AUSTIN, Texas — Ask any Austinite, SXSW isn't necessarily all about the official stuff, it's about what you discover and fall in love with off the radar.
While these aren't totally "off the radar," below are some options* for us badgeless, wristbandless, crowd-avoiding folk to enjoy.
Can't promise there won't be a line because Line X Linewest is the new standard, but hey, if one event's line is wrapped around the building, a door or a street over, another one awaits where you can float right on in.
Have fun, be flexible and if you can't bear to miss a specific act, follow the golden rule: Early. Bird. Gets. The. Worm.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
Do512 Presents: Great Good Fine OK, Riverboat Gamblers, Smiile, Tamarron, The Bishops, Näm, White Walls, Blastfamous USA, Fee Lion, Being Dead, DJ King Ding. Hotel Vegas, 6 p.m. RSVP in advance.
KVRX Presents A Giant (unofficial) SXSW Kickoff w/ A Giant Dog, US Weekly, Borzoi. Barracuda, 9 p.m. $5 all ages.
Yeast by Sweet Beast first night w/ Xathax, Cinders Ensemble, Pelicrane, Book of Shadows, Wilfred Brimley's Secret Mission, Ana Barajas, Nicole & Eric's Guide to a Meaningful Life. Carousel Lounge. $5 at the door.
GTZ Records Presents Holy Wave, Shmu, Marmalakes, Cross Record [outside]; Otis the Destroyer, Sailor Poon, All Eyes, Black Books [inside]. Cheer Up Charlies, 9 p.m. 21 and up. Free.
Exploded Drawing X Meow Wolf X JuiceLand w/ SORNE, Total Unicorn, Corduroi, Poncili Creacion (puppet troupe), the Deli, live film score for Un Chien Andalou, Butcher Bear & soundfounder (DJ set). North Door, 7 p.m. Free.
Swan Dive Presents: Locals Only with Huggy & the Feel Goodz, Anastasia, Mamahawk, Knifework, Eujitsu, Shanzyan, Sam Houston. Swan Dive, 8:30 p.m. Free, RSVP requested.
SATURDAY, MARCH 10
Hotel Vegas presents SX Soundcheck with Annabelle Chairlegs, Magna Carda, Roky Moon, The Reputations, Mean Jolene, Orión García, Caroline Says, The Halfways. Hotel Vegas, 1 p.m. Free.
DJ Dan, Colette, DJ Heather, Jonene & more. Ethics Music Lounge, 2 p.m. Advance tickets recommended.
Howdy Gals’ present Rotten Mangos, Goldbloom, Peyote Coyote, Teevee. Beerland, 8 p.m. Free.
KIND Clinic present Y’all or Nothing with Eris Drew, House of Kenzo, Lachane, Fee Lion, Father Figure, Andy, Bitter Teen, La Morena. Cheer Up Charlies, 9 p.m. No cover, 21 and up.
SXSW unofficial locals only showcase w/ Astrixion, Tall Cotton, Starmind, Silent Like Lightning, Commons, Tomi Balmy, Royal Knaves, Skip Monday, Broken Atlas. Come and Take it Live, 5 p.m. Admission, $10.
Dirty Fest w/ Soilborn, A Farewell to Nothing, Thrill Theory, Novacrotic, Zach & Jimmy, Send Help. Dirty Dog Bar, 1 p.m. RSVP requested. At 7:15 p.m., Metal Monsters of Texas w/ Nahaya, Death of a Dream, Critical Assembly, LUG, Carry the Storm, Day of Reckoning, Grey Feather, Green as Emerald. Dirty Dog Bar, 2 p.m. RSVP please.
Second City Sessions with DJ Dan, Colette, DJ Heather, Jonene and more. Ethics Music Lounge, 2 p.m. Tickets $20-25.
Second Saturday Surf w/ the Frightened City, Rondo Hatton, akaw!. Nomad, 9 p.m.
Yeast by Sweet Beast w/ the Gnomads, Edible Pulse, Thomas Bailey, Black Magic Cyborg, Monte Espina, UBA, Enochian Call Girls, Pilgrimess, Aunts Analog, Tigre Merde [inside]; Aurora Plastics Company, ST 37, Pyrethrum, Merely Wolves, Quttinirpaaq, 7 Inch Stitch, Ouiness, Regret Roulette Reload [outside]. Sidewinder, 6:15 p.m. Admission $5 at door.
Lucy the Poodle showcase w/ Obsolete Machines, the Midnight Drive, Neosho Music, Satalights, Lunar Gold. Swan Dive, 9:30 p.m. Free.
SUNDAY, MARCH 11
Punk vs Psychobilly VIII w/ Rockin' Lloyd Tripp, The Sweethearts, Danger Cakes, UK76, Dead Coats, Homewreckers. Flamingo Cantina, 9 p.m. Free.
Showcase for Texas Independence Fest w/ Aerith Dies, All Seems Lost, Arova, A Tragic Setback, Bad Blood, Black Aevum, Bow Before Horus, Cerebral Desecration, Chernobyl the Secret, & more. Come and Take it Live, 3 p.m. $13 advance/$15 at the door.
Dirty Fest 2018 w/ Not My Master, Dark Rift Syndicate, Werefoot, Sayverse, Uncommon Evolution, Michael Tracy, Anova Skyway, Autumn Stay, Downtown City Radio, Spectral Sea, Trace of Lime, Shaun Peace Band, the Lucky One. Dirty Dog Bar, 2 p.m. RSVP please.
