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Pun-Rock Band, Camper Van Beethoven Shares Unreleased Track (Free Download)

CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN SHARES UNRELEASED TRACK What would indie rock be without bands like the multi-cultural wiseasses Camper Van Beethoven?  ‘80s college rock would’ve been less fun without “Eye of […]

Revivalists Score at SxSW

The Revivalists played one of the shows of this young band’s life Friday night at SXSW. The crowd at the Holy Mountain backyard was packed with hardcore fans but also […]

LIVE FROM SXSW 2013: Hurray for the Riff Raff Plays Startling Song

Tell me what a man with a rifle in his hand is gonna do for his daughter when it’s her turn to go… —Alynda Lee Segarra Hurray for the Riff […]

SXSW Magic

From the road…this is South by Southwest week, otherwise known, depending on how hip you are, as SXSW or “South By.” OffBeat has been a media co-sponsor of the event […]

South by So Far

South by Southwest, Austin’s annual music conference/festival/mega-meet & greet has announced a preliminary talent lineup that includes a number of New Orleans acts. It’s hardly the last word – that […]

SXSW Day 4: A Little Space

Saturday’s SXSW brought back days of SXSW Past, appropriate on the festival/conference/spring break’s 25th anniversary. The Mojo Magazine Party at Mean Eyed Cat was sufficiently off the beaten path that […]

SXSW Day 3: Good for New Orleans, or Good?

Late in the day, a friend responded to a tweet about sitting through a mediocre Brooklyn band waiting for a Generationals set, “Can’t get enough of NOLA bands in NOLA?” […]

SXSW Day 2: They Love Us, They Like Us

Thursday started at a party thrown by HBO’s Treme, and even without anyone from the production (the show’s still shooting) and really, music directly associated with the show – a […]

SXSW Day 1: Crowded in the Graveyard

The first sign that things have gone wrong – the goodie bag. For years, registrants at South by Southwest would be given a bag with art done by a musician […]

Preview the New Generationals

This year, OffBeat‘s pleased to sponsor the Generationals at South by Southwest, where they’ll preview their new album, Actor-Caster. Today Spin.com has a free download of the sunny “Greenleaf.” The […]