Tuesday, March 17, 2009

SXSW Insanity Starts Tomorrow

Buckle up dear reader, for the days of SXSW insanity '09 is nigh. With 500 bands playing...per day there is literally too much to see. My advice is to do some planning, but give yourself some wiggle room. SX is all about discovering the next big thing, what I like to do is talk to people at the parties and ask them who they have seen and who they're excited to see. That's how I first heard about Bon Iver last year.

Bon Iver - The Wolves (Acts I & II) video via YouTube
Find my picks for your day party fun after the jump...

First of all let me just say thank you SO much to Show List Austin for compiling and posting show info for the city of Austin year-round. Specifically this time of year that site is a God-send. The info below was just copied and pasted using the customizable day planner.

* Music Pizza Meltdown
o Best Friends Forever (MN, 10pm), Crime Novels (NY, 9:45pm), Abe Vigoda (CA, 9pm), Evangelicals (OK, 8:15pm), Moth!Fight! (TX, 7:30pm), Psychedelic Horseshit (OH, 6:45pm), Pterodactyl (NY, 6pm), XYX (Mexico, 5:15pm), A Faulty Chromosome (TX, 4:30pm), Treasure Mammal (AZ, 3:45pm), Blank Tapes (CA, 3pm) at Flatbed Press (2832 East M.L.King Dr.) [2pm-10pm, free, free pizza and drinks early on]

Moth!Fight! - Hopscotch 2 video via YouTube

* Paste Magazine Day Party
o M. Ward (5pm), Wild Light (4pm), Loney Dear (3pm), Port O'Brien (2pm), Samantha Crain (1pm), Greg Laswell (noon) at Radio Room (508 E. 6th St.) [indoor stage]
o Superdrag (4:30pm), Black Joe Lewis (3:30pm), Heartless Bastards (2:30pm), Amanda Palmer (1:30pm), Anathallo (12:30pm) at Radio Room (508 E. 6th St.) [outdoor stage]

Port O'Brien - Woke Up Today video via YouTube

* Terrorbird/Force Field Day Party
o Vivian Girls (5:20pm), The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (4:35pm), Fol Chen (3:50pm), Yoni Wolf (of Why?, 3:15pm), The Thermals (2:30pm), Loney Dear (1:45pm), Wavves (1pm), Lake (12:15pm) at Red 7 [outside stage]
o Beach House (5:05pm), Rainbow Arabia (4:20pm), Themselves (3:35pm), DMG$ (2:45pm), Max Tundra (2pm), Shout Out Out Out (1:15pm), Larytta (12:30pm) at Red 7 [inside stage, free, all ages, no rsvp]

Beach House - Gila video via YouTube

* Fat Possum presents
o The King Kahn & BBQ Show (5:30pm), Thomas Function (4:45pm), The Strange Boys (4pm), Wavves (3:15pm), Crocodiles (2:30pm), Turbo Fruits (2pm), Old Blood (1:30pm), Willem Maker (1pm) at Emo's [outside stage, free, all ages]

Wavves - So Bored video via YouTube

* IODA's Opening Day Bash
o Easy Star All-Stars (5:15pm), Deer Tick (4:30pm), J. Tillman (4pm), We Were Promised Jetpacks (3:30pm), Blind Pilot (3pm), maus haus (2:30pm), The Phenomenal Handclap Bank (2pm), Deastro (1:30pm), Marching Band (1pm), Theresa Andersson (12:30pm), Y La Bamba (noon) at Emo's Annex (across Red River from Emo's) [hear the bands here]

Deer Tick - These Old Shoes video via YouTube

* The Austinist presents Gonna Gonna Get Down IV
o The Mae Shi (4:40pm), Vetiver (3:30pm), J Tillman (2:30pm), Caitlin Rose (1:45pm), Garotas Suecas (1pm), Kevin Devine (12:15pm), DJ set by Ceeplus Bad Knives (11:30am) at the Mohawk [inside]
o Akron/Family (5pm), Elvis Perkins in Dearland (4pm), Gringo Star (3pm), Young Widows (2pm), TV/TV (1:15pm), Here We Go Magic (12:30pm), Telekinesis (11:45am) at the Mohawk [outside, 11am-6pm, free, 21+]

Akron/Family - Awake video via YouTube

* The Levi's/Fader Fort
o Little Boots (8:15pmpm), B.o.B. (7:30pm), Micachu and the Shapes (6:45pm), Graham Coxon (6pm), Abe Vigoda (5:15pm), Post War Years (4:30pm), Esser (3:45pm), The Strange Boys (3pm), Let's Wrestle (2:15pm), American Princes (1:30pm), DJs Ceeplus Bad Knives, Kayper, Rezound at The Levi's/Fader Fort (1101 E. 5th St.) [RSVP]

Little Boots - Stuck on Repeat video via YouTube

* Affliction/Myspace Records/Ticketweb/Spaceland's SXSW Throw Down!
o Wavves (5:30pm), Nico Vega (4:45pm), Mapei (3:55pm), Vivian Girls (3:05pm), Marnie Stern (2:15pm), Future of the Left (1:25pm), The Mae Shi (12:35pm), Lovvers (11:45am) at Maggie Mae's (6th and Trinity) [deck stage]
o Other Lives (5:20pm), The Asteroids Galaxy Tour (4:30pm), Cut Off Your Hands (3:40pm), Yelle (2:50pm), Natalie Portman's Shaved Head (2pm), Juliette Commagere (1:10pm), The Boxing Lesson (12:20pm), Black Gold (11:30am) at Maggie Mae's (6th and Trinity) [Gibson stage]
o Garotas Suecas (5pm), Titus Andronicus (4:10pm), Harlem Shakes (3:20pm), We Were Promised Jet Packs (2:30pm), Bad Veins (1:40pm), Gavin Castleton with Meiko (12:50pm), Local Natives (noon) at Maggie Mae's (6th and Trinity)

Yelle - Je Veux Te Voir video via YouTube