SXSW Updates: Alternative Press, WOXY, Other Music, Billions, Big Texas Jumpstart, More

UPDATE: Wristbands going onsale today for Austin locals.

If you’re going to SXSW and Showlist Austin isn’t on your daily list of sites to visit, you a punk. I mean it seems like so many sites (somes with real staffs and real budgets!) this year are copping Dan’s style it’s sort of embarrassing. Naughty, naughty websites.


Can’t remember Billions doing a free day show in recent years, but here you go:

We’ve got so many more shows after the jump, dudes.




I was involved with the first Big Texas Jumpstart, so I’m happy to see they’re keeping it going with some great bands:

Come join us on Wednesday March 17th at Creekside Lounge for 6 hours of free fun. The lineup, with accurate times, is as follows:

1200-1230 – The Gary
1245-0115 – Goes Cube
0130-0200 – The Hounds Below
0215-0245 – Vandaveer
0300-0330 – The Midgetmen
0345-0415 – Wax Fang
0430-0505 – Ezra Furman & The Harpoons
0520-0600 – Everybody Was In The French Resistance… Now!


Force Field PR and Terrorbird Media’s got another big show:


RSVP to Full Metal Texas here.


Details on the free ALTPRESS show:

Each year, AP throws the biggest, free, most insane show which just so happens to take place at the same time and in the same place as a certain music festival in Austin, Texas. This year, the all-ages, all-day Attack Of The 100 Bands (You Need To Know) concert will begin at at noon on Saturday, March 20, at Emo’s in Austin. It features 19 bands on three stages.

Circa Survive
Sum 41
The Rocket Summer (acoustic)
Never Shout Never
Hey Monday
The Cab
Terrible Things
Title Fight
Every Avenue
The Summer Set
There for Tomorrow
Stereo Skyline
Honor Bright
La Dispute
Cymbals eat Guitars
Zlam Dunk


Other Music says:

We are very excited to announce that Other Music will be in Austin next month for the SXSW festival, hosting two great days of free music on the rolling lawns of the French Legation Museum. This is our third year throwing the event with our good friends Dig for Fire, who are filming the festivities so you’ll be able to enjoy the sights and sounds even if you can’t join us in Texas. We’ll be announcing the full 20-plus band line-up in the coming days, but some of the confirmed acts include: the xx, Thurston Moore, Real Estate, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, and the Antlers. Stay tuned for more details!

French Legation Museum: 802 San Marcos St. Austin,TX
No Cover | 1PM to 7PM both days
Presented by Babelgum | Sponsored by Magic Hat


Consequence of Sound show:


With WOXY’s move to Austin, TX, they’re really taking advantage of being the home town radio station. They’ve got an official showcase, working with Homeslice Pizza, and are copresenting this event:

Wednesday, March 17th
The Mohawk
w/Washed Out, Warpaint, Small Black, The Besnard Lakes and more


RSVP here.


Indie Sounds party:

  • linda

    that consequences flyer is not the best lookin’ flyer out there.

    • Jay

      No it’s not. It’s burning my eyes. It looks like a cross between a flyer for a progressive church service and a las vegas hotel pool party…

  • ColSanders

    Dan’s Website

    Showlist Austin is and will always be the best source for planning a trip to SXSW

  • afritz

    billions party = A++++++++++

  • Joe

    Keep up the great work! I look forward to reading your posts about SXSW every year. Thanks for the quality content, cheers.

  • We at Do512 like Showlist too, nice and simple. But if you want more content (audio/video, reviews, recommendations, etc) then check out Do512’s SXSW Special Edition:
    Thousands of bands, showcases, exclusive RSVP’s for parties. Build & share your personal schedule based on the bands you like. Site is updated daily.

    • Do513

      We at Do513 like Do512 too, nice and simple. But if you want more than 512, we have one more, giving you 513!

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    weed steeler is offering our first bit of sxsw coverage ever!
    check it out!

  • kathryn will jump you down straight to the south by listings, btw.

  • Gretchen

    Is it just my computer settings or did sxsw take away the ability to download the individual artist’s songs on the schedule? as of about a week ago I can listen but I can’t download. I’ve tried re-loading flash, quicktime and WMP and messed with the setting of all of them ad nauseum but can’t get the download function to work. Is anyone else having the same issue?

  • Damn, awesome website. I actually came across this on Bing, and I am happy I did. I will definately be revisiting here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment.

    Thank You

    Houses for Sale in Drogheda

  • kelsey herrity

    why. on these posters does it have all of the wrong dates?! claiming wednesday to be the 17th and thursday the 18th.?!!!!!??? when are these things actually taking place!?