Inside Illmore: From SXSW House Party to Stuff of Legend
Inside Illmore: From SXSW House Party to Stuff of Legend
SMNTCS Conversations
Friday, 11 March 2016
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Inside Illmore: From SXSW House Party to Stuff of Legend

It started the way most SX stories do—with an artist in need of a place to crash—but three years later, the ILLMORE is the hottest ticket in Austin. Get to know the creative minds who launched your favorite rapper’s favorite Texas after-party. It’s a...

In Conversation With Alaina Moore (of Tennis)
In Conversation With Alaina Moore (of Tennis)
Rock
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
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In Conversation With Alaina Moore (of Tennis)

Alaina Moore (of Tennis) on surviving a tornado, loving Gwen Stefani, teaming back up with the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney. The Colorado outfit’s new album, ‘Ritual In Repeat’, is again produced by Carney.   Tennis, comprised of Alaina Moore on...

Gary Clark Jr On Making Grammy History
Gary Clark Jr On Making Grammy History
Jazz & Blues
Monday, 22 February 2016
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Gary Clark Jr On Making Grammy History

If you happen to be strolling through downtown Austin on the right night, walk into a bar like The Mohawk and look around closely. Standing in the shadows, you might just see the smiling face of the first person in the history of the GRAMMYs to...

Drake’s 2015 Houston Appreciation Weekend Softball Game
Drake’s 2015 Houston Appreciation Weekend Softball Game
SMNTCS Video
Monday, 22 February 2016
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Drake’s 2015 Houston Appreciation Weekend Softball Game

Hannibal accepts invitation to play alongside Drake on Team OVO in 2015 Houston Appreciation Weekend Softball Game   OVO extended an invitation for Hannibal Buress to play in their charity sotball game during Drake’s second annual Houston Appreciation...

Bun B’s Star-Studded SXSW 2015 Birthday Concert
Bun B’s Star-Studded SXSW 2015 Birthday Concert
SMNTCS Video
Monday, 22 February 2016
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Bun B’s Star-Studded SXSW 2015 Birthday Concert

It was SXSW 2015 and all through the South no one was triller not even Deadmau5.   The good folks at SXSW let Bun have Stubb’s to celebrate the day of his birth. Too $hort dropped by and said he wished Pimp C was still...

SMNTCS Original: Clint Dempsey Talks UGK
SMNTCS Original: Clint Dempsey Talks UGK
SMNTCS Video
Monday, 22 February 2016
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SMNTCS Original: Clint Dempsey Talks UGK

Maybe you wouldn’t suspect the captain of the U.S. Men’s National Team to be a big fan of the pioneering Texas rap duo, UGK, but then you would be wrong. Once you spend time talking with Clint Dempsey, a native of Nacogdoches, Texas, it becomes...

B L A C K I E, Kanye, and the Melrose Plantation
B L A C K I E, Kanye, and the Melrose Plantation
SMNTCS Conversations
Monday, 22 February 2016
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B L A C K I E, Kanye, and the Melrose Plantation

In person, there are two images of B L A C K I E I’ve witnessed and both are just as true: one is the quiet, contemplative Michael LaCour, foot kicked up against a brick wall, smiling from behind his glasses and afro; the second...

Big Boi of OutKast Talks UGK Backstage
Big Boi of OutKast Talks UGK Backstage
Rap
Friday, 29 January 2016
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Big Boi of OutKast Talks UGK Backstage

Big Boi, and OutKast, have a long-standing historical connection to UGK. Way before either group got famous, you can hear Pimp C shouting out OutKast on the Ridin’ Dirty outro, and you can spot a few glimpses of Bun in Goodie Mob’s “Cell...