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.


12:00pm Natalie Prass (album review)

1:00pm The Districts (album review)

2:00pm King Tuff (album review)

3:00pm Twerps (album review)

4:00pm Viet Cong (album review)

5:00pm Twin Shadow


12:00pm In-Flight Safety

12:45pm City of the Sun

1:30pm Rubblebucket

2:15pm Argonaut & Wasp

3:00pm Chelsea Lankes (new single, info)

3:45pm COIN

4:30pm CRUISR

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

SLOTHRUST – Yahoo’s Brazos Hall (favorite album of 2014)

Letts – Central Presbyterian Church (album review)

Fatherson – The North Door


Dry the River – Latitude 30

Viet Cong – Cedar Street Courtyard (if you can’t catch them during the day) (album review)


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

Alvvays – Cheer Up Charlie’s (favorite album of 2014)


CRUISR – Red 7 Patio (if you can’t catch the day show)


The Districts – Parish (If you can’t catch the day show) (album review)

The Dodos – Cheer Up Charlie’s (album review)

In Tall Buildings – The Hideout (https://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

The Twilight Sad – Emo’s (album review)


Breakfast in Fur – Valhalla (album review)

Leon Bridges – Hype Hotel (singles, info)

Natalie Prass – Maggie Mae’s (album review)

Hamilton Leithauser – Mohawk Outdoor (2014 favorite album)

Courtney Barnett – Cedar Street Courtyard (plenty of coverage)

Quiet Company – Red Eyed Fly

The Vaccines – Parish


Reptar – 405 Club


Cloud Nothings – Swan Dive (album review)

Tove Lo – The Belmont


of Montreal – Cheer Up Charlie’s (album review)

Bully – Maggie Mae’s

Public Service Broadcasting – Latitude 30 (album review)

Plain White T’s – Victorian Room at The Driskill

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Lamberts (album review)

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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