Bimstagram, SXSW Edition

See Austin through the eyes of music's biggest fan.


Bim Ditson went to more shows at SXSW than you. Don't feel bad—he went to more shows than anyone else at SXSW. About 90 or so. He took photos and, naturally, wrote haikus about each of them. What follows is the definitive final word on South By Southwest 2013. [Ed. note—Apologies for the lateness on posting this a week after the festival ended. Bim turned this in on time, because he's a champ. ...   More
Monday, March 25, 2013 BIM DITSON

SXSW In Fragments: A Different Perspective

WW contributors Nathan Carson and Emilee Booher share their favorite moments from Austin.

nick turner

Matthew Singer wasn't the only Willamette Week writer at this year's South By Southwest. Here are how two other contributors, Nathan Carson and Emilee Booher, experienced the festival.Nathan Carson's Top 10 Favorite Moments from SXSW 2013 1. Nik Turner performing Hawkwind's Space Ritual on a four-foot high stage in a sleazy rodeo bar while a busty topless woman rides ...   More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

SXSW In Fragments: Saturday

"This song's about a rubber chicken!"

bonde do role

[Read the diaries for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of SXSW here and here.]Saturday, March 164:39 pm, 6th Street It's St. Patrick's Day, so of course a bar named BD Riley's is already overflowing with day-wasted revelers. At least the band playing traditional-style Irish drinking songs appears to actually be from Ireland. People inside the bar and watching from outside are clapping and ...   More
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

SXSW In Fragments: Friday


[Singer's account of Wednesday and Thursday at SXSW can be found here.]Friday, March 15 4:29 pm, Burnet/Penny Bus Stop A chatty local named Todd and his girlfriend offer to slide over and give me a spot next to them on the bench, provided I don't mind listening to some local music coming out of an external speaker he's carrying. It's old-school, creaky-voiced honky tonk by an apparently ...   More
Saturday, March 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

SXSW In Fragments: Wednesday-Thursday


[Matt Singer's SXSW diaries continue on Friday here.]"I spend my whole life chasing buses." — Homeless guy at a North Austin bus stop, 1:50 pm, 3/14 After spending two days at South By Southwest, I can certainly empathize. He was talking to someone only he could see, and mostly complaining about how the "damn film festival" makes it impossible to know when a bus will actually arrive, ...   More
Friday, March 15, 2013 by Matthew Singer

Portland Rock Trivia

Twelve absolutely random things you didn’t know about the Portland music scene.

Cover Story
1.MusicfestNW began as the bastard child of SXSW...   More

Tex Mix

What Austin food trucks have that Portland food carts don’t.

Food Cart Reviews
The Austin food-cart scene is not all steak, tacos and steak tacos. In fact, on my visit to what’s often considered the nation’s No. 2 food-cart town (Portland is tops, natch), I even found a    More
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Seven Secrets To Loving SXSW

Advice for wayward travelers from a four-year festival veteran.

Music Stories
Every year I learn a few more what-not-to-dos at Austin’s SXSW music festival: Don’t sleep in too late or you’ll miss the free tacos; RSVP for everything, just in case; don’t make elaborat   More
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Tour Diary: Casey's SXSW Tour Diary, Part Two (Las Vegas)


Because I’m doing this in chronological order to prevent confusion, I won’t tell you the best part first. I won’t explain the befuddling, overwhelming joy and confusion I experienced during Cee Lo Green’s last song. I wont tell you about massive brain hemorrhage that nearly befell me when the evening came to a head. I’ll save that for later. When last we spoke, I was in the motel room ...   More
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

LocalCut at South By Southwest: Wednesday and Thursday

It's that time of year again: Time for tacos, sunburns, deafness and lots of beers they don't sell back home. That's right, it's SXSW, America's zaniest music festival! And your WW music staff—Casey Jarman and Michael Mannheimer—are right in the shit-storm middle of it, trying to find time to blog between the free drinks and loud bands. Boo-hoo, we know. So without further ado, here's what ...   More
Friday, March 19, 2010 Local Cut


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