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The Latest From SXSW

  1. The stars of SXSW share their Austin stories on camera through performance, interviews and questionnaires.

  2. Gigs from Kanye West, Jane's Addiction, Metallica and more were highlights of our week in Austin.

  3. 'Ye leaves his G.O.O.D. Music showcase for a set at Hilton's South by Southwest party.

  4. Metal legends rip through not-so-secret South by Southwest gig.

  5. Metallica frontman hopes his band's induction will pave the way for Motorhead, Kiss, Ted Nugent.

  6. Reunited Jane's play stellar comeback set.

  7. Jane's Addiction frontman promises a 'who's who of electronic artists.'

  8. Colin Meloy's newly expanded crew set the bar high on the first day of South by Southwest.

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About SXSW 2009

South by Southwest. It's epic, it's amazing, it's exhausting. For one week in March, Austin, Texas is transformed into the musical Mecca of the world, as hundreds of bands play thousands of shows, 24 hours a day, in venues big and small (with quick breaks for BBQ and beer, of course). Anyone who’s anyone is here: reunited rock legends, much-buzzed blog bands, and a handful of acts looking to score that illusive record deal. And, of course, MTV News is on the ground, too. Over the next few days, we'll be bringing you round-the-clock SXSW coverage; checking out the can't-miss shows, talking to bands you know (and some you'll be knowing very soon), and forgoing sleep altogether. It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it.