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House Of Vans at Mohawk: Day One, Part Two

There were good vibes for days at House of Vans at The Mohawk yesterday, as SXSW fest-goers flooded the venue in their favorite Vans to kick off two full days of great music and good hangs. Check out some of the best moments from day one above.

Photos: Life Without Andy 


Atomic Blonde first look: Charlize Theron goes on the attack

Two summers after Charlize Theron redefined heroism in the decaying, post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max,she is re-imagining the Cold War thriller as a femme-fatale master spy who brawls like an MMA star. Atomic Blonde, due out July 28 — and debuting at SXSW this weekend - is a poppy, punk-rock take on the genre by fight choreographer-turned-director David Leitch (John Wick).

It’s Berlin, 1989. Depeche Mode and New Order dominate the airwaves, the wall is about to come down, and Theron’s character Lorraine Broughton is sent into the chaotic city to retrieve a most-wanted dossier. James McAvoy plays her hardened, fur-coated fellow agent. (You’ve never seen a black mesh tank-top look so good.)

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get to know them: f(x)

f(x) (에프엑스) is a south korea-based girl group formed by s.m. entertainment in 2009. since their debut, f(x) has released four full-length albums, two extended plays, and one repackaged album. f(x) has been recognised for their experimental style and eclectic, electropop-based sound. they are one of the few recognized k-pop groups internationally, becoming the first k-pop act to perform at sxsw. the group is currently composed of four members: victoria, luna, amber, and krystal. sulli was a part of the original 5 member line up, but departed from the group in 2015 shortly after ‘red light’ promotions in order to pursue her acting career. their latest comeback, the 4th full album ‘4 walls’, was subject to favorable reviews from music critics. jeff benjamin from billboard shared that despite the fact that the album was “arguably worse” than f(x)’s previous albums pink tape (2013) and red light (2014), it allowed the other members to showcase their vocal abilities more following the departure of sulli. he praised it as a “rarity in k-pop to do once” by “finding the right sonicscapes” and appreciated the “house and trendy dance” production. benjamin subsequently named ‘4 walls’ the second best k-pop album of 2015.

The new Pennywise terrified the young cast of Stephen King’s IT reboot.

It hits theaters on September 18th, 2017

Time will tell if the remake of Stephen King’s IT will scare a new generation of horror fans. But already, its menacing star, the “clown” Pennywise, has successfully spooked one group: the movie’s cast.

Director Andrés Muschietti brought a few clips of IT to SXSW 2017, as well as a few tidbits about what to expect. Early press images of Pennywise have already done the legwork of visually separating Bill Skarsgard’s version of the character from that of Tim Curry’s portrayal. But according to Muschietti, the two Pennywises also have different personalities.

Curry’s clown was a cartoonish nightmare in need of dental hygiene. In one of the film’s most iconic scenes, a little boy named Georgie loses his paper boat in the sewer. When he peers into the darkness below, he’s confronted by Curry’s chatty clown, who announces his presence with a saccharine “Hi, Georgie!” Muschietti teased his take on the scene with a short clip, and the difference is immediate. Skarsgard’s Pennywise has a far more sinister edge, marked by piercing yellow eyes and contorted movements. For those who are familiar with the source material, the anticipation of what’s to come makes the entire sequence agonizingly tense.

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Maisie Williams kept her cool, but she’s screaming with joy internally, 100%, because Ed Sheeran is going to be appearing in the next season of Game of Thrones.

Variety reports that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss confirmed that they’ve been pursuing the singer for awhile — Williams is a diehard Sheerio, apparently — and that they finally made Sheeran’s cameo happen for the next season, which premieres on July 16.

“For years, we tried to get Ed Sheeran on the show to surprise Maisie, and this year we finally did it,” Benioff told the audience at SXSW before saying that no further details would be released regarding his involvement.

That wasn’t the only big reveal from team GoT at SXSW, though. In addition to saying that the eighth and final season of the show will have six — yup, only six — episodes, Benioff, Weiss, Williams, and Turner had a great time sharing some of their favorite GoT set moments, who they’d bring back if they hadn’t killed them off (Catelyn Stark and Joffrey Baratheon, surprisingly enough), and poking fun at each other.

Williams and Sophie Turner asked Benioff and Weiss to pick favorites between the two of them — as in pick a fave between Maisie and Sophie, not Arya and Sansa Stark, the characters they play — and Turner wasn’t super pleased with their answer.

The seventh season is still months away, so thing at a time, but damn — it’s insane to think that our time in the Seven Kingdoms is coming to a close, and that the final chapter will be the shortest one in the whole epic. It’s also nuts to think that Sheeran is going to be ditching the stage for the Starks — or Westeros, or riding with the Dothraki in Khaleesi’s army — but yeah. We can’t wait. (And neither can Williams, that’s for sure.)



Elijah BynumWhat I like about Timothée is he’ll never give you the same performance two takes in a row. So there’s a lot to mine from him in the edit room. That’s part of the reason we were probably in the edit room for fifteen months. It’s not all Timothée but that’s part of the reason. He’s so inventive and exciting as an actor, and I think he keeps other actors guessing ’cause you never know what he’s coming with. It’s really fun to watch him work. 

You waited all week for this

  • Pi Day: Twenty two sevenths of irrational exuberance. 
  • Daylight Savings Time. Live long enough to get your hour back, Tumblr. 
  • Pro and amateur league accounting.
  • And the start of SXSW: Brands for cool kids.  

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Drama in TV land

The sound of one string strumming

All politics is national

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  • Seaworld stopped captive Orca breeding.

Now let’s do the Tumblrs:

  • Feminist Frequency (@femfreq): Working for a more equitable media landscape
  • (@codeorg): Learn to hack the mainframe in just 15 minutes a day.
  • Type Worship (@typeworship): Beautiful lettering, from alpha to omega. 

