SXSW

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SXSW 2023: Sydney to host South by Southwest culture festival
Annual pop culture and tech conference is branching outside the US for the first time since it launched in Texas in 1987

Sian Cain

30, Jun, 2022 @12:51 AM

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‘A force entirely of itself’: Robert Fripp on the difficult legacy of King Crimson
The complicated and fractious history of the prog-rock titans is explored in revealing new documentary In the Court of the Crimson King

Jim Farber

16, Mar, 2022 @2:05 PM

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'Instagram, how we feeling!' Can livestreaming replace cancelled gigs?
As Covid-19 brings live music to a halt musicians are getting creative, but can an online show replace the real deal?

Katie Hawthorne

19, Mar, 2020 @9:35 AM

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SXSW festival cancelled over coronavirus fears
City calls off tech and music conference, which typically draws 400,000, over concerns from public health officials

Mario Koran and agencies

06, Mar, 2020 @11:42 PM

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Six Nations to Stormzy: which events could be cancelled by coronavirus?
Following postponement of World Athletics and Ireland v Italy rugby match, as well as cancellation of Mabel and Stormzy gigs, could the Olympics be next?

Lucy Campbell, Sachin Nakrani, Andrew Pulver, Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Oliver Wainwright

26, Feb, 2020 @4:05 PM

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Booksmart review – wild, warm high school comedy puts girls on top
Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut is a funny, filthy, female-fronted competitor to Superbad that boasts its own distinctive style

Benjamin Lee

20, Mar, 2019 @2:40 PM

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The Highwaymen review – Netflix take on Bonnie and Clyde is criminally bad
Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson star as the cops who took down the infamous duo in an odious and dimwitted thriller

Charles Bramesco

11, Mar, 2019 @1:30 AM

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Long Shot review – Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen dazzle in unlikely romcom
A restrained politician falls for an outlandish journalist in a crowd-pleasing comedy led by two standout performances

Kristy Puchko

10, Mar, 2019 @4:41 PM

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Music You Missed: the best new tunes from the Australian underground
From Divide and Dissolve to Xylouris White, our quarterly music column brings you the finest albums you probably haven’t heard

Kate Hennessy with contributions from Marcus Teague

18, Apr, 2018 @2:09 AM

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Man arrested after bomb threat shuts down SXSW concert
Concert by the Roots cancelled after threat, which comes amid spate of bomb attacks in Austin that have killed two people

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

19, Mar, 2018 @10:59 AM

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Paradox review – Neil Young croons through Daryl Hannah's rambling western
Hannah directs the rocker in a dreamy fantasy for Netflix about futuristic outlaws on the hunt for old technology

Monica Castillo

16, Mar, 2018 @1:15 AM

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Sadiq Khan reads out racist tweets in call for tighter tech regulation
London mayor tells SXSW event that online abuse puts BAME people off political careers

Anushka Asthana and Samuel Gibbs

12, Mar, 2018 @7:00 PM

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