101X Presents: ATH vs SOTO w/ Blastfamous USA, Crocodile Tears, Lowin, Nite, BLXPLTN, Why Bonnie, Belcurve, Quiet Company, Caroline Says, The Dialtones, Marmalakes, Feverbones, Blood Pumps, Shy Beast, Blushing, Booher, the Sour Notes, Daphne Tunes, Otis Wilkins, Fort Never, El Lago, Chill Russell, Dryspell, David Israel, Borrisokane, Trés Oui, Glaze, Solid State Dream Suit, Good Field, Housewarming. Hotel Vegas, 2 p.m. Free.
Yeast by Sweet Beast w/ DJEPSR, One Good Lung, Head Sp_Ace, the Veldt, Line of Fire, Lingua Franca, Many Birthdays, Love Moor, Petcatman, Night Sac, Merj/ Awake, Death Therapy, Deflowered Electric Flesh Bride, Cracked Screen Protector, Bad Markings. Nomad, 3 p.m. $5 at the door.
MONDAY, MARCH 12
Strange Brew 7 w/ A Giant Dog, Broncho, Kolars, the National Reserve, Trouble in the Streets, Superfónicos, Naked Giants, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Post Animal. Hotel Vegas, 1 p.m. RSVP here.
Dirty Fest 2018 w/ Bad Blood, Fools Brew, Sleepspent, Slaves Wage, Southern Revival, Whiskey Ignition, Venustra, Hinayana, Sign of Lies, Modern Mimes, Big League, Maggie Rains, Haunted Like Human, Monsterboy, TY. Dirty Dog Bar, 2 p.m. RSVP please.
The Onion & A.V. Club present Just Another Manic Monday w/ Lomelda, Sudan Archives, Field Report, Dramatic Lovers, The Motor Tom (4:30) [inside stage]; Superchunk, Wye Oak, Bully, Shamir, Lucy Dacus, Knox Fortune, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya (4 p.m.) [outside stage]. Mohawk. RSVP required.
Self Sabotage & ACE’s showcase w/ Little Mazarn, Ralph White, Pytx Trio, Randall Holt, Adam Ostrar + More Eaze + Dane Rousay, Daniel Francis Doyle, Windows1995, Virginity, The Dialtones. Museum of Human Achievement, 6 p.m. RSVP recommended.
Aquatic(a), Bloody Knives, Alexalone, Blushing, Grivo, Wyldest. Beerland, 6:30 p.m. Free.
Dead Boys, Cheetah Chrome, Johnny Blitz, Ghost Wolves, Pistolaters, East Side Suicides. Kick Butt Coffee, 9 p.m. Free.
Left Lane Cruiser, Pure Luck, D.Kosmo. The Lost Well, 9 p.m. Free.
TUESDAY, MARCH 13
She Shreds Mag presents La Luz, Speedy Ortiz, Hinds, Shamir, Shopping, Sammus, Snail Mail and more. Kinda Tropical, noon. Free with RSVP.
Ship Channel SXSW Showcase 2K18 w/ The Naked Tungs, Strawberry Runners, Sun June, Lexi and the Bleached Roses, Shrugs, Lung, Julie Odell. Beerland, 12:30 p.m. Free.
Spring Break Live w/ Powerhawk, Lady Chops & the Goddamn Jam, Nobody's Darlings, Hidden Empires, the Last Chance Riders, TBD, Bill Mullarky, Richy Vegas, Melissa Engleman. Posse East Bar & Grill, 1 p.m. Free.
Dirty Fest 2018 w/ Drainbows, Matrixx of Domination, Sirens, Kaleider, CrownsXCoffins, Sleep Signals, Cold Kingdom, Red Light Cameras, As For You, La Fonda, Louda, Swamp Child, Alabama Rose, American Psychos, As I Am the Band. Dirty Dog Bar, 2 p.m. RSVP please.
Sxswass: Swass 8 w/ Weird Violence, Michael C Sharp, OMNI, Akkolyte, Concave/Convex, Hot Leather, Hey Jellie, Sass, Sympathy Beating, Jad Fair & Brian Birzer. Hotel Vegas, 1 p.m. Free.
The Bubble Recording Showcase w/ the Matters, Sam Pace, Softcore Villain, Maxx Cherry, Matt Gilmour, Major Grizz, Meanswell, Victoria Celestine, Arenda Light, the Sophies. Guero’s Taco Bar, 2 p.m.
Heaven or Hot Burrito! w/ NOBUNNY, Sweet Spirit, Holy Wave, Eagle Claw, Yonatan Gat, Ringo Deathstarr, SAILOR POON, Megafauna, Big Bill, Mike and the Moonpies, Croy and the Boys, JD Clark, Total Abuse, Borzoi, Tamarron, Moving Panoramas, The Reputations, Duncan Fellows, Growl, Thee MVPs, Hidden Ritual, Caroline Says, Tall Juan, Los Wilds, Lola Tried, Rattlesnake Milk, Teddy and the Rough Riders, BLXPLTN, Blastfamous USA, Crocodile Tears, Pollen Rx, Semihelix. Hotel Vegas, 1 p.m. Free until 7 p.m., $10 after.
Koke-FM Rooftop Showcase w/ Tyler Childers, Koe Wetzel, Parker McCollum, Kyle Park, Josh Ward, Django Walker, John Baumann, Read Southall, Kody West, Johnny Chops & The Razors, Ben Danaher, Chris Colston, Jake Worthington, Jason Eady, Courtney Patton, Jamie Lin Wilson, Kaitlin Butts, The Black Lillies, Robynn Shayne, Philip Griffin, Aaron Einhouse. Blind Pig Pub, 2 p.m.
Superchunk, Waterloo Records, 3 p.m. Free.
Ground Floor Booking Showcase 2018 (Day 1) w/ Prince Daddy & the Hyena, Pictures of Vernon, Lume, Late Bloomer, Haunter, The Death Vacation, Tongues of Fire, Hover Shaker, Scooterbabe, Greet Death, Gulfer, Alright, Leggy. Love Goat, 3 p.m. Free.