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We are so excited to be returning to Austin for our 4th year to celebrate SXSW! From March 15 – 20, The Spotify House will be your go-to venue to unwind, discover the best new artists and take part in unique experiences.

Our 2015 line-up boasts 30+ must-see-acts including breakout talent Marian Hill, Conrad, Cam and many more. Everyday, we’ll have live performances on two stages, so come ready to rock. You can check out the full daily line-up here. We’ll also be serving up the best local Austin eats, curated by our friends at SUPPER.

To kick start each day, The Spotify House will be hosting a unique SoulCycle pop-up experience. Each morning, live DJ sets and the best fitness instructors in the world will take Spotify fans on the ride of their lives, set to a once in a lifetime musical experience. SoulCycle fans will be riding to some of the world’s best DJ’s, including Ryan Hemsworth and Hudson Mohawke throughout the week. Check out the daily schedule here to sign up for a ride.

We’ve also teamed up with Bose, Squarespace and truth to bring to life one-of-a-kind experiences for guests.

  • Bose: Spotify is excited to launch Unveiled in partnership with Bose at this year’s SXSW. Unveiled provides music fans with a once in a lifetime experience of seeing their favorite artists perform their newest or soon-to-be-released album live, for the first time. Inaugural artists include James Bay, MisterWives and other special guests. Music fans visiting The Spotify House will also experience the power of Spotify through Bose® SoundTouch™ Wi-Fi® music systems.
  • Squarespace: Each day at The Spotify House, Austin-based Squarespace visual artists explore the intersection between music and art, creating new pieces inspired by the music of the day.
  • truth: Truck is making its way to Austin to inspire people to #FinishIt. truth Tour Riders will keep visitors entertained with special guest DJs scratching from the iconic orange truck and with #LeftSwipeDat themed listening booths.

For additional information about The Spotify House, RSVP now and follow us on our dedicated SXSW Spotify handle, @sxspotify, to stay up to date on the latest news! And, be sure to follow us here as well as on VineInstagramFacebook and Snapchat for more information about our SXSW plans this year.

See you at SXSW!


City Guide: Austin, TX // Mr. Natural

We had two little vegan bunnies on our team in Austin this week, both Mitchell from lifewithoutandy & Bryan Derballa who were shooting photos for us all week. The found this Vegan bakery near where they were staying and brought us boxes of treats. The mini chocolate donuts were enough to convert anyone. So delicious!

Photos: lifesithoutandy


House of Vans at SXSW: Ghostface Killah with BADBADNOTGOOD

With BADBADNOTGOOD providing the jazzy hip hop instrumentals and Ghostface Killah laying down the raps, this collab was a match made in hip hop heaven. Their new joint album Sour Soul already has the blog world buzzing and the two entities delivered the tracks just as well live for the SXSW crowd. Plus, there was this insane moment with a random fan from the crowd totally slaying Protect Ya Neck on stage. We won’t be forgetting that one for a very long time.

Photos: Ashley Osborn

Headed to SXSW? So are we. Come hang out.

Party stuff:

  • Tumblr Fuck Yeah Party sponsored by Entourage, ft. the guys from Entourage. Performances by Spoon, RAC, Yung Lean + Sad Boys, TWO-9, Twin Peaks, BADBADNOTGOOD, ASTR, Kali Uchis, Holy Child, and Tei Shi. Whew. RSVP here
    Monday at the Mohawk, doors at 6:00 p.m., goes till 2:00 a.m.

Smarty stuff:

Arty stuff:
Our IRL concerts, that is. All of ’em are at Ironwood Hall. RSVP here

  • Twin Shadow, ft. art by Milan Zrnic (milanzrnic)
    Wednesday, March 18, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Courtney Barnett, with openers Fraser Gorman & Jack Ladder, ft. art by Mathias Brown (traceloops), Wolf Mask (wolfmaskart), & Ana Tortos (anatortos)
    Thursday, March 19, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • ODESZA, ft. art by Jack Vanzet (jackvanzet)
    Thursday, March 19, 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • Tobias Jesso Jr., ft. art by Eric Chase Anderson (ericchaseanderson)
    Friday, March 20, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Travi$ Scott, ft. art by Marc Kalman & Corey Black (atmaindrain)
    Friday, March 20, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Houndmouth, ft. art by Gunnar Deatherage (gunnardeatherage)
    Saturday, March 21, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

holzhuter  asked:

You used to do visual note taking, right? Any advice for people that are curious about getting into it or thoughts on how it's being done now (I.e. Is it a passing trend?)?

Yeah. (In case people don’t know what visual notetaking is, I posted some of my own notes from over the years.)

I started drawing notes in 2006 when I stumbled onto graphic facilitation. I’d draw at lectures and concerts, I’d draw while reading, sometimes I’d even draw during movies.

In 2010, my friends and I did a SXSW panel about visual note-taking, and then they really took off. (There are a ton of people doing it now, just google.) Two people on that panel put out books on the subject: Mike Rohde’s The Sketchnote Handbook, and Sunni Brown’s The Doodle Revolution. Those are both definitely worth checking out.

My personal favorite books on “drawing for non-drawers” are Dan Roam’s Back Of The Napkin and Ed Emberley’s Make A World.

My advice to folks starting out: just have fun with it. Don’t worry about whether it’s good enough to share — the best notes I did, I was just having fun, seeing how the ideas spread out in space.

I did visual notetaking professionally for a while, and I know people who run really lucrative businesses doing it for big companies, but it was always stressful for me (drawing with the meter running sometimes turns into a performance rather than a natural exploration of ideas) and at a certain point I realized I didn’t want to draw other people’s ideas, I wanted to draw my own.