Another year of SXSW is upon us, and it seems as though the Austin, TX multi-day festival mushrooms more and more every year. Thus, rather than assault readers with a novel-length list of every party happening next week, the XLR8R crew has hand-picked a few favorites, which are listed below. Check back each morning for updates, and we'll see you in Austin.
Tuesday, March 17
Daly City Records PRE-SXSW Party/St. Patrick's Day Party
Music By: Mochipet, Drop the Lime, Vladimir Computin, Preshish Moments, Larytta, Round Table Knights DJS, Nosaj Thing, Pharrell, 215 The Freshest Kids, Bender
Venue: Besos, 307 B 5th St.
Details: 9 - 11 p.m., FREE, 21+
Wednesday, March 18
Boysnoize Records Night
Music By: Boysnoize, Shadow Dancer, D.I.M., Damon Allen, Daveed, Scott Swayze, Plastik, Harlots, DJ Boozwa
Venue: Light Bar, 408 Congress Ave.
Details: Doors open 10 p.m., FREE, 18+
Terrorbird Media/Forcefield PR SXSW Blowout
Music By: Vivian Girls, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Fol Chen, Yoni Wolf of WHY?, The Thermals, Lonely Dear, Wavves, Lake, Layrtta, Shout Out Out Out Out, Max Tundra, DMG$, Themselves, Rainbow Arabia, Beach House
Venue: Red 7, 611 E 7th St
Details: Noon - 6 p.m., FREE, All Ages
Thursday, March 19
Rhymesayers 2009 SXSW Showcase
Music By: Plain Ole Bill, Toki Wright, I Self Devine, Abstract Rude, Eyedea & Abilities, P.O.S., Brother Ali, Freeway & Jake One, BK One
Venue: Habana Bar Patio, 708 East 6th Street
Details: 8 p.m. - 2 a.m., SXSW wristband required for entry, 21+
Friday, March 20
Terrorbird/True Panther/Badical Beats SXSW Party
Music By: Afghan Raiders, Lemonade, Girls, Harlem, Hunx and His Punx + No Bunny, Micachu & The Shapes, Rainbow Arabia, Glasser, Tahiti Boy & The Palmtree Family, Ty Segall, ANAVAN, Fol Chen, The Show is the Rainbow, French Miami
Venue: Baby Acapulco's #3, 5610 N. IH35
Details: 2 p.m. - 12 a.m., FREE (also free: tacos), 21+
Saturday, March 21
Mess with Texas
Music By: The Black Lips, The Circle Jerks, Kid Sister, Cursive, Monotonix, The Thermals, Akron/Family, Lucero, King Khan & the Shrines, Soft Pack, Jason Lytle from Grandaddy, The Bronx, Vetiver, B.O.B, Busdriver, Vivian Girls, Crystal Antlers, Abe Vigoda, Cut Off Your Hands, The Death Set, Thao with The Get Down Stay Down, Japanther, Howl, Sleepy Sun, Red Cortez
Venue: Waterloo Park, Austin
Details: 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., FREE, All Ages
Strange Famous Showcase
Music By: Sage Francis, B. Dolan, Prolyphic, Buck 65, dan le sac vs. Scroobius Pip
Venue: Red Scoot Inn, 1308 E 4th St.
Details: 8 p.m. - 1 a.m., FREE, 21+
M for Montreal Vs. T for Toronto
Music By: Winter Gloves, Ohbijou, Woodhands, Thunderheist, Beast
Venue: El Sol y La Luna, 600 East 6th St.
Details: 12 p.m., FREE, 21+
Pictured: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Photo by Annie Powers.