Day show: Howdy Gals showcase; Night show: Grand Champeen showcase. Hole in the Wall.
Post-Trash Showcase w/ Gus & Quig, Kevin, Blessed, Super Thief, Exhalants, Ye$&, Mocha Joe, Muses of a Mollusk [real names revealed day of show]. Beerland, 6:30 p.m. Free, 21 and up.
Saustex Records and the Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta present the Hickoids, Pure Luck, Texacala Jones & the Pony Island Express, Corinne Rose, the Differentials, 8 Ball Aitken. The White Horse, 7 p.m. $5 admission.
Boss Tweed Backline w/ Black Smoke Conjuring Destroyer of Light, Hex (New Zealand), The Munsens, Great Electric Quest, Love Gang, Cursus, DJ Smoak. The Lost Well, 8:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
KUTX Live at the Four Seasons w/ Erika Wennerstrom, Bully, Knox Fortune, Kalu & the Electric Joint. Four Seasons Hotel, 7 a.m. $15, adults/$5 children — includes coffee, breakfast taco, KIND granola bar.
Rebelle Road Showcase with Ali Holder, Alice Wallace, Brennen Leigh, Calico the Band, Carson McHone, Chris Fullerton, Christy Hayes, Emily Herring, Jaimee Harris, Juanita Stein, NOCONA, Sally Jaye/Ladies Gun Club, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Rosie Flores. Ramada South Austin, 11 a.m. Free.
Uglyfest w/ Capitalist Kids, Snailmate, BLXPLTN, None Like Joshua, Beige Wizard, Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship, Mega Ran, Fantastic Plastics, Mysterious H, Schaffer the Darklord, Lung, Sammus, Def. GRLS, Name Secrets, Fontanelles, Off the Shallow End, Pity Party, Coolzey. Cherrywood Coffee House, 11 a.m. Free.
Blackfinger Fiesta de Musica: Day 1 w/ Meow Meow Chaplains, Lion Heights, Jackie Venson, Oscar Ornelas Blues Band Revival, Dave Scher, Madisons, That Girl Dre, Jeff Lofton, Black Syrup. The Dogwood, noon. Free.
Dr. Marten’s showcase with White Reaper, Bully, Porches, The Qualitons, Soccer Mommy, The Buttertones, DJs Yultron, Nitti Gritti x Tascione, Hopsteady, Pixel Terror. Container Bar, noon. Free with RSVP.
Jazz for the Masses: Slow Cooked, Vanilla Summit, 16 the Olympus, Graham Reynolds and Golden Arm Trio, Urban Renewal Project, the Whale, Madison McFerrin. Lazarus Brewing Co., noon. Free.
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, Erika Wennerstrom, Tino Drima, Marty O'Reilly, John Craigie, Skyway Man, Rainy Eyes. Handlebar, noon. Free.
South X San Jose w/ Kelly Willis, Jesse Dayton, Caitlyn Smith, Josh T. Pearson, the Weather Station, Duncan Fellows, Genital Panic. Jo’s Parking Lot. Noon, Free.
The Waterloo Records Day Party Day 1 w/ Andrew W.K., Ought, Shopping, Lucy Dacus, Moaning, Son Little, Hinds. Waterloo Records, Noon. Free.
Dirty Fest 2018 w/ Down North Band, TBA, the Dirty Soul Revival, Blue Tongue, Odd Fellas, Christina LaRocca, Texas Tilly. Dirty Dog Bar, 12:15 p.m. RSVP.
Secret Sounds showcase w/ Gang of Youths, G Flip, Dermont Kennedy, Stella Donnely, Duckwrth, Liza Anne, Starcrawler, Buddy, Pale Waves, Nilüfer Yanya, Ider. Sidewinder, 12:30 p.m. 21 and over, free.
Austin Festival Express w/ Skyway Man, The Mammoths, Caroline Rose, Croy and the Boys, Motel Raphael, Elliot and the Ghost, I Am Bearwood. Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., 1 p.m. Free.
The Shake Up w/ John Paul White, Belle Adair, Mia Dyson, Erin Rae, Lera Lynn, Cedric Burnside, the Kernal, Caleb Elliott. Weather Up, 1:45 p.m. RSVP here.
StubHub at SXSW w/ Cold War Kids, Two Feet, Jukebox the Ghost, Caroline Rose, Joey Dosik, Lawrence, Lola Marsh, Morgxyn, Lovelytheband. Banger’s Sausage House, 2 p.m. RSVP please.
Benefit for Caritas of Austin w/ Matt the Electrician, Nathan Hamilton, BettySoo, Casey Neill, Stephen Clair, Beaver Nelson, Frank Turner, Raina Rose, James Stevens, Anna Larson, Curtis McMurtry, the Better Halves. Guero's Taco Bar, 2 p.m.
Twix House of Duos w/ Japandroids, Tennis, Wye Oak, Larkin Poe, Otzeki, Ider, Okey Dokey, Lola Marsh. Lustre Pearl Rainey, 2 p.m. Free with RSVP.
Super Secret Records & Twistworthy Records SX Showcase w/ Boy Wonder, Bum Out, Lung Letters, the Gary, Nameless Frames, Suspirians, Will Courtney, New Berlin, Adam Ostrar, Period Bomb (on the patio), Quin Galavis, Dayshifters, Ryan Adair Rooney, Jerry David DeCicca. Beerland, 2 p.m. Free, 21 and over.
