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Bands to check out this week at SXSW

Submitted by Editor on March 14, 2012 – 7:13 amNo Comment
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By Jacob Calle: Good ole’ SXSW again. Home away from home. Bring a bike, some good shoes, and an empty stomach to down free food and alcohol. Here are a few of my favorite that I’d like to share with you guys. Hope to see you at some of these shows! And yes, they are all free!

THURSDAY

Little Willies - 1pm - Waterloo Records

Can’t afford to see Norah Jones live? Well go to Waterloo and check out her side project Little Willies where she will play for free in Austin’s most infamous record shop! This is an outdoor show so no need to get their promptly on time.

Best Coast - 1:50pm - Parking Garage - 9th & Trinity

The Cults - 2:55 - Parking Garage - 9th & Trinity

Best Coast and The Cults playing a back to back set on top of a parking garage. ‘Nudd said.

Soccer Team - 3pm - Club 1808 - 1808 E. 12th St @ Chicon St.

Fan of Dischord Records? Check out this female/male duo!

Tennis - 4pm - Stages on 6th

Fan of The Cults? I’d say that Tennis is a more light hearted version of that band.

Frankie Rose - 4pm - Parking Garage - 9th & Trinity

Check Frankie out if you dig: Austra, Oh Land, Bats for Lashes….yeh, you get it.

Chairlift - 5pm - Flaming Cantina

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Diane Birch - 5pm - Lomography Gallery - 912 Congress Ave

Diane’s musical talent will slay your world.

Ting Tings - 5:10 - Parking Garage - 9th & Trinity

Dan Deacon - 5pm - Club de Ville

Remember how evacuating Houston during Hurricane Ike was mandatory? Well so is Dan Deacon. Be there.

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The Shins - 8pm - Auditorium Shores

Free Shins show? Well duhhhhhh!!!!

Diane Birch - 10pm - Stephens F Bar - 701 Congress Ave.

Dan Deacon - 11pm/Andrew WK 1am - Beauty Bar

FRIDAY

Diane Birch - 1pm - KAMX - 617 W. 6th

Diane Birch - 3pm - Whole Foods

Of Montreal - 3pm - Waterloo Records

The Velvet Teen -4pm - Red Eye Fly

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Gardens and Villa 4pm - Red Eye Fly

This is a must see! SPIN magazine noted this band to be one of the hottest bands playing SX this year. I kinda agree.

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The Drums - 5pm - Lustre Pearl - 97 Rainey St.

No introduction. It’s the flippin’ Drums. Have fun.

The Shins - 6:40 - Parking Garage - 9th & Trinity

Playing on a roof top garage. Channeling out of SXSW doing non official shows? Pretty bad ass.

Counting Crows - 8pm - Auditorium Shores

Mr. Joooooones and me and you! Seeya there!

AU - 21st Co-op -8:45 -  Hometapes Party - 707 W. 21st

AU/Beat Connection - 10:30 - House of Commons - 2610 Rio Grande St

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Neon Indian - 1am - Hype Hotel - 504 Trinity St. (GET HOTEL CARD)

SATURDAY

Rachel Ray -10:30am - Stubb’s

Free alcohol and Rachel Ray’s great cookin’? How could you not! RSVP!

Jealous Sound - Club de Ville - 12pm Host: Andrew WK

If you were part of that “emo” scene back in the day then you know what a damn charm this is to be able to see this band. Blair’s shouty vocals with sensitive guitar strokes….yeh, I’m there. Gonna be dope.

The Outlaw Roadshow - 12pm - Rusty’s

Adam from Counting Crow’s is throwing a party. Free beer. Hell, how rad would it be if Counting Crows played a pop up show there!

Gardens & Villa - 3pm - SOTERIK - 609 Davis St. (S. of Convention & 1st)

Built To Spill - ? - Hotel San Jose - 1316 S. Congress - free food/beer

I’m not sure when they play, but if you RSVPd to this you get to eat food and drink beer. Good enough for me.

Tennis - 6pm - Hype Hotel - 504 Trinity St.

Of Montreal 6pm - SOTERIK - 609 Davis St. (S. of Convention & 1st.)

Andrew WK - 7pm - 2015 Riverside Dr. - Spin Magazine Party

Party hard my friends.

Best Coast 11pm/ Wavves12am - Hype Hotel - 504 Trinity St.

Taco Bell presents good music. This is where I’ll be if the line is short. I was at it the other night and it was two blocks long. Get there early.

Know of anything cool to check out? Please let us know in the comment boxes! Thanks! Seeya there!

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