The Panic Manual

South by Southwest (SXSW) is God’s gift to music fans. The festival takes place every March in the beautiful city of Austin, Texas. It’s a must go for any music fan and I highly recommend it. Here are our reviews.

2016

Previews
Basia Bulat
Dash Rip Rock
Bombino
Wagakki Band
Billie Marten
Ramesh
Lucius
Sunflower Bean
Chairlift
Aurora
Lucy Dacus
Mass Gothic
The Wet Secrets
Soul Asylum
Bayonne
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Photos

Reviews

Capsule Reviews: Day Wave, Methyl Ethel, KING, Estelle

March 11
Bloc Party

March 15
St Lucia
Steve ‘n’ Seagulls
The Moonlandingz
Wednesday Campanella
Lucha Underground

March 16
Photos
Chairlift
Hinds, Hockey Dad
Gwenno
Mammamoo
MAGIC!

March 17
Photos
Loretta Lynn
Robert Ellis, Sarah Jarosz

March 18
Photos
Crystal Castles
Ninet Tayeb, Vaadat Charigim
Deftones, Vince Staples
Okay Kaya
CHVRCHES
Charli XCX
Santigold
Bayonne

March 19
Photos
Soul Asylum
Snarky Puppy
Basia Bulat
Diarrhea Planet
Cumstain, Big White
Weaves
Lucy Dacus

2015

Previews
Gal Pals
El Conjunto Nueva Ola
The Lees Of Memory
San Fermin
Fabryka
Spain
Ibeyi
Doug Seegers
The Family Crest
Homeboy Sandman
Jukebox The Ghost
Kaleo

Pictures

Reviews

Capsule Reviews: Dry The River, Black Rivers, Charlotte OC

March 17
Photos
The Barberettes
Songhoy Blues, Dry The River
Kate Tempest
East India Youth, Shura
San Fermin, Amason

March 18
Photos
James Bay
Chastity Belt, Hinds
Future Islands
Ibeyi
Doug Seegers
Torres (solo)

March 19
Photos
Asleep At The Wheel
Crayon Pop
Mac McCaughan, Deerhoof
Tanya Tagaq
Girlpool
Grace Weber

March 20
Photos
Screaming Females, Earl Sweatshirt
Kate Boy, Will Butler, Twin Shadow
The Residents
James Bay, Leon Bridges, Laura Marling, Foreign Fields, Tove Styrke

March 21
Photos
IAMSU!, Redman, G-Easy, Joey Bada$$
Torres
Frank Turner
Big Data, Twin Shadow
Death By Unga Bunga
Ghostface Killah/Badbadnotgood
Rebecca Perl, Springtime Carnivore, Emmy The Great

2014

Preview
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Agnes Obel
Thumpers
INVSN
Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Sleepy Kitty
Deathcrush
Eagulls
Habibi
Blue & Gold
International Bands

Reviews

Capsule Reviews: Sam Smith, Chloe Howl, Bipolar Sunshine, Eagulls, Casual Sex

March 10
Snoop Dogg, St. Lucia

March 11
Iron Reagan
Idiotape, Jay Park, Hyuna
Prides

March 12

Photos
Saintseneca, Lost In The Trees
London Grammar
Big Freedia
Hurray For The Riff Raff
Anamanaguchi

March 13

Photos
San Fermin
Slow Magic
Blondie, Gary Numan
The Launderettes
Damon Albarn, Direct TV Session
Guantanamo Baywatch

March 14
Photos
Bob Mould, Wye Oak, Speedy Ortiz, Eagulls, Sylvan Esso
Little Boots
Mark Kozelek
Cairn String Quartet
De Lux

March 15
Photos
Suzanne Vega
Perfect Pussy, Fat White Family
Pizza Underground

2013

Preview
Fear Of Men
Hudson Taylor
Churchill
Dana Falconberry
Harry Taussig
Bleeding Rainbow
f(x)
Geto Boys

Reviews

Capsule Reviews: DIIV, Foxygen, Kitten, Cayucas, Youth Lagoon, Savages, Toy

March 11
Tim Wheeler

March 12
Photos
Matt & Kim
f(x)
El Vez
Cloud Nothings
Deadmau5 vs Richie Hawtin
Best Coast

March 13
Photos
Skeletonwitch, Trash Talk
Polyphonic Spree
Billy Bragg
Daniel Romano
Marnie Stern, TORRES
Lord Huron, Boy
Spain

March 14
Photos
Tegan And Sara
Willy Moon
Bastille
Evaporators/Andrew WK, Lisa Marr, Dana Falconberry
Yelawolf
Lianne La Havas, Shugo Tokumoru
Geto Boys, Ultramagnetic MCs

