SXSW http://tpr.org en Austin Group Atash Brings The Sounds Of The World To Texas http://tpr.org/post/austin-group-atash-brings-sounds-world-texas <p><a href="http://atash.com/" target="_blank">Atash </a>is a multi-cultural band based in Austin, so for them, lodging wasn’t an issue at the jam-packed South By Southwest festival. The members are from Iran, India, West Guinea, Africa, Cuba, Mexico and the United States. We started out talking about the band members, and also got into the subject of Islam and music during our interview.</p><p><strong>Deirdre Saravia: "Mohammad, tell me about yourself, where do you come from?"</strong></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:41:03 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 28613 at http://tpr.org Austin Group Atash Brings The Sounds Of The World To Texas SXSW 2014 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments http://tpr.org/post/sxsw-2014-wrap-our-favorite-discoveries-and-memorable-moments On this week's show, our hosts are joined by Stephen Thompson to discuss their favorite discoveries at <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/sxsw/" target="_blank">SXSW</a>. Everyone had such a swell time at the musical blitzkrieg that they came down with colds. Their respective illnesses cannot dampen the colorful and illuminating memories that they made at SXSW 2014.<p>For Bob, the band that blew him out of the water was a British jazz-punk group called Melt Yourself Down. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:22:57 +0000 editor 28536 at http://tpr.org SXSW 2014 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments Lo'Jo Celebrates 30 Years Of Peace And Music http://tpr.org/post/lojo-celebrates-30-years-peace-and-music <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group called <a href="http://www.lojo.org/lojo.php" target="_blank">Lo’Jo </a>was started in 1982 in Angers, France. The founders, Denis Pean and Richard Bourreau, continue to remain actively engaged with Richard playing the violin and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kora_(instrument)" target="_blank">kora </a>and Denis the singer and keyboardist.</span></p><p><strong>Deirdre Saravia: You live as a collective, right? Is that like hippies?</strong></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:44:37 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 28474 at http://tpr.org Lo'Jo Celebrates 30 Years Of Peace And Music Uruguay's Daniel Drexler: "My Records Are My Diary" http://tpr.org/post/uruguays-daniel-drexler-my-records-are-my-diary <p></p><p>Daniel Drexler is Uruguayan artist whose fifth album, ‘<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009Q54PEW/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=211189&amp;creative=373489&amp;creativeASIN=B009Q54PEW&amp;link_code=as3&amp;tag=texaspublicra-20" target="_blank">Mar Abierto</a>,’ is a hit in South America. He performed at this year’s South By Soutwest Music Festival as part of a showcase called the Sounds of Uruguay. Not only is he a musician, but he’s also a physician, specializing in the treatment of tinnitus.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:58:08 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 28463 at http://tpr.org Uruguay's Daniel Drexler: "My Records Are My Diary" Third Person From SXSW Drunk Driving Accident Dies In Hospital http://tpr.org/post/third-person-sxsw-drunk-driving-accident-dies-hospital <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Doctors at the University Medical Center at Brackenridge have added a third name to the list of deceased from the incident that killed two people Thursday, March 13, at SXSW.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hospital officials say <span style="line-height: 1.5;">26-year-old Sandy Le, who moved to Austin to attend college,</span> died from a massive head injury.</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:34:34 +0000 Ryan Poppe 28435 at http://tpr.org Third Person From SXSW Drunk Driving Accident Dies In Hospital SXSW Filmmaker Spotlight: Austin's Kat Candler Explores Consequences in 'Hellion' http://tpr.org/post/sxsw-filmmaker-spotlight-austins-kat-candler-explores-consequences-hellion Austin-based writer/director Kat Candler’s star continues to rise. Her short film “Black Metal” attracted the attention of critics and her feature film “Hellion” premiered at Sundance.<p><a href="http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_FS15000" target="_blank">“Hellion”</a> is also screening at <a href="http://kut.org/post/sxsw-film-preview-trends-ones-watch-and-avoiding-long-lines" target="_blank">South by Southwest Film</a>. It's about a father and two sons struggling to deal with a recent death and the consequences of their poor choices in reaction to it.<p>KUT talked with Candler about her latest film:<p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/139213567&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe><p><strong> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:25:45 +0000 Laura Rice, KUT News & Laura Rice, KUT News 28458 at http://tpr.org SXSW Filmmaker Spotlight: Austin's Kat Candler Explores Consequences in 'Hellion' Third Person Dies After Being Rammed By Car At SXSW http://tpr.org/post/third-person-dies-sxsx-hit-and-run A third person has died after being rammed by a car last week during the SXSW festival in Austin.<p><a href="http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Third-victim-of-SXSW-rampage-dies-5324314.php">The Houston Chronicle reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The Travis County Medical Examiner's Office said Austin resident Sandy Le, who had been in critical condition with head injuries, died at University Medical Center Brackenridge after she was hit by a speeding car on Red River Street outside The Mohawk Club last Thursday.<p>"A hospital spokesman said the family was at her bedside at t Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:49:00 +0000 editor 28436 at http://tpr.org Third Person Dies After Being Rammed By Car At SXSW Lady Gaga At SXSW: 'Don't Sell Out. Sell In.' http://tpr.org/post/lady-gaga-sxsw-dont-sell-out-sell <em>On Friday, March 14, Lady Gaga gave the keynote at SXSW 2014, a long interview conducted by John Norris that covered her career in pop, from her roots in the rock clubs of downtown New York to her decision to partner with a corporate sponsor for the concert she performed at Stubb's the night before. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:54:39 +0000 Ann Powers 28337 at http://tpr.org Lady Gaga At SXSW: 'Don't Sell Out. Sell In.' SXSW Drunk Driver Identified As 22-Year-Old Killeen Man http://tpr.org/post/sxsw-drunk-driver-identified-22-year-old-killeen-man <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Austin police have identified the 22-year old driver they allege drove through barricaded streets at Austin’s South by Southwest Festival, killing&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">two people and injuring 23 others. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:09:29 +0000 Ryan Poppe 28269 at http://tpr.org SXSW Drunk Driver Identified As 22-Year-Old Killeen Man 'Bodies Went Flying' As Car Tore Through Crowd At SXSW http://tpr.org/post/bodies-went-flying-car-tore-through-crowd-sxsw <h6>This post has been updated. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:48:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 28182 at http://tpr.org 'Bodies Went Flying' As Car Tore Through Crowd At SXSW