Items tagged with "SXSW"

SXSW Artist Spotlight: Kayan

March 25, 2021 by

360°Sound spoke with rising R&B and electronic artist Ambika Nayak, who performs under the name Kayan (her last name backwards). Born and raised in Mumbai, India, the 23-year-old singer/DJ/model/actor made her SXSW debut last week, performing an online set on the Third Culture showcase. Kayan’s latest single, “Cool Kids,” dropped in November 2020. In addition […]

SXSW Artist Spotlight: Alice Skye

March 21, 2021 by

360°Sound caught up with Alice Skye, an up-and-coming Aboriginal artist based in Melbourne, Australia. When we spoke with the 25-year-old singer-songwriter via Zoom, she had just wrapped a tour with legendary Australian rock band Midnight Oil, best known stateside for their 1987 smash “Beds Are Burning.” Skye features on the song “Terror Australia” from Midnight […]

SXSW Film Fest: ‘The Sparks Brothers’ Q&A Highlights

March 19, 2021 by

360° tuned in to the Q&A following the SXSW screening of the documentary The Sparks Brothers about the remarkable 50-year career of the band Sparks. In a discussion moderated by Scott Aukerman, director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver), and brothers Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks talk about the film, which is […]

SXSW Artist Spotlight: Ley Line

March 18, 2021 by

360°Sound interviewed Ley Line, an Austin-based four-piece multilingual world folk band who performed during SXSW Online 2021. The band formed in 2013 when Kate Robberson and Emilie Basez, who met in Brazil the previous year, met twin sisters Madeleine and Lydia Froncek at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado. Their debut album Field Notes came […]

‘Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil’ SXSW Q&A Highlights

March 17, 2021 by

360°Sound tuned in to the Q&A following the SXSW premiere of the YouTube original docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil. In a Q&A moderated by Variety‘s Jenelle Riley, Lovato, director and executive producer Michael D. Ratner, and Susanne Daniels, YouTube’s Global Head of Original Content, discussed the new doc exploring the traumas that led […]

Witch Prophet on “Tesfay” in SXSW Music Video Competition

March 17, 2021 by

360°Sound spoke with Toronto-based queer Ethiopian/Eritrean singer-songwriter Ayo Leilani, better known as Witch Prophet. Her music fuses hip-hop, R&B, and jazz. The music video for the song “Tesfay” is in SXSW’s Music Video Competition. Witch Prophet’s second and most recent album, 2020’s DNA Activation, which she co-produced with her wife Sun Sun, made the shortlist […]

Filmmakers Take a Pass on Amazon’s SXSW Film Fest

April 27, 2020 by

Well, that wasn’t quite what we’d hoped for. Earlier this month, I wrote about how the films set to premiere at the canceled SXSW Film Festival had the opportunity to opt-in to Amazon’s 10-day event Prime Video Presents: The SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection, which runs April 27 to May 6. At the time I […]

Filmmaker Talks New Jose Feliciano Documentary

April 19, 2020 by

In this 360°Sound exclusive, we spoke with actor/writer/producer/director Frank Licari about his new documentary José Feliciano: Behind This Guitar. The film chronicles the life and continuing career of nine-time Grammy winner José Feliciano, who was born blind in Puerto Rico and rose to prominence in the late 1960s with his flamenco-style interpretations of American pop songs. […]

Our Guide to SXSW Music Docs

April 9, 2020 by

Like every other event in the world, South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual culture conference and festival in Austin, Texas, was canceled in early March due to the coronavirus pandemic. I was going to cover the film festival portion of SXSW for 360°Sound and was really looking forward to reviewing the music documentaries making their […]