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SXSW 2017: A survival guide

Raquel E. Alonzo and Ryan Thompson

March 8, 2017

It’s that time of the year again! South by Southwest—better known as SXSW—is upon us. Whether you’re a first-time goer or a returning fan, here’s a list of local artists trekking to Austin, artists of interest that will be attending, where to find free shows and tips on how to get the most of...

UTSA Underground: Art for the 99%

April 28, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Jesus Villanueva South by Southwest? Check. San Antonio Book Festival? Check. Fiesta Festivities? Check. UTSA Underground? Consider adding this one to the list. Featuring a wide range of artistic abilities, this free event was created by UTSA students for UTSA ...

Vibes: Volume 3

March 23, 2015

SXSW just wrapped up their intense music week and I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted and ready to enter into recovery mode. If you managed to make it into a few EDM shows at SXSW, you’ll notice they all had one thing in common—bass heavy drops, lasers lights and a crowd that could...

Behind the Beat: Girlband

March 22, 2015

In this episode of Behind the Beat, I meet up with Bryan, TX punk rock band, Girlband, before their set at SXSW. Listen in to find out more about the band and some local music news! Opening song: Black Pistol Fire (Austin, TX) - Crows Feet Middle song: Bad Religion (Los Angeles, CA) - American Jesus Closing song: Girlband (Bryan, TX) - Sharkweek ...

Show Recap: Against me! at SXSW

March 19, 2014

Courtesy of Ryan Russell/ Nervous Energies After a long day of walking, writing, and interviews, some would say that you need to relax. My quest for relaxation brought me to the Red 7 on March 13th for the Brooklyn Vegan showcase featuring Against Me!, and that is exactly what I needed. Ag...

SXSW 2014


March 18, 2014

Behind the Beat: SXSW

March 18, 2014

Daryl Smith In this episode of Behind the Beat, I sit down and discuss our SXSW adventure with the Paisano’s photo editor, Rafael Gutierrez. SXSW was an amazing experience that both Rafael and I are truly grateful for. Day recaps, band interview, show recaps, and tons of photos can be found here on the Paisano website. Opening song: The Black Math Experiment (Houston)- Molly’s Walk Closing Song: Hydra Melody (San Antonio)- Sunsets ...

Show Recap: Dave Hause at SXSW

March 18, 2014

Michael Turnini/ The Paisano The showcase I attended on March 13th was the House of Vans showcase at The Mohawk in Austin, Texas. After waiting in line for over two hours, I made my way into the inside part of the venue. In the back room where around twenty people watched in enjoyme...

Band Preview: NGHBRS

March 18, 2014

Michael Turnini/ The Paisano NGHBRS is an alternative rock band from Long Island, New York who are newcomers to Austin’s SXSW musical festival. The band has been featured on FUSE news and named “Alt Rock Band of the Year” by NYC The Deli Magazine for 2013. NGHBRS also has a very ...

Band Preview: Quiet Company

March 18, 2014

Michael Turnini/ The Paisano Quiet company is an alternative rock band from Austin, Texas that captures all listeners with their tranquil sound and heart felt lyrics. They have been featured on Esquire’s 2014 “SXSW Bands You Need To Hear”, and have won ten Austin Music awards th...

SXSW 2014 day 4 recap

March 18, 2014

Rafael Gutierrez/ The Paisano I had Thursday off during the week of SXSW, and I can truly say that I missed it. Showing up a bit later this time, Rafael and I were determined to try our own as street performers. Rafael had bought along sketch paper and drawing utensils to draw the ...

SXSW 2014 day 3 recap

March 18, 2014

Rafael Gutierrez Day 3 of SXSW started a bit later than the previous 2 days. I decided to bring my girlfriend along for the fun this time! We arrived in Austin around 9pm ready to chase the sound of music that was streaming in the air from just about every bar on 6th street. The f...