glastonbury, what-have-you — knows that there are few things better in life than spending an entire weekend surrounded by great friends (both old and new!) and even better music. What could possibly make a weekend like this any better? How about spending it ON A BEACH? Ladies and gentleman, we present to you the 2013 Hangout Music Festival, which will takes place this May on the “sugar-white sand beaches” of Gulf Shores, Alabama!

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