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The Cult Headline Austin City Limits Live During SXSW

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The Cult headlined the Austin City Limits Live set at the Moody Theater late Friday night playing for a packed SXSW crowd looking to end their music-filled day with a bang, and Billy Duffy and crew did not disappoint.

While lightning raged outdoors, cancelling many SXSW showcases, the groundbreaking band entertained the indoor masses at the premier venue with songs from their recent release Hidden City, including “Dark Energy,” “Hinterland” and “Birds of Paradise.” They also mixed it up with classics “She Sells Sanctuary,” “Sweet Soul Sister,” “Lil’ Devil” and “Wildflower.”

In addition to The Cult’s epic performance, the crowd was treated to several supporting acts, including the Joe Scarborough Band, the New Regime featuring Ilan Rubin (drummer NIN, Paramore), Fantastic Negrito, and Blue October.

The Cult’s U.S. tour continues through April. Check out their tour dates here.

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Robert Rodriguez Hosts SXSW Showcase

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Famed indie film director Robert Rodriguez and his technology partner AMD hosted a  SXSW Showcase Tuesday night at the ACL Moody Theater in Austin, Texas.

Rodriguez revealed his plans to launch a production company called Quickdraw Animation, with two feature-film projects already in the works, and announced a filmmaking contest in partnership with AMD.

Logos for his recently announced El Rey Network were also prominently on display. The new Comcast television network will be designed to be an action-packed, general entertainment network in English for Latino and general audiences that includes a mix of reality, scripted and animated series, movies, documentaries, news, music, comedy, and sports programming. The El Rey network will include programming that features Latino producers, celebrities and public figures.

Tuesday night’s event was also a Latin-fused rock affair with Tito and Tarantula and Chingon taking the stage.

Rodgriguez, rocking a brand new Gretsch Electromatic guitar, performed with both bands, and even took the time to introduce each song and explain why and how he used them in his movies. Scenes from some of those films —  DesperadoFrom Dusk Till Dawn and Machete — aired on a large screen behind the bands during their performances.

Tito and Tarantula’s David Garza on his Gretsch …

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