SXSW Live Blog: Friday, March 20

Daily Texan Staff

With only a few more days left, we're still live-blogging South By Southwest — the good, the bad and the very, very loud. Follow Daily Texan reporters, photographers and editors as we post the highlights of our work here. For minute-to-minute coverage of the best and the worst that SXSW has to offer, follow us on Twitter at @thedailytexan. Want a recap of Wednesday at SXSW? Check out our coverage on yesterday's blog.

Update (7:30 p.m.): Madisen and the Mama Bear, a mother-son duo group, took the stage at South By Southwest on Friday. Their show displayed an intimate and deeply personal vibe, and the dynamic between the mother and son was endearing and enchanting. To read our full review, click here.

Update (5:15 p.m.): The band Best Coast stopped by South By Southwest on its North American tour. The band played through some songs from its forthcoming album. To read our review of the concert, click here.

Update (1:50 p.m.): Melbourne, Australia-based band Twerps released their second full-length album, Range Anxiety, in January and will perform at the Panache party at the Hotel Vegas Patio Friday at 9 p.m. We talked with Julia MacFarlane, the band’s guitarist and vocalist, about the band’s influences, writing and SXSW hopes. Read the full interview here.

Update (12:10 p.m.): Click here to see our photo slideshow of Thursday.

Concertgoers enjoy a performance by Deniro Farrar at a hip-hop/rap showcase at Austin Music Hall on Thursday night. Lauren Ussery | Daily Texan staff

Update (11:20 a.m.): Good morning South By Southwest! There are only a few days left but still so many artists to see. Take a look at our schedule for today, and join us in seeing some of the best.

  • SXSW Keynote Conversation: Snoop Dogg — As the first hip-hop artist to give the keynote address at SXSW, Snoop Dogg will discuss the music industry and his career.
  • Where: Austin Convention Center Ballroom A
  • When: 11:00 a.m.
  • Best Coast — Rock duo Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno perform at the Austin Convention Center.
  • When: 3:00 p.m.
  • Age Restrictions: None
  • Courtney Barnett — The indie-rock singer-songwriter from Australia performs at the Austin Convention Center.
  • When: 5:00 p.m.
  • Age Restrictions: None
  • Leon Bridges — The native-Texan gospel and soul singer performs at St. David’s Historic Sanctuary.
  • When: 10:45 p.m.
  • Age Restrictions: None
  • Max Frost — The Austin-native singer-songwriter performs at The Driskill.
  • When: 1:00 a.m.
  • Age Restrictions: 21+

Update (10:30 a.m.): Right now, editor Kat Sampson is live-tweeting “SXSW Keynote Conversation: Snoog Dogg,” featuring the rapper and filmmaker/moderator Allen Hughes. Follow her at @katclarksamp for highlights from the discussion.

Live-tweeting for Snoop Dogg’s speech and interview begins at 11 a.m. The keynote address will touch on the artist’s YouTube series, his branding techniques and upcoming album.


Update (9:00 a.m.): Today’s weather is likely to be the worst SXSW will see. There is a 60–85 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms. A flash flood warning goes into affect at 4 p.m. and will run through Saturday afternoon. The last six days have blessed festival-goers with lovely weather despite questionable forecast. If that trend continues, clouds should clear by 3 p.m. Don’t get your hopes up. Check here for a more detailed look at the weather.