SXSW 2011 Lineups & Parties


Posted at 3:55pm, 3/14/2011

With the SXSW music festival portion starting March 16th, David from SFCritic and betterPropaganda put together our list of day parties and showcases we plan to attend. If you have been to SXSW before, you’ll know that planning doesn't mean much because we’ll probably stumble into some random spot and never make it to any of these, but hey, here’s for trying to be prepared!

Many of the bands below are also listed to the right in our Recommended Downloads column. Stream or download these mp3s before heading out to the shows!


MTV Garage and Time Warner Cable Music Studio Details:
Red River Garage (505 East 9th Street at corner of 9th Street and Red River – across from Stubs)

Theophilus London (12:30pm), Foster the People (1:30pm), Tinie Tempah (2:30pm), Friendly Fires (3:30pm) [ mp3 ], Kids of 88 (4:30pm), Matt & Kim (5:30pm) [ mp3 ]

Prefix Magazine Day Party
ND (501 IH-35, entrance at 5th and Brushy) [free]

Baths (5pm) [ mp3 ], Austra (4pm), JEFF the Brotherhood (3:10pm), Asobi Seksu (2:20pm) [ mp3 ], Oh Land (1:30pm), Das Racist (12:40pm) [ mp3 ], Gobble Gobble (11:50pm), Bass Drum of Death (11am)

NPR Music Presents Live from the Parish
214 East 6th Street

The Antlers (5pm) [ mp3 ], The Joy Formidable (4:15pm), WILD FLAG (3:30pm), Khaira Arby (2:45pm), tUnE-yArDs (2pm) [ mp3 ], Colin Stetson (1:30pm) at The Parish [a] [m] [free, 21+]

Under the Radar Magazine Party
515 East 6th Street

Atlas Sound (5pm) [ mp3 ], The Dears (4:05pm) [ mp3 ], Lord Huron (3:15pm), Anna Calvi (2:25pm), Yuck (1:35pm), The Dodos (12:45pm) [ mp3 ], Violens (noon) at Flamingo Cantina [a] [m] [free]

Atlantic Records Party at La Zona Rosa
612 W 4th Street

Cee Lo Green /Lupe Fiasco /Wiz Khalifa / Donnis and XV [badges only]


Rhasphody Party
Club De Ville 900 Red River Road

Ty Segall, Kurt Vile [ mp3 ], Small Black [ mp3 ], Glasser, Deerhunter [ mp3 ]

Home Slice Pizza presents Music by the Slice 2011
Home Slice Pizza (1415 S. Congress Ave.) [free]

Rural Alberta Advantage (6:25pm), Thao with The Get Down Stay Down (5:50pm) [ mp3 ], Sea of Bees (5:15pm), Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (4:40pm) [ mp3 ], The Cave Singers (4:05pm) [ mp3 ], Kopecky Family Band (3:30pm), Lord Huron (2:55pm), Still Corners (2:20pm), Lost in the Trees (1:35pm), Versus (1pm)

Official SPIN Party
Stubbs, 801 Red River Street

TV on the Radio [ mp3 ], The Kills, OMD, The Vaccines, OFF!, Smith Westerns, MNDR, Young the Giant, Dom, Electric Child, 28 Noth, Skrillex, Wolfgang Gartner, Designer Drugs, Anika [ mp3 ]

The Windish Agency’s 6th Annual Austin Day Party
Emos, 603 Red River Street

Braids (5:15pm), The Naked And Famous (4:15pm), Esben and the Witch (3:15pm), Toro Y Moi (2:15pm) [ mp3 ], Chain Gang of 1974 (1:15pm), Unknown Mortal Orchestra (12:15pm)

Friendly Fires (5pm), Givers (4pm), Twin Shadow (3pm), Foster The People (2pm), Cults (1pm)

Lawyer4Musicians Presents
Venue 222 (222 E. 6th St.)

EPMD, The Cool Kids, Das Racist, Ninjasonik, Doomtree, Shad, AudioDax, Rockie Fresh, hosted by Dumbfoundead at [noon-5:30pm, free]

Killer Tofu SXSW Free Night Party
Lipstick24 (606 E. 7th St.)

Oh Land, Hooray For Earth, High Highs, Brahms, Aislyn at [outside stage]

Tennis [ mp3 ], Kisses, Gobble Gobble, Guards, Delicate Steve, Secret Mountains at Lipstick24 (606 E. 7th St.) [inside stage, 8pm-2am, free, 21+]

Lustre Pearl Showcase
97 Rainey St

Noah And The Whale / Gayngs [ mp3 ] / The Black Lips [ mp3 ] / Little Dragon

Prefix Magazine & Audible Treats
Nuvola 105 E 5th St.

Moe Green/J Daveys & Blu


Dickies @ SXSW
Lustre Pearl (97 Rainey St.)

Okkervil River (5pm) [ mp3 ], Tapes ‘n Tapes (4pm) [ mp3 ], Pac Div (3pm), Asobi Seksu (2pm)

FYF Fest and Fun Fun Fun Fest present MWTX
East Side Drive-In (1001 E. 6th St.)

Dead Milkmen, !!! [ mp3 ], Odd Future, Surfer Blood [ mp3 ], The Dodos, Ted Leo (solo) [ mp3 ], Thee Oh Sees, Deer Tick, OFF!, Screaming Females, Strange Boys, Fresh & Onlys [ mp3 ], Davilla 666, Big Feedia, Lemuria, Dom, Esben & the Witch, Devin Therriault, The Growlers, We Barbarians, Ema, more TBA [starts at 11:30am, free with RSVP, all ages]

Terrorbird Media Presents
ND (501 IH-35, entrance at 5th and Brushy)

Thao with the Get Down Stay Down (5:30pm), Baths (4:45pm), John McCauley and Ian O’Neil of Deer Tick (4pm), Kyle Andrews (3:15pm), Starfucker (2:30pm) [ mp3 ], Acrylics (1:45pm), Chad Valley (1pm)

Billboard Party
201 East 6th Street in Austin

Tanya Morgan (7:30 pm), Big Sean (8:25 pm), Black Milk (9:20 pm), Curren$y (10:15 pm), Big K.R.I.T. (feat. Grillade) (11:10 pm), Odd Future (12:05 am), CyHi da Prynce!! Sunday Day !! (1 am)


Sunday Swagger
East Side Drive-In (1001 E. 6th St.)

Special Guest, Chiddy Bang, Steve Aoki, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, 12th Planet, Macklemore + Ryan Lewis, DJ Nu-Mark, Freddie Gibbs, Pacdiv, Schoolboy Q, Rockwell Knuckles, Basic Physics, Grieves [11am-10:30pm, $25]

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