We are nearing the tail end of the week for the SXSW Festival. The music continues through the weekend and we will highlight two of our favorite day shows today along with some suggestions for the evening. We have seen some great music the past few days and we can’t wait to share a nice recap with you all next week.
If you are doing SXSW for the entire week, just remember to pace yourself and drink lots of water. Even though it’s not a typical festival where all the bands are in one place, you are hopping around from venue to venue and definitely still need to stay hydrated and most of all have fun.
Today – the list is so extensive we just included a link to the band’s website or facebook page as you can see, it’s a massive list (over 50) and a lot of these bands we have previously covered. This list gives you a small snapshot of just how massive this festival is, and again this is just a small percentage of all the bands playing and this only includes official SXSW bands.
We promise we aren’t being biased but Hype Hotel wins again for today along with The Yard located at la Barbecue. Runners up we aren’t detailing in full but have linked are the Hard Rock and Culture Collide (Kopecky, Palma Violets, The Apache Relay) which will be at The Container Bar.
We couldn’t include all the SoundCloud links because there are just too man. We’ve included links, though, to their Facebook pages as well as to any album or single reviews we may have done, and often those pieces have music links to enjoy. And if we wrote about them, then you know they’re really great! Many of the below will likely have albums on our year-end favorites list – seriously.
5:00pm Twin Shadow
12:00pm In-Flight Safety
12:45pm City of the Sun
2:15pm Argonaut & Wasp
5:15pm The Sheepdogs
There is so much to see tonight, and we are just excited about some of our top bands to see, but you can check the full schedule over at the SXSW Website.
Top places to camp are the 101x showcase at ACL LIVE at the Moody Theater (Lieutenant, Family of the Year, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Big Data, AWOLNATION) or the SXSW Free showcase at Auditorium Shores (My Jerusalem, Mac McCaughan, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires and Spoon).
Wardell – The Velveeta Room
Fatherson – The North Door
Dry the River – Latitude 30
Taymir – Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room (Highly recommend live, played great set on Wednesday)
Dear Boy – Red 7 Patio
The Accidentals – Stephen F’s Bar
CIKATRI$ – BD Riley’s
Made Violent – Maggie Mays
CRUISR – Red 7 Patio (if you can’t catch the day show)
In Tall Buildings – The Hideout (http://therevue.ca/2015/02/09/intallbuildings-driver/)
James Vincent Mcmorrow – Central Presbyterian Church
Youmi Zouma – Hype Hotel
Circa Waves – Latitude 30
Frank Turner – Red 7 Patio
Quiet Company – Red Eyed Fly
The Vaccines – Parish
Reptar – 405 Club
Tove Lo – The Belmont
Bully – Maggie Mae’s
Plain White T’s – Victorian Room at The Driskill
Black Pistol Fire – Red Eyed Fly
Jukebox The Ghost – Esther’s Follies
Ava Luna – The Hideout
As per usual, almost all of these showcases are Badges/Wristbands only but there is a chance if you get there early – they will allow a nominal cover, usually $10, it all depends on the venue and who is putting on the showcase, and of course the popularity. The less popular showcases, the better chance of getting in.
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