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Students disappointed by SXSW cancellation due to coronavirus concerns

Attendees of SXSW mingle during Drag Bingo at Austin Motel on March 11, 2019 in Austin, Texas.

By Kendall Polidori, Managing Editor
March 7, 2020
Filed under CAMPUS, Coronavirus, Featured Story

Armand Rome was in a studio located in the 33 E. Ida B. Wells building recording a song he was planning to promote in the next week in Austin, Texas, when he got a notification that the South by Southwest arts and music festival, or SXSW, was cancelled due to growing health concerns surrounding the coronavi...

SXSW highlight: Scotland artist Be Charlotte re-‘Discovers’ Austin for South by Southwest

Charlotte Brimner, singer of the Scottish band Be Charlotte, plays SXSW this year March 14 and March 17. 

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli
March 17, 2017
Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, Audiofile

Behind the foggy purple-and-blue haze and the messy blonde bun, there is a 19-year-old musician and beat boxer waiting to be heard on larger scales. Charlotte Brimner, whose stage name is Be Charlotte, is getting that chance at South By Southwest where she will performed March 14 and will again March ...

Alex Lahey ready to hit US with SXSW debut

Alex Lahey, an indie pop-rock musician from Australia who opened for Tegan and Sara, is starting her own tour in the U.S., beginning with SXSW in Austin, Texas March 16–17.  

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli
March 13, 2017
Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, Audiofile

It is 10 a.m. in the Melbourne Airport, Australia, and musicians are getting ready to fly to Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest, the annual music festival that also showcases film, music, comedy, panel discussions and interactivity.“This plane is going to be like a tour bus,” said Alex Lahey, o...

AEMMP Records to showcase talent at SXSW

AYOH, a band in the college’s student-run record label AEMMP Records, performed March 3 at Reggie’s Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., for AEMMP’s kickoff event that raised awareness for the label’s trip to this year’s South by Southwest film, music and live performance festival in Austin, Texas.

By Associate Editor
March 9, 2015
Filed under CAMPUS

To flaunt their music industry knowledge and apply classroom skills in the real world, Columbia students will run one of the many shows at South by Southwest, the nation’s largest annual film, music and live performance festival.The Business & Entrepreneurship Department is sending 100 students to the fe...

AEMM students to tout talents at SXSW

AEMM students to tout talents at SXSW

By Assistant Campus Editor
March 3, 2014
Filed under CAMPUS

The Arts, Entertainment & Media Management Department will send 90 students to this year’s South by Southwest film, music and live performance festival March 12–16 in Austin, Texas. This will be the program’s fifth year attending the popular film and media festival. Students who are curren...

‘Animals’ gets wild at SXSW

'Animals' gets wild at SXSW

By Assistant Campus Editor
February 10, 2014
Filed under CAMPUS

As the annual South by Southwest film festival approaches, Collin Schiffli a 2005 film & video alumnus, is excited for his new film “Animals” to debut at the festival. “Animals,” a film set in Chicago follows a young homeless couple battling addiction while living out of their car. It...

SXSW Music Festival 2010

By The Columbia Chronicle
April 7, 2010
Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, GALLERIES

For Five days every spring, Austin, Texas becomes the music capital of the world as everyone who is anyone in the music business surges into the city. More than 2,000 bands play throughout the city in one of more than 90 venues. The music starts around 10 A.M. and continues until about 4 the following...

The Windy City rocks the weird city at SXSW

By Evan Minsker
February 2, 2009
Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

Here it comes: The week where Austin, Texas briefly becomes the music capital of the world (not to mention the capital of film and technology, as well). From March 13 to March 22, Austin transforms from a "weird college town"-a local business alliance created the "Keep Austin Weird" campaign a few ye...

Musicians and venues are hit hard by the coronavirus, but the music community is banding together

Musicians and venues are hit hard by the coronavirus, but the music community is banding together

By Kendall Polidori, Managing Editor
March 23, 2020
Filed under Coronavirus, Instagram

The six-member Chicago-based rock group, Rookie, had never sold out a concert until they announced a release show for their self-titled album "Rookie." The big event was set for March 13, but due to concerns about the coronavirus and nationwide event cancellations, the group had no other choice b...

AEMMP: Live showcase among coronavirus cancellations

Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File

By Kendall Polidori, Managing Editor
March 19, 2020
Filed under CAMPUS, Coronavirus

Armand Rome was ready for his first performance through AEMMP Records last week—until the South by Southwest festival was canceled due to increased concern surrounding the coronavirus and ensuing rumors of low attendance also led to the cancellation of the pre-festival, Columbia-based event. ...

Woo Park mixes multiple genres in debut Smokes release

Chicago-based groove rockers Woo Park were the featured band at this year’s FreQ Out and are performing in July at Chicago’s newest music festival, Mamby on the Beach.

By Copy Editor
May 11, 2015
Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, Audiofile

The sounds off Chicago-based groove band Woo Park’s debut album, Smokes, are hard to classify to genre. Bobbing bass lines and bluesy electric guitar create a jazzy feel at first, but ever-changing synths and assorted drumming styles make the workings of Woo Park stand out in vibrant colors throughout ...

‘Frank’ woos audiences with big heart, big head

'Frank' woos audiences with big heart, big head

By Josh Weitzel Film Critic
September 8, 2014
Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

While “Frank,” a new comedy about fame, music and social media by Irish director Lenny Abrahamson, is supremely quirky in the best indie tradition, its performances, humor and deep themes broaden its appeal, making it one of the most memorable films of the year.The story is told from the perspect...

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