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SXSW Comedy Roundup

2018 marked the 11th year of the adjacent comedy festival, which has grown from a single night to nearly an entire week of stand-up, sketch comedy, and podcasts.

BrooklynVegan + Margin Walker Lost Weekend 2 at Cheer Up Charlies

Lost Weekend 2 Saturday pics

BrooklynVegan + Margin Walker's day parties at Cheer Up Charlies closed out on Saturday with sets from Gang of Youths, Andrew WK, A Place to Bury Strangers, Lucy Dacus, La Luz, and more.

Lost Weekend 2 at Cheer Up Charlies - Friday

Lost Weekend 2 Friday pics

BrooklynVegan + Margin Walker's SXSW day parties continued on Saturday with sets from Hop Along, Leikeli47, Tyler Childers, Hinds, The Wedding Present and more.

Jawbreaker at Brooklyn Steel
photo by Amanda Hatfield

Jawbreaker expand tour, announce Austin show

Jawbreaker continue to slowly expand their reunion tour, which began in full at Riot Fest 2017 and has included shows in select cities since then. In addition to their upcoming appearance at Seattle's Upstream Fest and their Coney Island/Asbury Park shows, they'll play Austin in July...

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Levitation Festival 2018
photo by Matt Lief Anderson

Levitation 2018 in pics (Oh Sees, Slowdive, Ty Segall, The Make-Up, The Black Angels, more)

After getting rained out in 2016 and taking 2017 off, Levitation festival returned to downtown Austin this past weekend (April 26-30) with artists across the spectrum of what gets called psych.

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Sylvan Esso at the M&M's House of Sound & Color at Lustre Pearl
photo by Amanda Hatfield

Sylvan Esso & Billie Eilish played the M&M’s House of Sound & Color (pics)

Sylvan Esso's one SXSW show this year was a Friday night Rainey Street shindig sponsored by M&M’s (though as a duo they also would have fit right into the Twix “House of Duos” party at the same venue a day earlier). It was also one of the 18 best sets we saw at SXSW this year.

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FADER Fort 2018 Day 1
photo by Ryan Muir for The FADER

FADER Fort @ SXSW 2018 pics (Raekwon, Superorganism, more)

This year's FADER Fort had Rae Sremmurd doing a surprise Friday night headlining set, as well as Raekwon, Superorganism, Speedy Ortiz, Soccer Mommy, G Perico, SOB x RBE, YBH Nahmir, Courtney Marie Andrews, Palm, and more.

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Brooklyn Bowl Family Reunion at Scoot Inn
photo by Nate "Igor" Smith

Wye Oak, Ted Leo, Bully & more played Brooklyn Bowl Family Reunion (more pics)

We already posted one set of pictures from our official SXSW showcase with Brooklyn Bowl Family Reunion at Scoot Inn with Wye Oak, Ted Leo, Bully, and Bodega. Here's a second, including pictures of some of the afternoon's day party, which Dan the Automator, Sunflower Bean, Kweku Collins, and Hinds played.

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Mass Appeal BBQ at Stubb's
photo by Amanda Hatfield

T.I., Rapsody, Maxo Kream, Dave East & more played Live at the BBQ at SXSW (pics, videos)

The Mass Appeal and Netflix-presented show also featured Cuz Lightyear, Bobby Sessions, Trae the Truth, Valee, Statik Selektah, Just Blaze (with surprise guest Beanie Sigel), and more.

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