Twenty-six-year-old Sandy Thuy Le passed away on Sunday night, March 16, Rolling Stone reports. Le had been hit by the car driven by 21-year-old Rashad Charjuan Owens, who drove drunk into a crowd of people early Thursday morning, March 13.
UPDATE: Local news outlet Statesman reports the alleged driver is 21-year-old Rashad Charjuan Owens.
Tragedy has befallen SXSW, the music industry's biggest event, currently taking place in Austin, Texas. A driver plowed into a crowd of people outside the Mohawk venue, where rapper Tyler, The Creator was performing as part of the Vans showcase on late Wednesday night (March 12), killing two and injuring 23 more, sending them to the hospital.
The busiest and biggest of the three days was today (Friday, March 15). First stop, to get some more free s--- from Diamond Supply (s/o to Chad).
First show of the day was the Supreme Showcase. We were in a grimy hole-in-the-wa
SXSW Day 2 was an experience.
Another show under my belt, one show got canceled so that was wack, but thanks to Beats by Dre and Pink Dolphin, I got a taste of what it feels like to be showered with free s---! That will never get old.
FYI, the Beats Pill is stuuupi
SXSW is the hub of the music industry for a week. As fans, hipsters and musicians converge on the cool, artsy city of Austin, Texas, people are showcasing their unique style and expressing themselves in all sorts of ways, from Converse Chuck Taylors to cropped leather jackets and print pants.
Buttah smoove R&B crooner Usher got his groove on with the Afghan Whigs at SXSW this year. We don't normally associate Usher Raymond with rock music, but he threw us for a loop. It was an unlikely pairing, but somehow, it worked on the cosmic level. SXSW is all about the music, and this collabo was proof positive.