Today is where the daytime shows start becoming very competitive and overwhelming. We are highlighting only a few – it is very hard to decide where you want to spend most of your day. We are sharing 3 of our favorite day showcases that are definitely worth checking out and quite a few bands in the evenings, as the quality of bands rises later in the week. We are hoping that it doesn’t rain the entire day – all outside shows are rain or shine and will not be canceled.
The day shows are great because you can experience the festival if you didn’t buy a wristband or badge. All you have to do is RSVP and get there early. We didn’t include awesome lineups like the YouTube showcase (War On Drugs and Future Islands) as it’s badges and artist wristbands only.
If you like what you hear, click the artist’s name to be taken to their Facebook page or website. We’ve covered some of these bands, so we’ve added links to additional information, including album reviews, in case you wanted to find out more (and the links usually contain more music for you to check out).
BEAUTIFUL BUZZ & TBD FEST – The Brew Exchange 706 W. 6th Street (Click on their name for RSVP link)
3:30pm Only Real
5:00pm Civil Twilight
1:00pm Only Real (See Above)
2:00pm Circa Waves
4:00pm Hundred Waters
Waterloo Records – 600 N Lamar Blvd (No RSVP Required – ALL AGES)
12:00pm Title Fight
2:00pm Matthew E. White
Of course the HYPE HOTEL LINE UP and HOUSE OF VANS evening showcases are solid again. Here are a few highlights of who is playing tonight. The majority of these showcases will require badges or wristbands to get in.
Good Field @ Red Eyed Fly (Inside)
COIN @ Hype Hotel – recommended evening showcase
Alvvays @ Mohawk Outdoor – recommended evening showcase
Mother Falcon @ St David’s Bethell Hall
Mew @ Buffalo Billiards
Best Coast @ Hype Hotel
Wild Adriatic @ The Trophy Club
Kopecky @ The Majestic
Wolf Alice @ Hype Hotel
The Mowgli’s @ Buffalo Billiards
Diarrhea Planet @ Trinity Hall, Old School
Carl Barat and The Jackals @ Lucille
SXSW can be a bit overwhelming – this is just a small portion of the bands for tonight and you can’t be in two places at once. It is always best to make a list of your ‘must see’ bands and find out everywhere they are playing. More than likely if you miss a night show, you can catch them later in the week.
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