Pandora’s Sounds of SXSW 2018

South By Southwest is the annual retreat where artists, music fans and the industry descend upon Austin, Texas, from all over the globe to discover new music and celebrate music…
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Music the Oscars Missed

The Academy overlooked a handful of worthy contenders for Best Original Score. Here are a few of my favorites that didn’t make the cut.

Picks of the Week

Toby Keith redefines patriotism.

0. Toby KeithFollowing 9/11, Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)” used vengeful and dividing lyrics to describe patriotism. Conversely, “Drunk Americans” opens 35 Mph Town with the uniting line, “We ain’t black, we ain’t white/ We just came here to drink/ We’re all mud flaps and bourbons/ All ball caps and turbans.”  –Eric Shea

CURATOR’S PICK

No one will replace the voice and guitar of Ariel Camacho.

1. Los Plebes Del RanchoHe was a once-in-a-generation artist. Los Plebes Del Rancho have chosen to honor his legacy by continuing on the path that he laid down. DEL Negociante serves as a reaffirmation of the group, as well as a demonstration of unity, strength and focus on the part of DEL Records. –Marcos Juarez


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