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SXSW 2014: A Virgin's Guide Part Three

Stewart Brock | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stewart Brock

We woke up unsurprisingly with a pretty decent hangover. Late night wandering meant that our already flu-damaged voices were even more ragged. SXSW was really beginning to take it's toll. The upside is that we had been invited to go to the elusive Ray Ban House.

SXSW 14: A Virgin's Guide Part Two

Stewart Brock | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stewart Brock

For the first part of our SXSW blog click here. Better late than never. I started this on Friday night and finished it on Saturday afternoon. We've b...

SXSW 2014: A Virgin's Guide

Stewart Brock | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stewart Brock

Travelling from Glasgow to Austin began with bundling ourselves into a taxi with as much gear as we could carry, bleary eyed and ill-prepared. I say ill-prepared because we're recently back from a UK tour and I felt that the best way to prepare myself for our first North American incursion was to ignore that it was happening until the last moment. I packed my case 4 hours before Lewis (drummer/producer) rang my doorbell.

A Superhuman Experience: Fear and Love-in at SXSW 2014

Dan Machen | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Machen

The Innovation Team is again heading to Austin, Texas for SXSW 2014. This put us firmly in fizzy territory as we waited for the plane to take off. And by fizzy, I don't mean Champagne - the '80s are long gone. I mean a mixture of excitement and The Fear.

120,000 People Witnessed a 1.9 Second Record in USGP

Todd McCandless | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Time is of the essence in a sport that is measured in the one thousandth of a second and to change all four wheels in under two seconds is a terrific feat by anyone's measure. Teams practice pitstops regularly and in Austin you could catch some of those practice sessions during the pit walk on Thursday.

Week 39 - Life in the Arts Lane

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

The week is a week of transition. The summer is concluding, and we cling on to its last embers, enjoying the sun and the occasional shower. This is En...

Texas: A State That Does Nothing by Halves

Black Tomato | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Home of the rodeo and rock 'n' roll, texmex and tejano, Buddy Holly and Beyoncé; it's no surprise that Texas is full of force. Its variety contributes to its world renown; whether inspiring city arts movements or tranquil coastlines picking up surfers from shore to shore, delicate seafood dishes or hearty home grown chilli, Texas has a range of scenes all of which pack as much punch as the next.

Our Response to Sexism Requires More Than Louboutins

Dot Thompson | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dot Thompson

Since Marion Bartoli won the 2013 Women's Singles at Wimbledon last Saturday, the internet has been awash with analysis of the French star. But the vast bulk of the digital wave has been not discussion of her style, her power, her focus... and no coverage appears to have taken issue with the other party to the conversation: former world number one (female) tennis player Tracy Austin.

Festival Review - SXSW 2013

Carly Wilford | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

Eating ribs sat opposite Dave Grohl, inhaling vaporised cannabis with Action Bronson and watching Snoop Lion casually covering Bob Marley's hits are all in a days work at SXSW. With the music industry descending on Austin in Texas, its scorching heat and music-drenched streets behold a utopian playground for music lovers from across the globe.

My SXSW Diary - Austin, Texas - Day Five

Carly Wilford | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

The last day of SXSW and I found myself wandering around the supermarket hungover and a tear trickling down my cheek. This whole trip has been total...

My SXSW Diary - Austin, Texas - Day Two

Carly Wilford | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

We started today filming a session with Bastille. In the middle of Palm Park in the basking sun. After performing Pompeii, Kyle from the band then decided to climb the tallest tree in the park. Only at SXSW does this type of behaviour seem totally normal.

My SXSW Diary - Austin, Texas - Day One

Carly Wilford | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

Every year thousands of music geeks (I include myself in that stereotype) descend on Austin in Texas for South By South West. As reports from the UK speak of snow, out here it's beautiful blue skies and open road.

Majical Cloudz: Grimes Collaborator Reaches for the Stars

Todd Cochran | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Todd Cochran

Majical Cloudz is the musical project of Montreal-based songwriter Devon Welsh, with producer and live collaborator Matthew Otto. Their introspective brand of synth-driven music is characterized by an almost architectural desire for balance, crafting songs that are as sonically minimal as they are emotionally complex, equally reliant on negative, hollow space and lush, warm textures.

Austin GP Asks for New Date

Todd McCandless | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

This may come as a bit of a controversial declaration but I believe the United States Grand Prix in Austin should be the season-ending race for Formula One.

Cold Tires, 15 Points, a Title and a Gearbox Change

Todd McCandless | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

It all comes down to 15 points.

British Consul Gloats Over F1 in Texas

Todd McCandless | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

We could argue about the origin of Grand Prix racing and the French could have a very good case but in modern times there is little question that the United Kingdom is the proper home of Formula One.

WATCH: The Unlikeliest Star Of 'America's Got Talent' Ever?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Comedy

Andrew De Leon is a 19-year-old make up artist from Austin, Texas. He's also a goth, so when he rocked up to the Austin auditions for America's Got Ta...

My Solo Debut at SXSW

Charlie Simpson | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Charlie Simpson

Playing SXSW was a real honour. It's been something that I've wanted to do for a long time and to finally get out to Texas and do it was amazing. I had a couple of great showcases, played some really intimate sets, met loads of really cool people and saw some pretty crazy things.

How I Saw Eminem VIP at SXSW for $5

MC Lars | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
MC Lars

Every spring, thousands of music industry executives and artists descend into the sleepy Texan metropolis of Austin to trade business cards, eat Mexican food, and get wasted. Getting hammered at SXSW is a music industry tradition that pre-dates both Nirvana and Napster.

SXSWi: My Five Highlights

Zaid Al-Zaidy | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Tech
Zaid Al-Zaidy

Whilst in Austin last week for SXSW interactive (SXSWi), I felt like I was pacing the streets of Grand Theft Auto, expecting a shoot-out at a drugstore or brawls and broken chairs spewing out from the bars on 6th Street.

Homeless Hotspots?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech

Need to get online at a tech conference? Just find a homeless person. A marketing company has presented a controversial experiment to use homeless ...

Why NASCAR Is Better Than F1...In Some Things

Todd McCandless | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

While the following information isn't much of a secret or big strategic initiative, it sometimes seems like it is when you juxtapose it with what formula One is currently doing to promote itself.

Ecclestone Answers Austin GP: 'They Haven't Got the Money'

Todd McCandless | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

The Circuit of the Americas group offered a press release earlier today stating they have proffered a contract to Formula One Management's (FOM) Bernie Ecclestone that was inclusive of the initial payment for sanctioning fees to host the race in Austin in 2012 should the F1 boss agree to it.

Austin GP Set for Ignominy

Todd McCandless | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

Several months ago a new venture in Austin Texas was announced. Formula One would return to America. The excitement was tempered with a heavy dose of skepticism because few knew who Tavo Hellmund was and we'd just survived the failed USF1 team's still-birth.