Ground Floor Booking Showcase 2018 (Day 2) w/ Spirit of the Beehive, Heart Attack Man, Kississippi, Oliver Houston, Arizona Landmine, Old Sport, Cheem, Jouska, The Coax, Hit Like a Girl. Hi Hat Public House, 5 p.m. Free.
Punk Talks unofficial showcase w/ Shamir, Sammus, Heart Attack Man, Oldsoul, Summerbruise, Woolbright, Tiny Kingdoms. The Brixton, 5 p.m. Free.
Celebration by Beardbrand w/ Soul Scratch, Money Chicha, Rusty Razors. Rattle Inn, 5 p.m. Free.
Spring Fling Music Festival w/ Robert Cline Jr., Quincy Harper & special guest, Claudine Meinhardt, Robert Frier, Shelley King, Tish Hinojosa, Libby Koch & Chuck Hawthorne, Brother Oliver, Ordinary Elephant, Ted Russell Kamp with Doug Greer & Dick LeMasters. Giddy Ups, 6 p.m. Free.
Retro Future Showcase w/ Forever Came Calling, Mark Rose (of Spitalfield), Nominee, Forever Starts Today, Rivals, Keep Flying, Dozer TX, Something More, Father Mountain, Gold Steps. Come and Take it Live, 6:30 p.m. Free.
Ranch by Chicken Ranch w/ Peelander-Z, Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5, the Magnettes, We Were the States, Duderonomy, Andrew Duplantis, the Neal Pollack Quintet, James Stevens (of Moonlight Towers), Chris Canterbury, Willie Heath Neal, Jonny 8 Track, Frontier Folk Nebraska, Savanteous, William Matheny, Dennis Kalla, Dimpker Brothers, Joanna Barbera, Johnny Zachman, Lung, Kira Annalise, day shows. At night: Fade to Yellow showcase. Hole in the Wall.
Nebraska Exposed w/ Better Friend, Hakim, Laughing Falcon, the Dilla Kids, State Disco, Mesonjixx, Orion Walsh, SAS, Lloyd McCarter & the Honky Tonk Revival, A Different Breed, Khari the Duo. Cheer’s Shot Bar, 7 p.m. Free, 21 and up.
Pi Day show w/ Obnosticon, Megafauna, Opposite Day, Judo No, Vision Kids, Halcon Cara, Gospel Truth, Queue Queue. The Liberty, 7 p.m. Free.
Peligrosa House. The North Door, 8 p.m. Advance registration required.
Saustex Records & the Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta present We Are the Asteroid, Pocket FishRmen, DiNOLA, Sabbath Crow, Cannibal Bitch. The Lost Well. 8:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
KUTX Live at the Four Seasons w/ Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, David Ramirez, Naked Giants, Mélat. Four Seasons Hotel, 7 a.m. $15, adults/$5 children — includes coffee, breakfast taco, KIND granola bar.
Hippie Punk Funky Fest! w/ Sailor Poon, Worm Suicide, Bliss Spiller, The Boleys, Dayeater, Black Syrup, Naga Brujo, The Gnomads, Strange Lot, Burn Ban, Nathans Stupid Drama, No, I'm The Leader, Pity Party. Kick Butt Coffee. All ages, $5.
Handshake Management showcase. Threadgill's World HQ, 11 a.m. Free.
South X San Jose w/ David Garza y El Cosmico All Stars, Albert Hammond Jr., Mattiel, La Luz, Sudan Archives, Partner, Hayley Coupon. Jo’s Parking Lot. Noon, Free.
Australian Cattle God presents Lord Buffalo, Leo's Carwax, Fee Lion, TBA, TBA, TBA. The North Door, noon. Free.
Lucy's South by South Austin Fried Chicken Revival w/ Ian Moore, Bukka Allen, Eve & the Exiles, Jesse Dayton, the Peterson Brothers, Patrice Pike, Beaver Nelson. Lucy’s Fried Chicken, noon. Free.
Blackfinger Fiesta de Musica: Day 2 w/ Acid Reflux, Donovan Keith, the Gladiators Big Band, Adrian Conner, the Savage Poor, Tomar & the FCs, John Evans, Folk Family Revival, Barbara Nesbitt, Chubby Knuckle Choir. The Dogwood, noon. Free.
Hipster Robots Suck w/ ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, A Place to Bury Strangers, Double Ferrari, Frontier Folk Nebraska, Greys, Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, Moaning, Pkew Pkew Pkew, RVG, Savak. Side Bar, noon. Free.
The Waterloo Records Day Party Day 2 w/ the Weather Station, Dashboard Confessional, Caroline Rose, A Place to Bury Strangers, Marlon Williams, Shamir, Melat. Waterloo Records, noon.
Brooklyn Vegan & Margin Walker present Lost Weekend 2 lineup TBA. Cheer Up Charlies, noon. Free with RSVP.
Twangfest Day Party w/ Jeff Plankenhorn, Whitney Rose, James McMurtry, Waco Brothers, the Kernal [main stage]; TBA, Joe Purdy & Amber Rubarth, Jon Langford's Four Lost Souls, the Weather Station, John Paul Keith [lobby stage]. Broken Spoke, noon. RSVP instructions here.
Dirty Fest 2018 w/ Saint (from Lime Light), Hellbelly, Pet People, Yung Citizen, Nick Jordan, Sixman, Family Force. Dirty Dog Bar, 12:30 p.m. RSVP.
Dirtnap Records Showcase w/ Radioactivity, Fox Face, Mind Spiders, Bad Sports, Drakulas, TV's Daniel, Missing Pages. Beerland, 2 p.m. Free, 21 and over.
Unofficial AF Part 1 Presented by Cold Lunch Recordings, Tough Gum and Banana Tapes w/ Hartle Road, Suburban Living, Tristen, Ramonda Hammer, Faux Ferocious, Telefones, Dirty Lungs, Waste Man, BRNDA. The Jackalope, noon. Free.
