Dispatches from SXSW and the return of David Bowie this week on The A.V. Club

Dispatches from SXSW and the return of David Bowie this week on The A.V. Club

New This Week

  • For our second installment of State Songs, former Texan Jonathan Meiburg—of the band Shearwater—plays the Roy Orbison classic “It’s Over.”
  • Five writers made the South By Southwest pilgrimage this year, and they are kind enough to recap and tweet the experience here.  

Don’t Miss

This week in Great Job, Internet!:

What are we arguing about this week?

In AVQ&A, we discussed the most surprising songs we heard during live performances.

This weekend

See: Pickings are pretty slim when your best bet is The Incredible Burt Wonderstone or Spring Breakers. Stream F Is For Fake instead.

Read: A series of correspondence between a California school librarian and a Hollywood producer make for a pretty neat origin story of the 1983 film The Outsiders.

Listen to: If you haven’t listened to The Next Day, remedy that. Wild Belle’s debut, Isles, is also a good listen.

Watch: Spend the weekend in a heightened emotional state and catch up with The Americans. It’s also a good time to track down some Veronica Mars DVDs and see what all the fuss is about.

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