Jay Z And Kanye Scheduled To Perform At Samsung SXSW Concert Series

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Just when you thought Jay Z and Kanye West were done making headlines for the next few weeks, the dynamic duo has singlehandedly shocked fans with announcing their next gig: Samsung’s SXSW Concert Series.

 

Two days before the big concert, “The Throne” was announced among the line-up for the SXSW Concert Series. However, if you thought there was no catch involved, you’ve clearly forgotten what these two music moguls are capable of.

According to Mashable:

Samsung plans to distribute concert wristbands only to owners of Galaxy devices with the newly launched ad-free radio service called Milk Music downloaded on their devices. They can pick up their wristbands at the Galaxy Experience pop-up location at 2nd Street and Trinity Street starting Tuesday at 10 a.m. CT. The concerts’ location won’t be announced until show day.

Leave it to Kanye and Jay to make us want to switch cell phones just…

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What Would You Wear If…You Attended SXSW?

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If Coolio were as Coolio in 2014 as he was in 1995, the lyrics would have been, “We keep spending most our lives livin’ in a hipster’s paradise.” The hipster nation is as gangster as it gets, and SXSW provides a mecca for these hip youths to come together for the love of film and music.

If I were to attend this holy grail of under the radar coolness, I would have to look effortlessly cool. I mean, Mindy Kaling was there, I need to be on point. I want to be comfortable. I want this Saloni Iris maxi dress. The colors and cut are perfect for Texas in the spring. Sweat be damned! But let’s amp this up. Let’s get this sh*t cray! Ballet flats? Boring. Heels? Lacking in walkability. Epic to the knee Stuart Weitzman gladiator sandals? Please, and thank you. You’ll be able to see…

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Larry Magid: Snowden Offers SXSW Crowd Online Privacy Advice

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival is underway in Austin and National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden is telling people how they can protect their privacy online. But how is he being perceived by the tech community?

Snowden spoke via video conference to a crowd at SXSW and probably his most memorable line will be, and I paraphrase, that the NSA is setting fire to the future of the internet and that the folks at SXSW are the firefighters.

He did get applause from that line, which in essence is his belief that the NSA challenges freedom by allegedly spying on people, not only in the U.S., but abroad on their Internet capable devices.

We know that Snowden, whether you consider him a whistle-blower or someone who committed treason, has revealed a lot of information about the NSA and has made claims against them, some…

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Toadies to play “Rubberneck” at SXSW 2014

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The Toadies are looking to make their performance at the 2014 SXSW Festival a special one. The band plans to play the entirety of their 1994 ‘Rubberneck’ album front to back. The performance is just a few months before the 20th anniversary of the amazing album that put Toadies on the map with the single, “Possum Kingdom”. This will be the first time the Toadies will play the album from beginning to end, and anyone in attendance sure is in for a treat.

The Toadies will be performing SXSW on Saturday, March 15th at the Stubb’s venue. After that they’ll be heading on a three month long tour. Dates can be found below. 

3/16 – Fort Worth, TX – Rubberneck Red Launch Party @ Martin House Brewery
3/19 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
3/20 – Solana  Beach, CA  – Belly Up
3/21 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour
3/22…

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COPING WITH SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST: A STUCK IN NEW YORKER’S GUIDE

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Perhaps you’ve noticed a tumbleweed or two roll through the vast wasteland of this week’s New York showlistings. Maybe all of your friends are out of town until next Sunday. Probably you’re there right now, taking a selfie at Whataburger.

If you’re not at South By, this is likely a trying time for you. You’ve spent weeks listening to people planning their itineraries in bodega lines and coffee shops. You’ve had friends excitedly tell you their work was sending them there. You’ve had those same friends detail their future Whataburger orders in explicit detail.

Other people here will tell you that South By is a whole bunch of corporate bullshit and this is of course 100% the truth. After all, we’re talking about a festival where homeless people were once sent to wander around as Wi-Fi “hotspots.” This year boasts not only the particularly loathsome hashtag #SXSubway, but an appearance…

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