Music For Listeners w/ Totally Mild, special guests, Wyldest, the Wedding Present, Corridor, Annie Hart, Cape Francis. Lazarus Brewing Co., noon. Free.
Brooklyn Vegan & Margin Walker present Lost Weekend 2 lineup TBA. Cheer Up Charlies, noon. RSVP.
Handshake Management showcase w/ Wild Rabbit, Justif, Steve Brooks, Young Rusty, Mary Battiata, Patton Brokus, Libby Koch, Chuck Hawthorne, Jen Seides, Scott Duncan, Carl Solomon, Randy Boys, Po Lazarus, Chuck McDowell, Brian Kalinec and more. Threadgill’s World HQ, 11 a.m. Free.
Hand Drawn Records X Smith Music Group Showcase w/ Steve Helms, the Sideshow Tragedy, Panel, Matt Mason, Royal Sons, Dead Vinyl. Threadgill's World HQ, noon. Free.
Dr. Martens presents Kemba, Tinashe, special guest, Amy Shark, Weathers, Leikeli47, Gashi, Buddy, DJs Big Zuu, Amy Becker, P Montana, Tiffany Calver. Container Bar, 1 p.m. Free with RSVP.
Spring Fling Music Festival w/ Grandchildren, Surreal Nation, Alabama Rose, Krawlers, Pearl Snaps, Beth Noble, David Olney, Tommy Moore, Craig Marshall, Rachel Lynn, Jaguwar, Whitney Fenimore. Giddy Ups, 1 p.m. Free.
Spring Break Live w/ Padre, the One Man Band, Freerunner, Lantic, Dr. Pele, Mr.Composition, Kate Barnett, Jon Tessier, Zach Singer, Christopher Blue, Parker Jensen. Posse East Bar & Grill, 1 p.m. Free.
StubHub Next Stage w/ Mt. Joy, Field Report, Liza Anne, Durand Jones & the Indications, Hembree. Banger’s, 2 p.m. RSVP here.
Wienermania 4 w/ No Parents, Surfbort, the Memories, the Sloths, Mozes & the Firstborn, Part Time, Tracy Bryant, Cowgirl Clue, Soda Lilies, Telephone Lovers, the Resonars, Fade Up Fade Out Bye Bye, Chai, Distractor, Unkle Funkle, Anemone, Dressy Bessy, Exbats, Fontaines, Numb.er, Big White, Boytoy, Susan, the Whips, & more. Spiderhouse Ballroom, 2 p.m. Free.
Frenchie Smith Recording Showcase w/ Cosmico, Mammoths, Jane Ellen Bryant, Cuckoos, Calliope Musicals, Otis the Destroyer, Residual Kid, Casual Strangers, Slow Caves, Spirals. Guero’s Taco Bar, 2 p.m. Free.
Feedbands Dashfest. Three-day musical festival powered by Dash where you can get & spend cryptocurrency. Cenote, 2 p.m. Free.
The Showtime House w/ Princess Nokia, Speedy Ortiz, Snail Mail, Sunflower Bean, Sudan Archives, Natalie Prass, Stella Donnelly, U.S. Girls. Clive Bar, 2 p.m. Free with RSVP.
Big Daddy's Hot Sauce & Idiot Box Effects Showcase Dixie Witch, Venomous Maximus, A.S.S., Duel, WitchCryer, War Cloud, BlackWulf, Children of the Sea, Steak, Black, Sex Cult. The Lost Well, 2 p.m. Free.
Twix House of Duos w/ Ghostland Observatory, Classixx, Black Pistol Fire, Now Now, In the Valley Below, De Lux, Mint Field, Slenderbodies. Lustre Pearl Rainey, 2 p.m. Free with RSVP.
Mouth By Mouthwest HAAM Benefit w/ Hail Marley, The Michael Hale Trio, Carolyn Wonderland and Shelley King, Andrew DuPlantis, Ginger Leigh, Alabama Rose, Jeff Plankenhorn, Arrows To Fire, Kelley Mickwee. Authentic Smiles Dental Studio, 4 p.m. Free.
Rock or Die V w/ Gustaf, John Wesley Coleman III, Shred Flintsone, Old Lady, Dentist, Fruit & Flowers, Pink Mexico, Ex-Girlfriends, Stuyedeyed. Hard Luck Lounge, 4 p.m. Free, 21 and up.
Cody Jasper, the Forty Thieves, Stocklyn, Rob Brooks Band, Royal Knaves, Tortuga Shades, Garner Sloan, Justin Langston. Come and Take it Live, 6 p.m.
Hand Drawn Records: The Unofficial Night Party 2018 #HDRATX w/ War Party, Meach Pango, Vodeo, Henry the Archer, Cut Throat Finches, Heart of the City, Shadows of Jets, Ansley. Stay Gold, 6 p.m. Free.
Night show: Howdy Gals w/ Half Stack, Strange Lot, Baywaves, Space4Lease, Faux Furrs, Divide & Dissolve, Reality Something, Leggy, the Evening Attraction, Sad Cops; Day show: Exploding in Sound. Hole in the Wall.
AFHC & FXFY present Pleb, Koningsor, the Reploids, the Heartland Rager, Fight Plan, Texacala Jones Pony Island Express, NOCONA, Corinne Rose, Tejon Street Corner Thieves, Duane Mark. The Liberty, 7 p.m. Free, 21 and up.
Peligrosa House 2018. The North Door, 8 p.m. RSVP. Advance registration required.
