An annual convergence of original music, indie films, and emerging technologies.
Chuck Lorre, the co-creator and executive producer of <a href="http://www.cbs.com" >CBS</a> sitcoms "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory," and "The Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder were among the VIP's hanging out at the Warner Bros. Television space at this year's South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
A single-serving Tumblr of the most facepalm-inducing Kickstarter campaigns, Yahoo overtakes Google, a resurgence of cassette tapes lead to the first Cassette Store Day next month, and a NY programmer plays "Trading Places" with a homeless man.
Zombie Web tropes overrun today's headlines: Baauer is finally sued for using uncleared samples in "Harlem Shake," Sweet Brown is sueing Apple for using her news interview for capital gains, and pre-parent couples are taking to IndieGogo for handouts. Is there anything that can pull us out of this dystopic news bog? Okay, 700 free #1 Marvel issue comics are a start.
Rappers Big Boi and B.o.B. came through the studio yesterday to tell us about their new game Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel. Other topics discussed include guns, balls, ratchet, tea bags, and plants.
"Grumpy Cat" has become an internet meme that keeps on giving. Tardar Sauce the 11-month-old cat became a hit online and is now getting her big break on TV. Felipe Maya reports.
Defiance Season: 1 Check out the Defiance panel from SXSW.
Last Call with Carson Daly Season: 12 Episode: 59 "Boneshaker" is a short film that premiered at Sundance, screened at SXSW, and features the Oscar-nominated star from "Beasts of the Southern Wild," Quvenzhane Wallis. Filmmaker Frances Bodomo is in the Last Call Spotlight.
Taylor Hawkins, drummer for Foo Fighters, puts their latest album in its 'fetal stages' in this interview with Katie Hasty.
WSJ Special Report Season: 1 WSJ's Jim Fusilli reports from South by Southwest to give a preview of emerging bands preforming at the festival this year. (Photo: The Warner Sound).
Ashton Kutcher is out bar hopping in Austin, Texas at SXSW… Is that trouble for Mila Kunis?