1. Adele sings car karaoke with James Corden.
The last person you’d want to invite to karaoke is Adele. She’d probably want to sing her own songs and sing them all really well, or something. But then again if it ever happens we would love to pay witness. If you want to watch Adele sing caraoke (karaoke in a car) tune in to “The Late Late Show” Wednesday and watch James Corden on backup vocals.
2. SXSW releases biggest band drop yet.
SXSW announced 560 different, new confirmed acts for its March festival today — the biggest band drop yet. Notable mentions include living legend Loretta Lynn, indie groups Thao and the Get Down Stay Down and Waxahatchee, and British rockers back from hiatus Bloc Party. Scour the full list of performing artists here, and don’t forget the final batch of discounted wristbands will go on sale Jan. 28 for $189.
Today we're adding 550+ Showcasing Artists to the #SXSW Music 2016 lineup. Check it out: https://t.co/z0vOPm4wGwpic.twitter.com/4fel1KaDJk
— SXSW (@sxsw) January 12, 2016
3. “Silence of the Lambs” house hard to sell.
The couple that owns psychotic killer Buffalo Bill’s house from the movie “Silence of the Lambs” isn’t finding selling the place to be all that easy. You’d think there’d be a whole lot of superfans willing to snatch the place up, but in fact even dropping the asking price to $250,000 hasn’t been enough to get people biting. The home is located a tiny village about an hour’s drive southeast of Pittsburgh. Although the house was the second most-clicked on Realtor.com last year, it has attracted no serious buyers.
4. Florence and the Machine, Grimes to play Austin360 Ampitheater.
The Austin360 Ampitheater will house a magical performance when Florence and the Machine and Grimes take the stage May 19 as part of their “How Beautiful” tour. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. and run from $30.50-$80.50. It’ll have been eight years since Florence’s first Austin performance at SXSW in 2008, during which she jumped in a fountain.
5. Alamo Drafthouse honors David Bowie with sing-alongs.
Alamo Drafthouse honored David Bowie Monday night, following his unexpected death Sunday, with sing-alongs at a few of its Austin theaters. The artist had several ties to Austin including hiring late, blues-rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan to play guitar on his 1983 album “Let’s Dance.” The sing-alongs were pulled together in a hurry and Alamo warned there will be “very few subtitles,” but “you know the words, right?” Read more about the reaction to the loss of Bowie here.