History made: SXSW 2009, Austin, Texas
History made: SXSW 2009, Austin, Texas

David Dallas travelled to Austin Texas in 2009 to play SXSW

Concert review: Nas' Illmatic, Austin, Texas
Concert review: Nas' Illmatic, Austin, Texas

"Smarten up, Nas." With one line from Takeover , the savage takedown of the Queensbridge native who arguably still held…

SXSW: Bigger than Texas
SXSW: Bigger than Texas

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Jay-Z's full SXSW showcase hits web (+10 links)

Jay-Z's full SXSW concert, a new Battleship trailer and Zowie's new single all feature in this compilation of the best links…

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Westfest: Loud, heavy & angry
Westfest: Loud, heavy & angry

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Music piracy case bungled

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Material Girl hints at NZ show

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Sydney siege inspired rocker's new song
Sydney siege inspired rocker's new song

Blur frontman Damon Albarn has written a song inspired by the Sydney siege in December, and it will…

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