Saustex Records HAAM Benefit w/ Ian Quiet & The Prof. Fuzz 63 (Shreveport, 10:30 p.m.), Butch County (Austin, 9:30 p.m.), The Far Forlorn (Chicago, 8:30 p.m.), Texas Bob Juarez (Liverpool, UK, 7:30 p.m.), One Good Lung (Austin, 6:30 p.m.), Mean Motor Scooter (Ft. Worth, 5:30 p.m.). Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., 5 p.m. Free.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
South X San Jose w/ Tank & the Bangas, Gang of Youths, Erika Wennerstrom, Durand Jones & the Indications, Natalie Prass, Mt. Joy, Caroline Rose, Cut Worms. Jo’s Parking Lot. Noon, Free.
The 312-512 Hookup with Kev Bev & Woodland Creatures, Major Grizz, The Human Circuit, Capital Soiree, Shi la Rosa, Vesper. The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., noon. Free.
Cinderblock presents Rayland Baxter, David Ramirez, Suzanna Choffel, Medicine Man Revival, Mitchell Ferguson, Matthew McNeal. The Cabana, 5416 N. FM 973, noon. RSVP here.
Lucy's South by South Austin Fried Chicken Revival w/ Patrick Sweaney, TBA, Hiss Golden Messenger, Johnny Nicholas, Jaimee Harris, Jon Dee Graham & William Harries Graham, Michael Fracasso. Lucy’s Fried Chicken, noon. Free.
The Waterloo Records Day Party Day 3 w/ Paul Cauthen, Josh Hedley, Wallows, Jade Bird, Sun Seeker, Starcrawler, Shame. Waterloo Records, noon.
Bloodshot Records party w/ Waco Brothers, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Ruby Boots, Jon Langford's Four Lost Souls, Vandoliers and more. Yard Dog, noon. Free.
Brooklyn Vegan & Margin Walker present Lost Weekend 2 lineup TBA. Cheer up Charlies, noon. RSVP.
Heathers x Pitchfork SXSW party w/ Kelela, Kevin Morby, Shamir, Andrew W.K., Porches, Ought, Snail Mail, Nilufer, Lucy Dacus, JPEGMAFIA, Superorganism, Topaz Jones. Barracuda, noon. Free with RSVP.
Dr Martens presents Andrew W.K., Ron Gallo, Kodie Shane, Naked Giants, The Marias, Girl Ray, Grim Streaker, DJ Jazzy Jeff. Container Bar, noon. Free with RSVP.
11A Records’ Romancing the Wax with Golden Dawn Arkestra, Odetta Hartman, Cuddle Magic, Benjamin Lazar Davis, Bambara, A Place to Bury Strangers, Wilder Maker, Leos Carwax, Renata Zeiguer, Cassandra Jenkins, Grace Vonderkuhn, Dezi 5. Hotel Vegas, noon. Free with RSVP.
Nine Mile Records showcase w/ Cedric Burnside, the Greyhounds, Uncle Lucius, Red Shahan, Carson McHone, Ryan Cullwell, Juanita Stein. Threadgill's World HQ, 12:30 p.m. Free.
The Austin Chronicle Presents: Hair of the 3-Legged Dog: Volume 5 w/ Yonatan Gat, Blackillac, Drakulas, the Deer. Hotel Vegas, 1 p.m. RSVP here.
Unofficial AF Part 2 Presented by Cold Lunch Recordings, Forest Ray Records & Banana Tapes w/ Forrest Ray, Harpooner, Telefones, High Waisted, VIIY, Reality Something, Sad Baxter, Z, The Medium, Sun Voyager. The Jackalope, noon. Free.
Spring Fling Music Festival w/ Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos, Hill Country Revival, Kathy & The Kilowatts, William Matheny, Nocona, Libby Koch, WC Clark, Chuck Hawthorne, Sean Costanza, Paula Held, Jim Wyly, J.R. Rose, Josh Glenn Experience. Giddy Ups, noon. Free.
Blackfinger Fiesta de Musica Day 3 w/ Hector Ward & the Big Time, Shinyribs, Cari Hutson & Good Company, Guy Forsyth, Mamafesta, Eric Tessmer, Matt Hubbard Trio. The Dogwood, noon. Free.
Amigos Internacionales Showcase w/ Joe "King" Carrasco, Robin Mordecai, Eclectica, Jaguwar, The Foreign Resort, The Hearts, The Valery Trails, The Muckers, Purapharm, Belcurve, The Harms, Ruby Rune. Guero’s Taco Bar, noon.
Glitter Tribe presents Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad, Baywaves, Glass Mansions, Gold Casio, Jumai, Automatic Weekend. Half Step, noon. Free.
The Blind Owls, Girl Ray, A Place to Bury Strangers, Acid Dad, TBA, TBA, Pearl Charles, Melenas. Lazarus Brewing Co., noon. Free.
Girls Rock Austin presents Wasi, Rome Is not a Town, Lung, Giant Kitty, Abi & Tristan, the Exbats, Geexella, Papisa, Stella Donnelly, Monae Miller, Jean Caffeine, Shweta Prakasa. Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 12:45 p.m. Free.
New Granada Party w/ Dreamend, Kid Dakota, Easter Island, DieAlps!, Mountain Time, the Veldt, Eureka California, Dressy Bessy, Remember Sports, High Waisted, Lola Tried. The Ginger Man, 1 p.m. Free.
Spring Break Live w/ Dirty Folk, the Soap Boxers, Luke & the Lonely, Luke Walker Band, Craig Marshall, Jacob's Brother, Matt Schmidt, Jack Keyes, the Foreign Resort. Posse East Bar & Grill, 1 p.m. Free.
Whatangiesays Invades Austin w/ Vesperteen, Vinyl Theatre, Eight Ninety. Speakeasy, 1 p.m. Free with RSVP.
