SXSW 2013: Depeche Mode Debut New Songs in Austin

Brazos Hall isn’t big enough for Dave Gahan who took to the Austin club’s stage at SXSW last night and commanded a self-pinching 900-capacity crowd – including Billy Corgan Usher and Matt Sorum – like he was playing the Rose Bowl Aside from the band’s Letterman preview stream last week it…

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SXSW 2013: Shout Out Louds on Creating 'Light' in the Studio

Light was the theme of Shout Out Louds’ newest record Optica singer-guitarist Adam Olenius and bassist Ted Malmros explained at the Rolling Stone Rock Room in sunny Austin Texas “We wanted the songs to be bright and colorful” says Olenius “Light is almost a delicacy in Sweden because during winter it’s only three…

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JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound on Fighting Fan Apathy

The soul six-piece JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound visited the Rolling Stone Rock Room to talk about their new LP Howl due out May 21st and weigh in on their ideal live crowd “I appreciate a crowd that is ready and open to the connection to having a good time”…

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SXSW 2013: Eric Burdon Gets Inspired by Mikhail Gorbachev

Eric Burdon who rocked SXSW with hits from his bands the Animals and War talked about his activist side and casually discussed geopolitics in the the Rolling Stone Rock Room “There’s a track on my new album called ‘Water’ I got that from my conversation from Mikhail Gorbachev and I…

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Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Perform 'History of Rap 4'

Justin Timberlake wrapped his week-long run on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon by joining the host in another installment of “History of Rap” medleys Beginning with the Sugarhill Gang’s “Apache (Jump On It)” with backing by the Roots the pair touched on the Beastie Boys 2 Live Crew Missy Elliot and…

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SXSW 2013: Shout Out Louds Get Warmed Up With 'Sugar'

Swedish pop-rockers Shout Out Louds played “Sugar” during their set at the Rolling Stone Rock Room at SXSW The five-piece warmed up a mid-day crowd by opening with this upbeat album-opener from their latest album Optica  Check out their performance above

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SXSW 2013: Shout Out Louds Go 'Walking in Your Footsteps'

Swedish pop-rockers Shout Out Louds played “Walking in Your Footsteps” at the Rolling Stone Rock Room at SXSW The track’s flutelike synths which harken back to sounds from the 1970s get the band into its trademark shuffling groove onstage Watch their performance above

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SXSW 2013: Eric Burdon Brings 'Water' to the Rock Room

Former Animals and War frontman Eric Burdon hit the stage at the Rolling Stone Rock Room Friday afternoon at SXSW to play tunes from this year’s ‘Til Your River Runs Dry He played album-opener “Water” which he told Rolling Stone in an interview after the set was inspired by a conversation…

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SXSW 2013: Eric Burdon Takes a Moment to 'Wait'

Eric Burdon swung by Rolling Stone’s Rock Room at SXSW on Friday and played “Wait” off his 2013 LP ‘Til The River Runs Dry “Wait” provided a bongo-infused downtempo break in a day party set list that tended toward the loud and fast  Watch the performance above

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SXSW 2013: JC Brooks Shows Off His 'Howl'

The six-member rock-soul group JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound stopped by Rolling Stone’s Rock Room at SXSW and played songs off of the as-yet-unreleased Howl winning over the festival crowd with their enveloping stage presence and palpable charisma Check out the performance above

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