Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Planning Ahead: Don't Miss These Shows

In looking ahead at what artists we can expect to see in our fair city the first thing one should consider is SXSW. If you haven't been thinking about SXSW since Thanksgiving, you're clearly an amateur. If you're reading this from outside of Austin and thinking, "Maybe I should check out SXSW this year." It's already too late. If you are an Austin resident then I HIGHLY encourage you to fork out the $189 for a music wristband (On sale Feb 6th to Austin residents only.) That may seem like a lot of money since you can "...see all of the same bands for free at day-parties..." but trust me when I tell you it's a much different experience.

Day parties are great and I love free alcohol as much as the next functioning alcoholic but some of those things are an Absolut shit show. (You see what I did there?) Last year all of my SXSW highlights took place at official showcases. I still went to day-parties but I only went to ones I knew would run on time and have good sound. That narrows it down to roughly three day parties.

I started my list of upcoming event with next week. You're on your own for the rest of the week. If a listing has been struck-through it means the show is already sold-out. Sorry Vampy Weekend fans. Clicking the artist's name will bring you to their Facebook page so you can "Like" and "connect" with them. Clicking the venue name brings you to the ticketing and/or events page. These posts take me FOREVER so please share this with anyone and everyone otherwise it feels like a huge waste of time. This Beyonce video isn't even remotely related to this post. You're welcome.

Beyonce - XO video via YouTube

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