Irie Irie Feeling Party; Reggae Showcase w/ Cornerstone Reggae, Robert Kuhn, Dem, 3rd Coast Roots, Cowboy Irie, Sea at Last. 405 E. Seventh, 2 p.m.
The Showtime House w/ Joey Purp, Knox Fortune, Air Credits, Melo Makes Music, DJ Lani Love. Clive Bar, 2 p.m. Register here.
Feedbands Dashfest. Cenote, 2 p.m. Free.
Worshiper Cabs presents Josefus, Medusa (w/ Crypt Trip & Ann of Scorpion Child), Doomstress, Zed, Voidstrider, Crypt Trip, Cursus, Hotzi, Summit, Gypsy Sun Revival, Bride Farmers, Ladykiller. The Lost Well, 2:30 p.m. Free/night show, $5.
Native Guitars presents Levi Platero, Jir Project, Scatter Their Own, Raye Zaragoza, the Osceola Brothers, Friends of Cesar Romero. Dozen Street, 3 p.m.
Treehouse Records presents White Reaper, Lucille Furs, the Evening Attraction, Rookie, OHMME, White Mystery, Post Animal, Blue Dream, Town Criers, Temporary Pharaohs w/ Teleporter. 21st Street Co-op, 3 p.m. Free.
NGT Live with Levi Platero, Jir Project, Scatter Their Own, Raye Zaragoza, the Osceola Brothers, Friends of Cesar Romero. Dozen Street, 3 p.m. Free with RSVP.
ABGB House Party w/ Grand Champeen, Overlake, Doug Strahan, Little Mikey & the Soda Jerks, Wild Bill & the Lost Knobs. Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., 7 p.m. Free.
BBQ Shack presents Yard Work, Voidstrider, Weak Flesh, Black Mercy, Taverner, the Reeks; A Deer, a Horse; Gools; We Are the Asteroid. The Liberty, 7 p.m. Free.
Shifting Sound Showcase w/ Everything Fades, Chamberlain Greene, Magnet School, Black Books, Blushing, Jess Ledbetter, Gentlemen Rogues, Excited States, Silver Bars. Hole in the Wall, 7 p.m. Free.
Peligrosa House 2018. The North Door, 8 p.m.
Burger Pool Party w/ No Parents, Mattiel, the Memories, Mozes & the Firstborn, Part Time, Distractor, II Tone, Fade Up Fade Out Bye Bye, TBA. Pearl Street Co-op, 8 p.m. Free.
12XU & Can't Stop the Bleeding present Borzoi, Tom Carter, Exhalants, Obnox, TV's Daniel, Xetas. Beerland, 9 p.m. Free.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Rachel Ray's Feedback with Dr. Pepper's Jaded Hearts Club Band (members of Muse, NIN, Jet and more), Salt-N-Pepa, Girl Talk, Kurt Vile, Waxahatchee, Kevin Morby, Albert Hammond Jr., Hinds, Bob Schneider and more. Free.
Altercation Punk Rock BBQ w/ Blag Dahlia (of the Dwarves), The Grizzly Band, the Fantastic Plastics, Mutant Love, Punks on Parade, Despero, Steadfast, Dr. Beardface & the Spaceman, Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5, Nowherebound. Kick Butt Coffee, 11 a.m. Free.
The Big One w/ Hinds, Speedy Ortiz, Ron Gallo, Vundabar, Michael Rault, American Sharks, Goat Girl, PKEW PKEW PKEW, Washer, Glaze, Mamalarky. Barracuda, 11:30 a.m. RSVP here.
Little Dickman Records, CoolDad Music & Garden State Beardos Present: Rock or Die V w/ Honduras, High Waisted, Kino Kimino, Sharkmuffin, Boytoy, Fruit & Flowers, Lee Bains III & Glory Fires, Dentist, the Gloomies. Valhalla, noon. RSVP here.
South X San Jose w/ Okkervil River, Rayland Baxter, Sunflower Bean, U.S. Girls, Joshua Hedley, Soccer Mommy, Los Coast, Liz Cooper & the Stampede. Jo’s Parking Lot. Noon, Free.
A Really Good Time Presented by Cold Lunch Recordings w/ Sad Baxter, Reality Something, Plastic Picnic, Z, Stuyedeyed, The Entire Universe, Send Medicine, Lucille Furs, Hypoluxo, TAMARRON. Dozen Street, noon. Free.
The Waterloo Records Day Party Day 4 w/ ... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Sppedy Ortiz, Superfonicos, Tyler Childers, Billy Strings, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Caitlyn Smith. Waterloo Records, noon.
Lucy's South by South Austin Fried Chicken Revival w/ Ben Dickey & Friends, Barfield, Grand Champeen, English Teeth, John Doe Folk Trio, the Rubilators, Ice Cold Singles. Lucy’s Fried Chicken, noon. Info. here.
Rebels & Renegades showcase. Threadgill's World HQ, noon. Free.
Blackfinger Fiesta de Musica: Day 4 w/ Hector Ward & the Big Time, Van Wilks Band, Zero Funks, Graham Wilkinson & the Tijuana TrainWreck Horns, Flyjack, Graveltooth, Afrolicious, Water Seed. The Dogwood, noon. Info. here.
Brooklyn Vegan & Margin Walker present Lost Weekend 2 lineup TBA. Cheer Up Charlie’s, noon. RSVP here.
Miles Davis House w/ Deva Mahal, Warbly Jets, Davie, Mint Field, Starcrawler, Chris Price, Larkin Poe. Antone’s. Noon.
Spring Fling Music Festival w/ Michael Dart, Watertower Bucket Boys, Jason James, Stephen Cline & The Pushbacks, Wink Keziah, Bob Appel, Pi Jacobs, Mary Battiata, Sarah Levecque, Medicine Hat, Rodney Rice, Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, Gladys & Maybelle. Giddy Ups, noon. Info. here.
