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by (@unclegrambo)

SXSW 2013: The Flaming Lips Bring Yoshimi To Austin

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After spending five consecutive days at SXSW, your body starts to feel the effects of ingesting little other than tortilla-encased foodstuffs and Shiner Bock. Still, we powered through the body’s natural urge to shut down and made our way last night to one of downtown Austin’s premiere venues, The Belmont, for The Warner Sound’s downright phenomenal showcase featuring Frightened Rabbit, The Joy Formidable, Alt-J, and headliners The Flaming Lips. Read more…

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Chef John Cusimano Makes SXSW-Themed Cocktails For Carrie Keagan

Are you sad to be trapped inside an office while all your friends live it up at South By Southwest? Don’t fret, Chef John Cusimano stopped by Big Morning Buzz Live this week with a fresh crop of drink ideas to liven up any party (or work day), helping to bring the spirit of South By to your own home. Remember: a bottle of liquor is cheaper than a flight to Texas…

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by (@unclegrambo)

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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by (@unclegrambo)

SXSW 2013: Jim James And Youngblood Hawke Shine At ‘Live In Austin’ Showcase

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After a couple of days in which buzzword-spouting, app-shilling technology geeks dominated the streets of Austin, things were restored to their natural order yesterday when the music portion of the 2013 South By Southwest Music Festival kicked off in glorious fashion. We partnered up with our friends over at MTV and CMT for the Live In Austin Showcase, which featured knockout performances from current You Oughta Know artist Youngblood Hawke, bluesy banjo aficionado Elle King, super buzzy indie rockers Guards, and the legendary Jim James.

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by (@unclegrambo)

SXSW 2013: Top 6 Most Provocative Questions Answered At Today’s Downloaded Panel Discussion

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From L To R: Shawn Fanning, Sean Parker, John Perry Barlow, Alex Winter and moderator Eugene Hernandez.

VH1’s latest Rock Doc, Downloaded, made its world premiere at the South By Southwest Music Festival on Sunday night. The film tells the story of Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker, the two teenage hacker wunderkinds who brought the music industry to its knees when they founded Napster in the late 1990s. Earlier today, director Alex Winter joined Fanning, Parker and internet activist/Grateful Dead collaborator John Perry Barlow for a lively panel discussion about the disruptive effect this product had on the world.

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Very VH1 Talks Downloaded With Alex Winter At SXSW

downloaded-150xOn today’s Very VH1, Liz Black chats with director, Alex Winter. Live from SXSW Alex will discuss his new documentary film Downloaded, a film that explores Napster and the world of downloading music from its inception to present day. Join us today at 11:30 AM EST. Check out the video below to watch the show and click on the comment icon in the upper right hand corner to participate in the chat!

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SXSW 2013: Napster Co-Founder Shawn Fanning Tells The Story Of How He Finally Got Revenge On Lars Ulrich

When you see Downloaded, the VH1 Rock Doc that made its world premiere at the 2013 SXSW Festival last night, director Alex Winter presents some clear lines of demarcation between who he views as the heroes and villains of the story. Shawn Fanning, co-founder of Napster and the “face” of the company, is presented as a sympathetic figure, and the frightened “old world” mentality is personified by Metallica‘s drummer Lars Ulrich, who famously led the charge against the file-sharing service. We caught up with Shawn Fanning last night and asked him if, after all these years, he still had beef with Lars.

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SXSW 2013: Downloaded Stars Shawn Fanning And Sean Parker On The Lessons They Learned Launching Napster

The world premiere of Downloaded, the latest entry in the Emmy award winning VH1 Rock Docs canon, went down at Austin’s Paramount Theater last night as part of the 2013 SXSW Festival. We were there on the red carpet, where we caught up with the film’s primary subjects, Napster co-founders Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker, and asked them each about the single biggest lesson they learned during this equally exciting and chaotic time.

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