SXSW 2011 Picks – Music Portion

Ok, this is when it gets crazy. Today I’m going through the Music portion of SXSW 2011, which happens Wednesday, March 16 – Saturday, March 19.  Keep in mind there’s always gonna be pop-up shows and last-minute party announcements like every year, so follow me on Twitter and I’ll try to keep everyone abreast of anything awesome.  Also: on Monday I will post my picks for multi-day parties, like Fader Fort, Waterloo Parking Lot Shows, etc. so look forward to that. Today’s list only includes my picks for single-day parties.

Wednesday, March 16

Eat Your Own Ears/Austinist/Windish Day Party @ Mohawk – Free

By far the best lineup of the day – Cloud Nothings, Twin Shadow, Givers, Royal Bangs. Awesome.

Honorable Mentions

Altered Zones @ SXSW

Bella Union x Yours Truly @ SXSW

Brooklyn Vs. the Bay – RSVP

eMusic @ SXSW

Terrorbird Media/Force Field PR Day Party at Red 7

Amanda Shires @ G & S Lounge (Outdoors) 2420 S 1st St. – 2 pm

Queens of the Stone Age @ Rolling Stone Showcase at LZR – If you don’t have a badge, it’s likely you’re not getting in.  But best of luck to ya!

Thursday, March 17

Dovecote Showcase

The Strokes @ Auditorium Shores – I’m attending for sure, dropping everything for this one, most likely.

Honorable Mentions

Village Voice @ SXSW

Floating Fest @ Lovejoys

Prefix Day Party @ ND

Lone Star Music Stage

Forest Family x Transparent Party

Thrift Store Cowboys @ Austin Convention Center (Flatstock Day Show) 500 E Cesar Chavez – 1 pm

The Diamond Center @ Spider House – 2908 Fruth St. – 4 pm

Thrift Store Cowboys @ Hilton Garden Inn – 18th Floor (Official SXSW Showcase) 500 N I-35 – 1 am


Friday, March 18

Ramble Creek Day Party – a great time with great music, guaranteed – RSVP

Honorable Mentions

Death Match Day Party

REDEFINE House Party

Glitter Taco Smoosh Party – RSVP

AV Club March Into Softness 2011 – RSVP

Gorilla Vs. Bear x Mexican Summer SXSW 2011

Windish Day Party @ Emo’s

Rhapsody Rocks!

Killer Tofu Party

Brooklyn Vegan/Partisan Records/Knitting Factory Party

The Diamond Center @ The Hotel Vegas – Volestead Day Stage (Sinister Foxy Unofficial Showcase) 1500 E 6th St.– 12:30 pm

The Diamond Center @ Uncorked (Paper Garden & the Lovely Hearts Club Unofficial Showcase) 900 E 7th St.– 2:30 pm

The Diamond Center @ Rusty Spurs – Black & Tan Stage (Knitting Factory/High Adventure Official Showcase) 405 E 7th St. – 8:30 pm

Saturday, March 19

Mess With Texas Party – RSVP

Mog at the Mohawk

Honorable Mentions

Rachel Ray Feedback Party – RSVP

Brooklyn Vegan/M For Montreal Day Party

The Diamond Center @ Cherrywood Coffee – Android Army Stage (Pancake Breakfast Reanimated Day Show) 1400 E 38 1/2 St.– 3 pm

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