March 15
Photos
Joe Banfi, The Staves
Billy Bragg, Amanda Palmer
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, CHVRCHES, Solange
Nik Turner

March 16
Photos
Ozomatli, Bajofondo Tango Club
The Zombies
John Fogerty
Paloma Faith
Grande Marshall

2012

Preview
Eli Mardock
Django Django
Team me
The Big Pink
The Beautiful View
Escort
Diamond Rugs
He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Of Monsters and Men
Tennis
Girl in a Coma

Reviews

March 13
Sun Araw
Bitches

March 14
Photos
Lionel Richie
Tennis
Django Django
Thee Oh Sees, Wedding Present
Anoraak, College

March 15
Photos
Jesus and Mary Chain
Dry the River
Keane
Band of Skulls
The Arkells
FEAR
Temper Trap
Say Hi
Kaiser Chiefs

March 16
Photos
Chairlift, Spoek Mathambo, Escort, Dionvox
The Big Pink, Santigold, Best Coast
Vampillia
Clock Opera
Peelander-Z
Of Monsters and Men, Ed Sheeran
Alice Russell and the Quantic
Ben Howard, Daughter, Michael Kiwanuka

March 17
Photos
Built to Spill
The Heavy
Typhoon
!!!

2011

PREVIEWS
Alcoholic Faith Mission
Austra
Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr
The Dears
Eliza Doolittle
Ellie Goulding
Tahiti 80

Interactive Music Review – Yeasayer, Chromeo, Head & the Heart

Short Reviews – Boxer Rebellion, Tahiti 80, Clock Opera, Class Actress

March 15
Photos
Jonquil, Latitude 30
Pulled Apart By Horses, Latitude 30
Mister Heavenley, Bat Bar

March 16
Photos
Spinto Band
Ellie Goulding, Bat Bar
Friendly Fires, Fader Fort
Wild Flag, Waterloo Records
Summer Camp, Red Eye Fly

March 17
Photos
The Vaccines, Cedar Courtyard
Foster The People, Cedar Courtyard
Rural Alberta Advantage, Stage on Sixth
Off!, East Side Drive-In
Raphael Saadiq, Cedar Courtyard

March 18
Photos
Ringo Deathstarr, Easy Tiger
OMD, Stubbs
Matt and Kim, Fader Fort
Black Lips, Club DeVille
Beach Fossils, John Grant
Colin Stetson, Caitlin Rose, Amy Lavere, Swan Dive

March 19
Photos
Men Without Hats, Club DeVille
Joan of Arc, Parish
Secret Cities, Lamberts
Asobi Seksu, Parish
Datarock, March 19

Final Recap

2010

March 20
Rachael Rays Feedback – She & Him, Jakob Dylan, Dr. Dog, Andrew WK
Scissor Sisters, Stubbs

March 19
Local Natives, Cedar Courtyard
The Boxer Rebellion, Maggie Mae’s Rooftop
The Antlers, Galaxy Backroom
Temper Trap, Dr Dog
BRMC, VV Brown, Neon Indian

March 18
Dum Dum Girls & The XX, French Legation Museum
Marina and the Diamonds, Lamberts
Fanfarlo, Galaxy Room

March 17
You Say Party, We Say Die!, Elysium
Rose Elinor Dougall, Galaxy room
Chew Lips, Latitude
We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Parish
Codeine Velvet Club, The Parish
Unicorn Kid, The Parish
Shout Out Out Out, Creekside
Morning Benders, Emos
Anais Mitchell, Paradise
Everybody was in the French Resistance…Now!, Galaxy Room
Maps & Atlases, Peckerheads

Quicky Ricky Reviews
Gary’s Unplanned Day

March 16
Billy Bragg, Latitude
Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly, Latitude
Smokey Angle Shades, Latitude
Casiokids, Creekside

March 12
Gym Class Heroes

2009

March 17, 2009
Voxtrot

March 18, 2009
Hot Panda
Von Bondies
Ladyhawke
Peter, Bjorn and John
Glasvegas
Janelle Monae, Lemonade, Echo and the Bunnymen

March 19, 2009
Gomez
Viva Voce
Bishop Allen
Matt and Kim
Meat Puppets
Primal Scream
3oh3!

March 20, 2009
White Lies
Late of the Pier vs Security Guards
The Whip
Ed Harcourt

March 21, 2009
Flosstradamus
Chairlift
Perez Hilton’s Party Part 1: Indigo Girls, Ladyhawke, Thunderheist, Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head
Perez Hilton’s Party Part 2: Kanye, Yelle, Little Boots, Rye Rye, Ida Maria
Sofia Talvik

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