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Fort Tilden: Brooklyn, rompers and terrible hipsters on bikes

In "Fort Tilden," Bridey Elliott and Clare McNulty star as a very particular brand of terrible people: Lost, vapid twentysomething Brooklynites, lashing out at anyone who suggests they don't have it all figured out. Harper (Bridey Elliott) convinces Allie (Clare McNulty) to blow off her Peace Corps...

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 7:22pm

Milky Chance: Meet music's new party boys

It’s been one year since best buds Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch uploaded their song “Stolen Dance” to YouTube and the video now has over 131 million views. With it being looped on Top 40 stations across the country, it’s safe to say the song is everywhere. We talk with Rehbein about their...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 6:30pm

SXSW in conversation: Jason Schwartzman on '7 Chinese Brothers'

In Bob Byington's "7 Chinese Brothers," which premiered at this year's SXSW, Jason Schwartzman stars as Larry, a particular breed of aimless slacker coasting from dead-end job to dead-end job insulated by booze and pills — and finding himself on the wrong end of people's fists fairly often....

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 9:57pm

SXSW in conversation: 'The Automatic Hate'

Director and co-writer Justin Lerner and star Joseph Cross sit down with Metro to discuss their SXSW premiere, "The Automatic Hate," a complicated and well-crafted drama about a young man (Cross) discovering an estranged uncle and cousins that had been kept hidden from him — and an intense...

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 9:12pm

SXSW rap standout: Casey Veggies

Casey Veggies has released seven mixtapes, performed with Kendrick Lamar, and collaborated with Juicy J and Rockie Fresh (to name a few) --- all before he turned 21. His new single "Backflip" featuring YG and Iamsu! already has over 1 million views on YouTube. We catch up with him after his packed...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:24pm

Sex, love and Tove Lo

On Tove Lo’s debut album “Queen of the Clouds,” sex comes before love and she deals with breakups by getting high, going to sex clubs and binge eating Twinkies. The Swedish 27-year-old has had her fair share of heartbreak. We talk to her about the dark side of relationships and moving on after...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 9:56pm

SXSW Standouts: 24 artists to watch

StromaeStromae is already huge in Europe, but it wasn’t until Kanye West remixed the Belgian-born singer’s song, “Alors on danse” that us here in the States started paying attention. His music is dance-floor ready hip-hop and even though he sings in French, it translates to party music in every...

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 10:58pm

SXSW concert review: BØRNS

BØRNS four-song EP “Candy” has only been out for four months, but the band’s single “Electric Love” is already gaining momentum, being highlighted on Spotify and Sirius radio. The band was a keynote at YouTube’s Discover showcase Thursday, playing their full EP, plus a new song, “American Money,”...

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 2:35pm

SXSW concert review: The Ting Tings

Most of the 2,300 musical acts at SXSW are newbies, using the festival as their chance to get pegged “the next big thing.” The Ting Tings is not one of those bands. Their hits “Shut Up and Let Me Go” and “That’s Not My Name” were everywhere in 2008, but for the past few years, they’ve struggled to...

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 2:21pm

3 things to know about James Bay

If you haven’t heard of James Bay yet, get ready for it; soon his name will be hard to escape. The singer-songwriter’s debut album, “Chaos and the Calm” comes out next week and is expected to debut at number one in the U.K. Why is he such a big deal? Here’s what you need to know.He’s following in...

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 2:10pm

Is Miley getting her revenge on Patrick Schwarzenegger at SXSW?

In the midst of cozy pictures surfacing between Miley Cyrus’s boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger and another girl, Cyrus is not sitting around pouting or composing emo tweets. Instead, she flew to Austin to give a surprise performance with hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd and rapper Mike Will Made It.Cyrus...

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 2:02pm

SXSW: Aubrey Plaza's superhero aspirations

Aubrey Plaza has made a name for herself in the comedy and independent film world with projects like the recently wrapped "Parks and Recreation" and her SXSW film premiere, "Fresno." But that doesn't mean she wouldn't be down to suit up for something in Marvel Cinematic Universe.RELATED: SXSW:...

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 4:43pm

SXSW: Kevin Hart is not down with Austin's bat population

Fun fact: Austin, Texas is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, with up to 1.5 million mostly female and pregnant bats making a home under the Congress Avenue bridge around this time each year, taking flight each day at dusk and creating quite the spectacle. That bridge is...

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:18pm

SXSW concert review: Elliphant

There is nothing quite like Elliphant, who has been dubbed Sweden’s most “unconventional pop star.” Though Nordic, the singer and rapper has a definite Jamaican feel to her songs, which sound like a mashup of M.I.A., Diplo and something else entirely. Somehow, the bizarre blend 100 percent works....

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 11:26am

SXSW concert review: Jamestown Revival

Austin homegrown band Jamestown Revival sure was glad to be back in Texas. Frontman Jonathan Clay performed the whole set wearing a button-down, hat, cowboy boots and some pretty tiny swim trucks stamped with the Texas flag on them.The band’s twangy, foot stomping indie-rock performance set the...

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 11:12am

SXSW Breakthrough: Misterwives

A lot of bands pay their dues spending years playing small venues before anything “major,” happens, but Misterwives' ascend has been quick. The band, comprised of Mandy Lee, Etienne Bowler, William Hehir, Marc Campbell and Jesse Blum, have only been together two years and already have a song on the...

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 10:29am

SXSW: Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters' update

His reaction to news about that other, male-driven 'Ghostbusters':"It was a surprise. I'd heard rumblings about it. It was just a bummer that the media played it as a men versus women thing, because that was nobody's intention. Honestly, I'm not sure what their master plan is. All I can do is...

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 12:41am

SXSW: Katharine Emmer is doing it for herself

This really feels like a singular effort from a filmmaker.I had a few friends that I really believed in and weren't acting enough, weren't working enough, so I said, "All right, I'm sick of waiting." I'd been in L.A. at the time six and a half years and I was ready to either leave or do this so I...

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 12:32am

VIDEO: 'Jimmy Kimmel' pranks South by Southwest

Pretentious hipsters? Say it ain't so.The "Jimmy Kimmel Show" hit South by Southwest in Austin and made up some hilarious artist and band names, like Cheez Whiz Kalifa, and asked attendees what they thought of the bands. Unsurprisingly, many unwitting fans at SXSW fell right into the trap, talking...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 5:01pm

SXSW: Sally Field tackles Hollywood ageism and sexism

Sally Field wowed audiences at SXSW with her star turn in director Michael Showalter's delightful "Hello My Name is Doris," playing an earnest wallflower who becomes the toast of Brooklyn hipster culture. It's a spritely comical role, and while Field of course got her start in more comedic fare,...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:26pm