Zip Dagger, Jay Bee Zay and the Nightcrawlers, Kim Prevost & Bill Solley Duo, Petesimple, Maryanna Sokol, Jason Spencer, the Surrealtors, Chris Lively, Dillon Biggs, Mighty Orq, Sherita Perez, Jeff Paxton. Guero’s Taco Bar, noon.
Half Step House Party w/ Cilantro Boombox, Kev Bev & the Woodland Creatures, KP & the Boom Boom, the Jay Stiles Trio. Half Step, noon. Free.
Dirty Fest 2018 w/ Tubefreeks, Mayan Factor, 10 Days of Chaos, Great Shapes, JC Triple Threat, Damian Wyldes. Dirty Dog Bar, 12:30 p.m. RSVP here.
Nine Mile Touring presents Motel Mirror, Belcurve, El Lago, Girling, Matt Herbert, Lux Deluxe, ByBye, XLX, Canshaker Pi, Booher, A. Sinclair, Twain, President Lincoln. ABGB, 2 p.m. Free.
Sound + Color presents the Black Angels, Night Beats, Ron Gallo, the Shacks, CYN, Warbly Jets. Lustre Pearl, 2 p.m. RSVP here.
The Showtime House w/ Wavves, Tank & the Bangas, Shamir, Post Animal, the Nude Party. Clive Bar, 2 p.m. RSVP here.
Feedbands Dashfest. Cenote, 2 p.m.
SXSWaterloo w/ the Veldt, Izzy True, Lung, Non Canon, TBA. Waterloo Cycles, 2:15 p.m. Free, 21 and over.
Texas Grass Roots Party w/ Shane Cooley & the Midnight Girls, Dry Sky & Kyote, BR Lively. Texas National Outfitters, 3 p.m. Free.
All Chihuahua's Parties w/ Alexis Ramirez, Geannie Friedman (Semihelix), Dan Rico, Brendan Bond, Jolie Cota Flink (Mean Jolene), Leslie Sisson (Moving Panoramas), Jesse Ebaugh, Josh T. Pearson, Will Courtney, David Longoria, Cavin Balaster. The 13th Floor, 4 p.m. Free.
Tim Kerr & Thor Harris: The Texas Weirdo (art opening) w/ music from Up Around the Sun, Thor & Friends. Recspec, 5 p.m. Free.
Austinnitus w/ Sam Pace & the Gilded Grit, the Heavenly States, Threes Away, Pure Luck, Erik Larson & Peacemaker. Indian Roller, 6 p.m. Free.
FXFY presents PartyWizard, the Manx, OMG WTF BBQ, Tia Carrera, Suckling, Stay Inside, TBA, the Revenge Wedding. The Liberty, 7 p.m. Free.
Peligrosa House 2018. The North Door, 8 p.m. Register here.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18
Uncle Doug's Chili Dog Fest #9 w/Teenage Cavegirl, Ugly Beats, John Paul Keith, Will Courtney and the Wild Bunch, Quin Galavis, Tender Things, Saddle Sores, Salem Walk, Adam Ostrar, Nox Boys, Pie Hole [inside]. Side Bar, noon. $5 suggested donation for Central Texas Food Bank. Info. here.
Uncle Doug's Chili Dog Fest #9 w/ Think No Think, Amplified Heat, Eastside Suicides, FleshLights, Golden Boys, Sugar Shack, A Howl for Mike Carroll, Crack Pipes, Poizon, Vertical Vice, Land Shark, Jerry David DeCicca and Friends [outside]. Side Bar, noon. Free. $5 suggested donation for Central Texas Food Bank. Info. here.
Uncle Doug's Chili Dog Fest w/ Hidden Ritual, Metz, OBN III's, A Place to Bury Strangers, Kay Odyssey, the Ripe, White Heat, Exhalants, Semihelix, Finite Fidelity [garage stage]; Uncle Doug's Chili Dog Fest w/ Pleasure Venom, Viva L'American Death Ray, USA/Mexico, Gospel Truth, Knife in the Water, Rocket 808, Popper Burns, Genital Panic, Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad, Air Traffic Controllers, Early Stages, the John-Pauls, Utinutin [inside stage]. Empire Control Room, 12:15 p.m. $5 suggested donation for Central Texas Food Bank. Info. here.
Lucy's South by South Austin Fried Chicken Revival w/ Shinyribs, Mike & the Moonpies, Otis Gibbs, John Paul Keith, Dustin Welch, Hilary York, Walter Salas-Humara. Lucy’s Fried Chicken, noon. Info. here.
El Tule, Circa 62, Buenos Siaz, Ex Romantika, Wink Keziah, Glow in the Sun. Guero’s Taco Bar, noon.
Spring Fling Music Festival w/ the Rewinders, Sam Bentley Band, Carl Hutchens, David Touchton & the Nowhere Band, Dewey Lyon, Lost John Casner, Boomer & Ben, Danny Santos, Shad Blair, John Evans, Alice Wallace. Giddy Ups, 1 p.m. More info. here.
Burgermania VII. Hotel Vegas, 2 p.m. Free. Info. and lineups here.
Aidin Hafezamini, Buala, Daniel Allen, Dead Space, Demarkus Lewis, Deuce Parks, Morpei, Red Eye, Stefan Weise, Wolf Story. Ethics Music Lounge, 4 p.m. Free with RSVP.
A Very Chili Dog Austin Jukebox w/ Lung Letters, This Moment in Black History, Boss Eye, Obnox, Black Mercy. Beerland, March 18. $5 suggested donation for Central Texas Food Bank. Info. here.