What The Critics Are Saying About PRINCE’s SXSW Performance

PRINCE Samsung Image By LV; Photo By GettyImages

You wouldn’t know that there about 2200 other acts at SXSW over the past week as all the critics are talking about is one performer. PRINCE performed for over 3 hours and gave countless encores…all without picking up his guitar one time.

So..what are the critics saying about the greatest live performer?

He took the stage shortly after midnight, and his performance was built to last.-MTV

Prince’s SXSW performance towars over all other performers-Huffington Post

Prince’s band is tighter than a Marine Corps Top Sheet.-Rolling Stone

Prince threw a party to end all parties!-L.A. Times

Prince delivers a Housequake to Austin.-Billboard.com

Prince caps by SXSW in an unbelievable way.-Pitchfork

Prince’s stamina at SXSW is something out of the book of legends.-Hollywood Reporter

We could print about a 1000 more, and there is that many!  Plain and simple, the icon dominated SXSW.

Don’t forget to check out Jester’s short review below and join us on the spreecast this Wednesday for his FULL review.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Austin will never be the same. Thank U.



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  • Debbie a.k.a thareelqueenbee
    Posted at 14:59h, 23 March

    Like I say PRINCE is the KING of GREAT Performing I just love reading the reviews but I know first hand because I have seen him only a couple of times that he is the MASTER of Showmanship. Thanks once again DOC for sharing with us the PURPLE LOVE!!

  • Mirri
    Posted at 12:27h, 20 March

    Thanx for the review Jester, U have a wonderful mind & soul !

  • M21nights
    Posted at 12:26h, 20 March

    I always love reading the raving reviews of Prince’s concerts! No matter if it is a small club gig (like the Dakota in January) or something big like a festival – Prince always blows everyone away with his performance! And that is possible because he simply is THE BEST PERFORMER IN THE WORLD!!!!!

    What amazes me the most is that he is ALWAYS mind-blowing … whether he plays a guitar-heavy rock set with 3rd Eye Girl or the James Brown-style big band shows as in Austin, without even touching the guitar – Prince can do everything better than everybody else!!! He is showman, bandleader, entertainer, singer, dancer, performer and musician all in one person! Breathtaking and absolutely uncomparable!!

    There can be no doubt: Prince, U are the best!!! Thank U over and over for all the brilliant performances and the Purple Love!!!

  • Immanuel6
    Posted at 00:51h, 20 March

    KUDOS Prince…..

  • Anita S. aka - Lavender Lady~Anita
    Posted at 20:30h, 19 March

    Prince’s face in this pic says it all …
    Like we all DIDN’T KNOW Prince wasn’t going to dominate
    I say ” ROCK ON PRINCE & NPG ”
    Congrats on a great gig
    Peace, Hugs & Love to All!!

  • TheBeautifulOne
    Posted at 19:46h, 19 March

    Glad to see Prince is getting widespread positive coverage in the media. Looks like he stole the show at SXSW just like he did at the Grammy’s. And happy for Jester. I can see in the way he talks and moves why he got invited by Prince. I’d like to meet Prince one day and talk about music and spirituality and how deeply connected the two are. Music began as sacral music.

  • Suzy Six
    Posted at 12:34h, 19 March

    Makes me so proud! I cant wait 4 spreecast! With this news and Jesse’s trip, it should be fun. I think seeing Prince in an intimate setting is on ALL of our bucket lists! MAN, i sure hope he comes back to NY after the west coast shows. Poor Prince! We’re gonna run him ragged. He loves it tho. Thanx, Doc. Thanx Prince. We love u both!

  • Aprilflower
    Posted at 11:23h, 19 March

    YEAH THAT’S RIGHT!!! Kisses 2 Prince and Thank You Docfb 4 sharing!!!

  • Anna-Lisa
    Posted at 10:23h, 19 March

    thanks for sharing the news cant wait for Wednesday’s spreecast I know its going to be really good

  • Robyn Meyers
    Posted at 08:36h, 19 March

    I’m a big fan ,I’ve seen prince28times, and my dream is to someday meet humor win tickets,will he be performing in la or Orange County ca

  • Chris
    Posted at 08:21h, 19 March

    These reviews are mostly done by people who clearly havent followed Prince in the last decade. According to setlist and length I would say it was a pretty good show but by far one of his best. Too many covers too litlle guitar imo

  • happi eternalsunshine
    Posted at 07:23h, 19 March

    I love reading positive posts aftet he performs… but we knew hed steal all the attention, how could he not!!?? Im actually really surprised that wr uavent heard anything about Andys performance… I was looking fowaed to reading about her!!

  • Terri
    Posted at 07:02h, 19 March

    I’m so happy to Prince’s name everywhere again. All is right with the universe 🙂

  • KcO0L's CHOCOLATEBOX (@ChocolateBox777)
    Posted at 06:59h, 19 March

    Eye’m sure it was a “MasterPiece” per4mance..

  • Tannis
    Posted at 06:58h, 19 March

    Wow Dr. Funkenberry, I can see a lot of work went into this post with all of those links to reviews, thank you! I hope to have time this week to check them out! Although I know you have already tweeted most of them already 🙂 This is why you don’t sleep? Take a nap today!

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