Pete Townshend, Amy Winehouse, Damon Albarn and a gang of Milwaukee juveniles called Holy Shit feature in two special Uncut reports from the South By Southwest Festival.
The four-day extravaganza of music took place in Austin, Texas, last week. South By Southwest has become the music industry’s most important showcase for new and old music, and has previously launched the careers of many bands, including The White Stripes.
Uncut had two representatives at South By Southwest this year, and both have sent us special dispatches of their highlights. April Long brings us the gossip on Wayne Coyne, Johnny Borrell and Kristen Dunst, and uncovers some great new bands.
Meanwhile, Luke Torn celebrates his 21st South By Southwest in a row with a breathless journey that takes in everyone from 80-something country legends to pre-teen garage bands.
You can read them both Luke and April’s reports at Wild Mercury Sound, Uncut’s daily new music blog.