SXSWorld February 2016


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6 S X S W o r l d | F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 6 | S X S W. C O M Share Your SXstories Have you been holding on to a memorable photo or story from SXSW that you're itching to share with the world? SXstories is designed to bring these lesser known moments from 1987 to 2015 to light. Whether you're an attendee, musician or local bartender, we want to hear about your unique experiences. Email your story (in 200 words or less) and photo to for consid- eration. Visit for more details. SXSW Remembers Lemmy Kilmister Lemmy Kilmister, who died on December 28, led Motörhead through forty groundbreaking, head-banging years. SXSW proudly hosted the 2010 world premiere of the Lemmy documentary, as well as Motörhead showcases, and a special SXSW Music Conference interview. Great Year for SXSW 2015 Showcasing Artists Many 2015 SXSW Showcasing Artists wound up on annual top albums lists by NPR, Resident Advisor, SPIN, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Pitchfork and more, with Grulke Prize winners Courtney Barnett and Leon Bridges receiving hefty praise across the board. Releases by artists such as Matrixxman, Girlpool, Seinabo Sey, Best Coast, Fetty Wap, Bully, Rabit, SOPHIE, Alex G, Shamir, Viet Cong, Speedy Ortiz, Rae Sremmurd and Waxahatchee were also praised as some of the best of the year. SXSW Accelerator Alum Closes Series A Funding Shelfbucks, an Austin, Texas-based company that makes dynamic marketing platforms for retail stores and brands, announced in November 2015 that it had closed its Series A funding and raised $6.5 million in venture capital. Shelfbucks was a Finalist in the Enterprise and Big Data Technologies Category at SXSW Accelerator 2014. Audio-Technica MSR7 Named Headphones of the Year Audio-Technica's ATH-MSR7 high-resolution audio headphones were named 2015's Best Headphones of the Year by and USA Today. Cited for exceptional design and performance, the MSR7s feature True Motion Drivers and multi-layer air damping technology. What's Happening Now & Exciting Things to Come! NEW & NOTEWORTHY Le f t : Le o n B ri d g es , To p Rig h t : S ein a b o S ey , B ot to m Ri g h t : S O PH I E H a n ni b a l B u res s a n d SX S W re g i s t r a n t Ve ro nica C a s a s a t SX S W 20 14 Z I V K R U G E R A M A N D A S T R O N Z A R U D Y L U N A C H U C K H W

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