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Big Huge: At The Movies Self-described as "a frightful/delightful five-piece of ditty pumpers with a heart that bleeds for the wild child, the mood swinger and the lost thought found again," NYC-based Big Huge and their garage-pop sound is a legitimate...
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Chevrolet + Beats Music
Coinciding with the start of SXSW 2014, Chevrolet announced an exciting partnership with Beats Music, the newest name in the streaming music service game. While in Austin earlier this week with Chevy, we had the opportunity to see just how the service...
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StreamMeUp
While a good majority of panels and projects at this year's SXSW Interactive centered around the NSA and government surveillance, interactive installation StreamMeUp offered a lighthearted alternative to the discussion on where advancements in technology...
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Interview: Jason Bentley
Jason Bentley spends a lot of time wearing headphones. He can be found late night in LA and around the world DJing everything from small exclusive events to massive dance parties. In his endless quest to keep up with new music and find vintage tracks...
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Tap Into Austin Signature Cocktail
Sponsored content: We recently hosted a series of parties in five U.S. cities to bring the Subpop Showcase at SXSW to those that couldn't make the trip to Austin. To ensure the highest level of sophistication to the bar, we enlisted our friend Jim...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Acid DropsThe short film from animator Matt Box combines art and skateboarding with tricks from pro skater Dylan Rieder. The name refers both to both the film's trippy styling and the introductory skate trick. 2. SkullethystThis supremely mesmerizing...
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Tap into Austin 2012: Sub Pop
In partnership with MasterCard, on 16 March 2012 we'll be streaming the Sub Pop Showcase live from SXSW in Austin to parties in NYC, LA, DC, SF and Chicago. In anticipation of the showcase we shot this video at Sub Pop's headquarters in Seattle...
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Small Apartments
Sponsored content: Small Apartments focuses in on the small lives lived inside of a run-down Los Angeles apartment complex on the wrong side of the tracks. Little Britain's Matt Lucas is both creepy and sympathetic in his stellar performance as...
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Austin BBQ
Sponsored content: If you're coming to Austin, you got to eat yourself some barbecue and there's some terrific 'cue available throughout the city. Since the first day Franklin's Barbecue opened its doors on E 11th street, barbecue fans have been...
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Tap Into SXSW
Sponsored content: We're bringing you exclusive content from Austin and bringing a little bit of the city to you courtesy of MasterCard PayPass®. You're familiar with the Cool Hunting motto "Always More", so it's no surprise that one party...
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Helvetica The Movie
The idea of a film about a font really stimulates the part of my brain that likes left-field documentaries and clean typefaces. Gary Hustwit's Helvetica has its world premiere next week at SXSW in Austin, Texas, to coincide with the 50th anniversary...
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SXSW Highlights
SXSW is:...Southern sui generis, like this sign reminding people not to forget their cowboy hats or oil boom-era cell phones in their rental car. ...finding the way out of a labyrinth movie theater with help from Rachel McIntosh, who won an award...
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Factory People
Housed in a 3,000 square-foot former gun store with murals by artists like Kenzo Minami and Surface 2 Air adorning the walls, Factory People is the Austin spot to find the latest clothing, accessories, music, and—if the empty champagne bottles...
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SXSW: From Smoosh to Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Yesterday was day two of the music portion of SXSW and Cool Hunting hit seven different venues to see eight different bands in just over seven hours, which was just about the standard pace necessary to keep up with the 1,300 bands scheduled to play...
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SXSW: A Scanner Darkly Sneak Preview
Fifteen years ago, Richard Linklater irreversibly altered the course of American cinema when he made Slacker, a movie that defined a generation and precipitated the indie film movement. Now, with A Scanner Darkly, his animated adaptation of Philip...
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SXSW: Futures Lab + Convergent Automobile Tech
Cool Hunting's in Austin, Texas this week to check out SXSW and all the related goings-on. With a bursting line-up that includes Interactive, Film and Music conferences, screenings, live music, tradeshows, and parties, it's no wonder that...
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