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Jack Antonoff of Bleachers

SXSW Announces Third Round of Artists, Including Best Coast, Bleachers, Dej Loaf and More

Buzz 13:53PM EDT

South By Southwest 2015 is now two months away, and today the legendary Austin festival has announced its third round of artists, which you can check out below. Some of the biggest names announced in this round include Best Coast, Bleachers, Yo Gotti, Palma Violets, Dej Loaf, Jeff the Brotherhood and Arcade Fire's Will Butler, among others. Previously announced artists include AWOLNATION, Swervedriver, Courtney Barnett, The Dodos, The Pop Group, Gang of Four, King Tuff, Twin Shadow, Surfer Blood, Jessie Ware and The Zombies. The interactive and film portions of SXSW begin March 13, while the music portion of the festival runs from March 17 to 22. You can purchase badges and get more information from the SXSW website. You can check out all the newly added artists to South By Southwest here:READ MORE

Epik High

SXSW 'K-Pop Night Out' Showcase Returns for Third Year

Buzz 16:53PM EDT

Legendary Austin music festival South By Southwest will be hosting its third annual "K-Pop Night Out" showcase Thursday, March 19, at the Elysium Nightclub. Presented by the Korea Creative Content Agency, the showcase features performances by a selection of South Korean pop artists, with this year's bill including Hitchhiker, Epik High (pictured above), Crayon Pop, The Barbarettes, Asian Chairshot, EE and Eastern Sidekick. Though the term "K-pop" may suggest that all these artists fall under the same genre of music, "K-Pop Night Out" boasts quite a diverse selection. SXSW describes Epik High as the group responsible for "bringing hip-hop to the mainstream in Korea," while Eastern Sidekick is described as "an edgier Korean version of The Strokes." Other styles of music that are being represented at the showcase include girl group pop (Crayon Pop, The Barbarettes), alternative rock (Asian Chairshot) and bizarre dance music (EE, Hitchhiker).READ MORE

Twin Shadow

SXSW 2015 Announces Second Round Of Artists, Featuring The Zombies, Twin Shadow, And More

Buzz 12:33PM EDT

Last month, South By Southwest announced its first round of artists, featuring Thee Oh Sees, Jessie Ware, Courtney Barnett, and more. Today, the legendary Austin, Texas festival has announced its second round of artists, which you can check out below. Some of the biggest names in this round include The Cribs, Gang of Four, Swervedriver, Twin Shadow, and '60s pop legends the Zombies.READ MORE

Gang of Four - 'What Happens Next' (2015)

Gang of Four Announce New Album 'What Happens Next,' Share New Song 'Broken Talk' Featuring Alison Mosshart [LISTEN]

Buzz 15:10PM EDT

British post-punk legends Gang of Four have announced a new album titled "What Happens Next" — check out the cover above — set for release Feb. 24 through Metropolis Records, "Consequence of Sound" reports. The album will be the band's eighth overall, their first since 2011's "Content" and their first since the departure of lead singer and founding member Jon King, who has been replaced by John Sterry. This leaves guitarist Andy Gill as the sole original member left in the band. Along with a new line-up, "What Happens Next" will also feature a number of guest musicians, including several appearances from Kills and Dead Weather vocalist Alison Mosshart, who takes the lead on the album's first single "Broken Talk." Some of the album's other guests include Robbie Furze of Big Pink, guitarist Hotei and singer Herbert Grönemeyer. You can check out Gang of Four's "Broken Talk" featuring Alison Mosshart here:READ MORE

Gang of Four Bassist Dave Allen Calls Out David Byrne and Thom York Over Spotify Criticism

Genres 16:43PM EDT

Many have presumed that streaming services such as Spotify are in fact the bane of music, thanks to recent commentaries from Talking Heads boss David Byrne and Radiohead vocalist Thom Yorke. One performer, Dave Allen of the Gang of Four, has the opposite view. READ MORE

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